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Top 10 Fastest 5000 Runs in ODI: One-Day International Cricket has picked up a tremendous pace since the inception of the World Cup. The importance of ODI has grown stagnantly as the shorter format of the game has gained a significant response. One-Day Cricket is truly a batsman game as they play a crucial role in placing an amassed total for the team.

Scoring runs for the team is the most glorious thing for a batsman. Many batsmen have scored thousands of runs for their team and completing 5,000 runs in ODI is a magnificent addition to their career. Here is the list of the Top 10 fastest 5000 runs in ODI:

Top 10 Fastest 5000 Runs in ODI Cricket

Player Opposition Ground Match Date Debut Time Mat Inns Scorecard
HM Amla (SA) v West Indies Durban 16 Jan 2015 9 Mar 2008 6y 313d 104 101 ODI # 3579
IVA Richards (WI) v England Melbourne 30 Jan 1987 7 Jun 1975 11y 237d 126 114 ODI # 428
V Kohli (INDIA) v West Indies Kochi 21 Nov 2013 18 Aug 2008 5y 95d 120 114 ODI # 3436
DA Warner (AUS) v India Mumbai 14 Jan 2020 18 Jan 2009 10y 361d 117 115 ODI # 4231
JE Root (ENG) v West Indies Bridgetown 20 Feb 2019 11 Jan 2013 6y 40d 122 116 ODI # 4096
Q de Kock (SA) v England Cape Town 4 Feb 2020 19 Jan 2013 7y 16d 116 116 ODI # 4234
BC Lara (WI) v South Africa Lahore 3 Nov 1997 9 Nov 1990 6y 359d 120 118 ODI # 1249
S Dhawan (INDIA) v New Zealand Napier 23 Jan 2019 20 Oct 2010 8y 95d 119 118 ODI # 4082
KS Williamson (NZ) v England Wellington 3 Mar 2018 10 Aug 2010 7y 205d 125 119 ODI # 3982
CG Greenidge (WI) v Pakistan Multan 13 Nov 1990 11 Jun 1975 15y 155d 122 121 ODI # 641

#10 Gordon Greenidge, West Indies 

(121 Innings)

Gordon Greenidge in ODI
Gordon Greenidge in ODI

Gordon Greenidge has never made it out of the list since the beginning of scoring the fastest thousand runs in ODI. Greenidge has always aimed at scoring high scores for his team since his debut and he has managed it successfully. Greenidge is one of the most successful batsmen for the West Indies in the One-Day International format of cricket.

Greenidge managed to complete the 10th fastest 5000 runs in ODI against Pakistan at Multan on 13th November 1990. Greenidge took 121 innings to complete a commendable achievement in his career. Greenidge had made his debut in 1975 and it took him 15 years and 155 days along with 121 innings to reach the milestone.

#9 Kane Williamson, New Zealand 

(119 Innings)

Kane Williamson in ODI
Kane Williamson in ODI

One of the greatest batsmen for New Zealand in all three formats of the game, Kane Williamson has been consistent in ODI’s to perform for his team. Williamson is an elegant batsman who has always been successful in gathering decent scores for his team.

Williamson took 119 innings to hold a record for scoring the 9th fastest 5000 runs in ODI. Williamson has that ability to score quick runs for the team and it 7 years and 205 days to reach the feat. His golden innings came against England at Wellington in 2018.

#8 Shikhar Dhawan, India

(118 Innings)

Shikhar Dhawan in ODI
Shikhar Dhawan in ODI

Shikhar Dhawan is the most successful left-handed opening batsman for India after Gautam Gambhir. Dhawan has always managed to gather quick and high scores for India at the start. He is an excellent player of the short ball and smashes all of them into the boundaries.

Dhawan brought up his 8th fastest 5000 runs in ODI against New Zealand at Napier in 2019. Making his debut in 2010, Dhawan took a long approach but a quick road to complete the feat in 8 years and 95 days along with 118 innings as the opening batsman.

#7 Brian Lara, West Indies 

(118 Innings)

Brian Lara in odi
Brian Lara in odi

One of the greatest batsmen of all time, Brian Lara is the most successful ODI player for West Indies. Lara bagged the record of scoring the highest individual score in International cricket and he has always been consistent and quick in scoring runs for his team.

