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That's it from us then. Do join us back tomorrow for a double-header. First Pakistan will take on UAE in Napier from 0630 IST while Australia will take on Afghanistan at the WACA, Perth from 1200 IST. See you tomorrow then. Cheers!

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Man of the Match - Hashim Amla! Says he is fortunate that his side got a good start. Adds they had wickets in hand so they had a go after the bowlers and is thankful that it came off. Credits his teammates for batting so well. He is happy with this win as it doesn't matter whom it comes against in this game. He doesn't care how long it takes to score a ton as a hundred is a hundred. Credits his teammates once again for maintaining the same intensity throughout the game.

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Balbirnie and Kevin O'Brien tried their best to hang in there but it was always too much to ask for against this quality bowling attack. South Africa were trying with different bowling combinations as eight different bowlers were used today in their innings. Kyle Abbott finished with his best bowling figures of 4/21 while Morkel grabbed three. South Africa should be happy with this win. Ireland should take the positives as they were giving some fight throughout.

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South Africa have completed a comprehensive victory here at the Manuka Oval against Ireland! They posted a huge total on the board first up, thanks to tons from Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis. Their bowling was of top quality as well as Ireland were reduced to 48/5 at one stage. Abbott and Steyn ran through the Irish top order and that destroyed Ireland's chance of chasing down a record total in World Cups.

44.6
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Morne Morkel to George Dockrell

OUT! You miss, I hit! Full and straight, Dockrell backs away and goes for another big shot. He misses it completely on this occasion and his off stump is disturbed. Third scalp for Morkel. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 201 RUNS!

44.5
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Morne Morkel to George Dockrell

Landed outside off, Dockrell goes for the big shot but gets an outside edge towards third man. Two runs taken.

44.4
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Morne Morkel to George Dockrell

On middle and off, Dockrell flicks it to the leg side and finds the square leg fielder.

44.3
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Morne Morkel to George Dockrell

Landed outside off, Dockrell shoulders his arms.

44.3
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Morne Morkel to George Dockrell

WIDE! Down the leg side, Dockrell tries to flick but misses.

44.2
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Morne Morkel to George Dockrell

FOUR! Smashed! Short of a length ball, Dockrell backs away and pulls it down the ground. More of a tennis shot. The ball races away to the fence in no time.

44.1
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Morne Morkel to George Dockrell

Short of a length ball on middle, Dockrell taps it to the on side.

43.6
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Kyle Abbott to Andy McBrine

Landed outside off, another play and a miss!

43.5
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Kyle Abbott to Andy McBrine

Fuller length ball outside off, McBrine drives it through cover-point for a couple.

43.4
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Kyle Abbott to Andy McBrine

On middle and off, McBrine stays back in his crease and defends.

43.3
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Kyle Abbott to Andy McBrine

Play and a miss! Length ball outside off, McBrine tries to play but gets beaten.

43.2
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Kyle Abbott to George Dockrell

Landed around off, Dockrell taps it to point for a single.

43.1
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Kyle Abbott to George Dockrell

Good length ball on off, Dockrell defends it from within his crease.

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Andy McBrine walks in next.

42.6
W

Morne Morkel to Max Sorensen

OUT! Ireland eight down! Short of a length ball, Sorensen gets into an awkward position and tries to fend that one. But the ball goes off the splice of the bat and goes high up in the air. de Kock gets under the ball and takes a safe catch. Morkel picks up his second wicket and Sorensen's fight is over.

42.5
1

Morne Morkel to George Dockrell

Fullish on middle, Dockrell flicks it through the mid-wicket region for a single.

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