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2015 World Cup: South Africa beat Spirited Zimbabwe

South-Africa-WCSouth Africa thwarted a spirited challenge from minnows Zimbabwe, as they scored a 62-run victory over their African neighbour at the 2015 World Cup in Hamilton. The Proteas are considered one of the favourite team to win the World Cup.

At one stage, South Africa were 83/4 in 20.2 overs. However, David Miller and JP Duminy changed the course of the game by taking the total to 339/4 in 50 overs. Miller remained unbeaten on 138 (off 92 balls with 7 boundaries and 9 sixes), while Duminy remained not out on 115 (110 balls). Zimbabwe conceded 96 runs in the last five overs.

In reply, Zimbabwe started well and were 191/2 in the 33rd over. They lost the plot after this, as South African bowlers took over and bowled them out for 277 in 48.2 overs. Hamilton Masakadza (80) and Brendan Taylor (40) were the top scorers. For South Africa, Imran Tahir took three wickets, while Vernon Philander and Morne Morkel took two wickets each. David Miller was declared ‘Man of the Match’.

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