AB de Villiers became the leading run scorer for South Africa in the ICC Cricket World Cup © Getty Images
AB de Villiers became the leading run scorer for South Africa in the ICC Cricket World Cup © Getty Images

South Africa skipper, AB de Villiers became the leading run scorer for South Africa in the ICC Cricket World Cup. He achieved the feat while playing against hosts, New Zealand, in the semi-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at the Eden Park in Auckland on Tuesday. He surpassed former South Africa great, Jacques Kallis to become the leading run scorer in the tournament and also has a high chance of going past Brian Lara in the overall table to be positioned in the fourth spot. He has also played a lower number of matches as that of Kallis and has a greater strike-rate than his. Live Updates: New Zealand vs South Africa

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The table below shows the current standing:

Players Team Matches Runs HS Average SR 100 50
SR Tendulkar (India) India 45 2278 152 56.95 88.98 6 15
RT Ponting (Aus) Australia 46 1743 140* 45.86 79.95 5 6
KC Sangakkara (SL) Sri Lanka 37 1532 124 56.74 86.55 5 7
BC Lara (WI) West Indies 34 1225 116 42.24 86.26 2 7
AB de Villiers (SA) South Africa 23 1202 162* 63.26 117.61 4 6
ST Jayasuriya (SL) Sri Lanka 38 1165 120 34.26 90.66 3 6
JH Kallis (SA) South Africa 36 1148 128* 45.92 74.4 1 9

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