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17-Jan-2015 04:10:00 GMT
South Africa v West Indies, 1st ODI, Durban

AB de Villiers Shines as Proteas Cruise Past West Indies

Durban: South African skipper AB de Villiers blasted a stunning knock of 81runs to anchor his side to seal a 61-run Duckworth-Lewis victory over West Indies in the opening match of their ODI series at Kingsmead on Friday.

The swashbuckling batsman shared a robust third wicket partnership of 99 with Hashim Amla (66) and subsequently a 123 runs partnership with David Miller (70) to help their side to post 279 before a heavy rain storm prematurely ended their innings on 48.2 overs, Sport24 reported.

The match also witnessed Amla reaching a landmark as he became the fastest South African batsmen to go past 5000 runs in ODIs.

Chasing the target, the tourists were bowled out for 164, with only Chris Gayle shining for West Indies as he blasted a swift 41 runs off 24 balls at the top of the innings.

Spearheading the bowling unit, Dale Steyn scalped three wickets for 27 runs and was aided by leg-spinner Imran Tahir (3-30) and Vernon Philander (3-44) bagging three wickets apiece.

Currently, South Africa leads 1-0 in the five match ODI series against West Indies.

Earlier, South Africa have won the toss and opted to bat.

David Miller is fit and Chris Gayle is back, who rested in the last T20. Jonathan Carter debut for West Indies.


South Africa:
Hashim Amla, Rilee Rossouw, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers (Capt. & wk), David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Farhaan Behardien, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir

West Indies: Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Leon Johnson, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Jonathan Carter, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Jason Holder (Capt.), Sulieman Benn, Jerome Taylor

Brief scores
South Africa -
279 for 8 (de Villiers 81, Miller 70, Amla 66)
West Indies - 164 (Gayle 41, Steyn 3-27, Tahir 3-30, Philander, 3-44)
Result - South Africa won by 61 runs (D/L method)

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