Thursday 12 March 2015

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 - 36th Match

12 Mar 2015

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 - 36th Match
(Pool B: South Africa vs UAE at Wellington)

De Villiers, Behardien thump UAE

South Africa vs UAE
341/6 (50) 195/9 (47.3)
South Africa won by 146 runs
Photo © ICC

UAE's slow bowlers had tossed sugar into the fuel tank of the South African batting machine on a sluggish track at the Regional Stadium. But AB de Villiers' rapid 99 had it purring in no time for Farhaan Behardien to step on the gas in the final overs with an unbeaten 64 off 31 balls to reprise their record of scoring 300-plus every time they have batted first in this World Cup, and thump UAE by 146 runs.

You wouldn't want to be the team that comes up against South Africa after a loss. They have gone down nine times in ODIs in the last 12 months and have won the next game with a vengeance on five occasions - the most recent being a caning of West Indies by 257 runs in Sydney and De Villiers was the clincher again. He repaired a minor top-order wobble by adding 108 off 107 balls with David Miller and built his own innings towards the crescendo that has become a day-to-day occurrence.

De Villiers, Behardien thump UAE (espncricinfo):
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