Indian batsman Lokesh Rahul created history on a lazy Saturday, becoming the first Indian to hit a century on his one day debut. Rahul hit and six and finished up on exactly 100 from 115 balls as India beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets in the first ODI
The virtual Quarter-Final between South Africa and West Indies survived a rain abandonment threat to end up in an unexpected tie. South Africa who were stunned by the D/L Method to exit from the 2003 World Cup at home had their fortunes reversed at Cardiff.
South Africa completely dominated the first ODI against Pakistan at Bloemfontein en route to one of their easiest wins. The visitors never showed any kind of application with either the bat or ball, and as a result lost the clash without putting up a fight.
The unsung New Zealanders went onto take an unassailable 2-0 lead over hosts South Africa in their 3-match ODI Series. South Africa suffered with a team that had so little experience and led by Faf du Plessis who was still establishing himself as an international player.
On Friday, Australian Phillip Hughes became the latest batsman in international cricket to hit a century on his one-day debut. With the feat, Hughes became the eighth batsman to do so, but the first from Australia.