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Southhampton - South Africa's Hashim Amla became the fastest player to 3 000 one-day international runs during the course of his 150 that set up the Proteas' 80-run win over England at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Tuesday.
Amla's brilliant 124-ball knock, featuring 16 fours, saw him reach the landmark in 57 innings compared to the 69 it took West Indies' Vivian Richards, one of cricket's all-time great batsmen.
He is the third South African in a top 10 that also includes current Proteas' coach Gary Kirsten.
Below are the 10 fastest players to 3 000 ODI runs, in terms of innings (player, country/team, number of innings):
Hashim Amla (RSA) 57
Vivian Richards (WIS) 69
Gordon Greenidge (WIS) 72
Gary Kirsten (RSA) 72
Virat Kohli (IND) 72
Graham Gooch (ENG) 77
Kevin Pietersen (ENG/ICC) 78
Navjot Singh Sidhu (IND) 79
Brian Lara (WIS) 79
Boeta Dippenaar (RSA/AFR) 79