We oftentimes hear many records about fastest century or half century in all three formats, but what about those players who made the record of fastest 150 in ODI cricket? Playing the 50 over format is probably the easy and hardest at the same time, you have to find a way of playing which should be bit faster than test cricket and slightly slower than t20 cricket in order to survive for long period of time in one day international cricket.
Moreover, most of the players plays according to the situation in ODI but there are some destructive batters who just goes and express themselves in a explosive way in the field. Therefore, let’s have a look on the players who smashed fastest 150 runs in ODI. All the records are presented below till October, 2023.
Top 10 Fastest 150 In ODI Cricket History
1. AB DE Villiers – 64 Balls
I mean if there is any kind of records which includes the word “fastest” then AB De Villiers is someone who is always going to be there on top of the any list. Therefore, the record of the fastest 150 in ODI goes to greatest unorthodox player with the 360 degree ability, yes it is Abraham Benjamin De Villiers.
Undoubtedly it is the one of the greatest inning of ODI cricket, not only because of his 150 runs but because of he played such a crazy inning in a world cup 2015 against West Indies where he smashed 162 runs in 66 balls and remained not out.
Unlike other player who hits in bilateral series, he delivered that kind of inning in a high pressure stage of world cup. Therefore, the names he got from his fans which is “360 degree player” and “alien” are absolute worth to say for him.
2. Jos Buttler – 65 Balls
England white ball captain, Jos Buttler who comes in the same kind of category of ABD when it comes to brutal hitting and destroying the opponent team bowlers with his long sixes.
Earlier in 2022 against Netherlands, Joss Buttler came to bat when the 30 overs were almost bowled. First 10-12 balls he was playing with run-up-ball, later he changed his batting gears and went on hitting back to back boundaries and sixes and ended up scoring 150 runs in 65 balls and went on for 162 runs.
Interesting thing was before playing this bilateral series against Netherlands, Joss was having his best time in IPL as well as. The same momentum he carry forwarded and became the 2nd player to hit fastest 150 in odi.
3. Jos Buttler – 76 Balls
No I haven’t mistyped, yes Jos Buttler has done it twice in his ODI career. I have said you earlier as well, the day Buttler seems in good touch then the best thing opposition team could do is just to pray, so that he can get out otherwise he becomes ruthless.
This time it was against West Indies and played another knock of 150 runs in just 76 balls. Now, guess how many sixes he smashed? He hit 13 fours and 12 sixes which is quite brutal for West Indies bowlers.
You may have know that he generates his majority of power from his wrist while hitting shots, but still it is quite impressive and shocking at the same time to generate the amount of bat speed and power he generates.
4. Heinrich Klassen – 77 Balls
Just before the start of world cup 2023, South African middle order batter Heinrich Klassen has played terrific knock of 174 runs in just 83 balls against the impressive attacking trio of Australia which is Cummins, Hazlewood, and Starc.
Therefore, Heinrich Klassen gets 4th spot in terms of fastest 150 in odi and certainly it would give him a lot of more confidence and momentum just before the world cup. Moreover, Klassen completed his 150 runs in 77 deliveries including 13 sixes and 13 fours as well.
5. Shane Watson – 83 Balls
Former Australian opener batsman, Shane Watson played his one of the best knock of his ODI career against Bangladesh in year 2011 where he made 185 runs in just 96 balls with 15 fours and 15 sixes. Yes you heard right, Watson smashed 15 sixes in a sub-continent country Bangladesh.
Furthermore, Bangladesh opt to bat first and challenged aussies to score 229 runs, which is actually turned out to be too less, as Australia won the game with 9 wickets in hand where Shane Watson alon took the team near to winning line.
True cricket fans who used to follow the former Australian team will know what kind of player Shane Watson was in terms of power hitting and playing some impactful knocks in crucial games.
6. Chris Gayle – 85 Balls
Be it test, t20, or odi cricket Chris Gayle is one of those lad who will be always going to be there. Therefore Caribbean legendary batsman, Chris Gayle seals 6th spot in the list of fastest 150 runs in odi with his stupendous knock of 162 runs by facing only 97 balls and as always he blasted 14 big sixes as well.
The fact that he played such an crazy inning in the run chase of 418 runs which was set by English batters, till 35 overs Gayle single handedly kept the match towards West Indies, but unfortunately he got out by absolute stunner delivery of Ben Stokes.
Despite showing a impressive batting display, West Indies could not able to chase the target and lost the match.
7. Luke Ronchi – 92 Balls
Former New Zealand’s wicket-keeper batsman, Luke Ronchi played vital role in 2015 world cup for his nation as he provides exceptional batting stability at lower order for the team.
In a ODI series against Sri Lanka, Luke Ronchi faced 99 balls in which he made 170 runs with 14-fours and 9-sixes. When the team’s top order batsmans like Mccullum and Guptill failed badly, he was the one who stood till the end took team’s total score to 360 runs with Grant Elliott.
8. Sanath Jayasuriya – 95 Balls
Sri Lankan legendary batsman, Sanath Jayasuriya produced a amazing inning in the England’s Leeds cricket ground. On the English conditions where ball just swings like a bird he made 150 runs in 95 balls which makes him 8th player in our list of fastest 150 in odi.
Moreover, He is the one who started the trend of playing attacking cricket from the ball one in One day international cricket. He was one of Sri Lanka’s classical batsman who is always mesmerizing for eyes to watch.
9. Ricky Ponting – 99 Balls
One of the most loved Aussie star player, Ricky Ponting’s 164 runs vs South Africa in 2006 gave him quite amazing appreciation around the world but despite such a big contribution Australia lost that match by one wicket.
Another thing to add I personally feels that, after Rohit Sharma probably Ricky Ponting was the best ever pull shot player of cricket history. I mean, who smashes six a fast bowler by just bending back foot that too against the short of length delivery.
10. Herschelle Gibbs – 100 Balls
Here is our last but not the least player who smashed fastest 150 in odi, yes I am talking about former South African player Herschelle Gibbs inning of 175 runs against Australian team and pulled out a unbelievable victory for his team.
Interesting thing was, this was the same match where Ponting also made 164 runs and set the target of 434 runs for South African team. Thereafter, Graeme Smith and Herschelle Gibbs ended up playing two impressive knock of odi cricket history.
Gibbs faced 111 balls out of which he scored 175 runs along with 21 fours and 7 maximums and played huge part to broke the mighty aussies over-confidence which was going on that time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who made fastest 150 runs in ODI in 2022 year?
South African batsman, Heinrich Klassen made the fastest 150 runs in ODI against Australians in 2022 year.
Which player hit most amount of fastest 150 runs in ODI cricket?
There are actually two player who made the fastest 150 runs in odi, Joss Buttler and Sanath Jaya Suriya had done this job twice.
How many times Rohit Sharma crossed the 150 runs mark in ODI?
Seems like Indian Captain Rohit Sharma loves to play in ODI, as he scored 8 times 150 plus score in one day cricket.