World Cup: De Villiers, Tahir Help South Africa Crush West Indies
Ab de Villiers slammed the fastest 150 in ODI history as South Africa whipped West Indies by 257 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Hashim Amla was poised and controlled as he steered South Africa to a solid start despite losing opening partner Quinton de Kock early (Images courtesey AFP and Getty Images)
Amla was involved in a 127-run stand with Faf du Plessis as the duo put South Africa in a solid position.
However Gayle struck twice in the 30th over to remove both set batsmen as the West Indies fought their way back in the match.
The quick dismissals set the stage for AB de Villiers to play another of his stellar knocks; some of his shots left teh SCG crowd breathless
Riley Rossouw stitched a quick hundred-run partnership with de Villiers as the Proteas stormed towards a massive total
De Villiers slammed a hundred off 52 balls, the second fastest in World Cup history
By the time de Villiers walked back, he had smashed 162 not out off 66 balls and had the fastest 150 to his name
West Indies' chase never gained any momentum after Chris Gayle was dismissed for 3.
Imran Tahir ensured West Indies could not even put up any fight as they collapsed to 151 all out and lost by 257 runs, their heaviest defeat ever in ODIs