De Villiers breaks English hearts

14 February 2016 | David Clark

AB de Villiers led from the front with a 24th one-day international century to cancel out Alex Hales’ earlier ton and guide South Africa to a five-wicket series-clinching win in Cape Town.

Hales had made 112 after England were put in, but found little in the way of meaningful support as the tourists were bowled out for 236 with five overs to spare.

Reece Topley then grabbed three early wickets as Eoin Morgan’s men threatened to defend a below-par total, but de Villiers added 125 with Hashim Amla and an unbroken 71 with David Wiese to lead his side to a 3-2 series victory, despite having lost the first two games.


Source: ECB

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