IRE vs SA 1st Odi: ireland vs south africa 1st odi has been called off due to rain william porterfield Ireland-South Africa 1st ODI canceled due to rain, Porterfield and Balbirnie hit half-centuries
Ireland vs South Africa 1st ODI canceled due to rain  |  Photo Credits: Twitter
- 1st ODI between Ireland and South Africa
- Only 40.2 overs could be played due to rain.
- Ireland opener William Porterfield and captain Andy Balbirnie scored half-centuries
Dublin: The first ODI of the three-match series between Ireland and South Africa on Sunday was canceled due to rain. The rain in the first innings spoiled the whole fun. The rain did not stop and then the match had to be cancelled.
However, before the rain came, Ireland scored 195 for 4 in 40.2 overs. Although it was discussed many times that fewer overs matches should be made, but the rain ruined all the hopes. Now the second ODI of the series between Ireland and South Africa will be played on Tuesday.
Let us inform that South Africa captain Temba Bavuma won the toss in the first ODI and decided to bowl first. Ireland got off to a slow start. Paul Stirling and William Porterfield added 41 runs for the first wicket. Sterling departs after scoring 13 runs. After this, Porterfield played a half-century partnership with captain Andy Balbirnie.
Shamsi broke this partnership by getting Porterfield (63) caught at the hands of Markram. Porterfield played a half-century in 87 balls with the help of 9 fours. After this, Rabada gave Ireland the third blow by catching Balbirnie (65) at the hands of Shamsi.
Harry Tector started well but was dismissed for 25. Mark Adair was playing on 16 and Dockrell was on 1 when it rained and the match was called off. Kagiso Rabada took 2 wickets for South Africa. Tabrez Shamsi and Andy Phehlukwayo got 1-1 wickets.
After covering the pitch with covers, the rain intensified and waited for it to stop, but to no avail. It went on getting faster. When the rain stopped for some time, it was found on inspection that the outfield was not suitable for play. After deliberation, the umpires announced the cancellation of the match.
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