South Africa vs West Indies 2014-15, 2nd ODI at Johannesburg: West Indies lose by 148 runs

 

Jan 18, 2015

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That’s the kind off result we all expected after the first innings, which was put together by two special batting efforts and one superhuman batting effort. The West Indians have a lot to learn and with the ICC World Cup 2015, just a month-and-a-half away, they may not have enough time to rectify the weaknesses.

The target has gone out of reach of the West Indies. They tried to put up a brave face but simply couldn’t keep up with the required runrate. The asking rate has now crept up to more than 20, they now need more than a miracle, they need an AB de Villiers.

West Indies started off well, with Gayle showing promise for a big innings. But Morne Morkel got his wicket before he could cause any real damage. Half the match won for South Africa here. West Indies are going to find it extremely daunting.

AB de Villiers smashed a magnificent 31-ball century, sending the ball on a trip to all corners off the park! Hashim Amla and Rilee Rossouw were very good too, but de Villiers’ effort towered over theirs. De Villiers finally got out on 149 off 144 balls to Andre Russell on the second ball of the last over.

Corey Anderson’s record has come to an end at the hands of AB de Villiers and in emphatic style. He got to his hundred of a six in the 31st delivery he played. Sixes have rained poured down. De Villiers has been phenomenal!

West Indies finally picked a wicket in the 39th over. But that may not have been so much of a blessing as de Villiers has come out and has played all the destructive shots in the book. He’s putting every second ball out of the park.

The South African openers have eased themselves to centuries. Rilee Rossouw’s maiden hundred, this and a timely one too as he has been struggling with bad form. Not the first for his partner though. 18th ODI hundred for Hashim Amla. South Africa have passed 200 in the process. They will look to accelerate now.

The toil for the West Indian bowlers has grown tougher with each passing over, but they have not reaped any reward. South Africa have escaped a few close chances, but that’s about it. They’ve been completely at ease otherwise. South Africans are headed for a big total.

