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Faf du Plessis has reached his century in the most spectacular fashion and the knock has been a tribute to AB de Villers with plenty of unconventional strokeplay and boundaries that were struck  with utmost ease. The South African No3, after going through a rough patch in the middle has redeemed himself spectacularly during the World Cup. Faf du Plessis has now struck two fifties and one hundred in the tournament and has put South Africa back in the reckoning.  Catch highlights from Hashim Amla’s hundred here 

Much was spoken about the Ireland side making their presence felt in this ICC World Cup 2015  and here they are again and as they make the first inroads in the South African lineup. John Mooney’s terrific line was stifling the batsmen and the ball beat the bat’s edge many times in his first over, which was a maiden. Mooney was steaming in for his second over and the defensive Quinton de Kock made a nervous prod at the ball and there was  a faint edge before the ball went to the ‘keeper, Gary Wilson. The decision was referred after umpire Ruchira Palliuguruge tuned down Ireland’s appeal. Ite was a close call that went Ireland’s way.   Catch the Live Streaming of the match here

Ireland are using two spinners in the lineup — Andy McBrine and George Dockrell — and the rest of the team remains the same but will be relying on their plucky batting unit to come through. Ireland have proven to be great chasers but their immediate challenge is to restrict the likes of Hashim Amla, De Villiers and Faf du Plessis. Catch the Live Updates of the match here