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AB de Villiers first batsman to score 12 half-centuries in consecutive Tests

AB de Villiers (above) eclipsed Viv Richards, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir who had scored 11 consecutive Test fifties each © Getty Images
AB de Villiers (above) eclipsed Viv Richards, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir who had scored 11 consecutive Test fifties each © Getty Images

Feb 21, 2014

AB de Villiers is now the owner of a new record of coring most fifties in consecutive est matches. With an unbeaten half-century in the second Test against Australia at St George’sPark, Port Elizabeth, de Villiers now has 12 consecutive half-centuries to his name. He eclipsed the previous record of 11 fifties shared by Viv Richards, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir.

De Villiers completed his record 12th consecutive fifty with a boundary off leg-spinner Steve Smith. De Villiers’ record started on November 30, 2012 when he scored 169 at Perth to win the series for South Africa on tour to Australia. Since then he has scored fifties against New Zealand five half-centuries against Pakistan at home and on tour to United Arab Emirates, in the two-Tests series against India and in the first test against South Africa at Centurion. Five out of those 12 fifties have been converted into tons.

Below is a list of batsmen with most consecutive Fifty plus scores in Tests

Player 50s Date
AB de Villiers 12  Feb 20, 2014
Viv Richards 11  Feb 18, 1977
Gautam Gambhir 11 Jan 24, 2010
Virender Sehwag 11 Oct 1, 2010
John Edrich 10  Feb 12, 1971
Sachin Tendulkar 10  Oct 9, 2010

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