AB de Villiers brought up his fifty and hundred in 16 and 31 deliveries respectively, the fastest to the milestones in the ODI format © Getty Images (File Photo)
AB de Villiers brought up his fifty and hundred in 16 and 31 deliveries respectively, the fastest to the milestones in the ODI format © Getty Images (File Photo)

Jan 18, 2015

South Africa eclipsed their highest score in One-Day International (ODI) cricket during the second match against West Indies when they went finished on a score of 439 for the loss of two wickets after 50 overs, eclipsing  their previous highest of 438 for nine against Australia at the same venue in 2006.

Hashim Amla and David Miller were unbeaten on scores of 153 and zero in a record-breaking match, in AB de Villiers broke the record for the fastest ODI fifty and century, reaching the milestones in 16 and 31 deliveries respectively. De Villiers was dismissed in the final over of the match on a score of 149 from 44 balls. He broke the record for the fastest ODI half-century as well as century, hitting nine fours and 16 sixes, equaling the record for the most sixes in an ODI innings in the same breath.

South Africa earlier got off to a strong start when Amla and Rilee Rossouw put up a 247-run opening stand, with Rossouw. The opening duo got off to a steady start, with Amla scoring a majority of the runs in the initial part of the innings to bring up his half-century. Rossouw soon caught up with Amla, and went on to register his maiden ODI century in 102 balls. He was later dismissed off the bowling of Jerome Taylor on a score of 128 from 115 balls.

Both the teams fielded an unchanged squad for the second ODI.  South Africa earlier managed to win the first ODI quite comfortably, giving West Indies a slight jolt after they won the T20I series. Though they face a near-impossible target, they will still rely on the likes of Chris Gayle to get them near the target.

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