Record-Breaking AB de Villiers Claims Big Win for SA over WI

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Sunday, January 18th, 2015 | 0

Hashim Amla, Rilee Rossouw and AB de Villiers scored exceptional centuries as South Africa clinched a massive 148-run victory over West Indies in the second ODI match on Sunday.

Earlier, openers Amla (153) and Rossouw (128) joined hands for a 247-run opening stand before the latter’s dismissal. Subsequently, de Villiers joined Amla in the middle, eventually breaking several records en route his 44-ball 149 that helped the hosts put up their highest ODI total of 439-2.

De Villiers not only became the fastest batsman to score an ODI half-century (16 balls), but also pulled off the record for hitting the quickest century (31 balls) in this format of the game.

In response, half-centuries from Dwayne Smith (64) and Denesh Ramdin (57) went in vain as the West Indians were restricted to 291-7 in 50 overs’ quota.

South Africa leads the 5-match ODI series 2-0.


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