AB de Villiers registers the second fastest century in World Cups © Getty Images
AB de Villiers registers the second fastest century in World Cups © Getty Images

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AB de Villiers: Extremely happy with the way things today. Our batsmen assessed the conditions well. We paced the innings very well as well. We played a patient game and it worked. Imran Tahir showed great control and variation, so credit to him.

Jason Holder: Credit it to South Africa for the way they played. We need to get this game behind us and be prepared for India.

South Africa beat West Indies by 257 runs, courtesy of an unbeaten century from AB de Villiers, due to which South Africa posted 408. West Indies were bowled out for just 151 in their innings. Read Amit Banerjee’s match report

Man of the match: AB de Villiers

Live Score West Indies 151/10 | Overs 33.1

BATTING:   Jerome Taylor 15 (19)

OUT! It’s all over at Sydney. South Africa post a huge win as Sulieman Benn is out for just one. This is a huge morale boosting win South Africa and it will do their net run rate a world of good.  South Africa win by 257 runs and go to the top of Pool B.

 Sulieman Benn c Amla b Morkel  1 (3)

Live Score West Indies 151/9 | Overs 33

BATTING:   Jerome Taylor 15 (19), Sulieman Benn  1 (2)

OUT! Jason Holder goes for one shot too many and is finally dismissed as Dale Steyn returns to the attack. He had hit a SIX off Steyn but Steyn eventually had the last laugh. Good innings by Holder though.

Jason Holder c Amla b Steyn 56 (48)

Live Score West Indies 144/8 | Overs 32

BATTING:  Jason Holder 50 (44), Jerome Taylor 15 (19)

ONE! Jason Holder brings up his first 50 in ODIs. FOUR! Jerome Taylor gets into the act as he smashes Morne Morkel over covers for a boundary. Nevertheless, good effort by the West indies skipper.

Live Score West Indies 137/8 | Overs 31

BATTING:  Jason Holder 49 (41), Jerome Taylor 9 (16)

FOUR! West Indies skipper Jason Holder is inching closer to his maiden half-century with that boundary. South Africa are just two wickets away from a big one. Holder is offering good resistance at the moment.

Live Score West Indies 129/8 | Overs 30

BATTING:  Jason Holder 42 (37), Jerome Taylor 8 (14)

Imran Tahir bowls his last over of the match. Starts off with a ONE! Jason Holder drives the ball through covers for a single. ONE! Kyle Abbott then misjudges a ball, which was skied by Jerome Taylor and he survives. FOUR! Jason Holder then goes over covers for a boundary and follows it up with a six over long on against the spin.

Live Score West Indies 110/8 | Overs 28

BATTING:  Jason Holder 30 (31), Jerome Taylor 1 (7)

Imran Tahir bowls an excellent over, he bowls a MAIDEN. Although he did not pick up any wicket in that over, he will be content with his performance. South Africa on the brink of a big victory.

Live Score West Indies 110/8 | Overs 27

BATTING:  Jason Holder 30 (31), Jerome Taylor 1 (1)

Huge appeal off the final ball of the over. Looks like stand-in skipper Faf du Plessis wanted to take a review but he could not as South Africa exceeded the time limit. They need just two runs to win.

Live Score West Indies 108/8 | Overs 26

BATTING:  Jason Holder 29 (26)

OUT! Imran Tahir registers his first five-wicket haul as he manages to dismiss Denesh Ramdin. Ramdin was playing on the front foot and he was clean bowled. South Africa just two wickets away from victory.

Denesh Ramdin b Tahir 22 (47)

Live Score West Indies 103/7 | Overs 25

BATTING: Denesh Ramdin 19 (43), Jason Holder 27 (24)

At the half-way stage West Indies finally go past 100. It’s been a struggle until now and seems like things will get even worse as they look to fold soon. South Africa are not giving anything away at all.

Live Score West Indies 96/7 | Overs 24

BATTING: Denesh Ramdin 14 (40), Jason Holder 25 (21)

FOUR! Jason Holder drives the ball beautifully through covers for a boundary. ONE! He plays it in the deep for a single. West Indies still on the verge of a heavy loss.

Live Score West Indies 85/7 | Overs 22

BATTING: Denesh Ramdin 11 (33), Jason Holder 17 (16)

SIX! Jason Holder hits the ball over the long off fence for a huge six. Jason Holder hopes to get a few more lusty blows before the conclusion of the match. NINE runs off that over.

