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Hashim Amla Fastest to Hit 23 ODI Tons, Breaks Virat Kohli Record

File image of Virat Kohli (L) and Hashim Amla (R) together. (Getty Images)

File image of Virat Kohli (L) and Hashim Amla (R) together. (Getty Images)

Hashim Amla took only 132 innings to score his 23 ODI hundreds while Kohli reached there in his 157th innings.

Hashim Amla has made a habit of breaking records set by Virat Kohli. And he repeated the feat on Wednesday during South Africa's match against West Indies in the ongoing TRI-SERIES, he became the fastest to score 23 ODI tons.

Amla scored a brilliant 110 to guide his team to a huge total of 343 runs against West Indies. Later on Imran Tahir pciked up 7/45 to help South Africa to an easy win over Windies.

Amla took only 132 innings to score his 23 ODI hundreds while Kohli reached there in his 157th innings.

The innings also lifted Amla to the top of the tri-series’ run-scoring charts (225 at 56.25), and into the top seven centurions in ODI history. Ahead of him on the list is a who’s who of ODI cricket, with de Villiers (24), Kumar Sangakkara (25), Virat Kohli (25), Sanath Jayasuriya (28), Ricky Ponting (30) and Tendulkar making up the top six.

first published:June 17, 2016, 11:20 IST