South Africa hammered Ireland by 201 runs at Canberra on Tuesday, in a wonderfully dominant display. After posting 411 on the board batting first, they cleaned up the Irish batting for 210, to register a massive 201-run triumph. Here's a statistical analysis of the match.
For the second match in the row, South Africa crossed the 400 mark. They had made 408 in their previous encounter against West Indies, and made 411 on Tuesday.
With their batting effort on Tuesday, South Africa broke the record for the second highest total in the World Cup for the second game in a row. Their 408 in the previous match against West Indies was also a record, which they bettered against Ireland. For the second game running, they came close to breaking the overall record of the highest World Cup score -- India's 413 against Bermuda.
During the course of the match, Hashim Amla registered his 20th ODI century. Amla is the quickest to reach the landmark. He got to 20 tons in 111 matches and 108 innings. The earlier record was in the name of India's Virat Kohli, who there in 141 matches and 133 innings.
Amla is second on the list of South African batsmen with most hundreds. Both Amla and South African skipper AB de Villiers have 20 tons each. Herschelle Gibbs leads the pack with 21.
South Africa have now scored 400 plus in an innings five times. India are the only other team to achieve this distinction. Sri Lanka have done so on two occasions, and Australia and New Zealand once each. Incredibly, Australia and Sri Lanka have managed to lose games in spite of scoring 400 plus.
The 201-run win over Ireland was the fifth instance of South Africa winning an ODI by 200 or more runs. They have overtaken Australia, who have done so four times.
The 247-run partnership between Amla and Faf du Plessis is the highest second wicket partnership for South Africa in one-dayers.
In the match between Ireland and South Africa, three decisions were reversed using the Decision Review System (DRS), this is the most in the a 2015 World Cup game so far.
Andy Balbirnie's 58 was the first instance of an Irish batsman scoring a half-century against South Africa.
During the South African innings, Quinton de Kock was the only batsman to score at a strike rate of under 100.
--By A Cricket Analyst