Tuesday, March 3, 2015

South Africa scored 411 runs, breaked many records

South Africa scored 411 runs

South Africa is on high pitch and scoring highest scores in cricket world cup 2015, 4 days after scoring first 400 plus runs of 408/5 against West Indies in this mega event. South African breaked that score and scored another 400 plus score of 411/4 against Ireland. Hashim Amla(159 runs from 128 balls) and Faf Du Plessis(109 from 109 balls) scored 247 run partnership between them, AB de Villiers(24 from 9 balls). After the fall of Amla and du Plessis. David Miller (46 from 23 balls) and Rilee Rossouw(61 from 31 balls) helped South Africa to score 411 runs. This is the second consecutive 400 plus score for South Africa. Andy McBrine took 2 wickets while To Mooney and Kevin O’Brien took 1 wicket each. While chasing huge total of 412 runs Ireland scored 107/5 in 23 overs. Andrew Balbernie(45 from 38 balls) and Kevin O’Brien(18 runs) were batting in the middle. Kyle Abbott picked 3 wickets, Dale Steyn took 2 wickets in Ireland Innings.

 Some records broken and created in this match 

1. South Africa scored highest score of 411 in cricket world cup 2015 till now. 

2. This is the second highest score in World cup tournament, Highest score was 413 scored by India against Bermuda. 

3. South Africa became the first team to score consecutive 400 plus score in 2 matches (408 and 411) in ODI history as well as world cup. 

4. Hashim Amla scored the career best 159 runs in this match, His previous best was 153 against West Indies.

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