South Africa's Faf du Plessis (R) celebrates with teammate Hashim Amla after reaching his century during the Cricket World Cup match against Ireland at Manuka Oval in Canberra March 3, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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South Africa put one foot in the World Cup quarterfinals by batting past the 400-run mark for the second successive match to hand Ireland a thumping defeat by 201 runs with five overs to spare at Manuka Oval Tuesday.Amla had been dropped on 10 and should have been run out on 104 but otherwise batted with his trademark calmness and at one stage it looked like he would match Chris Gayle's double century last Tuesday.As measured as his captain de Villiers is explosive, Amla reached his 20th one-day century at a run-a-ball in a partnership of 247 with Du Plessis – a record second-wicket stand for South Africa.
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