South Africa Creates Highest Target in World Cup History, Beat West Indies by 257 Runs
West Indian horrified everyone while hitting hard Zimbabwe, created huge target but it not works, record make to break, as the South African batting line proved.
SA batting line had destroyed all techniques of Black bowlers who were confident to name victory but couldn’t do this time.
The marvelous game played at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, where SA decided to bat first after winning the toss and shocked everyone while hitting hard their rivals who couldn’t stop them, creating highest target in World Cup history.
The South African bowling machine AB de Villiers, once again appeared angry who showed other how to play fast, as made 162 on 66 balls as well as gifted 17(4s) and 8(6s).
Openers Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla gave good opening score but de Kock remained unsuccessful to collect more runs and went back to pavilion scoring 12 but Amla came out good opener who performed responsible behavior and stayed at wicket for over hour, scored 65 on 88 balls.
Rilee Rossouw, Faf du Plessis both also worked hard to carry score on the top, both, Rossouw showed destructive batting while collecting 61 on 39 but du Plessis appeared calm as was helping partner to gain fastest score and remained successful. Whole batting side played 50 overs and made record target in world cup history.
Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle became failure for team, may be felt huge burden and couldn’t show well performance, collapsed baldy.
Dwayne collected 31 runs but Gayle wasn’t stand long at wicket and went back. However, it wasn’t Marlon Samuels’ time also who lost wicket by Abbott while facing 9 balls without scoring.
Denesh Ramdin, Jonathan Carter, Lendl Simmons and Darren Sammy, all were unsuccessful to face the toughest bowling line up of South Africans but only Jason Holder remained lucky to perform well for team and nation while collecting 56 on 48 balls.
Imran Tahir kicked out 5 Black batsmen, showing outstanding piece of bowling, Morne Morkel, Kyle Abbott took 2 wickets.