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Match No 34: Ireland vs South Africa

- Ireland won the toss and elected to field in this game, to provide the 184th occasion of a team inserting the opposition in the World Cup. Ireland has inserted the opposition on three occasions in the World Cup which includes this game.

 

- GC Smth and JH Kallis were run out in this game providing the 21st and 22nd occasion of South Afircan batsmen run out in the World Cup.

 

- GC Smith's run out in this game provide the 43rd occasion of a captain dismissed run out in the World Cup. It also provides the fourth occasion of a South African captain run out in a World Cup. Other occasions are - WJ Cronje for 8 vs Sri Lanka at Northampton on 19.05.99 : WJ Cronje for 39 vs New Zealand at Birmingham on 10.06.99 and SM Pollock for 25 vs Sri Lanka at Durban on 03.03.03.

 

- GC Smith's run out in this game provide the 87th occasion of an opening batsman dismissed run out in the World Cup. His run out in this game provides the fourth occasion of a South African opening batsman run out in the World Cup. Other occasions are - G Kirsten for 38 vs England at Rawalpindi on 25.02.96 : HH Gibbs for 9 vs Zimbabwe at Chelmsford on 29.05.99 and AB de Villiers for 92 vs Australia at Basseterre on 24.03.07.

 

- G Smith's run out in this game provide the eighth occasion of a captain-opening batsman run out in the World Cup. The other seven occasions are - AJ Stewart of England for 77 v South Africa at Melbourne on 12.03.92 : A Flower of Zimbabwe for 8 vs Sri Lanka at Col-SSC on 21.02.96 : SP Fleming of New Zealand for 5 vs Canada at Benoni on 03.03.03 : ST Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka for 16 vs South Africa at Durban on 03.03.03 : SP Fleming of New Zealand for 60 vs Kenya at Gros Islet on 20.03.07 : SP Fleming of New Zealand for 45 vs West Indies at North Sound on 29.03.07 and MP Vaughan of England for 79 vs West Indies at Bridgtown on 21.04.07.

 

- JH Kallis' run out in this game provide the third occasion of his run out in the World Cup. The other two occasions are - for 96 vs India at Hove on 15.04.99 and for 69 vs India at Nagpur on 12.03.11.

 

- JH Kallis with three run outs to his credit holds the record for most run outs by a South African batsman in the World Cup. Other South African batsmen who are dismissed on two occasions are - WJ Cronje, AB de Villiers, AA Donald, AP Kupier and SM Pollock.

 

- JP Duminy scored 99 in this game to provide the 44th occasion of a batsman scoring ninety in the World Cup. He became the sixth South African batsman to score a ninety in the World Cup. Others are - 96 by JH Kallis vs India at Hove on 15.05.99: 92 by AB de Villiers vs Australia at Basseterre on 24.03.07: 91 by HH Gibbs vs New Zealand vs Birmingham on 10.06.99 and 91 by GC Smith vs Scotland at Basseterre on 20.03.07.

 

- JP Duminy became the second batsman to be dismissed for 99 in the World Cup after AC Gilchrist who had scored 99 vs Sri Lanka at Centurion on 07.03.03.

 

- JP Duminy's 99 in this game provide the 32nd occasion of a batsman scoring 99 {and 99 not out} in the annals of one day games. He became the third South African batsman to score 99 in one day games. Others are - L Kluesener vs Sri Lanka at Lahore on 08.11.07 and GC Smith vs Sri Lanka at Centurion on 29.11.02.

 

- At the end of this game, JH Kallis's one day aggregate stood at 11111 which came from 312 matches and 298 innings.

 

- DT Johnston returned with figures of 1 for 76 providing the 62nd occasion of a bowler conceding 70 plus runs in one day games. His figures represent the third occasion of an Ireland bowler conceding 70 plus runs in the World Cup. Other two occasions - 1 for 70 by DT Johnston vs England at Providence on 30.03.07 and 4 for 71 by KJ O'Brien vs West Indies at Mohali on 11.03.11. Thus DT Johnston's figures of 1 for 76 in this game represents the most expensive bowling figure in terms of runs conceded in the World Cup.

 

- This win represents South Africa's 91st win in one day games under GC Smith. GC Smith became the sixth captain to win 90 plus games in the annals of one day games. Others are - RT Ponting of Australia {163} : AR Border of Australia {107} : WJ Cronje of South Africa {99} : SP Fleming of New Zealand {98} and M Azharuddin of India {90}.

 

- South Africa won this game by 131 runs to provide the 49th occasion of a team winning the game by 100 plus runs in the World Cup. This win represents South Africa's seventh win by 100 plus runs margin in the World Cup. Other occasions are - won by 169 runs vs UAE at Rawalpindi on 16.02.96 : won by 160 runs vs Netherlands at Rawalpindi on 05.03.96 : won by 122 runs vs England at The Oval on 22.05.99 : won by 118 runs vs Canada at East London on 27.02.03 : won by 221 runs vs Netherlands at Basseterre on 16.03.07 and won by 231 runs vs Netherlands at Mohali on 03.03.11.

 

- South Africa became the third team to win seven or more games with 100 plus runs margin in the World Cup. Australia {08} and New Zealand {07} are the other two teams to win seven or more games by 100 plus runs margin.

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