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Captain Andy Balbirnie scored a stylish century as Ireland recorded their first ever One-Day International victory over South Africa with a win by 43 runs in the second match of their three-game series in Malahide on Tuesday (July 13). Balbirnie stroked 102 from 117 balls as the home side posted 290 for five in their 50 overs, before restricting the tourists to 247 all out in their reply to secure the historic victory and a 1-0 lead in the series after Sunday’s opener was washed out
Ireland (IRE) vs South Africa (SA) 2nd ODI: The Proteas captain Temba Bavuma won the toss and opted to bowl first in Mahalide. South Africa have rested Lungi Ngidi for this game and brought back Anrich Nortje. Ireland have replaced William Porterfield with Curtis Campher. The winner of this match will take an unbeatable series lead after the opening game failed to produce a result due to a washout at Malahide. Follow our live commentary and scorecard for ball-by-ball updates from the second one-day international.
Ireland vs South Africa: Captain Andy Balbirnie’s century powers hosts to maiden ODI win over Proteas
Dublin: Ireland captain Andy Balbirnie led from the front with a hundred as his side beat South Africa for the first time in a one-day international with a 43-run success at Malahide on Tuesday.
Balbirnie’s 102, his seventh hundred at this level, was the centrepiece of Ireland’s 290-5.
South Africa could only manage 247 all out in reply as the hosts took an unassailable 1-0 lead in a series reduced to two matches following Sunday’s washout, although the Proteas can square the campaign by winning on Friday.
Ireland’s victory also gave them 10 points in the World Cup Super League, which will qualify teams for the 2023 50-over showpiece in India.
Check live cricket score, ball-by-ball commentary and live scorecard of the second ODI match between Ireland and South Africa on Times of India.
outh Africa’s Ireland tour began with the series opening first ODI been abandoned at Malahide on Sunday. Ireland were 195/4 in 40.2 overs when rain stopped play with Mark Adair (16*) and George Dockrell (1*) the two unbeaten batters.
After being put in to bat first, Ireland were off to a decent start with the opening pair of William Porterfield and Paul Stirling adding 41 runs before being separated. While Stirling scored 13, Porterfield made 63 off 87 with nine fours before being dislodged.
Captain Andre Balbirnie also made a fifty – 65 off 79 – but Kagiso Rabada struck twice in one over to halt their progress in the 39th over. And then an over later, rain forced the players off the field.
Ireland 290 for 5 v (Balbirnie 102, Tector 79, Dockrell 45) beat South Africa 247 (Malan 84, McBrine 2-34) by 43 runsIreland have beaten South Africa for the first time in seven ODIs and taken 10 World Cup Super League points to advance to fifth spot on the points table. After upsetting England last year, then losing a series to Netherlands earlier this year, Ireland’s 2023 World Cup ambitions are somewhat back on track. They have also taken an unassailable lead in the ODI series, which has been reduced to two matches after Sunday washout which means Friday’s finale is a must win for South Africa to avoid conceding the trophy.
Andrew Balbirnie Malahide, : Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie lavished praise on the team’s first ODI win over South Africa at Malahide, despite the lack of infrastructure or exposure for the home team.