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List of Top 10 Fastest 6000 runs in ODI Cricket History

Top 10 Fastest 6000 runs in ODI Cricket: The One-Day International Cricket format has been one of the most exciting and popular forms of the game. ODI Cricket is played professionally at the World Cups. The batsmen play a crucial role in scoring runs for the team in a 50-over game. Setting a score of 300+ eases the pressure of captains whereas chasing the modest total is another challenge for the teams.

In scoring and chasing, the batsmen score tremendous runs for the team and create historic records. Completing thousands in ODI’s is a glorious achievement for the batsmen. Here is a list of the batsmen who scored the Top 10 fastest 6000 runs in ODI:

Top 10 Fastest 6000 runs in ODI Cricket History

#10 Brian Lara, West Indies 

(155 Innings)

brian lara in odi
brian lara in odi

The Caribbeans just find themselves in every historic record created by batsmen. This is due to their powerful batting skills. Brian Lara is one such fierce hitter of the white ball who has made a significant contribution to the West Indies side. Lara is an aggressive batsman who has scored consistently for his National side.

Brian Lara scored the 10th fastest 6000 runs in ODI against Bangladesh at Dhaka in 1999. His spectacular innings against the Bangla tigers helped the West Indies side secure a win in the bilateral series. Lara took 155 innings to achieve the milestone. Making his debut in 1990, it also took him 8 years and 234 days to reach the feat.

#9 Matthew Hayden, Australia

(154 Innings)

Matthew Hayden in ODI
Matthew Hayden in ODI

Matthew Hayden has made his maiden appearance in the list of scoring fastest thousand runs and is the only Australian batsman to feature. Hayden was a powerful opening batsman for the Kangaroos and is popularly known for the Mongoose bat he used to bat.

Hayden scored a magical inning against India at Sydney in 2008 to bring up the 9th fastest 6000 runs in ODI. Hayden took 154 innings to reach his feet. Hayden made his debut in 1994 and took a brief period of 14 years and 288 days to complete the runs.

#8 AB de Villiers, South Africa

(147 Innings)

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers in ODI

AB de Villiers, popularly known as Mr. 360 is one of the most successful batsmen for South Africa in ODI Cricket. He has been the most successful skippers for the Proteas and is well known for his marvelous ability of scoring runs all over the park.

AB de Villiers scored his 6000 runs in only 147 innings which has helped him to set a record of scoring the 8th fastest 6000 runs in ODI. De Villiers historic innings came against Pakistan at Sharjah in 2013. De Villiers had made his debut in 2005 and it took him 8 years to complete the achievement.

#7 Sourav Ganguly, India

(147 Innings)

Sourav Ganguly in ODI
Sourav Ganguly in ODI

Sourav Ganguly was one of the finest left-handed batsmen for India who has led the Indian side to a historic series win against Australia and England. Sourav Ganguly was a fierce batsman who is also the current President of the BCCI, the governing cricket body of Indian cricket.

Ganguly was the most aggressive skipper for India who also performed magnificently for the team. He scored the 7th fastest 6000 runs in ODI against Zimbabwe at Sharjah in 2000. It took him 147 innings along with 8 years and 289 days to achieve the glory.

#6 Joe Root, England 

(141 Innings)

Joe Root in ODI
Joe Root in ODI

Joe Root has made consistent appearances in the list of scoring fastest thousand runs. The root is the most elegant batsman on the English side and has scored crucial runs for his team in crunch matches. Root was also the captain of the England team before Eoin Morgan.

The root is the most recent addition in the list as he completed the 6th fastest 6000 runs in ODI against Sri Lanka at Chester Le Street on 29th June 2021. Root took only 141 innings to achieve his landmark. Making his debut in 2003, Root took 8 years and 169 days to complete the runs.

#5 Vivian Richards, West Indies

(141 Innings)

Vivian Richards
Vivian Richards

Sir Vivian Richards is the only batsman who has been featured in every list since the one scoring the fastest 1000 runs in ODI. Sir Richards has made it into every list due to his experienced and explosive batting that helped his side to gather quick runs against the opponents.

Sir Vivian Richards brought up the 5th fastest 6000 runs in ODI against Pakistan at Brisbane in 1989. Vivian Richards took only 141 innings to reach the feat. He is the oldest and most experienced player on the list who took 13 years and 214 days to accomplish the achievement.

#4 Shikhar Dhawan, India

(140 Innings)

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan is the only Indian who has continuously appeared in the list of scoring the fastest thousand runs in ODI. Dhawan is a classical and stellar opening batsman who has turned precious for the Indian team on multiple occasions at major international events.

Dhawan is also the most recent addition in the list as he too completed his 6000 runs on the same day near to that of Root. Dhawan bought up the 4th fastest 6000 runs in ODI against Sri Lanka at Colombo on 18th July 2021. Dhawan took only 140 innings to reach the milestone. He had made his debut in 2010 and took almost 11 years to score his quota of runs.

#3 Kane Williamson, New Zealand 

(139 Innings)

Kane Williamson in ODI
Kane Williamson in ODI

The New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has been the most brilliant batsman for the Kiwis. Williamson has led the team to a couple of world cup finals and a victory at the inaugural world test championship. Williamson has scored consistently for his team and is truly one of the most elegant batsmen for New Zealand till now.

Williamson scored a magnificent inning against Australia at Lord’s in the ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 to bring up his 6000 runs in ODI. By scoring it in 139 innings, Williamson became the batsman to score the 3rd fastest 6000 runs in ODI. Williamson had made his debut in 2010 and it took him 8 years and 323 days to accomplish his commendable achievement.

#2 Virat Kohli, India

(136 Innings)

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli in ODI

Virat Kohli is the most magnificent, outstanding, and stupendous batsman for India in all three formats of the game. Kohli has performed brilliantly and set a benchmark for generations to come. He has led the Indian side to historic Test series wins at England and Australia and is certainly the most successful Test captain for India. His ODI record has also been stellar.

Virat Kohli is popular for scoring quick and high scores for the Indian team, especially while chasing. The chase expert brought up the 2nd fastest 6000 runs in ODI against Sri Lanka at Hyderabad in 2014. Making his debut in 2008, Kohli scored the fastest 6000 runs considering the time. As of Innings, he took 136 which was the second-fastest.

#1 Hashim Amla, South Africa

(123 Innings)

Hashim Amla
Hashim Amla

A pure class and talented batsman, Hashim Amla has been an asset to the South African team. He has made consistent appearances and topped the list since scoring the fastest 2000 runs. Amla is a top-order classy batsman who has endorsed magnificent high-scoring innings for South Africa across all three formats of the game.

Amla’s beautiful innings always mesmerized the crowd. He brought up the fastest 6000 runs in ODI against India at Mumbai in 2015. Amla made a record of just 123 innings which the batsmen of future generations will find difficult to break. Amla made his debut in 2008 and took 7 years to achieve glory.

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