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2nd ODI, Johannesburg, Jan 18 2015, West Indies tour of South Africa
(50 ov, target 440)291/7
South Africa won by 148 runs
player of the match
AB de Villiers
South Africa
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De Villiers sets breathtaking new century record

AB de Villiers ripped up the record books with the fastest century in ODIs, off just 31 balls to beat the previous quickest set by Corey Anderson off 36 balls little more than a year ago

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Commentator: Alex Winter
Scorecard summary
South Africa439/2(50 overs)
Hashim Amla*153 (142)
West Indies291/7(50 overs)
end of over 505 runs
WI: 291/7CRR: 5.82 
Jason Holder21 (25)
Daren Sammy25 (41)
Morne Morkel10-0-43-2
Dale Steyn10-0-29-1

A remarkable record-breaking day here in Johannesburg. The end result is South Africa are 2-0 up in the series and head to East London to try and snap this series up. 1.30pm start, see you then, take a few deep breaths after this today...



I don't think we need the Presentation to see who is Man of the Match but it will be nice to hear AB de Villiers' thoughts: "Lots of credit to Rilee and Hash up front, it allowed myself to free up. It was always going to be a lot of aggressive batting around Hash. He's a world class batsman, he's making it look easy and taking the pressure off us. I had a lot of time to warm up in the changing room, thinking about how I was playing. I actually wanted David Miller to go in but Russell made a great call, he told me to go in. I played my knock even before I came out to bat, I really wanted to go today. I was on 92 when I knew the record was close and I wasn't going to take singles!"



What does poor Jason Holder make of that? "Tough game, AB took it away from us. We weren't doing too badly in the middle overs but he took it away from us. I thought we could have nailed our yorkers better. A lot of the seniors guys have helped me out these that two games and we can move forward. It was commendable the way Sulieman bowled today, hats off to him. Credit to the two guys who did well with the bat, that's something to work with. We just need to put this behind us."



De Villiers' carnage came off the back of a record opening partnership for South Africa which included a maiden century for Rilee Rossouw and a career-best score for Hashim Amla. But both those knocks were blown out of the water by de Villiers who blasted it from ball one and timed everything in sight. His knock included 16 sixes and the ball disappeared to all parts courtesy of some incredible strokemaking.



They didn't need to do too much in this second innings but South Africa have bowled pretty well, Dale Steyn especially, to close out a 148-run win. But it was of course the carnage in the first innings that set this up. West Indies in fact lost by one fewer run than AB de Villiers made! And of course he made them in just 44 balls, going past 100 in 31 for the fastest ODI century, it was quite remarkable.



49.6
Morkel to Holder, no run

length ball on off stump, blocked back to the bowler, what a nondescript end!

49.5
Morkel to Holder, no run

short again, right at the batsman who's up on his toes to drop at his feet, well played

49.4
Morkel to Holder, no run

tighter line, gets a bat on this to drive to extra-cover

49.3
Morkel to Holder, no run

fuller length, moves away a tad and beats the outside edge with Holder trying to drive through cover

49.3
1w
Morkel to Holder, 1 wide

shorter and now a wide

49.2
Morkel to Holder, no run

back of a length outside off, keeps the hands inside the line

49.1
4
Morkel to Holder, FOUR runs

full length on off stump and Holder strikes beautifully through the line, what timing, inside mid-off races away

One more to come then, not the best second innings, West Indies have never been remotely within a slight chance of chasing these...

end of over 497 runs
WI: 286/7CRR: 5.83 • RRR: 154.00 • Need 154 from 6b
Daren Sammy25 (41)
Jason Holder17 (19)
Dale Steyn10-0-29-1
Imran Tahir10-0-60-1

Quality spell from Steyn...

48.6
Steyn to Sammy, no run

wide line and left alone

48.5
1
Steyn to Holder, 1 run

back on a full length wide of off stump, driven out to deep cover

And the dream dies!

48.4
4
Steyn to Holder, FOUR runs

drops the length and Holders pulls for four backward of square!!

Three...

48.3
Steyn to Holder, no run

tighter line, driven straight to backward point

Four...

48.2
Steyn to Holder, no run

two feet outside off on a length, left alone

Five dots needed...

48.1
2
Steyn to Holder, 2 runs

forward just outside off, driven at and gets a thick outside edge past slip and Tahir does really well out on the boundary to save four

We have some excitement! If Steyn concedes two or fewer it's his most economical 10-over spell in an ODI...

end of over 482 runs
WI: 279/7CRR: 5.81 • RRR: 80.50 • Need 161 from 12b
Daren Sammy25 (40)
Jason Holder10 (14)
Imran Tahir10-0-60-1
Dale Steyn9-0-22-1
47.6
Tahir to Sammy, no run

more air, spins away and beats the drive of Holder

47.5
1
Tahir to Holder, 1 run

fuller length, forward to drive out to deep cover

47.4
1
Tahir to Sammy, 1 run

touch too short, back in front of off stump to dab and take a single to cover

47.3
Tahir to Sammy, no run

full length just outside off, long stride out to defend back to the bowler

47.2
Tahir to Sammy, no run

googly, forced out to short third man as he got cramped up

47.1
Tahir to Sammy, no run

floated up just outside off, driven on the bounce back to the bowler

end of over 473 runs
WI: 277/7CRR: 5.89 • RRR: 54.33 • Need 163 from 18b
Jason Holder9 (13)
Daren Sammy24 (35)
Dale Steyn9-0-22-1
Imran Tahir9-0-58-1
46.6
Steyn to Holder, no run

full length wide of off stump, driven at and plays and misses, Steyn wants a caught behind appeal, no-one else does

Best performances - batsmen
Hashim Amla portrait
HM Amla
153 runs (142)
14 fours
0 sixes
Control87%
Productive shot
flick
47 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
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AB de Villiers portrait
AB de Villiers
149 runs (44)
9 fours
16 sixes
Control66%
Productive shot
off drive
26 runs
2 fours
3 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Morne Morkel portrait
M Morkel
O
10
M
0
R
43
W
2
ECO
4.3
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Vernon Philander
VD Philander
O
10
M
0
R
69
W
2
ECO
6.9
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies tour of South Africa
Season2014/15
Player Of The Match
AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers
Series resultSouth Africa led the 5-match series 2-0
Match numberODI no. 3583
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30, Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45
Match days18 January 2015 - day match (50-over match)
Umpires
South Africa Image
Adrian Holdstock
Australia Image
Steve Davis
TV Umpire
India Image
Sundaram Ravi
Reserve Umpire
South Africa Image
Johan Cloete
Match Referee
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Chris Broad