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AB de Villiers sets new world record in Tests

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Published: Friday, February 21, 2014, 12:58 [IST]
 
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Port Elizabeth, Feb 21: South Africa's wicketkeeper-batsman AB de Villiers has set a new world record during the opening day of the second Test against Australia here.

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On Thursday (February 20), De Villiers became the first batsman in Test history to register 50 plus scores in 12 consecutive Tests.

AB de Villiers sets new world record

The previous record was 11, jointly held by India's Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and West Indies' Vivian Richards.

The 30-year-old right-hander, who captains South Africa in One Day Internationals, scored 51 not out on the opening day.

De Villiers' hot streak of half centuries started in November-December 2012 against Australia. He had made 169 in that game in Perth, which was Ricky Ponting's final Test.

Also during this knock yesterday, De Villiers completed 7,000 runs in Tests. He was playing his 90th Test.

De Villiers made his Test debut against England in December 2004.

AB de Villiers' World Record (50+ scores in 12 consecutive Tests - updated till February 20, 2014)

1. 4, 169 Vs Australia, Perth, November-December 2012

2. 67 Vs New Zealand, Cape Town, January 2013

3. 51 Vs New Zealand, Porth Elizabeth, January 2013

4. 31, 103*, Vs Pakistan, Johannesburg, February 2013

5. 61, 36, Vs Pakistan, Cape Town, February 2013

6. 121 Vs Pakistan, Centurion, February 2013

7. 19, 90 Vs Pakistan, Abu Dhabi, October 2013

8. 164 Vs Pakistan, Dubai, October 2013

9. 13, 103 Vs India, Johannesburg, December 2013

10. 74 Vs India, Durban, December 2013

11. 91, 48 Vs Australia, Centurion, February 2014

12. 51* Vs Australia, Port Elizabeth, February 2014

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