AB de Villiers
South Africa's AB de Villiers celebrates after reaching a century against the West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday [Getty]

South Africa have sealed a mammoth victory over their Group B opponents West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

The Proteas won the toss and AB De Villiers elected to bat first. South Africa amassed a massive total of 408 runs from their 50 overs, losing five wickets in the process. It was the skipper's unbeaten knock of 162 off 66 deliveries that helped his side post that total.

In reply, West Indies were bowled out for 151 runs, suffering a 257-run defeat. De Villiers was named the Man of the Match for his brilliant performance with the bat.

The African side got off to a sluggish start and lost Quinton de Kock early in their innings. It was Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla who laid the foundation for the middle order to post a huge total.

The duo were dismissed by Chris Gayle in the same over after Amla and Du Plessis managed 65 and 66 runs respectively.

This was followed by Rilee Rossouw and De Villiers coming to the crease and the two managed to post 134 runs together. After Rossouw's dismissal, De Villiers got going and hammered all bowlers across the ground. He scored his hundred in 52 balls, before managing a fastest 150 in 64 balls in the history of ODIs.

In reply, West Indies got off to a poor start, lost wickets at regular intervals and were seven down even before touching the three-figure mark. Their skipper Jason Holder's half century helped West Indies reach 150 runs, before they were bowled out for 151.

Imran Tahir was the star man with the ball as he picked up his first five wicket haul in ODIs. South Africa next face Ireland on 3 March, while West Indies take on India next Friday.