Ab de Villiers hammered West Indies on his way to a world record fastest 150 as South Africa beat the West Indies by 257 runs. The defeat was the join-worst defeat in world cup matches. South Africa won the toss and decided to bat first, Hashim Amla (65) and Faf du Plessis (62) set up a decent platform for the lower order but no one could have predicted what followed.
A devastating 162 run-knock of just 66 deliveries by the record-smashing South African captain AB de Villiers took the South Africa score to a mammoth 408. On his way to (162) De Villiers also managed to smash the fastest 150-record by a margin of 19 balls, the record was previously held by Australia’s Shane Watson.
In reply West Indies already steep task became even more difficult with perhaps there only hope, Chris Gayle, fell early on. The Windies batting was as hopeless as their bowling and at one stage there were starring into a world-record defeat. But some resistance lower down from captain Jason Holder who scored 56 helped in reducing the losing margin. The win will be a boost to Ireland, Pakistan and Zimbabwe who are hopeful of qualification to the quarter final stage.