Hashim Amla breaks Virat Kohli’s record

Hashim Amla breaks Virat Kohli's record South African batting spearhead Hashim Amla has broken Virat Kohli’s record to score fastest 7000 runs in one day international cricket during the third match between England and South Africa at Lord’s. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ কোহলিকে ছাপিয়ে গেলেন আমলা]

The Proteas batting maestro reached the landmark in the seventh over of the South African innings after a hostile spell from Kagiso Rabada destroyed England to buckle up at 153 runs.

The former South African skipper Hashim Amla is also the record holder of scoring fastest 6000, 5000, 4000, 3000 and 2000 ODI runs that he reached in 123, 101, 81, 57 and 40 innings respectively.

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In 2016, present Indian skipper Virat Kohli became the fastest scorer of 6000 ODI runs against Australia when he hammered his 24th hundred as well.

Hashim Amla reached the 7000 run mark in 150 innings while Virat Kohli had taken 161 innings to reach to the milestone.

Hashim Amla continued his magnificent batting form from the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League. The Kings XI Punjab selectee hammered two hundreds in the season and ended scoring 420 runs at an average of 60.