Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    159
    168
    128
    16
    4
    124.21
    41.1 there won't be a double today. Well bowled by McBrine. He holds this back, slow in the air, Amla charges down the wicket, is not quite to the pitch of the ball, and ends up lofting this to long-off where, some 200 runs after he first dropped Amla, Joyce completes the catch 299/3
    2.3 they have all gone up, it is not given out, and they review it. Mooney goes wide on the wicket, angles this across the body of de Kock, this one pitches leg, squares de Kock up, leaves him - there is seam movement apart from the angle - there is a soft sound as the ball passes the bat, and you can see a deflection too. A smidgeon on the snicko as the ball passes the outside edge. De Kock will be on his way. And yes, the decision has been overturned 12/1
    109
    139
    109
    10
    1
    100.00
    38.4 full toss and he is bowled. Actually more a yorker than a full toss. At least one double has been taken out of the equation. He is making room, KOB stays full and straight, it dips on him to land halfway between the crease and the stumps. He has missed this altogether. KOB gets into a shadow-boxing celebration with the disturbed stumps. A bit like footballers with the corner flag 259/2
    41.3 McBrine has two in one over and has put an end to the possibility of the falling of a plethora of records. De Villiers looks for the reverse sweep from the leg-stump line, gets a top edge, and backward point runs back to take the catch. This is the first ball AB has failed to score off 301/4
    not out
    46
    43
    23
    4
    2
    200.00
    not out
    61
    40
    30
    6
    3
    203.33
    Extras
    11 (b 1, nb 3, w 7)
    TOTAL
    411/4 (50 Overs, RR: 8.22)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Q de Kock, 2.3 ov), 2-259 (F du Plessis, 38.4 ov), 3-299 (HM Amla, 41.1 ov), 4-301 (AB de Villiers, 41.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JF Mooney725217.42253312
    MC Sorensen6076012.66138461
    KJ O'Brien7095113.57712300
    GH Dockrell1005605.60275100
    PR Stirling1006806.80156000
    AR McBrine1006326.30193100
  • BATSMEN
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    3.6 gone, they have got Porterfield. Faf du Plessis is the man at short midwicket. A length ball, on the pads, and he has instinctively just flicked at it. This is dying on du Plessis, but he takes a smart low catch 21/2
    2.5 he has got him, yeah?. Stirling is almost walking, but Ranmore Martinesz has missed his second edge of the day. Short of a length, swinging away, Stirling is squared up, there is a sound as the ball passes the bat, there is defelction, and there is a register on the snicko. This has to be overturned. Fourth bad decision of the day - two each from both umpires. Three have been overturned. South Africa didn't review the fourth 17/1
    4.3 that's the old one-two. Bouncer has pushed Joyce back, and he bowls a full one at 146ks to follow it up. The bouncer has done it. Joyce stays back, the feet don't move, he plays away from the body, nowhere near the pitch of the ball, and edges it through to first slip 21/3
    8.4 that's a great catch by Amla. Absolutely fantastic. O'Brien throws his bat at a wide length ball, gets a healthy edge towards first slip, de Kock goes for it, deflects it, Amla's view is blocked, and he has not even half a second to adjust. Actually he has got lucky. The deflection off de Kock's glove has settled in his armpit. De Kock's glove to Amla's left hand to his right armpit 42/4
    25.5 and he gets too adventurous. Drags this pull shot from well outside off and finds deep midwicket with perfection. Valiant effort, will do the net run rate a world of good 129/6
    10.2 another wicket. They discuss reviewing this, but Wilson walks off without challenging Martinesz's decision. Wilson is crease-bound, almost expecting a short ball, the length ball nips back in and hits him on the knee roll. The line is perfect, the only question is the height. In the worst case, the Hawkeye might return umpire's call on this. That's what it does 48/5
    35.1 O'Brien misses out on a half-century. Abbott has four wickets now. Digs this one in short, from the sound the pull generates it seems he has smoked this, but it has hit him high on the bat and has found deep midwicket with precision 167/8
    30.2 and he has a wicket second ball. Short of a length, angling away, innocuous little delivery, Mooney looks to play a forceful shot, and ends up dragging it on. Is there anything AB can't do nowadays? 150/7
    44.6 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 210/10
    42.6 ouch. This is at his hip, Sorensen has nowhere to go, he looks away throws his hands in defence. Off the bat handle it goes for an easy catch to the keeper 200/9
    not out
    2
    9
    4
    0
    0
    50.00
    Extras
    12 (lb 3, w 9)
    TOTAL
    210 all out (45 Overs, RR: 4.66)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (PR Stirling, 2.5 ov), 2-21 (WTS Porterfield, 3.6 ov), 3-21 (EC Joyce, 4.3 ov), 4-42 (NJ O'Brien, 8.4 ov), 5-48 (GC Wilson, 10.2 ov), 6-129 (A Balbirnie, 25.5 ov), 7-150 (JF Mooney, 30.2 ov), 8-167 (KJ O'Brien, 35.1 ov), 9-200 (MC Sorensen, 42.6 ov), 10-210 (GH Dockrell, 44.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DW Steyn803924.87285000
    KJ Abbott802142.62372010
    M Morkel903433.77405030
    Imran Tahir1015005.00375200
    F Behardien201306.5031000
    RR Rossouw201306.5020000
    F du Plessis403007.50101110
    AB de Villiers20713.5081000

Match Notes

  • Shadow-boxing a stump, and an armpit catch

    Plays of the day from the Group B game between South Africa and Ireland 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

  • 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

  • Amla fastest to 20 ODI tons

    Stats highlights from the Pool B game between Ireland and South Africa 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

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.