AB de Villiers and Graeme Smith helped South Africa recover from an early stutter in their pursuit of 223 in Delhi, de Villiers proving the dominant partner in a 101-run partnership as South Africa knocked off West Indies by 7 wkts in their opening match played at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi. West Indies' bowlers had begun in inspired fashion, denting a heavyweight line-up with the wickets of Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis within the first five overs, but couldn't force a further breakthrough and were dealt a harsh blow when Dwayne Bravo was forced to leave the field with a knee injury.