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Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis have held fort after the loss of the first wicket and have now with these batmen reaching three figure scores,  South Africa are on the drivers’ seat and are on their way to make yet another big score, just like their previous encounter against West Indies in Sydney. Amla’s knock was a mixture of his trademark class and big hitting ability. 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

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

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