ICC Cricket World Cup, 19th Match, Pool B: South Africa v West Indies at Sydney, Feb 27, 2015
ICC Cricket World Cup - 19th match, Pool B
South Africa won by 257 runs
Played at Sydney Cricket Ground (neutral venue)
27 February 2015 - day/night match (50-over match)
  South Africa innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Q de Kock c Russell b Holder 12 24 19 3 0 63.15
5.4 82.5 mph, the pressure has shown! West Indies erupt and Holder is right to celebrate his plan and the execution of it. de Kock sees a shortish ball and thinks he has his release. Goes for the cut and picks out the man at cover. Just a bit more bounce, not quite as much room as he thought. Beautiful game plan from West Indies 18/1
View dismissal HM Amla lbw b Gayle 65 122 88 1 1 73.86
29.4 58.8 mph, double-wicket over! Gayle has got the party going again! He tends to go back even when the ball tends to be full, trusts his batspeed to dig himself out of trouble but this time he wasn't quick enough to stop the ball from striking him in front of middle and leg. Flick fails, Gayle dances 146/3
View dismissal F du Plessis c †Ramdin b Gayle 62 93 70 3 0 88.57
29.2 62.7 mph, what a catch! Things happen when the game is under Gayle's control. A little extra bounce foils Du Plessis' back-away-and-hammer-over-extra-cover stroke and he gets a thick edge. The deflection is considerable, but Ramdin rose with the ball and it sticks in the webbing. Hurt him too, but he'll live with the pain to see a set batsman back 145/2
View dismissal RR Rossouw c †Ramdin b Russell 61 64 39 6 1 156.41
42.1 86.0 mph, fuller delivery outside off, Russouw backs away to mow it over the bowler, but he gets a thick edge through to the keeper. End of the record fourth-wicket partnership for SA in World Cups 280/4
AB de Villiers* not out 162 103 66 17 8 245.45
View dismissal DA Miller c Taylor b Russell 20 21 16 0 0 125.00
46.4 85.8 mph, one-handed stunner, this time from Taylor! And Russell runs to his team-mate and goes onto his knees and bows before him. Fuller delivery on leg stump has been swatted down the ground and it appeared certain to go over the ropes until a scarlet blur came in, leapt up and stuck out a right hand! Amazing effort, and he managed to stay inside the boundary as well. 328/5
F Behardien not out 10 18 5 0 1 200.00
Extras (lb 2, w 11, nb 3) 16
  Total (5 wickets; 50 overs; 226 mins) 408 (8.16 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  JE Taylor 8 1 64 0 8.00 22 6 1 (1nb, 2w)
View wicket JO Holder 10 2 104 1 10.40 27 8 6 (2nb, 2w)
5.4 to de Kock, 82.5 mph, the pressure has shown! West Indies erupt and Holder is right to celebrate his plan and the execution of it. de Kock sees a shortish ball and thinks he has his release. Goes for the cut and picks out the man at cover. Just a bit more bounce, not quite as much room as he thought. Beautiful game plan from West Indies 18/1
View wickets AD Russell 9 0 74 2 8.22 19 5 2 (1w)
42.1 to Rossouw, 86.0 mph, fuller delivery outside off, Russouw backs away to mow it over the bowler, but he gets a thick edge through to the keeper. End of the record fourth-wicket partnership for SA in World Cups 280/4
46.4 to Miller, 85.8 mph, one-handed stunner, this time from Taylor! And Russell runs to his team-mate and goes onto his knees and bows before him. Fuller delivery on leg stump has been swatted down the ground and it appeared certain to go over the ropes until a scarlet blur came in, leapt up and stuck out a right hand! Amazing effort, and he managed to stay inside the boundary as well. 328/5
  MN Samuels 2 0 14 0 7.00 3 1 0
  SJ Benn 10 0 79 0 7.90 15 7 1 (1w)
  DJG Sammy 7 0 50 0 7.14 12 3 1
View wickets CH Gayle 4 0 21 2 5.25 9 0 0 (3w)
29.2 to du Plessis, 62.7 mph, what a catch! Things happen when the game is under Gayle's control. A little extra bounce foils Du Plessis' back-away-and-hammer-over-extra-cover stroke and he gets a thick edge. The deflection is considerable, but Ramdin rose with the ball and it sticks in the webbing. Hurt him too, but he'll live with the pain to see a set batsman back 145/2
29.4 to Amla, 58.8 mph, double-wicket over! Gayle has got the party going again! He tends to go back even when the ball tends to be full, trusts his batspeed to dig himself out of trouble but this time he wasn't quick enough to stop the ball from striking him in front of middle and leg. Flick fails, Gayle dances 146/3
  West Indies innings (target: 409 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DR Smith c Miller b Imran Tahir 31 51 34 4 1 91.17
11.1 52.4 mph, holed out at long-on and Miller pulls off a stunner! If it's in the V, it's in the tree they say.... so long as Miller isn't fielding there. This was hit powerfully as Smith looked to take advantage of a loopy legspinner outside off, but Miller raced to his left and threw himself back at the perfect time to grab this incredible catch over this head 52/4
