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South Africa into World Cup quarter-finals

By AFP
South Africa's Farhaan Behaedien (L) plays a shot watched by UAE's Saqlain Haider during their Pool B Cricket World Cup match in Wellington on March 12, 2015.  By Marty Melville (AFP)
South Africa's Farhaan Behaedien (L) plays a shot watched by UAE's Saqlain Haider during their Pool B Cricket World Cup match in Wellington on March 12, 2015. By Marty Melville (AFP)

Wellington (AFP) - South Africa defeated the United Arab Emirates by 146 runs on Thursday 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.

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