AB DE VILLIERS

  • AB de Villiers' fastest hundred dominates headlines 1 week ago

    Johannesburg: South Africa one-day cricket captain AB de Villiers dominated the headlines on the front pages of the country's newspapers on Monday after his record-breaking performance in the match against visiting West Indies at Wanderers Stadium here. "Atom Bomb" read the headline in the Afrikaans daily Beeld; while the daily The...
  • Corey Anderson salutes de Villiers' hell of an innings 1 week ago

    Nelson: Corey Anderson saluted AB de Villiers on Monday for a "hell of an innings" after the South African broke the New Zealander's record for the fastest century in a one-day international. De Villiers took just 31 balls to smash his way to 100 against the West Indies in Johannesburg on...
  • Devastating AB de Villiers sets new one-day benchmark 1 week ago

    Johannesburg: AB de Villiers required just 31 balls for his genius to propel him to the fastest ever one-day international century, a matchless masterclass that left even Chris Gayle bowing in admiration as South Africa walloped West Indies on Sunday. Dazzling improvisation and sustained, controlled butchery, the like of which cricket...
  • 2nd ODI: AB de Villiers scores fastest ton in ODIs as South Africa thrash WI January 18, 2015

    AB de Villiers struck the fastest century in one-day international history as South Africa crushed the West Indies by 148 runs in the second ODI at the Wanderers on Sunday. De Villiers reached three figures in just 31 balls on his way to 149 from 44 deliveries, which rocketed South Africa...
  • Anil Kumble and other reacts to AB de Villiers smashing fastest ODI century January 18, 2015

    Reaction to South African AB de Villiers smashing the fastest ever one-day century in 31 balls against the West Indies at The Wanderers on Sunday. Former Indian skipper: "Congratulations @ABdeVilliers17 for a world record fastest odi hundred. Awesome batting! Unbelievable!!!" tweeted Kumble. De Villiers' batting partner Hashim Amla, who hit 153 not...
  • How AB de Villiers smashed the fastest ODI hundred: a blow-by-blow account January 18, 2015

    A week ago Adam Gilchrist said AB de Villiers is the most valuable players right now in World Cricket. De Villiers, it seems took it too seriously, and decided to put that on paper against a hapless bunch of West Indies bowlers in the second ODI of the series, smashing...
  • AB de Villiers smashes fastest ODI fifty and hundred January 18, 2015

    South African skipper AB de Villiers smashed the fastest ever one-day international century in 31 balls in the second ODI against the West Indies at The Wanderers on Sunday. After coming to the wicket following a massive 247-run opening stand between Hashim Amla and Rilee Rossouw, De Villiers compounded the tourist'...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd ODI at The Wanderers January 18, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: West Indies won the toss and opted to field. West Indies playing XI: Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Leon Johnson, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Jonathan Carter, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Jason Holder(c), Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn South Africa playing XI: Hashim...
  • 1st ODI: All-round South Africa register easy win over Windies January 17, 2015

    Durban: AB de Villiers top-scored with 81 and effected five dismissals behind the wicket as South Africa beat the West Indies by 61 runs in a rain-affected first ODI at Kingsmead on Friday. De Villiers was well supported by Hashim Amla (66) and David Miller (70) as South Africa reached 279-8...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st ODI January 16, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) South Africa and West Indies square up in five ODIs, starting at Kingsmead, in their final round of competitive matches before the World Cup starts in Australia and New Zealand next month. Playing XIs: South Africa: Hashim Amla, Rilee Rossouw, Faf du...
  • From Cinema to Cricket World Cup January 13, 2015

    The 2002/2003 season was my first full season of playing for South Africa. I was 21-year-old and living my dream. I was travelling around the country and to parts of the globe I had never previously seen or experienced. My whole world had just opened up and there was so...
  • Virat Kohli best-placed Indian at No.2 in ICC ODI ranking January 9, 2015

    Dubai: Prolific batsman Virat Kohli is the best-placed Indian at the second spot in the latest ICC ODI ranking list, which also has out-of-form opener Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the top 10. Kohli, who is currently leading India against Australia in the fourth and final Test in...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd Test, Day 5 January 6, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Simon Harmer and Dale Steyn shared seven wickets to negate a lengthy rain delay and set South Africa up for victory over the West Indies in the third and final Test at Newlands on Monday. Harmer took 4 for 82 and...
  • 3rd Test: AB de Villiers ton gives South Africa edge vs West Indies January 4, 2015

