Duminy Misses Ton Before South Africa Progress

Duminy Misses Ton Before South Africa Progress
Duminy Misses Ton Before South Africa Progress
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South Africa 272-7 (Duminy 99) beat
Ireland 141 (Wilson 31, Peterson 3-32) by 131 runs
ICC Cricket World Cup Group B, Kolkata

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.

Colin Ingram (46) and Morne van Wyk (42) also made contributions as South Africa reshuffled their batting order with van Wyk promoted to number three and Ingram into the side at number six in the absence of AB de Villiers.

There was a wicket apiece for Boyd Rankin, Trent Johnston, John Moonry, George Dockrell and Paul Stirling.

In reply, Ireland quickly slipped behind as they were reduced to 35 for three and with key batsmen William Porterfield (6), Ed Joyce (12), Niall O'Brien (10) and Kevin O'Brien (19) falling cheaply, they were unable to challenge.

Gary Wilson made 31 and was the only Irish batsmen to pass 20 as left-arm spinner Peterson (3-32) and quick bowler Morkel  (3-33) continued their fine tournaments.

Jacques Kallis returned two for 20 while off-spinners Duminy and Johan Botha also took a wicket.

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