Hashim Amla is ahead of Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar in these numbers

Feb 14, 2017, 08:36 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Hashim Amla

South African star cricketer Hashim Amla recently became the fastest batsman to reach 50 international centuries when he hit 154 - his 24th ODI hundred - against Sri Lanka.

Amla is one of only 7 cricketers to achieve this feat. In the process Hashim Amla has surpassed the likes of Ponting, Lara, Kallis Sangakkara and Jayawardene.

His 24th ODI ton came in his 142nd innings, which is 19 quicker than India's Virat Kohli.

Virat Kohli had set the record to be the fastest to 5,000 and 6,000 ODI runs but Amla broke those records.virat kohli
Virat Kohli

Hashim Amla is also on track to break Kohli's current record of the fastest to reach 7000 ODI runs. Kohli reached the landmark in 161 innings, while Amla has to score 220 runs in 18 innings to break the record.

Here's the list of records where Hashim Amla pips Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar

Fastest to 50 International tons
Hashim Amla - 348 innings
Sachin Tendulkar - 376 innings
Ricky Ponting - 420 innings
Brian Lara - 465 innings
Jacques Kallis - 520 innings
Kumar Sangakkara - 593 innings
Mahela Jayawardene - 667 innings

Fastest to 24 ODI centuries
Hashim Amla - 142 innings
Virat Kohli - 161 innings
AB de Villiers - 192 innings
Sachin Tendulkar - 219 innings
Ricky Ponting - 278 innings

Total runs after 142 ODI innings
6780 - Hashim Amla
6232 - Virat Kohli
6019 - Sir Viv Richards
5817 - AB de Villiers
5700 - Brian Lara

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