View dismissal CH Gayle b Abbott 3 6 4 0 0 75.00
1.3 87.4 mph, knocked him over! Gayle gave himself too much room and Abbott, to his credit, didn't experiement. Kept it straight and hurts middle stump as the batsman swings and misses. Faf leaps into his bowler's arms and Abbott is beside himself as well 12/1
View dismissal MN Samuels c †de Kock b Abbott 0 9 9 0 0 0.00
3.3 86.6 mph, both centurions from the last game are out for single-figures. Testing line just outside off and the score they need to chase makes him push at the ball. Healthy outside edge safely pouched by de Kock 16/2
View dismissal JL Carter c de Villiers b Morkel 10 31 20 1 0 50.00
10.6 91.7 mph, taken by a mid-on running and diving to his left! And guess who it is! Two balls ago Morkel bowled a no-ball that hadn't been picked up the umpire Gould, this time Morkel's foot is where it should be and Carter has to walk off after mistiming another pull shot. The extra bounce, the lack of room to free the arms - it's West Indies' early tactics, only bolstered by scoreboard pressure of a 409 target 52/3
View dismissal D Ramdin b Imran Tahir 22 61 47 2 0 46.80
25.6 52.2 mph, through him and he has a five-for! Celebrates it with kisses blown to the heavens and South Africa are playing the perfect game. This is a flighted googly that slips through Ramdin's defences as he plays all around it 108/8
View dismissal LMP Simmons lbw b Imran Tahir 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
11.6 53.0 mph, done for! Appeared to be the flipper on middle and Simmons hasn't picked it. Plunges his front leg forward to block outside the line and is struck on the front pad. But wasn't there an inside edge? Why didn't Simmons go for DRS? Huuuuge inside edge! And he didn't review it! 53/5
View dismissal DJG Sammy st †de Kock b Imran Tahir 5 21 11 0 0 45.45
17.1 53.0 mph, tossed up googly on middle and leg and lures Sammy into a big slog. He's misread the wrong 'un and Tahir has beaten him between bat and pad and then sets up Quinton de Kock for a massively impressive stumping. May have been blinded by Sammy but he moved to his right, picked up the ball and removed the bails in the brief seconds before Sammy could push his overbalanced backfoot to safety 63/6
View dismissal AD Russell c Abbott b Imran Tahir 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
17.4 49.8 mph, taken! That's a second double-wicket over and South Africa are hot on the heels of anothe record - the largest margin of victory in ODIS. Three wickets to get and a cushion of 50 runs left. It was shortish and Russell backed away and cut as hard as he could. Only gets a thick outside edge to short third man, who runs forward and dives to his right and claim a good, low catch. Take a bow, Abbott 63/7
View dismissal JO Holder* c Amla b Steyn 56 56 48 3 4 116.66
32.4 88.8 mph, moves away and tries to pull a shortish delivery that was following him and skews a catch to mid-on. Had tried to make room to open up the off side but Steyn had spotted it and bested him. 150/9
JE Taylor not out 15 30 18 2 0 83.33
View dismissal SJ Benn c Amla b Morkel 1 2 3 0 0 33.33
33.1 87.4 mph, pops up to slip and that's done! Joint biggest defeat in World Cup! It was short and on Benn's body, he can't get away from it and pulls his hands up to try and block. Only ends up sliding it to the slip fielder 151/10
Extras (lb 5, w 3) 8
  Total (all out; 33.1 overs; 141 mins) 151 (4.55 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket DW Steyn 7 0 24 1 3.42 32 0 2 (2w)
32.4 to Holder, 88.8 mph, moves away and tries to pull a shortish delivery that was following him and skews a catch to mid-on. Had tried to make room to open up the off side but Steyn had spotted it and bested him. 150/9
View wickets KJ Abbott 8 0 37 2 4.62 31 6 0 (1w)
1.3 to Gayle, 87.4 mph, knocked him over! Gayle gave himself too much room and Abbott, to his credit, didn't experiement. Kept it straight and hurts middle stump as the batsman swings and misses. Faf leaps into his bowler's arms and Abbott is beside himself as well 12/1
3.3 to Samuels, 86.6 mph, both centurions from the last game are out for single-figures. Testing line just outside off and the score they need to chase makes him push at the ball. Healthy outside edge safely pouched by de Kock 16/2
View wickets M Morkel 5.1 0 23 2 4.45 20 3 0
10.6 to Carter, 91.7 mph, taken by a mid-on running and diving to his left! And guess who it is! Two balls ago Morkel bowled a no-ball that hadn't been picked up the umpire Gould, this time Morkel's foot is where it should be and Carter has to walk off after mistiming another pull shot. The extra bounce, the lack of room to free the arms - it's West Indies' early tactics, only bolstered by scoreboard pressure of a 409 target 52/3
