3. South Africa vs West Indies 11 Jan 2015 at Johannesburg
Epic run chases and Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg ride together. The highest total chased in ODI, as well as T20Is, have come on this ground, the former by South Africa and later against them. This time around South Africa batted first and put up a massive 231-7 with skipper Faf du Plessis getting a hundred (119 off 56). Hunting down mammoth 232, WI lost Dwayne Smith for just 17 runs. Thereafter a 152-run stand between Gayle (90 off 41) and his fellow Jamaican Marlon Samuels (60 off 39) set the tone for this historic run chase. The finishing touches were given by Russell (14), DJ Bravo (10) and Sammy (20*) to complete the picture perfect run chase.
Match Summary: RSA 231/7 (du Plessis 119, Miller 47; DJ Bravo 2/32) lost to WI 236/6 (Gayle 90, Samuels 60; Wiese 3/43) by 4 wickets.