Amla broke the record by a massive margin of 12 innings
South African batsman Hashim Amla has become the fastest cricketer to record 3000 ODI runs after his outstanding innings of 150 against England during the second ODI at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
Amla reached the milestone in just 57 innings, compared to West Indies legendary batsman Sir Vivian Richards, who is now second on the list at 69 innings.
Amla is now the third South African player to accomplish the feat, with the other two being current South Africa coach Gary Kirsten and Boeta Dippenaar.
Below is a list of the top ten fastest players to reach 3000 runs in an ODI (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