If you thought Chris Gayle’s double hundred was spectacular, just wait until AB de Villiers gets going, says Australia legend Adam Gilchrist.
Whatever else the Proteas ODI team lack, it is not support and team-work up front, which is building a solid unit ahead of the World Cup in February.
AB de Villiers played the greatest innings in ODI history to crush the West Indies by 148 runs in the second ODI, at the Wanderers on Sunday.
The first-choice Proteas batting line-up for the World Cup would be like the one which beat the West Indies by 61 runs on Friday night, says ODI captain AB de Villiers
Imran Tahir and JP Duminy spun a web which strangled the West Indies and gave the Proteas a 61-run win in the first rain-hit ODI against the West Indies in Durban on Friday.
Once again, there will be an element of experimentation in the Proteas five-match ODI series against the West Indies, starting Friday in Durban, as there was with the T20 series.
The West Indies were two wickets down and four runs behind South Africa’s first innings score at the close of day three, reports Jon Cardinelli at Newlands.
AB de Villiers scored a sparkling 148 but couldn’t prevent South Africa from slumping to 421 all out at tea on day three, reports Jon Cardinelli at Newlands.
The West Indies claimed two big wickets to reduce South Africa to 313-5 at lunch on day three, reports Jon Cardinelli at Newlands.
South Africa will resume their first innings with their two best batsmen at the crease on day three of the deciding Test, reports Jon Cardinelli at Newlands.