The Day 14 of2015 Cricket World Cup entirely belonged to AB de Villiers and South Africa as they plummeted West Indies in their much-hyped Group B fixture showdown at Sydney Cricket Ground. Skipper De Villiers knocked fastest 150 of all-time in One Day Internationals to give West Indies a confidence shattering defeat by 257 runs. This victory also guided them back among the top half of Group B points table. They are now placed behind table-toppers India that are scheduled to play their next ICC World Cup 2015 match against United Arab Emirates in Perth. Catch the updated POINTS TABLE OF ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015.
Highlights of Day 14, Match 19: AB De Villiers unbeaten 166 boosts South Africa to tame West Indies
After a shattering defeating against defending champions India, South Africa led by their able skipper AB de Villiers bounced back in style to beat West Indies by big margin of 257 runs in Sydney Cricket Ground. South Africa opting to bat first after winning the toss piled second highest score in World Cup history of 408, all thanks to AB de Villiers’ 162 off 66 deliveries, with Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis and Rilee Rossouw chipping in. Also Read: 2015 Cricket World Cup Leading Run-Scorers: List of Top Batsmen of WC 2015.
Chasing the mammoth total was never an easy task for blow-hot-blow-cold West Indies side as they lost their in-form double centurion and probably only hope of their side Chris Gayle cheaply in second over. Throughout the West Indies innings, it was just matter of formalities which was carried very well by Proteas spinner Imran Tahir who hit the final nail by taking five wickets to wrap West Indies innings at 151. Also Read: 2015 Cricket World Cup Leading Wicket-takers: List of Top Bowlers of WC 2015.
Day 15 Schedule, Match 20: High-flying New Zealand or Clinical Australia
One of the most-awaited clashes of the 2015 Cricket World Cup is the Match 20 between Australia and New Zealand. The two strong title contenders will be meeting for Group A fixture encounter at Eden Park in Auckland. While New Zealand has demolished all their opponents in three matches played so far, Australia will be in action only for the second time on field after their second match was washed off against Bangladesh. All eyes will be fixed of Aussie skipper Michael Clarke who is making his delayed return on field with this match. Kiwis have also cleared on their strike bowler Tim Southee to be fit for the match after there were speculations over injury sustained during training.
The Group A Cricket World Cup 2015 match, Australia vs New Zealand will be starting from 6.30 am at Eden Park, Auckland. The live coverage and telecast of the match will be done by Star Sports. Free Live Streaming is also available by the same network.
Day 15 Schedule, Match 21: On song India eyes easy straight World Cup 2015 match victory against United Arab Emirates
Defending Champions MS Dhoni’s India after the back-to-back wins against top favourite sides like Pakistan and South Africa in ICC Cricket World Cup, next plays United Arab Emirates. They had lean patch prior to the tournament but now are displaying some top-notch performance to once again be one of the title contenders of 11the edition. Facing less-experienced side like UAE does not invoke any threat in the side as the Men in Blue would love to continue their winning streak in tournament.
The Group B fixture Cricket World Cup 2015 match 21, India vs United Arab Emirates will be starting from 12 pm at the WACA Ground, Perth. The live coverage and telecast of the match will be done by Star Sports. Free Live Streaming is also available by the same network. Also Read: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Schedule in IST: Time Table, Fixture & Venue Details of all WC 2015 Matches.