JP Duminy fell one run short of a World Cup century but South Africa still had enough in reserve to qualify for the quarter-finals courtesy of a comprehensive 131-run win over Ireland in Kolkata.
Duminy made 99 in 103 balls as South Africa reached 272 for seven before Ireland were dismissed for 141 with Morne Morkel and Robin Peterson both taking three wickets.
Asad Shafiq stroked a composed unbeaten half-century to guide Pakistan to a seven-wicket Duckworth/Lewis method win over Zimbabwe in their ICC Cricket World Cup Group A game in Pallekele.
A rain-interrupted match saw Zimbabwe close on 151 for seven in 39.4 overs and Pakistan then reach an adjusted target to finish on 164 for three in 34.1 overs.
New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Mills suffered a thigh strain during his side's 97-run World Cup win over Canada, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) have confirmed.
He left the field during his third over, resulting in Jesse Ryder having to complete the over, and did not return during New Zealand's comprehensive win.
Ireland captain William Porterfield has been given a reprimand by the International Cricket Council (ICC) following comments he made in the wake of his side's 44-run defeat to the West Indies.
After Gary Wilson was given out leg before by third umpire Asoka de Silva, Porterfield expressed his unhappiness with the decision - which came at a crucial time in the ICC Cricket World Cup Group B encounter.
Imrul Kayes stroked an unbeaten half-century to guide Bangladesh to a six-wicket ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 win over the Netherlands that piles the pressure on England ahead of their final group game.
By dismissing the Netherlands for 160 and then reaching 166 for four in reply, Bangladesh have put themselves in position to qualify for the quarter-finals should...
Cricket TV - A look back at the latest ICC Cricket World Cup action which saw reigning champions Australia and perennial challengers New Zealand book their places in the quarter-finals with comprehensive wins over Kenya and Canada respectively.
David doesn't beat Goliath every day. Likewise in any World Cup, there are minnows who would invariably upset the apple cart. That is a given and we hope for more such moments, for they enliven the game and the spectacle as a whole.
Collins Obuya hit a stroke-filled unbeaten 98 in 129 balls but it was nowhere near enough for Kenya as they slipped to a 60-run defeat against Australia in Bangalore.
Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin and Michael Hussey all scored half-centuries as Australia made their way to 324 for six before they restricted Kenya to 264 for six to qualify for the quarter-finals.
Canada bowler Rizwan Cheema has been given a reprimand by the International Cricket Council after he was found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct.
He was deemed to be in breach of the clause relating to the spirit of the game after he was removed from the attack for bowling two full-pitched deliveries during his side's 97-run defeat to New Zealand.
New Zealand completely outclassed Canada as they eased to a 97-run win having dominated their ICC Cricket World Cup Group A game in Mumbai.
Brendon McCullum stroked a third One-Day International century as the Black Caps piled up 358 for six before restricting Canada to 261 for nine in reply, New Zealand qualifying for the quarter-finals as a result.
Cricket TV - A look back at another thrilling ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 match involving India; this time as they came up short against South Africa, for whom Robin Peterson hit 16 runs in four balls at the death to secure a three-wicket win. Sachin Tendulkar had earlier stroked a sublime century - his sixth in World Cups - but following a dramatic batting collapse, it proved to be in vain.
Sachin Tendulkar scored his sixth World Cup century but it was not enough for India, who were beaten by three wickets by South Africa in a thrilling Cricket World Cup Group B match in Nagpur that went down to the final over.
After India collapsed from 267 for one to 296 all out, half-centuries from Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers and then 18 in seven balls at the death from Robin Peterson blasted South Africa to victory...
Chetan Narula makes his predictions as to which teams will reach the quarter-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011: As only one week of competition remains in the first round of the World Cup, it is indeed time to take a look at the different permutations...
England off-spinner Graeme Swann has been fined ten percent of his match fee after being found guilty of breaching the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Code of Conduct.
He was charged with a Level 1 offence during his side's two-wicket defeat to Bangladesh, the breach relating to 'using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an international match'.
Cricket TV - A look back at the latest action from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, which saw Bangladesh take their second win of the competition, beating England in a nerve-jangler by two wickets after the West Indies had seen off Ireland's challenge with a 44-run victory.
England's World Cup of down-to-the-wire finishes continued as they were found wanting against Bangladesh, who inched their way to a two-wicket win in Chittagong with an over to spare.
Bangladesh bounced back from their horror show performance against the West Indies, when they crumbled to 58 all out, to bowl England out for 225 before reaching 227 for eight with six balls remaining.
As if losing their crucial ICC Cricket World Cup Group B game against the West Indies by 44 runs wasn't a bitter enough pill to swallow, Ireland have additionally been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate.
During the match in Chandigarh, as the West Indies were racking up 275 runs, Ireland were deemed to be one over short of their target when time allowances were taken into consideration.
The West Indies made it three consecutive victories in the ICC Cricket World Cup after they produced a fine performance to beat Ireland by 44 runs in Chandigarh.
Devon Smith scored a century and Kieron Pollard 94 as the West Indies were bowled out for 275 but Ireland, despite half-centuries from Ed Joyce and Gary Wilson, were then dismissed for 231.