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Hashim Amla hits 7000 ODI runs to break Kohli record!

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Hashim Amla has broken yet another record – the fastest player to 7 000 runs in one-day international cricket!

The 34-year-old Amla was looking in great touch once more as he was guiding the Proteas to victory against England in the third ODI at Lord’s on Monday.

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Hashim Amla batting at Lord's on Monday. Photo: Reuters

Amla surpassed the mark set by Indian superstar captain Virat Kohli for reaching 7 000 runs in 50-over cricket. The Proteas opener needed just 150 innings (in his 153rd match) to achieve the milestone compared to Kohli’s 161.

This continues the South African right-hander’s remarkable sequence of records in one-day international cricket, as he is also the fastest to 2 000 runs, 3 000, 4 000, 5 000 and 6 000.

Amla was eventually dismissed for 55 off 54 balls on Monday in an innings laced with some terrific cover drives.

One in particular that stood out was a punch off the back foot that raced to the boundary, with the Proteas well on their way to a consolation victory after dismissing England for 153 under cloudy skies in London.

Fastest To 7 000 ODI Runs

Hashim Amla: 150 innings

Virat Kohli: 161 innings

AB de Villiers: 166 innings

Sourav Ganguly: 174 innings

Brian Lara: 183 innings

Desmond Haynes: 187 innings

Jacques Kallis: 188 innings

Chris Gayle, Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni: all 189 innings

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