South Africa defeats West Indies in a humiliating 257-run win
Nirapad News : AB de Villiers struck the fastest one-day international 150 as South Africa romped to a massive 257-run win over the West Indies in their World Cup match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.
De Villiers blitzed his way to a majestic 162 not out off just 66 balls as South Africa posted 408-5 after winning the toss and electing to bat.
Imran Tahir then claimed career-best figures of 5-45, his first five-wicket haul in ODI cricket, as the West Indies folded to 151 all out off 33.1 overs with only Jason Holder, with 56, putting up much of a fight.
De Villiers was in inspired form and he struck 17 fours and eight sixes during his knock as he brought up his 150 off just 64 balls, beating the previous record of 83 balls by Australia’s Shane Watson.
De Villiers brought up his fifty off 30 balls and his hundred off 52 balls as he tore the West Indies’ bowling attack apart with 34 runs being scored off the 38th over and 30 runs being scored off the 50th over of the innings.
Hashim Amla (65), Faf du Plessis (62) and Rilee Rossouw (61) all scored half-centuries but the innings belonged to De Villiers and his extraordinary hitting. Holder, who had figures of 5-2-9-1 at one point, had a match to forget with the ball as he ended with 10-2-104-1.