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South Africa followed up a shaky batting effort with a strong bowling performance to beat Ireland by 131 runs at the World Cup on Tuesday and confirm its place in the quarterfinals.

The Irish were bowled out for 141 in 33.2 overs, chasing 273 for victory in the Group B game at Eden Gardens. The defeat ended Ireland’s own slim hopes of making it through to the quarters.

Leftarm spinner Robin Peterson took 3-32 and fast bowler Morne Morkel 3-33 to lead South Africa to an ultimately comfortable win after J.P. Duminy had rescued the Proteas from an early batting collapse with his 99 from 103 balls.

Duminy dragged his team back from 117-5, when a fighting display from Ireland in the field had sent South Africa’s top order reeling.

 

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