‘Precocious’. Prodigy. Words used for unbound talent surprisingly beyond age, beyond the age one is born into. Then there are players like AB de Villiers whose abilities push even the definitions of such words.
Hashim Amla hit a double-century and Stiaan van Zyl a century on debut as South Africa declared their first innings on 552 for five against the West Indies before rain shortened day two fo the first Test at Centurion.
Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers both scored centuries during an unbroken 283-run partnership that helped South Africa recover from a poor start to day one of the first Test against the West Indies at Centurion.
Steve Smith's counter-attacking century helped Australia recover from 98 for five and chase down 268 to beat South Africa by three wickets in the fourth One-Day International at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Centuries from AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis enabled South Africa to chase down a target of 328 with more than three overs to spare and beat Australia by seven wickets in game two of the One-Day International tri-series in Harare.