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Amla, du Plessis hundreds lift South Africa to 411 v Irish

Amla, du Plessis centuries lift South Africa to 411-4 v Ireland in World Cup Pool B match

South Africa's Francois Du Plessis, right, is congratulated by teammate Hashim Amla after scoring a century during their Cricket World Cup Pool B matc...

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South Africa's Francois Du Plessis, right, is congratulated by teammate Hashim Amla after scoring a century during their Cricket World Cup Pool B matc...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Hashim Amla and Faf Du Plessis scored centuries and shared a 247-run second-wicket stand against Ireland on Tuesday to steer South Africa to its second 400-plus total in an as many World Cup matches.

Rilee Russow (61) and David Miller (46) finished it off, sharing an unbeaten 110-run stand in the last eight overs to lift South Africa to 411-4

Amla punishing Ireland for a dropped catch when he was on 10, scoring a career-best 159 from 128 balls and controlling the partnership with du Plessis (109) after the pair joined in the third over.

Du Plessis was out with the total at 259 and Amla continued with AB de Villiers, who scored 24 from nine balls, until a double breakthrough from Andy McBride temporarily slowed the South African onslaught.


Updated : 2021-09-17 02:48 GMT+08:00