Live Score West Indies 76/7 | Overs 21

BATTING: Denesh Ramdin 9 (30), Jason Holder 10 (13)

Faf du Plessis is the new bowler. The part-time bowler does not give away anything and he keeps things tight. West Indies have a mountain to climb as they are in deep trouble now.

Live Score West Indies 72/7 | Overs 20

BATTING: Denesh Ramdin 8 (28), Jason Holder 7 (9)

SIX! Jason Holder smashes Imran Tahir down the ground for a huge six out of nowhere. Plenty more required though. Imran Tahir just one short of his five wickets.

Live Score West Indies 64/7 | Overs 19

BATTING: Denesh Ramdin 7 (26), Jason Holder 0 (5)

Dale Steyn once again keeps things quiet. West Indies finding it tough to get any runs at the moment. A huge loss seems on the cards for West Indies and their net run rate will take a severe beating after this match.

Live Score West Indies 63/7 | Overs 18

BATTING: Denesh Ramdin 6 (23), Jason Holder 0 (2)

OUT! Darren Sammy is out stumped. He plays a defensive stroke but his foot is hanging in the air when the bails are dislodged by Quinton de Kock. OUT AGAIN! Imran Tahir is on a roll as he removes new batsman Andre Russell for a duck. South Africa will now look to wrap the innings very quickly.

Darren Sammy st de kock b Tahir 5 (11), Andre Russell c Abbott b Tahir 0 (3)

Live Score West Indies 63/5 | Overs 17

BATTING: Denesh Ramdin 6 (23), Darren Sammy 5 (10)

DOT off the first two deliveries and and Darren Sammy flashes at a ball outside off stump and gets a SINGLE! DOT! Ramdin plays the ball straight to backward point. BEATEN! Ramdin is beaten outside off stump and this ends the over.

Live Score West Indies 62/5 | Overs 16

BATTING: Denesh Ramdin 6 (20), Darren Sammy 4 (7)

After just one run from the 15th over, Imran Tahir now continues and looks very menacing. But again just one run from that over. Seems like just a matter of time before they wrap up the match.

Live Score West Indies 60/5 | Overs 14

BATTING: Denesh Ramdin 6 (11), Darren Sammy 2 (4)

Imran Tahir is bowling with his tail up as he looks to dislodge more West Indies batsmen. Denesh Ramdin and Darren Sammy must try to rescue West Indies from this position.

Live Score West Indies 57/5 | Overs 13

BATTING: Denesh Ramdin 5 (9), Darren Sammy 0 (0)

FOUR! Denesh Ramdin cuts the ball behind backward point for a boundary. Good shot by Ramdin, amidst this chaos. BEAUTY! Morkel gets a ball to nip back in and Ramdin has no clue about it. Misunderstanding between Ramdin and new batsman Darren Sammy, courtesy of an excellent stop by David Miller at backward point, no damage done.

Live Score West Indies 53/5 | Overs 12

BATTING: Denesh Ramdin 1 (3)

OUT! Dwayne Smith is out too as he tries to take on new bowler Imran Tahir out of the ground. But he only finds David Miller in the deep, who takes an excellent catch. OUT AGAIN! Lendl Simmons is out LBW for a duck after just coming in. Brilliant over by Imran Tahir, he picks up two wickets and concedes just one run.

 Dwayne Smith 31 (34) c Miller b Tahir, Lendl Simmons LBW Tahir 0 (2)

Live Score West Indies 52/3 | Overs 11

BATTING: Dwayne Smith 31 (33)

Dwayne Smith and Jonathan Carter find it difficult to get some quick runs as Morne Morkel is bowling a tight line and length. The big shots they are are attempting are taking get the big shots. But Morkel has finally gotten the wicket of Carter as he tries to go over the top but only manages to hit it straight to AB de Villiers at mid on.

Jonathan Carter c de Villiers b Morkel 10 (20)

Live Score West Indies 47/2 | Overs 10

BATTING: Dwayne Smith 30 (32), Jonathan Carter 6 (15)

FOUR! Dwayne Smith smashes the ball over the top and gets another boundary. He has to carry on and get a big score for West Indies. He then takes ONE and gives strike to Jonathan Carter, who safely negotiates the remaining deliveries.

Live Score West Indies 42/2 | Overs 9

BATTING: Dwayne Smith 25 (28), Jonathan Carter 6 (13)

FOUR! Dwayne Smith looks to get some quick runs as he smashes Morne Morkel over the top for a boundary. Jonathan Carter swings at a ball and misses off the final ball of the over. FIVE runs from that over.

