South Africa thrash UAE by 146 runs ICC World Cup 2015 AB de Villiers Morne Morkel shine. Cricket fever is running at its height. Today was match played between South Africa and Uae, where RSA thrashes Uae by 146 runs in pool matches and clarifies for Quarter finals. RSA (South Africa) came into the 2015 World Cup labelled as favourites team of cup and well they played well, have largely lived up to the tag, notching up consecutive 400-plus totals in the tournament en route to booking their quarter-final berth. So scroll below to know how RSA played against Uae.
South Africa won by 146 runs Against
The clash also provides Vernon Philander, who has missed the past three games with a hamstring injury, and Faf du Plessis, who is struggling with a lower back injury, an opportunity to assess their fitness ahead of bigger tests.
This is South Africa’s last chance of fine-tuning their game ahead of the knockouts. Victory against the UAE would most likely see the side finish second in Pool B behind India, setting up a last-eight showdown with Sri Lanka, the 1996 World Cup champions, tolds Ibn live.
De Villiers struck a blazing 99 and then picked up 2 wickets with his medium pace to steer Proteas, who were coming off a shock loss to Pakistan in their previous match.
Striking his second fifty of the tournament, de Villiers jumped to the second spot in the run-scorers list, behind Kumar Sangakkara, as South Africa amassed 341 for six in their stipulated 50 overs after being put into bat first.
The South African bowlers were also clinical in their showing as Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander and de Villiers shared two wickets apiece to bundle out UAE for 195 in 47.3 overs. UAE’s No.11 Fahad Alhashmi was unable to come out on the field due to injury.
UAE were never in the chase as they lost wickets at regular intervals with wicketkeeper-batsman Swapnil Patil (57 not out) and Shaiman Anwar (39) providing the only bit of resistance in an otherwise lackluster showing, tolds Znews India.
UAE Scored only 195 runs after playing 47.3 Overs, and loses their all 10 Wickets.
UAE`s best performance so far at this year`s tournament was a gutsy two-wicket loss to fellow non-Test nation Ireland and captain Mohammed Tauqir admitted he was wary of South Africa`s batting power.
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