South Africa beat Ireland by 201 runs

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 - 18:08

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South Africa condemned Ireland to their first defeat of the World Cup as they cruised to a 201-run win in Canberra.

Hashim Amla hit 159, Faf du Plessis 109 and Rilee Rossouw a rapid unbeaten 61 in South Africa's 411 for 4, the second time in two Pool B games they have passed 400.

Ireland never recovered from 48 for 5 as they were bowled out for 210 in 45 overs despite Andrew Balbirnie's 58.

Kyle Abbott finished with 4 for 21 and fellow pace bowler Morne Morkel 3 for 34