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de Villiers ton hurts Windies

Delhi, India – West Indies opened their ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 on the losing end as they succumbed to South Africa by seven wickets on Thursday night at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.

The Windies were outplayed at the Proteas looked efficient in all departments. A.B. de Villiers hit a superb unbeaten 107 as South Africa easily reached 223-3 off 42.5 overs, to win with more than seven overs to spare. De Villiers played shots to all parts of the field and hit eight boundaries and two sixes off 105 balls to seal the victory.

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Darren Bravo hits 73 in WI's 222

NEW DELHI, India, CMC – Darren Bravo made a polished half-century on his ICC Cricket World Cup debut but West Indies fell for 222 in 47.3 overs after they were sent in to bat in their Group B match against South Africa on Thursday.

Left-hander Bravo struck eight fours and one six in 73 from 82 balls to lead the West Indies batting in their opening match of the competition at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium. Bravo’s older brother Dwayne supported with 40, Devon Smith made 36, and Shiv Chanderpaul scored 31.

Windies falter after Bravo's 73

NEW DELHI, India, CMC – West Indies failed to build upon a half-century from Darren Bravo, and were dismissed for 222 in 47.3 overs after they were sent in to bat in their World Cup Group-B match against South Africa on Thursday.

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Windies bat v Proteas

NEW DELHI, India, CMC – West Indies lost Chris Gayle in the first over to surprise opening bowler, spinner, Johan Botha as  South Africa won the toss and chose to field in their Group-B match of the World Cup on Thursday at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.

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Windies set for opening contest

West Indies v South Africa
ICC Cricket World Cup Group B
Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

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