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Hashim Amla fastest player to score 3,000 ODI runs

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.

cricket Updated: Aug 29, 2012 09:47 IST
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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 on Tuesday, 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) 79

Brian Lara (WIS) 79

Boeta Dippenaar (RSA/AFR) 79.