SA vs IRE ODI: After a tough loss to the host, visitors were determined to level it up. If you miss the action from the previous game, check it out. Ireland was eyeing a historic win against South Africa. It would be huge for cricket Ireland to defeat a team like this in a series. Here are the lineups for the last ODI.
Playing 11’s for both the teams are as follows:
Ireland: Andy Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, William Mcclintock, George Dockrell, Paul Sterling, Mark Adair, Andy Mcbrine, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker (w.k), Simi Singh, Josh Little, Craig Young.
South Africa: Janneman Malan, Quinton De Kock(w.k), Rassie Van Der Dussen, Heinrich Klassen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verreynne, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lizzad Williams.
South Africa won the toss and decided to bat first:
The decision to bat first didn’t disappoint as Quinton de Kock and Janemman Malan went off to make a partnership of 225 runs. Malan was the first to bring 50 runs in 66 balls. Quinton De Kock also reached his 50 runs with a stylish inside-out boundary, in just 43 balls. It was a competition to reach 100 runs mark first. Quinton reached 1st with a single in the mid-on region on his 83rd delivery. as soon as he reached the 100 runs barrier, he started to take on the bowlers. Malan also brought his century via a miss-field at the extra-cover area off 126 balls. De Kock was caught on the mid-wicket boundary by Mark Adair in the bowling of Simi Singh. Rassie Van Der Dussen joined with Malan on the crease.
Malan started to score with more freedom taking the charge from De Kock. He brought up his 150 runs in 155 balls. Dussen tried to clear the mid-on boundary but was caught at the edge by Harry Tector bowled by Craig Young in 46th over. He scored 30 runs off 28 balls. None of the other batsmen make any notable difference to the total as Malan remained not out at 177 from 169 deliveries. He cleared the fences 6 times and made 16 fours. The final score was 346.
Joshua Little took 2 wickets while Simi Singh and Craig Young got 1 wicket each.
Ireland Fought hard but could only manage 276:
starting the chase, Ireland stumbled at the start. Losing Paul sterling in the 3rd over of Keshav Maharaj. He scored 11 runs off 13 balls. In the 5th over, South Africa struck again and the Ireland skipper has to depart on 7 off 14 balls. It was the second wicket for Keshav Maharaj. The Debutant Lizaad Williams with his first international ball picked up Andy McBrine caught behind. McBrine scored 9 off 10. Ireland took it slow and started to build up a partnership. Before Tabraiz Shamsi LBWed Harry Tector to salt the wounds.
In the very next over Andile Phehlukwayo took the wicket of George Dockrell. George scored 15 off 29 deliveries. It became 2 wickets in 2 overs when Phehlukwayo LBWed Lorcan Tucker, scoring 1 off 8. Curtis Campher and Simi Singh went on to build a 104 runs partnership after which Phehlukwayo got Campher trying to go big but getting caught by Malan at mid-wicket. Mark Adair played some shots but was caught at mid-wicket. Shamshi took the wicket and Ireland was 226/8. Joshua Little only played 2 balls caught at long-on. The last wicket partnership was 50 runs, which brought a Simi Singh to a well-worked Century off 91 balls. It was the last runs for Ireland as the last wicket would fall on the very next ball in the form of Craig Young.
Andile Phehlukwayo and Tabraiz Shamsi both took 3 wickets in their 10 overs quota. Keshav Maharaj took 2 wickets and Anrich Nortje, Lizaad Willams got 1 wicket each.