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Amla quickest to 3 000 ODI runs

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.

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. Credit: AP

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

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