Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis held fort after the first wicket and the batsmen moved at utmost ease at the crease and toyed with the Irish bowlers in the most effortless fashion. Then came a fantastic display of batting from both Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla. Faf was innovative while Amla was going hammer and tongs at the attack and brought up his hundred. Amla, tried to go over the top for a six Catch the wickets of  Hashim Amla’s and Faf du Plessis 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: William Porterfield (c), Paul Stirling, Ed Joyce, Niall O’Brien, Andy Balbirnie, GaryWilson (wk), Kevin O’Brien, John Mooney, Max Sorensen, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine Catch the Live Updates of the match here

South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Faf du Plessis, Rilee Rossouw, AB de Villiers (c), David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Dale Steyn, Kyle Abbott, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir