As if all those records broken in Johannesburg earlier this year were not enough, South Africa returned to embarrass them with another plethora
His still head and ability to maintain a low centre of gravity help him to pull off the shots he does
AB de Villiers is one of the politest cricketers anyone could wish to meet, but as he set more one-day batting records, this time against West Indies, he made the rudest of interventions
AB de Villiers revealed he had felt 'flat' while walking out to bat, and Rilee Rossouw's positivity gave him impetus during the early part of his blistering 162*
By elevating Jason Holder to the captaincy of a troubled team so early in his career, West Indies have risked stalling the development of an immensly promising cricketer
AB de Villiers plundered a 66-ball 162 to help South Africa beat West Indies by a massive 257-run margin in their Group B encounter played at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.
AB de Villiers returned to give West Indies another hammering, this time at the SCG
Over the last 12 months, Imran Tahir has come back to carve a niche as South Africa's premier limited-overs spinner. And his gleeful celebrations are becoming a more common sight
#BendTheRules Moments from the Group B match between South Africa and West Indies
Chris Gayle's innings' of note have come at long intervals of late; he'll be hoping to break that trend against South Africa following his punishing double against Zimbabwe
West Indies' young captain Jason Holder can console himself as he reflects on the 34 runs he conceded in an over against South Africa that he is not the only World Cup bowler to take a trouncing
AB de Villiers responds to Martin Crowe's letter, promising to be more bold with his captaincy in the future
JP Duminy is a doubtful starter for South Africa's match against West Indies after suffering a slight strain and will have a fitness test on the morning of the match to determine his availability
South Africa's 16-1 record against West Indies is the most lopsided between two top-eight teams in ODIs since the beginning of 2007
Plays of the day from the match between South Africa and West Indies in Sydney
South Africa have commonly toyed with West Indies lately, but the World Cup brings different pressures
Number of times West Indies have beaten South Africa in their last 18 ODIs.
Amla's average against WI in ODIs - the highest he averages against any team. Has hit 4 tons and 3 fifties in 11 inns.
Overs in which South Africa reached fifty, their second-slowest against West Indies since 2001. Slowest is 19.2 overs (2004)
The partnership between Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis, the 2nd-highest 2nd-wicket stand for SA in World Cups.
Number of players who have scored 3000 ODI runs as captain; AB de Villiers is the 15th.
Balls in which AB de Villiers reached his 150, the fastest for any batsman in ODI history.
Number of times that West Indies have successfully chased down a 300+ target in their ODI history.