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- Ireland beat South Africa by 42 runs in 2nd ODI
- Ireland beat South Africa in ODIs for the first time
- Ireland took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series
Dublin: Ireland beat South Africa by 42 runs in the second ODI in Dublin on Tuesday. It is a historic moment for Ireland cricket as they beat South Africa for the first time in their ODI history. This was the seventh encounter between Ireland and South Africa, and Ireland finally tasted victory after 14 years in the first match since 2007.
Ireland batted first and scored 290 runs in the allotted 50 overs for the loss of 5 wickets. In reply, the entire team of South Africa was all out after scoring 247 runs in 48.3 overs. With this, Ireland have taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The first match of the series was washed out due to rain. Now the third and final ODI between the two teams will be played on Friday.
Let us tell you that two matches were played between Ireland and South Africa in 2007. Then Ireland had to face defeat. Apart from this, South Africa was also the winner in 2011, 2015 and 2016. The first match of the current series was washed out due to rain. Today finally Ireland managed to win.
Disappointing performance by South African batsmen
Chasing the target of 291 runs, South Africa started poorly. Aiden Markram was caught by Young at the hands of McBrian and gave the first blow to the Proteas. Captain Temba Bavuma (10) was caught by Little at the hands of Dockrell. From here, Jaaneman Malan (84) and Rasi van der Dussen (49) took over the innings and made a century partnership (108 runs) for the third wicket. George Dockrell broke the partnership by getting Malan caught at the hands of Eder.
From here the Irish team made a strong comeback and dealt blows to South Africa at regular intervals. Andy McBrian stopped Rasi from completing his half-century and got out lbw. Kyle Vereini (13) was caught by Lillit at the hands of wicketkeeper Tucker. Andyl Phehlukwayo (2) was caught by McBrien at the hands of Young.
David Miller (24) once again failed to play a big innings and returned to the pavilion after catching Tector off Simi Singh’s delivery. That’s when South Africa’s hopes of victory were also over. Keshav Maharaj (17), Kagiso Rabada (16) and Enrich Nortje (10) quickly returned to the pavilion. Mark Eder, Josh Little and Andy McBrien took two wickets each for Ireland. Craig Young, Simi Singh and George Dockrell got one success each.
Balbirnie’s record century, Tector also shines
Earlier, Ireland scored 290 for 5 in 50 overs, thanks to the brilliant innings of captain Andy Balbirnie (102) and Harry Tector (79). Andy Balbirnie has become the first Ireland batsman to score a century in ODIs against South Africa.
Paul Sterling (27) and captain Balbirnie gave the team a strong start with a partnership of 64 runs. Keshav Maharaj bowled Sterling to give the Proteas their first breakthrough of the day. After this Andy Balbirnie got the support of Andy McBrian (30) and both added 60 runs for the second wicket. Shamsi gave another blow to Ireland by dismissing McBrien lbw.
From here Andy Balbirnie got the support of Harry Tector (79). Both took the news of South African bowlers fiercely and shared a 70-run partnership for the third wicket. During this, Balbirnie completed his record century. At the same time, Harry Tector became the second batsman to make the highest individual score for Ireland against South Africa. Kagiso Rabada ended Andy Balbirnie’s innings by being caught out at the hands of Bavuma.
Harry Tector then added 90 runs for the fourth wicket with George Dockrell (45) to put Ireland in a strong position. Andil Phehlukwayo dismissed Tector and Dockrell in the final over. Tector scored 79 runs in 68 balls with the help of 6 fours and four sixes. Dockrell scored 45 runs in 23 balls with the help of 5 fours and two sixes. Andil Phehlukwayo got two wickets for South Africa while Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj and Tabrez Shamsi got one wicket each.
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