South Africa’s de Villiers tops 9,000 ODI runs, breaks Ganguly record

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Wellington : South African AB de Villiers is back with a bang against New Zealand. In the third ODI the southpaw passed 9,000-run milestone.

De Villiers is the 18th player and second South African behind Jacques Kallis to reach the 9,000 mark but has the highest average of 53.86 and is the only one of the leading scorers to have a strike-rate better than 100.

India’s Sachin Tendulkar has the most ODI runs with 18,426 but averaged 44.83 with a strike rate of 86.23. De Villiers’ highest ODI score is an unbeaten 162 against the West Indies two years ago.

In the way, he also broke the record of Sourav ganguly.