AB de Villiers narrowly missed a century as South Africa produced a complete batting display to comprehensively beat UAE in their World Cup encounter by 146 runs in Wellington, securing the second spot in Pool B.
Pakistan completed a rousing 30-run win over South Africa in their Pool B match in Auckland on Saturday, taking control of their destiny in qualifying for the quarter-finals of the 2015 One-Day International World Cup.
South African pace bowler Dale Steyn was all praise for his captain AB de Villiers, who has smashed two incredible knocks in the last two months, including the fastest 100 and 150 in One-Day Internationals.
After hitting the fastest 150 in One-Day Internationals, South African skipper AB de Villiers credited the top order for setting the foundation which enabled him to play an "enjoyable knock" against West Indies on Friday.
In the last seven days though, they have now beaten Pakistan in Adelaide and now South Africa by a massive 130 runs in Melbourne today to complete a stunning turnaround. The Men in Blue are now looking good.