RESULT
19th Match, Pool B (D/N), Sydney, February 27, 2015, ICC Cricket World Cup
(33.1/50 ov, T:409) 151

South Africa won by 257 runs

Player Of The Match
162* (66)
ab-de-villiers
South Africa INNINGS (50 overs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Quinton de Kock c Russell b Holder1219243063.15
Hashim Amla lbw b Gayle65881221173.86
Faf du Plessis c †Ramdin b Gayle6270933088.57
Rilee Rossouw c †Ramdin b Russell61396461156.41
AB de Villiers (c)not out 16266103178245.45
David Miller c Taylor b Russell20162100125.00
Farhaan Behardien not out 1051801200.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 3, w 11)16
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 8.16, 226 Mts)408/5
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Quinton de Kock, 5.4 ov), 2-145 (Faf du Plessis, 29.2 ov), 3-146 (Hashim Amla, 29.4 ov), 4-280 (Rilee Rossouw, 42.1 ov), 5-328 (David Miller, 46.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Jerome Taylor816408.00226121
Jason Holder102104110.40278622
5.4 to Q de Kock, 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
Andre Russell907428.22195210
42.1 to RR Rossouw, 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 DA Miller, 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
Marlon Samuels201407.0031000
Sulieman Benn1007907.90157110
Daren Sammy705007.14123100
Chris Gayle402125.2590030
29.2 to F du Plessis, 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 HM Amla, 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)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dwayne Smith c Miller b Imran Tahir3134514191.17
Chris Gayle  b Abbott3460075.00
Marlon Samuels c †de Kock b Abbott099000.00
Jonathan Carter c de Villiers b Morkel1020311050.00
Denesh Ramdin  b Imran Tahir2247612046.80
Lendl Simmons lbw b Imran Tahir022000.00
Daren Sammy st †de Kock b Imran Tahir511210045.45
Andre Russell c Abbott b Imran Tahir032000.00
Jason Holder (c)c Amla b Steyn56485634116.66
Jerome Taylor not out 1518302083.33
Sulieman Benn c Amla b Morkel1320033.33
Extras(lb 5, w 3)8
TOTAL33.1 Ov (RR: 4.55, 141 Mts)151
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Chris Gayle, 1.3 ov), 2-16 (Marlon Samuels, 3.3 ov), 3-52 (Jonathan Carter, 10.6 ov), 4-52 (Dwayne Smith, 11.1 ov), 5-53 (Lendl Simmons, 11.6 ov), 6-63 (Daren Sammy, 17.1 ov), 7-63 (Andre Russell, 17.4 ov), 8-108 (Denesh Ramdin, 25.6 ov), 9-150 (Jason Holder, 32.4 ov), 10-151 (Sulieman Benn, 33.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Dale Steyn702413.42320220
32.4 to JO Holder, 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
Kyle Abbott803724.62316010
1.3 to CH Gayle, 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 MN Samuels, 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
Morne Morkel5.102324.45203000
10.6 to JL Carter, 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 SJ Benn, 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
Imran Tahir1024554.50372300
11.1 to DR Smith, 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 LMP Simmons, 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 DJG Sammy, 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 AD Russell, 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 D Ramdin, 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
Faf du Plessis301705.6671000
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MATCH DETAILS
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Series
Season2014/15
Player Of The Match
South Africa
AB de Villiers
Match numberODI no. 3616
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days27 February 2015 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
England
Ian Gould
Australia
Steve Davis
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Ranmore Martinesz
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan
Aleem Dar
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Roshan Mahanama
PointsSouth Africa 2, West Indies 0
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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