34th Match, Group B (D/N), Kolkata, Mar 15 2011, ICC Cricket World Cup
(33.2/50 ov, target 273)141
South Africa won by 131 runs
Player Of The Match
99 (103) & 1/11
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• The Bulletin by Nitin Sundar

Clinical South Africa surge into quarter-finals

The World Cup finally reached Eden Gardens, and the sparse crowd that turned up on an overcast day were treated to a JP Duminy special that lifted South Africa from the dumps, and set up a facile win

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Scores: M Venkat Raghav
Comms: Liam Brickhill
Scorecard summary
South Africa272/7(50 overs)
Ireland141/10(33.2 overs)

Ireland have been blown away, and South Africa complete a 131-run win in Kolkata. The Irish fought really hard in the field, keeping South Africa pegged back with wickets, but they couldn't keep it up with the bat. They managed to keep up with the asking rate, but at the expense of wickets, which fell at regular intervals. If you missed any of today's play, we have the perfect remedy: Nitin Sundar's match bulletin. There's also a full gallery for you to peruse. In between times, chat with friends or berate your nemeses at our Facebook page.

William Porterfield "We started off pretty well, got wickets up front and pegged them back. We were happy enough at half time chasing 270 but just lost wickets. We've been pretty good with our ground fielding throughout the tournament but we missed a couple of catches. We've shown competitive spirit, in a lot of the games we kept ourselves in the game. We've got a lot of positives from this tournament."

Graeme Smith: "I think you can always nitpick, but there were some good signs today. We put ourselves under pressure with some stupid run outs but the guys responded really well after that, especially JP [Duminy] who batted really well under pressure. He really held things together, and then Colin Ingram, who hasn't played for a while, came in and batted well. We've done the first part of his now."

No surprises, JP Duminy is the Man of the Match: "The circumstances were a bit tense [when I came in], the key was to try and stay as calm as possible. I've done it a fair number of times now, and I've grown into this role nicely, and I hope it continues. I was trying to hit the ball out of the ground at the end, you never know when a few runs might make all the difference in the game."

Aoife Nolan: "I am still an Irish Blonde and I still support the redheads!!!"

shuvo_Kalmar: "@Aoife Nolan, i am in the same folk with you. See you redheads next WC hopefully with some more excitment." I'll second that, and also say goodbye to everyone who joined us for this game. We hope you enjoyed our coverage, and join us next time!

Kannan: "Good catch from van Wyk - now he can celebrate it with a haircut.. must be brutal with the heat over there - geez."

Morkel to Dockrell, OUT

superb catch from van Wyk! Morkel slammed one down much shorter, it leapt up at young Dockrell and took the edge of the shoulder of the bat, the keeper tumbled to his right to complete the dismissal and that's the end of Ireland

George Dockrell c †van Wyk b Morkel 16 (19m 12b 3x4 0x6) SR: 133.33
Morkel to Dockrell, FOUR runs

cracked over cover! Is there anything George Dockrell can't do?

Smith goes for the kill and brings back Morkel

end of over 335 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 137/9CRR: 4.15 RRR: 8.00
Boyd Rankin0 (2)
George Dockrell12 (10)
Jacques Kallis 6-1-20-2
Jean-Paul Duminy 2-0-11-1
Kallis to Rankin, no run

no danger of Rankin getting in line with the ball ... he stands on leg stump and pushes the hands out, the ball zips past the outside edge

Kallis to Rankin, no run

Kallis stays round the wicket to the left-handed Rankin, who pops the ball up towards midwicket ... but it drops safe

Kallis to Mooney, OUT

just one more to go now, Kallis comes round the wicket, Mooney drives and the edge goes straight through to van Wyk. He beat him a couple of times in the last over, now he gets one to touch the bat as Mooney drives rooted to the crease

John Mooney c †van Wyk b Kallis 14 (49m 28b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50
Kallis to Dockrell, 1 run

a thick inside edge rolls into the leg side, and they steal a quick single

A second slip comes in now

Kallis to Dockrell, FOUR runs

wide of off, Dockrell throws the bat at it and the ball flies wide of the lone slip and down to the third man boundary!

Kallis to Dockrell, no run

this one hits the seam and comes in, but Dockrell is right behind the line to defend

end of over 323 runs
IRE: 132/8CRR: 4.12 RRR: 7.83
George Dockrell7 (7)
John Mooney14 (27)
Jean-Paul Duminy 2-0-11-1
Jacques Kallis 5-1-15-1
Duminy to Dockrell, 1 run

stylish drive from Dockrell, it beats a diving cover

Duminy to Mooney, 1 run

Mooney flicks across his front pad to send the ball out to deep midwicket

Duminy to Dockrell, 1 run

skewed off the outside half of the bat, into the covers

Duminy to Dockrell, no run

and again! Fuller this time, but same result

Duminy to Dockrell, no run

arm ball, rushes straight on to beat the outside edge

Slip in place now

Duminy to Dockrell, no run

Duminy comes round the wicket to Dockrell, who taps back to the bowler

end of over 312 runs
IRE: 129/8CRR: 4.16 RRR: 7.57
John Mooney13 (26)
George Dockrell5 (2)
Jacques Kallis 5-1-15-1
Jean-Paul Duminy 1-0-8-1

And that's drinks

Kallis to Mooney, no run

and now he's beaten on the outside edge, minimal reaction from the South Africans though, they're just sort of going through the motions at the moment

Kallis to Mooney, no run

airy drive outside off, the ball scoots past the inside edge

Kallis to Mooney, no run

Kallis comes round the wicket, full on off stump and driven to cover

Kallis to Dockrell, 1 run

dug in quite short, Dockrell stands tall and angles it down to third man

Kallis to Mooney, 1 run

a rasping cut goes straight out to the man at deep cover

There's one wide slip in place

Kallis to Mooney, no run

loosener, landing on a length outside off. Mooney swishes, and is beaten

Well, here's pace - but it's Kallis

Best performances - batters
JP Duminy portrait
JP Duminy SA
99 runs (103)
6 fours
1 six
Productive shot
leg glance
35 runs
1 four
1 six
Colin Ingram portrait
CA Ingram SA
46 runs (43)
7 fours
0 six
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
19 runs
4 fours
0 six
Best performances - bowlers
Robin Peterson
RJ Peterson SA
Morne Morkel portrait
M Morkel SA
Match details
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
TossIreland, elected to field first
SeriesICC Cricket World Cup
Player Of The Match
Jean-Paul Duminy
Jean-Paul Duminy
Match numberODI no. 3133
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days15 March 2011 - daynight (50-over match)
West Indies Image
Billy Doctrove
Sri Lanka Image
Kumar Dharmasena
TV Umpire
Australia Image
Simon Taufel
Reserve Umpire
England Image
Ian Gould
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsSouth Africa 2, Ireland 0
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