    Cape Town: Leon Johnson and Marlon Samuels dug in to keep the West Indies in touch after AB de Villiers' century gave South Africa the initiative on day three of the third and final Test at Newlands on Sunday. Johnson and Samuels put on an unbroken 61 for the third wicket...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd Test, Day 3 January 4, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 2 Round-up: Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla hit half-centuries as South Africa threatened to cash in where the West Indies missed out on day two. While the West Indies could muster only 329 after winning the toss and...
  • 3rd Test: Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers put South Africa in control January 3, 2015

    Cape Town: Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla hit half-centuries as South Africa threatened to cash in where the West Indies missed out on day two of the third and final Test at Newlands on Saturday. While the West Indies could muster only 329 after winning the toss and electing to...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd Test, Day 1 January 2, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) TOSS: West Indies opt to bat against South Africa. Playing XIs: South Africa: Alviro Petersen, Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla (capt), AB de Villiers (wk), Stiaan van Zyl, Temba Bavuma, Simon Harmer, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel West Indies: Kraigg...
  • Virat Kohli jumps four places to 15th in ICC Test rankings December 31, 2014

    Indian batsman Virat Kohli jumped four places to 15th in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings released here Wednesday. The 26-year-old Kohli rode on scores of 169 and 54 in the third Test against Australia. Another batsman who has benefited most from the drawn Test at the Melbourne Cricket...
  • West Indies face tough task in 2nd Test against South Africa December 25, 2014

    Port Elizabeth: The West Indies face a daunting task when they take on South Africa in the second Test at Port Elizabeth's St George's Park on Friday. The tourists were outplayed in the first Test at Centurion, where they were beaten by an innings and 220 runs, with the match ending...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 4 December 20, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Vernon Philander took five wickets as South Africa closed in on victory having reduced West Indies to 76 for two in their follow-on innings. West Indies require 275 runs to make South Africa bat again and with the...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 3 December 19, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Hashim Amla hit his third Test double century and Stiaan van Zyl made a hundred on his debut before South Africa declared their first innings at 552 for five at SuperSport Park. Amla declared half an hour before...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 2 December 18, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla plundered centuries for South Africa as the West Indies made poor use of favorable bowling conditions on day one. After winning the toss and electing to bowl on the back of some...
  • Windies sweating on Kemar Roach's injury December 18, 2014

    Centurion: West Indies have been left sweating on the fitness of frontline fast bowler Kemar Roach after he pulled up with an ankle injury during the first day of the opening Test against South Africa. The 26-year-old sustained an injury to his right ankle while running into bowl his 16th over,...
  • 1st Test: Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers flatten West Indies on Day 1 December 18, 2014

    Centurion: AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla plundered centuries for South Africa as the West Indies made poor use of favorable bowling conditions on day one of the first cricket Test at Centurion on Wednesday. After winning the toss and electing to bowl on the back of some morning rain, the...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 1 December 17, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: West Indies opted to field against South Africa. Playing XIs: South Africa: Dean Elgar, Alviro Petersen, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla (capt), AB de Villiers, Stiaan van Zyl, Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Kyle Abbott West Indies:...
  • Chanderpaul enters South Africa series under pressure in rankings December 15, 2014

    Dubai: Veteran West Indies left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul will enter the opening Test against South Africa starting on Wednesday, with his top three spot in the world batting rankings under threat. In the latest rankings released on Sunday, Chanderpaul remained third but had Australian shot-maker David Warner breathing down his neck in...
  • 4th ODI: Smith ton seals Australia's series win over South Africa November 21, 2014

    Melbourne: Steve Smith smashed a brilliant century to lead Australia to a series-clinching three-wicket win over South Africa in the fourth one-day international on Friday. Smith hit a career-best 104 from 112 deliveries to register his second ODI hundred as the Australians passed South Africa's 267 for eight with six balls...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 4th ODI November 21, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: South Africa have won the toss and have opted to bat. Australia lead the five match ODI series 2-1. Teams: Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, James Faulkner, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile,...
  • 3rd ODI: Aaron Finch drives Australia to victory over South Africa November 19, 2014

    Sydney: Australia's Aaron Finch hit his fifth one-day international century to drive the hosts to a 73-run victory over South Africa in Canberra on Wednesday and a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Finch put on 118 for the first wicket with David Warner (53) and went on to score 109...