South Africa hit 408-5, second highest World Cup total

AB de Villiers of South Africa celebrates and acknowledges the crowd after scoring a century during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and the West Indies at Sydney Cricket Ground on February 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  Image by: Mark Metcalfe-IDI / IDI via Getty Images
AB de Villiers of South Africa celebrates and acknowledges the crowd after scoring a century during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and the West Indies at Sydney Cricket Ground on February 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.
Image by: Mark Metcalfe-IDI / IDI via Getty Images

South Africa made 408 for five against the West Indies on Friday, the second-highest World Cup total of all time.

In the process, South Africa captain AB de Villiers smashed the second-fastest World Cup century off 52 balls in the Pool B game at the Sydney Cricket Ground before finishing on 162 not out.

The highest World Cup total is 413 fore five made by India against Bermuda, a non-Test nation, in Trinidad in 2007.

The fastest ever World Cup century was made by Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien, off 50 balls, against England in Bangalore during the 2011 tournament.

Friday’s innings was the second time in as many months that de Villiers had hammered the West Indies’ attack after smashing the quickest all-time one-day international century, off just 31 balls, against them in Johannesburg on January 18.

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One thought on “South Africa hit 408-5, second highest World Cup total

  • February 27, 2015 at 4:04 pm
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    That innings by the destroyer in chief in the last 10 overs was something else! and for once the bowlers came to the party especially Abbott who started the rot and got rid of the Windies master blaster for 3,hail Abbott the man!

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