Commentry

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That's it from all of us for this game. Do join us for the double-header tomorrow. Australia and New Zealand will lock horns at 0630 IST followed by the game between India and UAE. Until then, it's goodbye and take care!

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AB DE VILLIERS IS ADJUDGED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. He credits the guys at the top who set it up for them, adds that Rilee inspired him to get some momentum behind him. Mentions that watching the ball is key but you need to know your strengths and back them always. Adds that he just looks for momentum in his batting and then has a go at the bowlers. Calls it a very good performance for them after the game at the MCG. Mentions that they paced the innings well with the bat. Credits Tahir for an incredible performance.

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South Africa will be delighted with the win. They put up a huge total, Amla, du Plessis got amongst the runs and de Villiers well, scored for everyone. Their bowlers backed up the work and sealed an impressive win. West Indies will have to wipe out this game from their memories and comeback well when they play India.

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That is as comprehensive a win as it gets. South Africa have inflicted an equal record highest defeat in the World Cup, on West Indies. A whopping one of 257 runs. West Indies lost Gayle early and then had a collapse when they were reduced to 63/7. Holder hit a fifty to save some face for them but it was never going to be enough. Tahir helped himself with a 5/45 to break the middle order of the Windies and seal the game.

33.1
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Morne Morkel to Sulieman Benn

OUT! All over! Back of a length outside off, the ball bounces more on Benn as he fends at it. The ball takes the outside edge and flies to Amla at first slip who pouches the catch safely. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 257 RUNS!

32.6
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Dale Steyn to Sulieman Benn

Shorter outside off, pulled through mid-wicket for a single.

32.5
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Dale Steyn to Sulieman Benn

Shorter length on middle, Benn looks to duck but then fends it down.

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Sulieman Benn is the last man in.

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DRINKS!

32.4
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Dale Steyn to Jason Holder

OUT! Holder falls! Good length on off, Holder goes for the pull shot. He top edges the ball towards Amla at mid on for a simple catch. South Africa just a wicket away. Holder has played well but that is going t be of little use.

32.3
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Dale Steyn to Jason Holder

Good length on off, Holder defends it.

32.2
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Dale Steyn to Jason Holder

SIX! Smacked! Fuller outside off, Holder gets under it and spanks it over mid off for a maximum. Superb striking from Holder!

32.1
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Dale Steyn to Jason Holder

Good length on off, Holder comes forward and defends it.

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Steyn back on.

31.6
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Morne Morkel to Jerome Taylor

Fuller outside off, Taylor throws his bat at it and gets it over covers for a couple as Rossouw tries to pull the ball back in and does well.

31.5
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Morne Morkel to Jerome Taylor

FOUR! CARVED! Fuller outside off, Taylor gets under it and lofts it over covers for a boundary.

31.4
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Morne Morkel to Jerome Taylor

Bouncer! Shorter on middle, Taylor ducks under it.

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Maiden ODI fifty for Holder.

31.3
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Morne Morkel to Jason Holder

FIFTY! Shorter outside off, Holder punches it through covers for a single to bring up his MAIDEN ODI fifty.

31.2
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Morne Morkel to Jason Holder

On a length out side off, Holder plays and misses.

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