Live Score West Indies 37/2 | Overs 8

BATTING: Dwayne Smith 20 (24), Jonathan Carter 6 (11)

DROPPED! Imran Tahir drops a straight forward catch at mid on. FOUR! Dwayne Smith then gets an inside edge and and the ball runs away for another boundary.

Live Score West Indies 31/2 | Overs 7

BATTING: Dwayne Smith 15 (19), Jonathan Carter 5 (10)

Morne Morkel is introduced into the attack. He starts off extremely accurately. Both West Indies players finding it hard to put him away. A good run out chance was missed whrn Carter played the ball in front of him and set off for a quick single. Rilee Rossouw missed the wickets throwing it at the striker’s end. Had he hei, Smith would have been out by a long distance.

Live Score West Indies 29/2 | Overs 6

BATTING: Dwayne Smith 14 (17), Jonathan Carter 4 (6)

FOUR! Kyle Abbott bowls a wide ball outside off stump and Dwayne Smith crashes the ball through covers for a boundary. FOUR MORE! A short delivery is pulled to the mid wicket fence for another boundary by Jonathan Carter, who is off the mark. Decent over for West Indies.

Live Score West Indies 20/2 | Overs 5

BATTING: Dwayne Smith 10 (13), Jonathan Carter 0 (4)

Dale Steyn comes steaming in . Dwayne Smith one right back to Steyn but he doesn’t manage to hang on to it as it was traveling at a serious pace. Smith survives, much to the relief of West Indies. Good over, Just FOUR from it.

Live Score West Indies 16/2 | Overs 4

BATTING: Dwayne Smith 8 (8), Jonathan Carter 0 (3)

OUT! Marlon Samuels is gone caught behind for a duck. Another major blow for West Indies. South Africa right on top in this match. Jonathan Carter is the new batsman. Abbott is looking in top form at the moment. Another good over for South Africa.

Marlon Samuels c de Kock b Abbott 0 (9)

Live Score West Indies 15/1 | Overs 3

BATTING: Dwayne Smith 7 (6), Marlon Samuels 0 (8)

Dale Steyn bowls an excellent over and West Indies batsmen find it hard to get any runs. Just a WIDE and a LEG BYE from that over. West Indies have suffered a major loss after the wicket of Chris Gayle in the previous over.

Live Score West Indies 13/1 | Overs 2

BATTING: Dwayne Smith 7 (4), Marlon Samuels 0 (3)

ONE LEG BYE! Kyle Abbott bowls it on the pads and West Indies get an easy single. ONE LEG BYE! Abbott again strays down the pads of Dwayne Smith and gets one. OUT! Abbott strikes! Gayle gave himself room outside leg stump and the ball crashes into the leg stump. The dangerous Gayle is back in the pavilion for just three. Marlon Samuels is the new batsman. Huge appeal off his first delivery but he is safe, no review taken. WIDE! Abbott bowls one down the leg side. He then follows it up two DOTS.

Chris Gayle b Abbott 3 (4)

Live Score West Indies 10/0 | Overs 1

BATTING: Dwayne Smith 7 (4) Chris Gayle  3 (2)

ONE! Dwayne Smith plays a cut to third man to get off the mark.  DOT! Chris Gayle doesn’t manage to get a run. THREE! Gayle then launches the ball over mid on picks up three runs. DOT! Smith plays the ball towards covers, no run. SIX! Smith ends the over with a superb six over mid wicket. Good start for West Indies.

AB de Villiers’ magnificent innings takes South Africa to the second highest team total in a World Cup. West Indoes need 409 runs to win. Can Chris Gayle and co chase this huge target or will South Africa register a humongous win. READ South Africa vs West Indies: Innings Report

In the meantime, have a look at this extra-ordinary short played by Rilee Rossouw earlier in the innings.

Live Score South Africa 408/5 | Overs 50

BATTING:  AB de Villiers 162 (66), Farhaan Behardien 10 (5)

TWO! Jason Holder to bowl the final delivery and starts off with a couple of runs. Follows it up with two huge SIXES and a FOUR down the fround to bring up the fastest 150 in an ODI. SIX! This time over long on. 400 up for South Africa. Magnificent effort. Another SIX to finish. 30 runs. 30 runs from the final over of the innings.

Live Score South Africa 378/5 | Overs 49

BATTING:  AB de Villiers 132 (60), Farhaan Behardien 10 (5)

SIX! Farhaan behardien gets into the act as he smashes Andre Russell over the long off fence for a six. ONE to bring de Villiers back on strike, who then smashes the ball towards mid wicket for a FOUR! DROPPED! Dwayne Smith drops a reasonably simple. DOT to finish. 50 partnership is up in just 15 deliveries.

