Visitors recoup, ready themselves for third ODI at Buffalo Park.
After the AB de Villiers-induced carnage in Johannesburg, East London seems to be the perfect place for the West Indies to calm their heads.
After all Buffalo Park, which will be playing host to today’s third ODI, is one of the few grounds where the West Indies have actually won an ODI against South Africa in South Africa, the others being Newlands, SuperSport Park in Centurion and Chevrolet Park in Bloemfontein.
It is a treacherous record that dates back to their first sojourn in 1993, where they won the Total International Series with ease despite losing to South Africa twice.
Having been on the receiving end of the second highest ODI team total and also conceding the fastest ever ODI hundred, West Indies coach Stuart Williams somehow felt that his side had forgotten about Sunday’s traumatic events, where they could only stand and watch De Villiers strut his stuff.
After all, the second fastest ODI hundred, made by New Zealand’s Corey Anderson, was also conceded by the Windies, along with the 219 ransacked by Virender Sehwag, which was then the highest individual ODI score.
– Khanyiso Tshwaku
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