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Quinton de Kock equals record of fastest to reach 1,000 ODI runs

Quinton de Kock had scored three centuries in as many matches against India in December 2013 which made him a regular in the ODI side © Getty Images
Quinton de Kock had scored three centuries in as many matches against India in December 2013 which made him a regular in the ODI side © Getty Images

Aug 20, 2014

South Africa’s wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock became the fastest to complete 1,000 One-Day International (ODI) runs on Tuesday. De Kock achieved this feat during his innings of 38 in the second ODI against Zimbabwe on August 19, 2014. De Kock completed the feat in 21 innings which has been previously achieved by Viv Richards, Kevin Pietersen and Jonathan Trott. De Kock completed 1,000 runs when he reached 37 in the match.

De Kock had an unimpressive start to his career with 40 being his top-score in the first eight matches. He hogged the limelight against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi where he hit his maiden ODI ton. But the big moment for the batsman came in December 2013 where he scored three centuries in as many matches against India. He followed it up with another one in Sri Lanka at Hambantota.

Below is the list of players to complete fastest 1,000 ODI runs

Batsman Team Opposition Innings Date
Viv Richards West Indies England 21 22 Jan 1980
Kevin Pietersen England India 21 31 Mar 2006
Jonathan Trott England Ireland 21 2 Mar 2011
Quinton de Kock South Africa Zimbabwe 21 19 Aug 2014
Gordon Greenidge West Indies England 23 May 28, 1980
Ryan ten Doeschate Netherlands Afghanistan 23 1 Sep 2009

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