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Cricket World cup records: South Africa vs West Indies cricket teams


  • The two teams have played four matches against each other. In two matches, West Indies cricket team won while one was won by South African cricket team
  • Except for the match in which South Africa bull dozed West Indies batting line up, all other matches have seen fierce battle between the two countries.
  • An important quarter-final in 1996 Cricket World Cup and an opening match of 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup has been played between them.
  • West Indian Cricket Legend Brian Lara has scored two centuries in the last two matches played against South Africa in the world cups.
  • In a world cup match between the two teams in the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup, South Africa was fined 1 over for slow over rate which caused them to lose the match by 3 runs.
  • Brian Lara, Jonty Rhodes and Allan Donald, all three legends have the part of these three matches.
  • The best bowling performance was shown by South African fast bowler Meyrick Pringle when he took 4 wickets by giving 4 runs in 8 overs with 4 maidens in the 1992 Cricket World Cup match.
  • South Africa was suspended from international cricket till 1991, so they did not take part in world cups from 1975 to 1983. The teams did not played against each other in the 1999 and 2007 Cricket World cup.
  • South African cricket team and West Indian cricket team met in the group match of 2011 ICC Cricket World cup. South African cricket team won the match by 7 wickets. West Indies scored 222 runs against South Africa which turned out to be very easy target for South Africa cricket team. Looking at the history of cricket these countries have played, West Indies has always been more dangerous in the cricket world cups. However, in recent years, South Africa is among the top cricket playing nations while the quality of West Indian cricket has dropped drastically.
  • In 2015 Cricket World Cup, South Africa and West Indies faced each other from pool B. South Africa thrashed West Indians with 408 runs including World Cup’s second fastest century by AB de Villiers who set and broke many records in this match. West Indian cricket team collapsed at 151 runs with Imran Tahir taking five wickets. South Africa beat West Indies by 257 runs, the biggest defeat margin, equal to India against Bermuda.

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