AB de Villiers got out for a golden duck against Pakistan in South Africa’s second game in ICC Champions Trophy 2017. De Villiers got out first ball as Pakistan left-arm spinner Imad Wasim got his wicket. But De Villiers without scoring a run broke the record of former Australian player Mark Waugh and former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming. De Villiers got past Waugh who scored 7,467 runs without a golden duck registered and Fleming scored 6,098 runs. Whereas, De Villiers is far ahead of them as he scored 9,303 ODI runs without getting out for a golden duck.
Apart from the record, it seems like De Villiers is going through a rough patch when it comes to batting. In the previous match against Sri Lanka he could only score 4 runs off 4 balls before getting out and now he got out for a golden duck where his team needed the most.
— ICC (@ICC) June 7, 2017
The South African team suffered a batting collapse against Pakistan as they could only score 219 runs for 8 in the full quota of 50 overs. They would have had bundled out if it was not for David Miller’s sensible inning of 75 runs from 104 balls.
South Africa need a win to enter the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semi-final and be the first team to do so from Group B as England have already entered the semis with two wins at their back. If South Africa are to do well in this tournament, they need their skipper De Villiers to do well for them with the bat and unleash the Mr. 360.