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South Africa smack Irish men to became the first team to score 400 in two successive ODIs

Winning the toss and batting first South Africa became the first team to score 400 in two successive ODIs. 

Amla and Du Plessis slammed centuries and put up a 247 run partnership. Amla was put down on 10 by Ed Joyce, and Du Plessis edging between wicketkeeper Gary Wilson and Kevin O'Brien at slip when on 19. Rilee Rossouw continued his form with a second successive quickfire innings of 61 taking a South Africa to a mammoth total of 411.

Known as a side capable of chasing big targets, the Irish were reduced to 21 for three by the fifth over which further slipped to 48 for five by the 11th over.  Andy Balbirnie at 58 and Kevin O'Brien 48 led a late revival by adding 81 for the sixth wicket. With victory almost assured, de Villiers used eight bowlers including himself, ahead of tougher games and wrapped Irish innings at 210.


Scoreboard: /icc-cwc-2015-live/results-folder/24th-match-pool-b-ireland-v-south-africa/

Picture Gallery:

1. Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis shared a 247 run partnership.


2. Hashim Amla became the fastest to 20 ODI centuries. 


3. AB de Villiers reverse sweeps this one during ' cameo.


4. Faf du Plessis hits this over the leg side.


5. Faf du Plessis jumps up to avoid a throw.


6. Andy Balbirnie attmpts to play a sweep shot.


7. South Africans celebrate after taking the catch to dismiss Ed Joyce.


8. AB de Villiers flings himself attempting a catch.


9. Kyle Abbott celebrates after removing Kevin O'Brien.


10. George Dockrell was the last man out for Ireland.


11. Hashim Amla signs off with the Player of the Match award.