Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Day

877dAakash Chopra

What makes AB tick

His still head and ability to maintain a low centre of gravity help him to pull off the shots he does

877dFirdose Moonda at the SCG

West Indies wake up to the wrong side of de Villiers

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

877dFirdose Moonda at the SCG

'Fed off Rilee's energy' - AB de Villiers

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*

877dDaniel Brettig at the SCG

Beleaguered Holder scorched in de Villiers blaze

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

877dBishen Jeswant

15 overs, 222 runs

AB de Villiers returned to give West Indies another hammering, this time at the SCG

877dFirdose Moonda in Sydney

Tahir thriving on limited-overs challenge

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

877dFirdose Moonda in Sydney

Gayle's chance at a better run

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

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Five World Cup bowling nightmares

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

877dFirdose Moonda in Sydney

Duminy doubtful starter for West Indies game

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

877dS Rajesh

South Africa's 16-1 advantage

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


SA Clear Favourites


Number of times West Indies have beaten South Africa in their last 18 ODIs.

Best against


Amla's average against WI in ODIs - the highest he averages against any team. Has hit 4 tons and 3 fifties in 11 inns.

Stuck in First Gear


Overs in which South Africa reached fifty, their second-slowest against West Indies since 2001. Slowest is 19.2 overs (2004)

A Big Stand


The partnership between Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis, the 2nd-highest 2nd-wicket stand for SA in World Cups.

Leading from the front


Number of players who have scored 3000 ODI runs as captain; AB de Villiers is the 15th.

Fastest 150


Balls in which AB de Villiers reached his 150, the fastest for any batsman in ODI history.

Mission Impossible?


Number of times that West Indies have successfully chased down a 300+ target in their ODI history.