Player of the Match
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327dThe 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

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HM Amla
159(128) 16x4 - 4x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 36 runs
  • 3x4 - 2x6
5 0 15 14 60 21 34 10
F du Plessis
109(109) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 20 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
11 9 14 9 12 12 17 25

Best performances - Bowlers

KJ Abbott
O8
M0
R21
W4
Eco2.62
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
M Morkel
O9
M0
R34
W3
Eco3.77
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Sidharth Monga

END OF OVER:
45 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | IRE: 210/10 (202 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 4.66, RRR: 40.40)

  • AR McBrine2 (4b)
  • M Morkel9-0-34-3
  • KJ Abbott8-0-21-4

That's all from us.Before we leave you, here is a reminder of net run rates as they stand now. Thanks for joining us. Cheers

Net run rates
West Indies -0.313
Ireland -1.137
Pakistan -1.373

"Difficult evening," says William Porterfield. "They played well. We had an early breakthrough, we wanted more, but once the lads got in they were difficult to get out. You have got to take your chances. It was a very good pitch. The lads tried to squeeze as much as possible. Four down coming out to 10 overs, they bowled very well. All credit to the lower order. Every game is a big game. The one against Zimbabwe is a big one."

"Good game today," says AB de Villiers. "Very happy with the performance. The nice thing was we did it our way. We are not following any other strategy, we are doing it our way. We want to keep on scoring centuries. It helps set us up for the last few overs. Incredible. Hash. he will always be the rock for us. Effortlessly plays with a lot of class. Whatever you do he always has the answer. Very impressed with the bowlers. They were very motivated. Combination will depend on match-by-match basis. You always want your top six, top seven in form. Six, seven, eight win you a lot of games. We will see how we go [on the bowling]. I enjoyed it, yes [being called one bouncer for the bouncer]. It was my slower bouncer, actually."

"Fortunately we got off to a good starts," says Hashim Amla, the Man of the Match. "Myself and Faf got going, and then I started to play some shots. We had wickets in hand so we could have a go. Thankfully it came off. It was a good wicket and fortunately we got some runs. Always good to post a win. Any hundred is a hundred. Glad to get some runs. Doesn't matter how long it takes. We bowled exceptionally well. Glad that edge stuck under the armpit."

Only the second time that a side has registered consecutive 200-run wins. And the first time a side has posted back-to-back 400s. Another powerful performance. From the moment Joyce dropped Amla early on, this has gone downhill for Ireland. At one point both Amla and du Plessis looked like they could score double hundreds. Neither of them could but South Africa were still authoritative with the bat. An opening burst from their attacking bowlers killed the game off after which South Africa went on an experimenting spree

44.6
W
Morkel to Dockrell, OUT, finally it is over. He hits the top of off as Dockrell makes room to try to hit him over cover. Dockrell is expecting another ball in the ribs, but Morkel has gone straight and full

GH Dockrell b Morkel 25 (61m 57b 1x4 1x6) SR: 43.85

44.5
2
Morkel to Dockrell, 2 runs, makes room too take this from outside leg, places it wide of slip

Over the wicket

44.4
0
Morkel to Dockrell, no run, looks for a yorker, middle and leg, dug out to square leg

Dockrell has shown great application and courage here. These few late runs could be the difference in the eventual net run rate

44.3
0
Morkel to Dockrell, no run, short of a length, just outside off, left alone

James: "Dockrell's best ODI score now. And against a top quality attack."

44.3
1w
Morkel to Dockrell, 1 wide, wide down the leg side
44.2
4
Morkel to Dockrell, FOUR runs, again into the hip, and he makes room to pull this over the leg-side field. Not many sweeping the boundary when you have slips and short leg in
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Size does matter, Win Big

5

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

3

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

Going Ballistic

100

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

Striking Early

3

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