Live Score South Africa 364/5 | Overs 48

BATTING:  AB de Villiers 127 (58), Farhaan Behardien 1 (1)

FOUR! AB de Villiers strikies the ball over the top for a boundary. SIX! That’s it! De Villiers is now the second fastest to a century. He gets to this feat off just 52 deliveries. TWO FOURS back-to-back. Typical de Villiers shots over square leg. FOUR MORE! This time it’s a reverse sweep. He’s making it look too easy at the moment. DROPPED! Suleiman Benn drops de Villiers after he skies the ball. SIX! De Villiers finishes the over with another six. 34 runs off that over!!!!

Live Score South Africa 330/5 | Overs 47

BATTING:  AB de Villiers 95 (50), Farhaan Behardien 1 (1)

FOUR! AB de Villiers sweeps him to a boundary. He is nearing yet another century now. ONE! to bring David Miller back on strike. OUT! David Miller takes is dismissed after an excellent catch in the deep with just one hand.

David Miller c Tayor b Russell 20 (16)

Live Score South Africa 323/4 | Overs 46

BATTING:  AB de Villiers 89 (46), David Miller 20 (15)

AB de Villiers looks exhausted but David Miller manages to get three TWOS in the first three deliveries of the 46th over. DOT BALL! The first dot after many. WIDE! Jason Holder bowls a tired delivery. TWO off the last ball as Miller skies the ball and Chris Gayle drops the catch running back after a misunderstanding between two fielders.

Live Score South Africa 312/4 | Overs 45

BATTING:  AB de Villiers 89 (46), David Miller 10 (9)

300 up for South Africa! SIX! AB de Villiers ends the over with a buge six over backward square leg and the West Indies players do not seem to have any answers to his amazing batting. 350 on the cards here.

Live Score South Africa 299/4 | Overs 44

BATTING:  AB de Villiers 78 (42), David Miller 8 (7)

Suleiman Benn to bowl the 44th over. AB de Villiers hits back-to-back boundaries as South Africa near the 300-run mark. De Villiers and David Miller look to set a humongous score for West Indies to chase.

Live Score South Africa 286/4 | Overs 43

BATTING:  AB de Villiers 69 (39), David Miller 5 (4)

OUT! Rilee Rossouw after playing a magnificent innings perishes after he looks to hoists the ball over the fence. He’s out for a well made 39-ball 61. David Miller is the new batsman in for South Africa. He’s immediately off the mark with TWO and follows it up with ONE! SINGLE down to deep mid wicket. TWO MORE runs down to deep mid-wicket to end the over.

Rilee Rossouw c Ramdin b Russell 61 (39)

Live Score South Africa 280/3 | Overs 42

BATTING: Rilee Rossouw 61 (38), AB de Villiers 68 (38)

FOUR! Rilee Rossouw continues the onslaught and smashes the ball for FOUR! AB de Villiers too joins the act and sweeps Suleiman Benn for another FOUR! Another good over for South Africa.

Live Score South Africa 269/3 | Overs 41

BATTING: Rilee Rossouw 55 (34), AB de Villiers 63 (36)

Andre Russell is now into the attacking, at a time when both South Africa batsmen are running riot. FOUR! De Villiers pulls the ball through mid wicket and collects yet another boundary. FOUR! Last ball is gone to the fence for another boundary. Good end to the over for South Africa.

Live Score South Africa 258/3 | Overs 40

BATTING: Rilee Rossouw 54 (33), AB de Villiers 53 (31)

FOUR! Suleiman Benn comes into the attack and AB de Villiers hits him inside out for a boundary over covers. FOUR! He then clips the ball over mid wicket for another boundary. ANOTHER FOUR brings up 50 for de Villiers off just 30 deliveries. TWO! Another two runs to finish the over.

Live Score South Africa 240/3 | Overs 39

BATTING: Rilee Rossouw 53 (32), AB de Villiers 36 (26)

ONE! AB de Villiers runs through for a quick single and the bowler Jerome Taylor hits the wicket but he is safe. TWO! Taylor bowls a good delivery but an overthrow gives them a couple of runs. THREE WIDES! Poor stuff from Taylor and the batsmen are gifted three in the process. ONE! Played to short fine leg, Denesh Ramdin retrieves the ball. ONE! De Villiers tries to go inside out, but it takes the edge and foes to deep cover. SIX! Rilee Rossouw gets to his half-century off just 31 deliveries as he jumps and cuts the ball over point. Great stuff! ONE! The over ends with a single.