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So its all over. Formalities have been completed to make way for the inevitable. South Africa have won convincingly by 148 runs. South African bowlers had a huge target to play with and it didn’t take too much to defend it.
Looks like, West Indies are pushing for at least a total of 300. That will save them a some face in a match where they’ve been totally dominated by one man in particular — does he even need to be named now?
West Indies crumbling to a huge defeat here. Denesh Ramdin played well for his 57 off 55 but quite inconsequential in context of the match.
Denesh Ramdin 57 (55) c du Plessis b Morkel
No hopes remain for West Indies, but they’ve put up a brave face. They have attempted to stage a noteworthy fightback, but the target has proven too daunting.
Andre Russell c du Plessis b Imran Tahir
Another bites the dust. The match is slowly slipping from extremely tough to near-impossible for West Indies.
Marlon Samuels 40(48) c Behardien b Philander
West Indies attempting to up the scoring rate and as they do that Dwayne Smith falls. South Africa still untroubled, however. The required rate has crept up to more than 10.5
Dwayne Smith 64(65) c Duminy b Behardien
In context of this chase, the West Indians are going to slow right now. They’re exercising caution to avoid further wicket loss, but if they continue at this rate, the match will be lost badly anyway.
West Indies need quick runs, very quick runs. Marlon Samuels is capable of big hits and so is Dwayne Smith but the task at hand is very daunting
Leon Johnson’s miserable stay at the crease has been ended by Vernon Philander with a good length in-swinging delivery. West Indies barely stand a chance now. Marlon Samuels walks in.
Leon Johnson lbw Philander
The West Indian struggle with the bowl has spilled over into their batting too it appears. After the wicket of Gayle, they’ve slowed down badly. Leon Johnson has struggled.
Morkel gets the big wicket of Chris Gayle. Unquestionably, Gayle had the best chance of leading the chase. Leon Johnson walks out to the crease.
Out! Chris Gayle c Behardien b Morkel
West Indies have started off pretty well. Morne Morkel did get Dwayne’s Smith only to find out that he’d bowled a no-ball. West Indies need to continue in this vein if they have to get close.
De Villiers has been the man. He has wrecked carnage in a super-human manner! The record is not likely to be broken anytime soon. Meanwhile South Africa have registered their highest ODI total. Dark day for the West Indians.
OUT! AB de Villiers 149(44) c Carter b Russell
AB de Villiers is unstoppable! The West Indians have been rendered helpless. De Villiers is sending even good balls out of the ground. Too much to digest now.
Amla gets to his fifty, by de Villiers remains man under limelight and for good reason. His hitting has been unreal!
De Villiers is batting like a possessed man. Such hitting has never been witnessed. He has surpassed the record to fastest ODI hundred by five deliveries.
Six after six after four after six. Not in that order but it’s difficult to keep up. Anderson’s record has been overhauled. Rapidly superfast Hundred! This is fantastic.
The hitting is only getting better! AB de Villiers is racing away. He’s leaving everything behind, probably even Corey Anderson’s record will be scaled shortly.
No respite for West Indies. The hitting has been taken to the next level by de Villiers. Amla at the other end has been reduced to a passive observer. Maddening hitting by AB de Villiers.
Impressive hitting by de Villiers, brings up his fifty in 16 deliveries. Everyone watching will enjoy apart from the bowlers. What a blitz!
AB de Villiers has instilled terror in the hearts of the West Indian bowlers. He’s going monstrous! West Indies may be ruing getting Rossouw’s wicket now. If South Africa carry on like this, there’s possibility of a 400.
West Indies has finally got rid of Rilee Rossouw. He was looking increasingly dangerous. They’ll be a little relieved. But with AB de Villiers the next man in, danger for them may have increased.
OUT! Rilee Rossouw 128 (115) c Benn b Taylor
The South Africans are now going full throttle. Runs are flowing. Surprisingly Hashim Amla has not been getting his timing right, Rossouw has cleared the rope with ease, however. South Africa must push to go beyond 350 with all wickets still intact.
Rossouw sails to a century; his first ODI hundred. The West Indies have hemorrhaged runs. Amla gets to a hundred too. It’s his 18th! Phenomenal outing by the openers. South Africa running away with this at the moment.
The Proteas are having little trouble in keeping the scoreboard ticking. Apart from Sulieman Benn, all other bowlers have fallen flat.
South African openers are getting runs without any effort at the moment. West Indian bowlers are merely bowling to them, going through the motions. No resolve show by them.
Amla and Russouw have safely seen South Africa past the 100-run mark. West Indies have not displayed adequate aggression. It appears as if they have resigned to their fate.
Hashim Amla has brought up his 27th ODI fifty, runs keep flowing for this man! Rilee Russouw has supported him well. Can he convert this into something big? West Indies need to improvise.
Hashim Amla has helped South Africa off to an ideal start, and is scoring most of the runs for his side at the moment. Four boundaries four boundaries so far in the innings, while Rossouw is going steadily on the other side.
South Africa are off to a steady start, and are seen wearing pink today on in order to raise funds for a cancer charity. One  boundariey so far in the first two overs, as South Africa are off to a steady start.

Teams:

South Africa: Hashim Amla, Rilee Rossouw, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers (C&W), Jean Paul Duminy, Farhan Behardien, David Miller, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Imran Tahir

West Indies: Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Leon Johnson, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (W), Jonathan Carter, Darren Sammy, Andre Russel, Jason Holder (C) , Sulieman Benn and Jerome Taylor

Toss: West Indies win the toss and elect to field.

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the second One-Day International (ODI) between South Africa and West Indies at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. We will bring you the live updates from the match.

South Africa are currently leading the five-match series 1-0 after winning the first match at Durban by 61 runs (Duckworth-Lewis method). The South African team started the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series against West Indies on a winning note, beating them by 61 runs in a rain curtailed match. West Indies were required to chase a target of 226 in 33 overs in response to South Africa’s 279 by Duckworth-Lewis calculations. But West Indies were skittled for 164 in 28.2 overs.

Not a single West Indian batsman managed to get to a half-century. Chris Gayle was the closest to getting one, but got dismissed nine short, playing 24 deliveries. Denesh Ramdin, was the next highest run-scorer with 31 off 32 balls. The West Indian performance with the bat was a disgrace apart from that.

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