Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers rescued South Africa from a precarious 57 for three against West Indies in the first Test at Centurion    Getty Images (File Photo)
Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers rescued South Africa from a precarious 57 for three against West Indies in the first Test at Centurion Getty Images (File Photo)

Dec 17 2014

AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla have notched up their 150-run stand in the first Test against West Indies at centurion. Rescuing the hosts from a tight corner at 57 for three, South Africa’s two best batsmen rose to the occasion scoring stitching together a partnership that’s deflated the spirit of the opposition. The pair have hit boundaries with great ease and regularity, as the run-rate for the session has been consistently close to four runs an over. They are both closing in on their respective hundreds.

Earlier during the day, West Indies had rattled the hosts with three timely strikes after opting to bowl. Alviro Petersen and Dean Elgar threw away promising starts, where as Faf du Plessis was snapped by Kemar Roach for a duck.