Live Score South Africa 224/3 | Overs 38

BATTING: Rilee Rossouw 42 (28), AB de Villiers 34 (24)

FOUR! After three singles, AB de Villiers smashes one over the bowler for a boundary. FOUR MORE! De Villiers crashes it through the covers and collects another boundary. Brilliant stuff by South Africa!

Live Score South Africa 212/3 | Overs 37

BATTING: Rilee Rossouw 40 (26), AB de Villiers 24 (20)

FOUR! Rilee Rossouw smashes a full toss through covers for a boundary that brings up the 50-run stand between AB de Villiers and Rilee Rossouw. TWO! Another full toss, but this time Rossouw manages to get two runs through covers. FOUR! Taylor oversteps and FREE HIT has been given as the ball sails through to the boundary. ONE! The free hit is smashed back but it bits de Villiers at the other end and goes to the long off fielder. FOUR! De Villiers smashes the ball past the bowler for another boundary. ONE! De Villiers gets a single down to long on. DOT! Down to mid off and Rossouw will keep strike.

Live Score South Africa 194/3 | Overs 36

BATTING: Rilee Rossouw 28 (21), AB de Villiers 19 (18)

South have taken the batting powerplay and Jason Holder brings himself on. South Africa don’t look to do anything fancy but they manage to score off every delivery, which is extremely crucial at this stage.

Live Score South Africa 186/3 | Overs 35

BATTING: Rilee Rossouw 24 (18), AB de Villiers 15 (15)

Jerome Taylor is back into the attack and he starts with a DOT. AB de Villiers  and Rilee Rossouw are running well between the wickets. FOUR off the last delivery gives South Africa 10 runs from that over.

Live Score South Africa 176/3 | Overs 34

BATTING: Rilee Rossouw 17 (14), AB de Villiers 12 (13)

ONE! Chris Gayle continues and AB de Cilliers plays him down the ground for a run. DOT! Rilee Rossouw plays it to cover for no run. Another DOT! Good stuff from Gayle. ONE! Down to deep point.  ONE! Driven to deep cover for another single. WIDE! Down the leg side. ONE off the last ball to end the over.

Live Score South Africa 171/3 | Overs 33

BATTING: Rilee Rossouw 15 (10), AB de Villiers 10 (11)

Darren Sammy continues and he has been on the expensive side today. FOUR! Rilee Rossouw breaks the shackles and smashes the slow delivery from Sammy over mid wicket for a boundary. FOUR MORE! He then pulls a short ball towards the square leg fence. Expensive over from Sammy!

Live Score South Africa 159/3 | Overs 32

BATTING: Rilee Rossouw 5 (6), AB de Villiers 8 (9)

AB de Villiers and Rilee Rossouw must now build a good partnership to get South Africa to a good position. After Chris Gayle picked up two wickets in the previous over, the batsmen play him cautiously.

Live Score South Africa 153/3 | Overs 31

BATTING: Rilee Rossouw 2 (3), AB de Villiers 6 (6)

TWO! Ab de Villiers starts the over off with a couple of runs. DOT! Darren Sammy bowls a good delivery. ONE! De Villiers plays it down the ground for a run, which brings up 150 for South Africa. DOT! Rilee Rossouw hits it to short cover. ONE down to deep point. TWO! De Villiers plays it with soft hands and gets a couple of runs through deep square leg.

Live Score South Africa 147/3 | Overs 30

BATTING: Rilee Rossouw 1 (1), AB de Villiers 1 (2)

OUT! Chris Gayle strikes. Faf du Plessis tries to go for the big shot over covers but Denesh Ramdin stays alert and takes a brilliant catch. Du Plessis, who was looking good is out for 62 off 70 deliveries. Rilee Rossouw is the new batsman. Surprisinglt AB de Villiers has decided not to come out at No.4. OUT AGAIN! Hashim Amla is trapped LBW by Gayle again for 65! West indies are right back in this game after that double strike. AB de Villiers is the new batsman and he is off the mark off his second delivery. Two wickets from that over from Gayle

Faf du Plessis c ramdin b Gayle 62 (70), Hashim Amla LBW b Gayle 65 (88)

Live Score South Africa 145/1 | Overs 29

BATTING: Hashim Amla 65 (87), Faf du Plessis 62 (68)

Marlon Samuels is now into the wicket. ONE off the first two deliveries, both through covers. TWO! Faf du Plessis then scoops the ball over the wicket keeper and picks up a couple. DOT Du Plessis plays the ball to short fine leg. FOUR! Du Plessis rocks back and puts the ball over covers for a boundary. ONE! Last ball goes for a single to deep square leg.

