South Africa’s middle-order batsman AB de Villers plundered the West Indies bowlers, scoring the fastest ever One-Day hundred and led three other batsmen in triple figures as South Africa inflicted a severe 148-run drubbing on the regional team in the second One-Day International (ODI) on Sunday in Johannesburg.
Opting to bat first, the Proteas ruthlessly pounded the West Indies bowling attack to amass 439 for two off their 40 overs, with opener Hashim Amla (153 not out), captain AB de Villiers (149) and Rilee Roussouw (128) all compiling centuries.
The total was a record for South Africa, narrowly surpassing their 438 against Australia in 2006, and was just four runs short of the world record of 443 set by Sri Lanka against Holland also nine years ago.
De Villiers grabbed the opportunity to also rewrite the record books, racing to a phenomenal century off a mere 31 deliveries to eclipse the old mark set by New Zealander Corey Anderson who reached his landmark off 36 balls, also against the West Indies last year.
The South African also scored the fastest 50 off just 15 balls.
Requiring to score at nearly nine and over, West Indies were never really in contention when chasing the massive total, especially after big-hitting talisman Chris Gayle fell cheaply for 19 with the score on 36 for one in the fifth over of the innings.
South Africa has won the first two ODIs in the five-match series.