Proteas beat UAE

Hashim Amla (L) and AB de Villiers of South Africa are all smiles after winning the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and the United Arab Emirates at Wellington Regional Stadium on March 12, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand.  Image by: Hagen Hopkins / Getty Images
Hashim Amla (L) and AB de Villiers of South Africa are all smiles after winning the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and the United Arab Emirates at Wellington Regional Stadium on March 12, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand.
Image by: Hagen Hopkins / Getty Images

South Africa defeated the United Arab Emirates by 146 runs on Thursday (12/03) to make sure of their place in the World Cup quarter-finals.

The Proteas made 341 for six with skipper AB de Villiers scoring 99 from 82 balls, Farhaan Behardien contributing 64 from 31 and David Miller (49) falling one run short of a half century.

In reply, the UAE were dismissed for 195 in 47.3 overs with Swapnil Patil making 57 not out.

South Africa, second in Pool B, are likely to face Sri Lanka for a place in the semi-finals.

-TimesLIVE

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