|South Africa v West Indies 2014-15|
| South Africa
||vs|| West Indies
ScheduleWednesday, 21 January 2015 at 11:30 GMT / 11:30 UK / 17:00 IST
VenueBuffalo Park, East London
The South African skipper AB de Villiers butchered the West Indian bowling in the second One Day International and created a new world record while blasting the fastest ton on 31 mere deliveries. The great batsman also became the fastest fifty maker that took just 16 balls and surpassed the record of Sanath Jayasuriya who attained it in 17. He also equalled the record in an innings by hitting 16 towering sixes whereas another record was created when the top three batsmen punched hundreds in an innings. The Proteas hammered 439 runs for the loss of only two wickets in the measured fifty overs and the Windies managed 7-291 at the end of the day. The home side leads the five match series at 2-0 and will be looking forward to keep the same momentum in the remaining three matches.
AB de Villiers smashed 149 runs off 44 balls comprising 16 giant sixes and 9 fours, Hashim Amla remained unbeaten for 153 and Rilee Rossouw was the third centurion with 128. The opening wicket stand contributed 247 runs in 38.3 overs and de Villiers became the second victim at 439 after 49.4 overs. David Miller, Faf du Plessis, Jean-Paul Duminy and Farhaan Behardien are the other batsmen who can damage the rival bowling at will. Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander shared two wickets each while Dale Steyn and Imran Tahir are bowling superbly.
Dwayne Smith was the highest run maker for the Caribbeans with 64, Denesh Ramdin, Marlon Samuels and Jonathan Carter chipped in with 57, 40 and 40 runs while Chris Gayle and Leon Johnson can play useful knocks. Andre Russell and Jerome Taylor have taken three wickets each in two matches whereas rest of their bowlers are required to check their line and length.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 @ 11:30 GMT, 13:30 local at Buffalo Park, East London. It is the smallest venue in the country with a seating capacity of 15,000 and can facilitate night cricket.
Rain can interrupt the match with the temperatures around 20-26ᵒC.
The hosts choose to bat and the tourists opted to chase after winning the toss in the last two games.
The wicket will be productive for bowlers and stroke players.
South Africa – AB de Villiers (C), Hashim Amla, Rilee Rossouw, Faf du Plessis, David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Farhaan Behardien, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir.
West Indies – Jason Holder (C), Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Leon Johnson, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin, Jonathan Carter, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn.
South Africa will be once again the favourite to win the encounter.