Tuesday, March 3, 2015

South Africa beat Ireland by a big margin of 201 runs at Canberra

South Africa beat Ireland by 201 runs
Cricket world cup 2015, South Africa beat Ireland by 201 runs comfortably at Canberra, Chasing a big total of 412 runs Ireland batsmen bowled out for 210 runs in 45 overs. Andrew Balbirnie is the top scorer for Ireland with 58 runs. Chasing a big total Ireland lost their first wicket of Paul Stirling in the 3rd over and lost four more wickets back to back and at one stage Ireland was 48/5 but, Andrew Balbirnie(58 from 66 balls) and Kevin O’Brien(48 from 65 balls) helped Ireland to score respectable score of 210 runs. In South Africa bowling pacers Kyle Abbott(4 wickets), Morne Morkel(3 wickets), Dale Steyn (2 wickets) steals the show. In South Africa batting Hashim Amla scored (159 runs) , Faf DU Plessis(103 runs) scored 247 run partnership for 2nd wicket. At the end David Miller(46 from 23 balls), Rilee Russouw(61 from 30 balls) helped South Africa to score 411/4 in 50 overs. This is the second time South Africa scored 400 plus runs in this tournament. Earlier, South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first. Hashim Amla was awarded with man of the match.

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