Live Score South Africa 136/1 | Overs 28

BATTING: Hashim Amla 64 (86), Faf du Plessis 54 (63)

Chris Gayle is now into the attack. ONE! Faf du Plessis plays him to deep square leg for a single. ONE! Hashim Amla then gets a single as well. WIDE! Gayle strays down the leg side and is rightly called a wide. TWO! Batsmen run quickly for two runs after playing the ball to deep square leg. SINGLES off the last two deliveries.

Live Score South Africa 128/1 | Overs 27

BATTING: Hashim Amla 60 (83), Faf du Plessis 51 (60)

Faf du Plessis is playing very well as he smashes Darren Sammy straight over the top of a FOUR! ONE! Faf du Plessis brings up hi 14th half century. He and Hashim Amla are rotating the strike very well. DOT off the last delivery but NINE runs have come off that over from Sammy.

Live Score South Africa 119/1 | Overs 26

BATTING: Hashim Amla 58 (81), Faf du Plessis 43 (56)

Suleiman Benn has bowled very well so far. The batsmen seem to be content with singles at the moment. SINGLE off the fourth delivery brings up the 100 partnership off 123 deliveries. This is good stuff from South Africa, especially after losing an early wicket.

Live Score South Africa 112/1 | Overs 25

BATTING: Hashim Amla 56 (78), Faf du Plessis 39 (53)

SIX! Hashim Amla reaches his half-century with a huge six off Darren Sammy over long off. Also, the first six of the match. It has been a good innings by Amla so far. Good running off the last delivery fetches TWO runs.

Live Score South Africa 102/1 | Overs 24

BATTING: Hashim Amla 47 (73), Faf du Plessis 38 (52)

Suleimann Benn starts another fresh over and THREE SINGLES off the first three deliveries brings up the 100 for South Africa. ONE! last delivery off the over is smashed back for a single, Faf du Plessis did well to get out of the way.

Live Score South Africa 97/1 | Overs 23

BATTING: Hashim Amla 44 (69), Faf du Plessis 36 (50)

South Africa batsmen are content with singles at the moment. They do not seem to take risks at this stage . The partnership is blossoming well as well. Darren Sammy gives away just THREE runs from that over. Good stuff!

Live Score South Africa 94/1 | Overs 22

BATTING: Hashim Amla 42 (65), Faf du Plessis 34 (47)

Suleiman Benn continues. Faf du Plessisis using the feet well against the tall spinner in his pursuit for some quick runs. But in the end, just FOUR SINGLES off that over.

Live Score South Africa 90/1 | Overs 21

BATTING: Hashim Amla 40 (62), Faf du Plessis 33 (45)

Darren Sammy continues and Faf du Plessis gets a SINGLE off the first ball. DOT! Hashim Amla plays it back to the bowler. DOT! Amla plays an expansive drive, no run. ONE! Amla then clips the ball to deep square leg for a single. DOT! Du Plesis plays with soft hands and run through for a single. DOT to finish the 21st over.

Live Score South Africa 87/1 | Overs 20

BATTING: Hashim Amla 39 (58), Faf du Plessis 31 (43)

ONE! Hashim Amla plays it to deep cover, one run. ONE! Another single down to the same area. DOT! Amla charges down the track, excellent stop by Suleiman Benn off his own bowling. ONE! Amla plays to long on for a single. ONE! Du Plessis takea another single. DOT to finish another over.

Live Score South Africa 83/1 | Overs 19

BATTING: Hashim Amla 37 (54), Faf du Plessis 29 (41)

Darren Sammy is introduced into the attack and he starts off well. The last ball takes an edge and goes to third man. Faf du Plessis survives. Ends a decent over from the former skipper.

Live Score South Africa 76/1 | Overs 18

BATTING: Hashim Amla 33 (50), Faf du Plessis 26 (39)

Lucky break for Hashmi Amla! He edges the ball from Suleimann Benn and is lucky to pick up a couple of runs. Good Over by Benn, Just FOUR runs from that over.

Live Score South Africa 72/1 | Overs 17

BATTING: Hashim Amla 30 (45), Faf du Plessis 25 (38)

Andre Russell resumes proceedings after the drinks break with a short delivery. TWo! Faf du Plessis drives the beall down the ground and picks up two runs despite of a good effort by the fielder. DOT! Du Plessis plays the ball straight to mid-wicket. ONE! He plays it to dee point for just one. Amla then leaves the final ball of the over alone.

