Quinton de Kock  scored three boundaries during his stay at the crease © Getty Images (File Photo)
Quinton de Kock scored three boundaries during his stay at the crease © Getty Images (File Photo)

South Africa lost their first wicket with 18 runs on board when Quinton de Kock was caught by Andre Russell at point off the bowling of Jason Holder during their ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Pool B match against West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday. De Kock departed after scoring three boundaries, which had helped guide the South Africans to a score of 18 for no loss during the sixth over. Live Scorecard: South Africa vs West Indies at Sydney

South Africa earlier won the toss and skipper AB de Villiers elected to bat, with the thought of utilising what he described as “perfect batting conditions” for his side’s batsmen to put up a big total on the board and put the West Indians under pressure early in their innings. West Indies skipper Jason Holder named one change, with Suleiman Benn coming in place of Nikita Miller. South Africa decided to go for three changes, with Rilee Rossouw, Farhaan Behardien and Kyle Abbott coming in place of JP Duminy, Wayne Parnell and Vernon Philander. Live Updates: South Africa vs West Indies at Sydney

South Africa and West Indies have faced off five times in World Cup matches till date, with South Africa winning three and losing two. The first time the two faced off in cricket’s biggest event was in the 1992 edition, that was also hosted by Australia and New Zealand. South Africa beat West Indies by 64 runs at Lancaster Park in Christchurch. In their last World Cup meeting, the Proteas beat the Windies by seven wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi, with current skipper AB de Villiers scoring an unbeaten 107. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: POINTS TABLE

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