The Unstoppable! AB de Villiers Scales New Heights as SA Rout WI by 257 Runs

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Friday, February 27th, 2015 | 0

Riding on a record-breaking 66-ball 162 from captain AB de Villiers, South Africa pulled off a colossal 257-run conquest of West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday. Interestingly, this was their biggest win at the World Cups going by the margin of runs.

Earlier, the Proteas won the toss and elected to bat first, which turned out to be a precise decision as they went on to pile up 408-5 in 50 overs. Besides de Villiers’ heroics, Hashim Amla (65), Faf du Plessis (62) and Rilee Rossouw (61) chipped in with crucial contributions.

The game was virtually over for West Indies. But the flashy name of ‘Chris Gayle’ right at the top of the list is competent of doing every wonder on his day.

Gayle (3) fell cheaply in the second over of the innings itself, and with that fell the Caribbean’s’ hopes of winning. They kept losing wickets after regular intervals while trying to accelerate, and were eventually reduced to 63-7 at one stage.

West Indies skipper Jason Holder (56) showed some positive intent, but his 48-ball innings was not enough to get the job done for them, as they got all-out for a paltry 151.

For South Africa, leggie Imran Tahir had a five-for, while Kyle Abbott and Morne Morkel took a brace each.

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