Live Score South Africa 68/1 | Overs 16

BATTING: Hashim Amla 30 (44), Faf du Plessis 22 (33)

FOUR! Suleiman Benn bowls a short ball outside off stump and it’s cut away for a boundary through point. ONE! He then plays it down the ground for one run. TWO! Lendl Simmons slips in the deep that allows the batsmen to take a couple of runs. ONE! Played down the ground. DOT! Amla plays it back to the bowler. TWO! Amla plays the ball towards deep mid wicket for a couple. 50 partnership up!

Live Score South Africa 58/1 | Overs 15

BATTING: Hashim Amla 23 (40), Faf du Plessis 19 (31)

Andre Russell continues and Hashim Amla plays him to square leg for a single. 50 up for South Africa!  FOUR! Faf du Plessis latches on to a short ball and pulls Russell for a boundary. Much needed one for South Africa. ONE! He then sensibly guides the ball down to third man. Amla carves the final delivery to the right of third man and gets THREE runs.

Live Score South Africa 49/1 | Overs 14

BATTING: Hashim Amla 19 (37), Faf du Plessis 14 (28)

Suleiman Benn is introduced into the attack. Hashim Amla plays him down the ground off the second delivery for a single. ONE! Faf du Plessis takes a single and puts Amla back on strike. ONE! Amla then clips the ball towards deep mid-wicket for another run.

Live Score South Africa 46/1 | Overs 13

BATTING: Hashim Amla 17 (34), Faf du Plessis 13 (25)

Jerome Taylor continues and Hashim Ala moves across his off stump and collects TWO runs down to fine leg. He again crashes the ball through covers and picks up TWO runs again, courtesy of some good running. ONE The ball pops in the air after it takes an outside edge but falls safely.

Live Score South Africa 39/1 | Overs 12

BATTING: Hashim Amla 12 (29), Faf du Plessis 11 (24)

Marlon Samuels gets a chance to bowl for the first time in this match and the batsmen seem to be happy with just singles at the moment. Samuels however manages to keep it very tight and gives away just FIVE runs from the over.

Live Score South Africa 34/1 | Overs 11

BATTING: Hashim Amla 10 (26), Faf du Plessis 8 (21)

Andre Russell is introduced into the attack. LEG BYE! He wraps Faf du Plessis on the pads and the batsmen scamper for a SINGLE. ONE! Amla plays the ball to mid on and runs through for a quick single. DOT! Du Plessis turns the ball to square leg, no run. DOT! Slow delivery from Russell, safely negotiated by du Plessis. DOT! Du Plessis drives the ball to mid off, no run. TWO! Du Plessis plays the ball between mid-wicket and mid on, collects a couple of runs.

Live Score South Africa 30/1 | Overs 10

BATTING: Hashim Amla 9 (25), Faf du Plessis 6 (16)

DOT! Jason Holder continues and starts off with a DOT! Another DOT! Faf du Plessis leaves the ball outside off stump alone. DOT! Du Plessis plays the ball towards short cover. DOT! Good drive off the back foot through the covers, sadly finds the fielder. DOT! Du Plessis chases a ball wide outside off stump, straight to backward point. ONE! Du Plessis plays the ball to mid-wicket and gets a single and will retain strike.

Live Score South Africa 29/1 | Overs 9

BATTING: Hashim Amla 9 (25), Faf du Plessis 5 (10)

DOT! Hashim Amla plays that out cautiously. DOT! Amla plays it well through covers, but a good stop by the fielder there prevents some runs. DOT AGAIN! Amla finds the fielder again. ONE! Short ball is pulled towards fine leg for a single. ONE! Faf du Plessis plays it to mid off for a quick single. DOT! to finish the over.

Live Score South Africa 27/1 | Overs 8

BATTING: Hashim Amla 8 (20), Faf du Plessis 4 (9)

Jason Holder continues. ONE! Hashim Amla plays the ball towards mid-wicket for a single. DOT! Faf du Plessis leaves the ball outside off stump. DOT! Du Plessis turns the ball on the leg side, no run. DOT! Again, du Plessis leaves the ball alone. TWO! Short ball is pulled towards fine leg, some good running gives his side a couple of runs. DOT to end the over.

Live Score South Africa 24/1 | Overs 7

BATTING: Hashim Amla 7 (19), Faf du Plessis 2 (4)

Jerome Taylor continues for West Indies and Hashim Amla is happy to play the first couple of deliveries for a DOT! Amla then punches the ball through the gap on the off side and picks up a couple of runs. DOT! Amla the plays the ball in front of him, no run. DOT! Amla takes a quick single through mid wicket. TWO! Faf du Plessis plays the ball nicely through covers and collects a couple of runs to get off the mark. DOT to finish the over. SIX runs coming from that over.