Lara made his debut in 1990 and it took him almost seven years to bring up his 5000 runs against South Africa at Lahore in 1997. He holds the record of scoring the 7th fastest 5000 runs in ODI through only 118 innings. Lara is the second Caribbean to feature on the list.

#6 Quinton de Kock, South Africa 

(116 Innings)

Quinton de Kock in ODI
Quinton de Kock in ODI

Quinton de Kock is the most powerful and talented left-handed opening batsman for South Africa in ODI’s. De Kock has always managed to score quick runs for his team through his aggressive approach. De Kock is the wicketkeeper for South Africa in all the formats of the game.

De Kock managed to complete the 6th fastest 5000 runs in ODI against England at Cape Town in 2020. De Kock required 116 innings to create history. He had made his debut on 19th Jan 2013 and it took him 7 years and 16 days to reach the mark.

#5 Joe Root, England 

(116 Innings)

Joe Root in odi
Joe Root in odi

One of the greatest batsmen for England in International cricket, Joe Root has been amazing for his team. He gathered quick runs and scored high runs for the English team. Joe Root also leads the England ODI team before the current skipper Eoin Morgan.

Root brought up his magical innings against West Indies at Bridgetown in 2019 to break the record of scoring the 5th fastest 5000 runs in ODI. Root took only 116 innings to reach the landmark. Debuting in 2013, Root required an average period of six years.

#4 David Warner, Australia

(115 Innings)

David Warner in odi
David Warner in odi

David Warner is one of the most aggressive and explosive opening batsmen for Australia in One-Day International. Warner has amassed high scores for his team and he has always scored runs in quick succession. Warner also led the Australian side in absence of Steve Smith.

Warner took 115 innings to become the batsman to score the 4th fastest 5000 runs in ODI. Warner brought up his magnificent knock against India at Mumbai in 2020. Making his debut in 2009, Warner took a long period of almost 11 years to complete the feat.

#3 Virat Kohli, India

(114 Innings)

Virat Kohli in odi
Virat Kohli in odi

Popularly known as the run machine, Virat Kohli has been one of the greatest and elegant batsmen for India in International cricket. Kohli can score quick runs for his team. He also plays consistently to bring up many centuries for India. Kohli is best known for his role as a batsman for chasing a big total in the limited-overs fixtures.

Virat Kohli brought up his stellar figure of 5000 runs against West Indies at the Kochi Stadium in 2013. He is the youngest batsman to feature in the list while achieving the feat. Kohli took only 114 Innings to be the batsman to score the 3rd fastest 5000 runs in ODI. Kohli had made his debut in 2018 and took the shortest period of five years to achieve the milestone.

#2 Vivian Richards, West Indies 

(114 Innings)

Vivian Richards in ODI
Vivian Richards in ODI

Sir Vivian Richards is the greatest batsman of all time. He has never gone out of the list since the inception of the fastest thousand runs in ODI. He is the third West Indies batsman to feature in the list and has always shown his dominance in ODI format. He is attributed as the key reason for the West Indies World Cup victory in 1979.

Sir Vivian Richards took only 114 innings to complete the 2nd fastest 5000 runs in ODI. His dominating innings came against England at Melbourne in 1987. Richards was one of the most successful batsmen for the West Indies. Sir Vivian Richards had made his debut in 1975. It took him 11 years and 237 days to reach the landmark.

#10 Hashim Amla, South Africa

(101 Innings)

Hashim Amla in ODI
Hashim Amla in ODI

Hashim Amla is the greatest South African ODI batsman of all time. He has created such records which are hard to broke. Amla uniquely tops the list in scoring the fastest 2000 runs to scoring the fastest 7000 runs in ODI. He has been consistent in scoring high individual knocks for his team which has resulted in tremendous victories for South Africa.

Amla created and broke another record of scoring the fastest 5000 runs in ODI against West Indies at Durban in 2015. Amla brought up his 5000 runs in just 100 innings with an average of over 50. He is regarded as a classical batsman who made his debut in 2008. It took him almost seven years to achieve a well-deserved milestone.

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