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South Africa vs. UAE: Highlights, Scorecard, Report from Cricket World Cup

Lee Walker@@Lee_BleacherRUK Managing EditorMarch 12, 2015

South African batsman A.B de Villiers, left, walks as United Arab Emirates players celebrate after he was out caught for 99 runs during their Cricket World Cup Pool B match in Wellington, New Zealand, Thursday, March 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Ross Setford)
Ross Setford/Associated Press

South Africa completed their group-phase campaign at the World Cup with a comprehensive 146-run win against United Arab Emirates on Thursday.

The Associate Nation, who won the toss and chose to field at Wellington Regional Stadium, saw the Proteas score 341-6 in their 50 overs.

South Africa: 341 for 6 (50 overs)
RunsMinutesBalls4s6s
Amlac Amjad Alib Naveed12151630
De Kockc Haiderb Javed26724520
Rossouwc and b Tauqir43694980
De Villiersc Javedb Kamran Shazad991138264
Millerb Naveed49744820
Duminylbwb Naveed23492810
Behardiennot out64353153
Philandernot out1013610
Extras5nb 5w 4b 1lb15
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Naveed100633
Kamran Shazad80591
Javed100871
Tauqir100471
Alhashmi7.20450
Khurram Khan40310
Anwar0.4040
BBC

UAE were then dismissed for 195 in 47.3 overs as they suffered their fifth straight defeat in Pool B.

Skipper AB de Villiers led the way for South Africa with 99 from 82 balls, an innings that featured six boundaries and four sixes.

He shared a 108-run partnership with David Miller (49) before Farhaan Behardien blasted 64 not out from only 31 balls to take the total past 300.

Mohandas Menon @mohanstatsman

South Africa's 341/6 is now the highest total without a century in WCs Pakistan had made 339/6 v UAE at Napier 4-3-2015 #SAvsUAE #CWC15

Shaiman Anwar continued his fine form with 39 but the innings came from 64 balls and UAE looked content with attempting to bat out their 50 overs.

Swapnil Patil top-scored with 57 not out but the innings fizzled out as South Africa won for the fifth successive time in this tournament when batting first.

United Arab Emirates: 195 all out (47.3 overs)
RunsMinutesBalls4s6s
Amjad Alic Behardienb Duminy21493630
Berengerc Rossouwb M Morkel5292110
Khurram Khanc De Kockb M Morkel12241720
Anwarc Rossouwb Tahir39676450
Patilnot out5713810050
Haiderc Rossouwb De Villiers771210
Javedc Subb De Villiers57410
Naveedc De Villiersb Philander17211521
Tauqirb Steyn3251600
Kamran Shazadc Steynb Philander05300
Extras3nb 6w 4b 16lb29
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Steyn91401
Philander8.31342
M Morkel102232
Duminy31121
Behardien41110
Tahir100401
De Villiers30152
BBC

South Africa’s two defeats in the tournament, to India and Pakistan, both came when chasing a target.

Only a mammoth win by Pakistan against Ireland can prevent South Africa from taking second place in Pool B and a likely quarter-final meeting with Sri Lanka in Sydney on March 18.

Gulf News Sport @GulfNewsSport

Here's the #CWC15 Pool B table after that South Africa win http://t.co/P2tZjB1j5G #UAEvsSA http://t.co/wf35AeB2Ow

Sri Lanka completed their pool phase on Tuesday with four wins and two defeats and will finish in third place if Bangladesh fail to beat New Zealand and Australia defeat Scotland.

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