Live Score South Africa 18/1 | Overs 6

BATTING: Hashim Amla 4 (15), Faf du Plessis 0 (2)

DOT! Quinton de Kock plays it towards point. DOT! Jason Holder cramps de Kock for room. OUT! De Kock has been kept quiet and in his pursuit to get a boundary he hits the ball straight to Andre Russell, who is placed at point, Holder strikes! WICKET MAIDEN! New batsman Faf du Plessis leaves the remaining deliveries alone.

Quinton de Kock c Russell b Holder 12 (19)

Live Score South Africa 18/0 | Overs 5

BATTING: Quinton de Kock 12 (15), Hashim Amla 4 (15)

TWO! Nice punch down the ground by Hashim Amla and he is finally off the mark on his 10th delivery. TWO! Amla tooks to play on the off side off the front food, but the ball takes the inside edge of the bat and goes towards deep square leg. DOT! Amla plays it back to Jerome Taylor with a defensive stroke. SHORT BALL! Amla lets it run through to the keeper. DOT! Taylor gets good bounce, takes an inside edge, hits the thigh pad but falls safely. DOT to finish the over.

Live Score South Africa 14/0 | Overs 4

BATTING: Quinton de Kock 12 (15), Hashim Amla 0 (9)

Jason Holder continues, Hashim Amla plays the first ball with a straight bat, NO RUN! The next delivery is a WIDE down the leg side, good take by Denesh Ramdin behind the wickets. DOT! Amla times the ball well but straight to covers. LEG BYE! Holder wraps Amla on the pads, the batsmen cross over for a SINGLE. Holder going around the wicket to Quinton de Kock. DOT! De kock offers the full face and plays the ball right n front of his eyes. FOUR! Inside edge and the ball runs away to the fine leg fence.  DOT to finish the over

Live Score South Africa 8/0 | Overs 3

BATTING: Quinton de Kock 8 (12), Hashim Amla 0 (6)

Jerome Taylor continues. Quinton de Kock is on strikes and the over starts with a DOT! DOT! Taylor bowls ito the body of de Kock and he fends it away. DOT! De Kock tries to play the upper cut but he is beaten. DOT! Wrapped on the thighs as he tries to clip the ball on the on side, but it misses him and hits him on the right leg. DOT! De Kock plays with a straight bat.  DOT! Another MAIDEN OVER for West Indies

Live Score South Africa 8/0 | Overs 2

BATTING: Quinton de Kock 8 (6), Hashim Amla 0 (6)

Captain Jason Holder to start his first over of the match. DOT! Hashim Amla happy to defend it away. DOT! Holder bowls at a good length. DOT! Amla plays the ball towards covers. DOT! Excellent delivery. The ball nips back in and beats Amla. ANOTHER DOT! Quiet start by Amla, Holder bowls at good areas. DOT! Holder starts with a maiden.

Live Score South Africa 8/0 | Overs 1

BATTING: QUinton de Kock 8 (6), Hashim Amla 0 (0)

We’re underway at Sydney! Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock are going to open for South Africa. West Indies begin proceedings wih Jerome Taylor. DOT! Quinton de Kock lets the ball go outside off stump. FOUR!  De Kock then punches the ball of the backfoot and collects the first boundary of the match. DOT! Jerome Taylor goes around the wicket and bowls at a good length. DOT! De Lock leaves the ball outside off stump. FOUR! De Kock places the ball beautifully between cover and mid off and collects another boundary.  DOT! Ball played towards covers

Playing XI:

South Africa: AB de Villiers (c), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Faf du Plessis, Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Dale Steyn, Kyle Abbott, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir

West Indies: Jason Holder (c), Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Marlon Samuels, Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Jonathan Carter, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Suleimann Benn

TOSS: South Africa have won the toss and elected to bat first. JP Duminy misses out for South Africa due to injury, RIlee Rossouw takes his place. Farhaan Behardien and Kyle Abbott have also been included in the team. Suleiman Benn replaces Nikita Miller in the playing XI for West Indies.

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Squads:

South Africa: AB de Villiers (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Rilee Rossouw, Faf du Plessis, JP Duminy, David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Imran Tahir, Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander, Kyle Abbott, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso.

West Indies: Jason Holder (c), Marlon Samuels, Sulieman Benn, Darren Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Nikita Miller, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Jerome Taylor.

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