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1420dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

Amla, du Plessis tons pummel Ireland

Twice in two innings South Africa have now crossed the milestone, this time anchored by hundreds from Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis, as they overwhelmed Ireland by 201 runs

1420dDaniel Brettig in Canberra

Pace our biggest shortcoming - Porterfield

Ireland captain William Porterfield chose not to dwell on the dropped chance early in the innings that allowed Hashim Amla to soar to yet another ODI century, but he did admit that coping with accurate bowling at high pace was the greatest struggle for As

1420dFirdose Moonda in Canberra

Amla substitutes style for substance

The Hashim Amla we knew became the Amla we may want to know a bit more of as he abandoned elegance and decided to go unorthodox instead to reach a career-best

1420dFirdose Moonda in Canberra

Amla to the fore as SA do it their way

Hashim Amla played down his achievements after becoming the fastest man to 20 ODI hundreds in South Africa's win over Ireland

1420dDaniel Brettig in Canberra

Ireland miss their only chance

Ireland's hefty loss showed that for their bowlers, every possible advantage must be stolen by their fielders in order to avoid a lopsided scoreboard

1420dESPNcricinfo staff

Hashim Amla shines as South Africa beat Ireland

Hashim Amla's 128-ball 159 -his highest ODI score - helped South Africa outclass Ireland by a massive 201-run margin in their World Cup 2015 Group B match played in Canberra on Tuesday.

1421dDaniel Brettig in Canberra

Ireland hope to outwit de Villiers

Ever since Boyd Rankin was lured to England as part of cricket's uneven class system, Ireland have lacked that extra gear of speed

1421dFirdose Moonda

SA hope fires at home won't dim Steyn's drive

Dale Steyn has yet to hit top gear at the tournament, but South Africa are confident he'll be able to turn it around when he plays his 100th ODI, against Ireland in the World Cup

1421dFirdose Moonda

Birrell wary of 'angry' Ireland

Having been with Ireland for five years, current South Africa assistant coach Adrian Birrell knows they would fight even harder to make their claim on behalf of the Associates

Size does matter, Win Big


Number of World Cup wins for South Africa by a margin of 200 runs or more, the most for any team.

Out of form Umpires


Number of decisions that have been overturned using the DRS this game, the most in a single game this World Cup.

Going Ballistic


Average score in the last 10 overs for teams batting first in the 2015 World Cups.

Striking Early


Number of times in 3 World Cup matches that Ireland have taken an early wicket (in the first 5 overs) against South Africa.