Dho Daala! South Africa hand royal thrashing to West Indies

UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2015 05:31 PM IST 9 Photos
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Captain De Villiers led from the front as South Africa routed West Indies by 257 runs. Not only did he score a scintillating 162* off a mere 66 balls, he was a livewire on the field and took a blinder.

Captain De Villiers led from the front as South Africa routed West Indies by 257 runs. Not only did he score a scintillating 162* off a mere 66 balls, he was a livewire on the field and took a blinder.

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Hashim Amla had failed to hit the stride in the tournament, and decided to take his time and play himself in. He went on to score a fluent 65 and stitched a 127-run partnership with Faf du Plessis.

Hashim Amla had failed to hit the stride in the tournament, and decided to take his time and play himself in. He went on to score a fluent 65 and stitched a 127-run partnership with Faf du Plessis.

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Chris Gayle failed with the bat, but he began the match with a bang. He dismissed both well set batsmen (Amla and du Plessis) in his 2nd over.

Chris Gayle failed with the bat, but he began the match with a bang. He dismissed both well set batsmen (Amla and du Plessis) in his 2nd over.

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After Amla and du Plessis departed, Rilee Rossouw and AB de Villiers joined hands to wreak havoc upon West Indian bowlers. They started well and shifted gears during the batting powerplay, slamming 72 runs in the 5 overs.

After Amla and du Plessis departed, Rilee Rossouw and AB de Villiers joined hands to wreak havoc upon West Indian bowlers. They started well and shifted gears during the batting powerplay, slamming 72 runs in the 5 overs.

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The run-rate kept increasing with every over. From 147/2, South Africa jumped to 312/4 after 45 overs. De Villiers was relentless and reached his century in 52 balls.

The run-rate kept increasing with every over. From 147/2, South Africa jumped to 312/4 after 45 overs. De Villiers was relentless and reached his century in 52 balls.

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AB de Villiers already has the fastest ODI fifty and century under his name. He added one more feather to his hat by slamming the fastest 150 in ODI cricket in 64 balls.

AB de Villiers already has the fastest ODI fifty and century under his name. He added one more feather to his hat by slamming the fastest 150 in ODI cricket in 64 balls.

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Skipper AB de Villiers saved his best for West Indies counterpart Jason Holder. Holder's first 7 overs yielded only 29 runs...

Skipper AB de Villiers saved his best for West Indies counterpart Jason Holder. Holder's first 7 overs yielded only 29 runs...

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After De Villier's fireworks, Imran Tahir scalped five wickets to have West Indies reeling at 63 for 7. West Indies managed to cross the three-figure mark only due to Jason Holder's 56.

After De Villier's fireworks, Imran Tahir scalped five wickets to have West Indies reeling at 63 for 7. West Indies managed to cross the three-figure mark only due to Jason Holder's 56.

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South Africa brought out their pyrotechnics while fielding too. They put their dismal performance against India behind and matched each other catch for catch, dive for dive. David Miller and AB de Villiers were the stand out performers.

South Africa brought out their pyrotechnics while fielding too. They put their dismal performance against India behind and matched each other catch for catch, dive for dive. David Miller and AB de Villiers were the stand out performers.

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