South African batsman AB de Villiers has become the very first player in the history of Test cricket to make a 50 in 12 consecutive Test matches after he passed 50 in the very first innings of the first day of the 2nd Test against Australia at St George`s Park on yesterday.
De Villiers is now the sole owner of a special record for batting in Test cricket that has stood for nearly 40 years. As per the news, AB de Villiers was on 51 not out at stumps on day 1 in Port Elizabeth, having reached the landmark with a boundary. De Villiers apparently went ahead of the record that he earlier shared with 3 other players- West Indies legend Sir Vivian Richards and Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir.
Although his teammates struggled to deal with Mitchell Johnson on Centurion pitch during the 1st Test, De Villiers was totally unflustered and basically got himself out in both innings of that match after making 91 in the 1st dig and 48 in the 2nd, the report more mentioned.