33.1 to Benn, 87.4 mph, pops up to slip and that's done! Joint biggest defeat in World Cup! It was short and on Benn's body, he can't get away from it and pulls his hands up to try and block. Only ends up sliding it to the slip fielder 151/10
View wickets Imran Tahir 10 2 45 5 4.50 37 2 3
11.1 to Smith, 52.4 mph, holed out at long-on and Miller pulls off a stunner! If it's in the V, it's in the tree they say.... so long as Miller isn't fielding there. This was hit powerfully as Smith looked to take advantage of a loopy legspinner outside off, but Miller raced to his left and threw himself back at the perfect time to grab this incredible catch over this head 52/4
11.6 to Simmons, 53.0 mph, done for! Appeared to be the flipper on middle and Simmons hasn't picked it. Plunges his front leg forward to block outside the line and is struck on the front pad. But wasn't there an inside edge? Why didn't Simmons go for DRS? Huuuuge inside edge! And he didn't review it! 53/5
17.1 to Sammy, 53.0 mph, tossed up googly on middle and leg and lures Sammy into a big slog. He's misread the wrong 'un and Tahir has beaten him between bat and pad and then sets up Quinton de Kock for a massively impressive stumping. May have been blinded by Sammy but he moved to his right, picked up the ball and removed the bails in the brief seconds before Sammy could push his overbalanced backfoot to safety 63/6
17.4 to Russell, 49.8 mph, taken! That's a second double-wicket over and South Africa are hot on the heels of anothe record - the largest margin of victory in ODIS. Three wickets to get and a cushion of 50 runs left. It was shortish and Russell backed away and cut as hard as he could. Only gets a thick outside edge to short third man, who runs forward and dives to his right and claim a good, low catch. Take a bow, Abbott 63/7
25.6 to Ramdin, 52.2 mph, through him and he has a five-for! Celebrates it with kisses blown to the heavens and South Africa are playing the perfect game. This is a flighted googly that slips through Ramdin's defences as he plays all around it 108/8
  F du Plessis 3 0 17 0 5.66 7 1 0

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to bat
Points - South Africa 2, West Indies 0
Player of the match - AB de Villiers (South Africa)
Umpires - SJ Davis and IJ Gould (England)
TV umpire - REJ Martinesz (Sri Lanka)
Match referee - RS Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - Aleem Dar (Pakistan)

Match Notes


    • South Africa innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 30 runs, 1 wicket)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 14.2 overs (86 balls), Extras 4
    • Drinks: South Africa - 68/1 in 16.0 overs (HM Amla 30, F du Plessis 22)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 62 balls (HM Amla 26, F du Plessis 22, Ex 2)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 23.3 overs (141 balls), Extras 5
    • HM Amla: 50 off 75 balls (1 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 121 balls (HM Amla 55, F du Plessis 42, Ex 3)
    • F du Plessis: 50 off 59 balls (2 x 4)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 30.3 overs (183 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: South Africa - 176/3 in 34.0 overs (RR Rossouw 17, AB de Villiers 12)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 72 runs, 0 wicket)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 39 balls (RR Rossouw 31, AB de Villiers 19, Ex 2)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 36.2 overs (218 balls), Extras 8
    • RR Rossouw: 50 off 31 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 60 balls (RR Rossouw 53, AB de Villiers 43, Ex 6)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 39.4 overs (239 balls), Extras 12
    • AB de Villiers: 50 off 30 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 44.1 overs (266 balls), Extras 13
    • AB de Villiers: 100 off 52 balls (12 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • South Africa: 350 runs in 47.3 overs (288 balls), Extras 16
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 15 balls (AB de Villiers 38, F Behardien 10, Ex 2)
    • AB de Villiers: 150 off 64 balls (17 x 4, 6 x 6)
    • South Africa: 400 runs in 49.5 overs (302 balls), Extras 16
    • Innings Break: South Africa - 408/5 in 50.0 overs (AB de Villiers 162, F Behardien 10)
    • West Indies innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 47 runs, 2 wickets)
    • West Indies: 50 runs in 10.4 overs (64 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: West Indies - 62/5 in 16.0 overs (D Ramdin 6, DJG Sammy 4)
    • West Indies: 100 runs in 24.4 overs (148 balls), Extras 8
    • JO Holder: 50 off 44 balls (3 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • West Indies: 150 runs in 32.2 overs (194 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: West Indies - 150/9 in 32.4 overs (JE Taylor 15)
    • Attendance: 23,612
 
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