Hashim Amla breaks another Virat Kohli record, fastest to 7000 ODI runs

Hashim Amla took just 151 innings to reach 7000 runs and thereby broke Virat Kohli's record (who reached 7000 runs in 166 innings). Incidentally, he is also the fastest to reach 2 000 runs, 3 000, 4 000, 5 000 and 6 000 runs.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: May 29, 2017 9:38 pm
South Africa’s Hashim Amla achieved the milestone in just 151 innings. (Source: AP)

South Africa opener Hashim Amla achieved yet another milestone as he became the fastest player to reach 7,000 one-day international runs. He achieved this milestone in the third ODI against England at Lord’s. En route to this landmark Hashim Amla took just 151 innings and thereby broke Virat Kohli’s record (who reached 7000 runs in 166 innings).

It may be recalled here that the 34-year-old batsman was in brilliant form in the IPL where he slammed two hundreds. Riding high on that form he went to achieve the latest landmark. Incidentally, he is also the fastest to reach 2 000 runs, 3 000, 4 000, 5 000 and 6 000 runs.

Earlier, while playing in the third ODI he slammed yet another fifty before being dismissed. However, his knock did not go in vain as he guided his team to a much-needed win against hosts, England. The match also saw England register a dramatic collapse as their scoreboard read 20 for six in five overs. Fast bowler Rabada took four wickets for 12 runs in his first three overs. England eventually folded up for 153.

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    Rashid Hussain
    May 31, 2017 at 3:43 pm
    Please do correct your statistics: Innings taken By Hashim Amla to 7000 ODI Runs- 150 Innings taken By Virat Kohli to 7000 ODI Runs-161 Courtesy- : stats.espncricinfo /wi/content/records/283186
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      Vikas Kapoor
      May 30, 2017 at 1:56 pm
      Amla has been a prolific scorer but not an impact player. The way he is batting right now is however a different proposition. Would like to see what is the teams winning ratio in his knocks.
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        Javeed Ahmed
        May 30, 2017 at 2:24 pm
        26 Hundreds in Test-Lost 2 matches 24 Hundreds in ODI's- Lost 2 matches
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          Jake
          May 30, 2017 at 2:31 pm
          Something is burning..I smell jealousy :D
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          R K
          May 30, 2017 at 1:34 pm
          The main thing is winning matches...and amla is no match to Virat Kohli in that regard...THAT IS WHY VIRAT IS NO.1
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            Javeed Ahmed
            May 30, 2017 at 2:25 pm
            26 Hundreds in Test-Lost 2 matches 24 Hundreds in ODI's- Lost 2 matches
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              Jake
              May 30, 2017 at 2:32 pm
              Jalgaee kya ?
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                Javeed Ahmed
                May 30, 2017 at 3:25 pm
                Kohli 27 ODI hundreds-Lost 4 matches 16 Test hundreds-Lost 4 matches Amla24 ODI hundreds-Lost 2 matches 26 Test hundreds-Lost 2 matches Dear, Now show me,who has the highest winning percent through his knocks?
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                Tanmoy Kar
                May 30, 2017 at 10:40 am
                Amla is 34 now and Virat is 28 only, how long Amla can chase Virat Kohl's record maximum 2/3 years!
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                  Jake
                  May 30, 2017 at 2:33 pm
                  Seems like Amla has shoved an aamla in you :D
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                    Javeed Ahmed
                    May 30, 2017 at 3:20 pm
                    But the records that he has been breaking for the last 4-5 years will be written in the books unless someone else breaks them :)
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                    Rajesh
                    May 29, 2017 at 10:21 pm
                    Hashim Amla you are silent killer, without making any noise you are doing your job clinically. Hats off to you for your achievement. Best luck.
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