De Villiers makes records: South Africa hammers West Indies with the second highest World Cup total
27 February 2015, Nirapad News: South Africa’s freakish skipper De Villiers defies logic, and illness, to set a new world mark. The legend of AB de Villiers has grown even greater after the South Africa skipper blasted the fastest ever 150 in one-day international history at the World Cup today.
De Villiers clobbered West Indies captain Jason Holder for 30 runs in the last over as he finished with 162 not out in 66 balls. He made the fastest 150 in the history of ODI cricket. South Africa finished with 408/5, the highest ODI score on Australian soil and the second highest in World Cups.
South Africa skipper AB de Villiers won the toss and elected to bat. He hammered his 20th hundred and he took only 52 balls to get there. This is the second fastest hundred in World Cup history.
AB de Villiers’ record century helped South Africa reach 408 for five in their 50 overs against West Indies in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney on Friday. This is the sixth time the two sides are taking on each other in a world cup match, with South Africa winning three of those clashes. They managed to post their highest ever total in a World Cup match.
A month back, this was a no-contest. The West Indies were battered and bruised by the South Africans in their own backyard. The South Africans made merry while the Windies wilted too easily. Fast Forward to the Sydney cricket ground – the scene has changed a bit. The ground below the Proteas’ feet seem a bit wobbly while the West Indies have suddenly woken up from their slumber. Now the two teams engage in a battle for survival in a World Cup league match that could effect their chances of entering the quarters.