The Fastest Five 150 Scores in ODI Cricket 

A fantastic category of statistics that recognises the real strengthen batters of World Cricket. Though there are meager names on the list, they are stagnant in their batting power. They have made their names in the world simply only on the glitz of their batting explosion. The cricketing fraternity doesn’t appreciate the mediocre and skill-restricted batters/bowlers in the sphere of cricket. You may have heard about the batters who have hit the fastest centuries or double centuries, but here are the fastest athletes to score 150 runs. The few names who achieved this feat hastily are Jos Buttler, AB De Villiers, and Chris Gayle. All these faces are highly explosive & dismantling in their batting nature.

But, their inclusion in the list determines their impact on cricket, especially when they step in to bat in the game of the one-day template. Ricky Ponting is the most successful batsman on the list as he has hit 30 centuries in his ODI career though his name doesn’t come in the top 5. He has played 375 matches in his one-day international career and scored 13704 runs at a superb average of 42.16.

In this article, we shall see the top 5 batters who have scored the fastest 150s in their ODI career.

#1 AB De Villiers in 64 Balls vs West Indies (2015)

In the 2015 Men’s Cricket World Cup, AB De Villiers has smashed 166* in just 66 balls against the Darren Sammy leading West Indies. He has damped the figure of 150 runs in 64 balls, including 8 fours & 17 sixes, with a booming strike rate of 245. Though he failed in getting it to the score of 200, this proved one of the most unbeatable knocks of the ultimate De Villiers. South Africa has made 408/5 in total, and in reply West Indies only succeeded in making 151 runs.

#2 Jos Buttler in 65 Balls vs Netherlands (2022)

In his second 150+ score in ODIs, Jos Buttler came into bat when the team scored 223/2 in the 30th over of England innings. The opener, Phil Salt, has already made a century, and the No. 3 batter, Dawid Malan, is on the verge of making one. Buttler then unleashed more attacks on the Netherlands bowlers when he struck 14 sixes and 7 fours. The English cricketer, who continued his orange-cap form from the previously held IPL season, reached his three-digit score in 47 deliveries, his and his team’s 2nd fastest century in ODIs. And further went on to get his 150 in 65 balls, which is one more than the fastest ever. The man of the match-winning knock ended at an unbeaten 70-balls 162 at the end of England’s innings.

#3 Jos Buttler in 76 Balls vs West Indies (2019)

Jos Buttler is the first man on the list after De Villiers to rip the bowling department of West Indies. In his first innings of 150 in ODIs, he crossed the streak at the stroke of the 76th delivery of his knock. He has hit 12 sixes and 13 fours in his innings and made runs at a brisk pace of 194.80. Later, as anticipated, England had won the game, and the ‘player of the match’ award went to the Jos Buttler.

#4 Heinrich Klaasen in 77 Balls vs Australia (2023)

Just before the World Cup campaign, the South African No.5 unleashed a spectacle against a top bowling attack of Australia in the home ODI game. The 4th of the 5 ODI series was played in Centurion. Walking in at No.5, Klaasen stitched a 200-run partnership with David Miller, who himself made a 45-ball 82, helping the Proteas finish their score at a mighty 416/5. Klaasen was dismissed in the final ball of the South African innings, ending his innings with a score of 174 off just 83 balls, which included 13 sixes and 13 fours. Check which player scored the most sixes in a single ODI innings here.

#5 Shane Watson in 83 Balls vs Bangladesh (2011)

Shane Watson is the lone Aussie Batter on the list to score the knock of 150 runs with a rapid cruise. He has played a knock of 185 runs in 96 balls and mocked the Bangladesh team’s total of just 230 runs. He has broken the figure of 150 on the 83rd ball of his knock and hit 16 sixes and 15 fours in the total. And without a penny of doubt, the ‘player of the match’ award was given to him.

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