Already, South Africa has played three matches in the tournament while unfortunately, they could not win any of them. Also, they placed ninth on the points table with a net run rate of -0.952. On the other hand, West Indies do well but the Protease as they were placed seventh on the points table. In the meantime, they are earning two points with an NRR of 2.054, such as they got one win. Further, in the tournament, one loss from their two matches.
Moreover, on May 31 they won their first match by seven wickets against Pakistan. But later the second match lost to Australia by 15 runs. South Africa is lost all their three matches against England by 104 runs. Furthermore, they lost against Bangladesh by 34 runs and also against India by six wickets.
World Cup 2011: South Africa off the mark in style
After an ODI between India and Sri Lanka, the pitch is relay at Feroz Shah Kotla from Delhi, and they are abandon due to unfit. Moreover, they have a dangerous pitch that’s why of bounce in 2009. Also, the ICC is clear the ground for the 2011 World Cup to host games. In the meantime, since this is the first international game that clearance. Graeme Smith is unsure for how the surface will behave and with dew in mind. Moreover, they opted to field and included three spinners.
Further, he also opens the bowling with spin but gets rid of Chris Gayle at the very first over. Darren Bravo and Devon Smith are steadying the innings while they share a 111-run stand for the second wicket. Also, they are capitulating to wrist spin of Imran Tahir, and he rocked the middle-order. Before he gets help from a reverse-swinging Dale Steyn and cleans up the lower-order due to he rocked the middle-order. Early, South Africa too faltered in their chases such as Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis. But de Villiers ensured to go due to smooth from there on and finished unbeaten on 107.
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South Africa is coming from a heavy defeat at the hands of India. At the time of toss, AB de Villiers termed that loss “embarrassing.” But he quickly picked himself up to say, “today, we need to work hard to get a good foundation to allow the middle-order to free up at the end.” Also, he opted to bat on batting at the SCG. Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis do what the captain asks for both scores that 60s and set the base.
In walking, AB de Villiers at the 30th over with 146/3 on the board. Furthermore, De Villiers gets his eye in but took off such as soon as the batting powerplay is enforcing after 35 overs. In the meantime, he completed his fifty at 30 balls and his unflinching when Rilee Rossouw. Rilee Rossouw who also made a fifty – and David Miller departed. Also, he raced to a hundred at 52 balls in the 48th over and the second fastest World Cup century ever.