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18th January 2015: de Villiers Cuts Loose to Smash Fastest 100

File image of AB de Villiers . (Getty Images)

File image of AB de Villiers . (Getty Images)

AB de Villiers showed why he is considered the genius that he is as he smashed the West Indian bowling attack to smash the quickest hundred in ODI history off just 31 balls.

When Corey Anderson smashed the fastest hundred off just 36 balls, he would have felt that his record was safe for sometime.

However, just a year later AB de Villiers showed why he is considered the genius that he is as he smashed the West Indian bowling attack to smash the quickest hundred in ODI history off just 31 balls.

He also broke the record of fastest 50, reaching there in 16 balls, one less than Sanath Jayasuriya in 1996.

de Villiers also equalled the record for most number of sixes in the innings - smashing a total of 16 sixes.

Hashim Amla and Rilee Rossouw also scored tons in the match and this was the first time that three players from the same team had reached the triple figure mark.

South Africa ended their innings on 439/2 and West Indies bowler recorded some abysmal figures.

Jason Holder ended with figures of 0/91 in 9 overs, Dwayne Smith had figures of 0/68 in 4 overs while Jerome Taylor had figures of 1/95 in 10 overs.

West Indies ended with score of 291/7 in reply.