AB de Villiers was the fastest to reach 7,00 runs as well © Getty Images
AB de Villiers was the fastest to reach 7,00 runs as well © Getty Images

South African One-Day International (ODI) captain AB de Villiers on Wednesday became the fastest cricketer to reach 8,000 ODI runs. He scored the runs in 182 innings and broke the record of Sourav Ganguly, who got there in 200 innings. Third in the list is Sachin Tendulkar who scored 8,000 runs in 210 game followed by Brain Lara in 211 innings and MS Dhoni in 214 innings. During the course of this innings, de Villiers has scored his half century as well. At one point of time South Africa were in bit of trouble at 134 for 3, but De Villiers and David Miller took control of the innings since then. READ: Live Cricket Scorecard South Africa vs New Zealand 2015 3rd ODI at Durban

Player Matches  Innings
AB de Villiers 190 182
Sourav Ganguly 208 200
Sachin Tendulkar 217 210
Brian Lara 216 211
MS Dhoni 243 214

The hosts won the toss and elected to bat and reached 102 for no two at the end of 38 overs. Their openers, Hashim Amla and Morne van Wyk were looking good and gave the team 89-run opening partnership. But they lost Amla and No. 3 batsman Rilee Rossouw got out. Van Wyk also got out just after reaching his half century. Since then De Villiers and David Miller took over. The series is currently tied at 1-1. South Africa made two changes, bringing back fast bowler Kagiso Rabada for spinner Aaron Phangiso, while Kyle Abbott replaced Vernon Philander, who was ill. New Zealand were unchanged. READ: Live Cricket Updates: South Africa vs New Zealand 3rd ODI at Durban