SA beat Zimbabwe by 62 runs in World Cup

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A RECORD-BREAKING partnership of 256 by David Miller and J.P. Duminy led South Africa to a 62-run win over Zimbabwe in its opening cricket World Cup Pool B match.
The Proteas scored 339-4, led by Miller’s blistering innings of 138 off 92 balls, which included smashing 30 runs off one over and a World Cup record nine sixes. Duminy scored an unbeaten 115 as the pair set a new record in ODIs for the fifth wicket.
Zimbabwe began its chase well but couldn’t overcome the big total, falling 62 runs short when it was all out for 277.
Hamilton Masakadza scored 80 and combined with Chamu Chibhabha (64) for a 105-run stand to give Zimbabwe a chance, before South Africa spinner Imran Tahir (3-36) stifled the run chase.Advertisement