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Cricket World cup records: South Africa cricket team vs Ireland

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  • Irish cricket team being the latest entry in the ICC Cricket World Cup pool, has only played once in the world tournaments i.e. 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup and because of the group restrictions South African cricket team and Irish cricket team did not come across each other in the league matches.
  • However both of them did qualify for the super 8 round and played one match on the ground of Georgetown (Providence Stadium).
  • The match between South African cricket team and Ireland turned out to be interesting with the implication of the DL rule (Duckworth-lewis rule) and the Irish target was of 152 was revised to 160 in 35 overs.
  • South Africa won regardless and that too by 7 wickets, Jacques Kallis being the player of the match for his consistent batting (68 not out).
  • No specific comment can be given on the Irish cricket team as they do not have much of a past record but they might give a tough time to the teams in the upcoming World Series, as they did to Pakistan in the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup.
  • Time and again Ireland Cricket Team has proved that they have great cricketing skills. One of the best triumphs for them was defeating England Cricket Team in 2011 world cup. Ireland Cricket Team however still needs to show some consistency before it will be considered as a threat. 

 In 2011 cricket world cup,Ireland and South Africa faced each other. Ireland in this case proved to be no match to the South African power. The South Africans scored 272 for 7 wickets while batting first. In response to this score, Ireland could only come up with 141 after losing all its ten wickets. It was a convincing win for South African cricket team as Ireland was not even able to face all the 50 overs. In this world cup thus Ireland proved to be a weaker team in comparison to south Africa.

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