Hasim Amla becomes quickest batsman to score 3,000 ODI runs

Amla reaches landmark in 57 innings compared to 69 taken by West Indies legend Viv Richards.

Written by Agencies | Southampton,england | Published: August 29, 2012 9:48:04 am

South Africa’s Hashim Amla became the fastest player to 3,000 one-day international runs during the course of his 150 that set up the Proteas’ 80-run win over England at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

Amla’s brilliant 124-ball knock yesterday,featuring 16 fours,saw him reach the landmark in 57 innings compared to the 69 it took West Indies’ Vivian Richards,one of cricket’s all-time great batsmen.

He is the third South African in a top 10 that also includes current Proteas’ coach Gary Kirsten.

Below are the 10 fastest players to 3,000 ODI runs,in terms of innings (player,country/team,number of innings):

Hashim Amla (RSA): 57

Vivian Richards (WIS): 69

Gordon Greenidge (WIS): 72

Gary Kirsten (RSA): 72

Virat Kohli (IND): 72

Graham Gooch (ENG): 77

Kevin Pietersen (ENG/ICC): 78

Navjot Singh Sidhu (IND): 9

Brian Lara (WIS): 79

Boeta Dippenaar (RSA/AFR): 79.

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