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Glad to get some runs against Ireland: South African Hashim Amla

Hashim Amla expresses his relief at getting runs and praises the bowlers

Hashim AMla
Hashim Amla was awarded the man of the match

Canberra, March 3 (IANS)

Opener Hashim Amla is glad to have scored a scintillating century which helped South Africa win their World Cup Pool B match against Ireland at the Manuka Oval here on Tuesday.

“Any hundred is a hundred. I am glad to get some runs,” said Amla, who was adjudged Man-of-the-Match for his match-winning knock of 159, his 20th One-Day International (ODI) century.

With the help of Faf du Plesssis (109), Amla struck a 247-run partnership to post the World Cup's highest total of 411/4 to earn a 201-run victory.

“Fortunately we got off to a good start, myself and Faf got going, and then I started to play some shots. We had wickets in hand so we could have a go. Thankfully, it came off. It was a good wicket and fortunately we got some runs. Always good to post a win,” he said.

Amla also credited the bowlers for the win who bowled out Ireland for 210.

“Our bowlers bowled exceptionally well,” added Amla.

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