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THE WEEK IN NUMBERS: AB'S BACK

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Wickets lost by South Africa as they chased down a target of 279 to win the first ODI against Bangladesh.

Quinton de Kock (168*) and Hashim Amla (110*) knocked the runs off with 7.1 overs to spare.

At just 24 years old, De Kock’s ton was his 13th in one-day internationals, moving him level with Gary Kirsten.

It was hundred No.26 for Amla who leads the way, one ahead of AB de Villiers (25).

In the process of dismantling Bangladesh, the pair became South Africa’s most prolific partnership in ODIs.

South Africa's most prolific ODI partnership

176

AB is back.

Batting in his first ODI since June, de Villiers crashed a career-best 176 from 104 deliveries as South Africa won the second ODI by 104 runs.

201

De Villiers’ seven sixes in that innings took his career total to 201, placing him fifth on the all-time list of one-day international six-hitters.

AB's still got it

7

ODI tons scored by Pakistan’s Babar Azam.

Azam hit back-to-back centuries against Sri Lanka to make it seven hundreds in 33 ODI innings – the fewest number in which anyone has scored their first seven ODI hundreds.

178

The number of matches it took Shakib Al Hasan to reach 5,000 runs and 200 wickets in ODI cricket.

The Bangladesh allrounder is the fifth player to reach the milestone (Sanath Jayasuriya, Shahid Afridi, Jacques Kallis, Abdul Razzaq).

Shakib becomes only the second player - alongside Tamim Iqbal (5,766) - to pass 5,000 ODI runs for Bangladesh.

Shakib is the fastest to reach 5,000 runs and 200 wickets in ODI cricket

100

Inzy’s nephew Imam-ul-Haq hit a hundred on his international debut as Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by seven wickets, taking a 3-0 ODI series lead.

50

In the same match Hasan Ali became the quickest to reach 50 ODI wickets for Pakistan, reaching the milestone in fewer matches (24) than Waqar Younis (27) and Saqlain Mushtaq (28).