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Ireland beat South Africa by 43 runs in the second ODI in Dublin. This is Ireland’s first win over the African team in ODIs. The two teams have not come face to face in Tests and T20s so far. With this win, Ireland have taken a 1-0 lead in the 3-match ODI series. The first ODI was canceled due to rain.
The last and deciding match of the series will be played on 16 July. Ireland captain Andy Balbirnie scored a century. He scored 102 runs in 117 balls. At the same time, Harry Tector scored 79 runs and in the last Dockrell scored 45 not out runs off 23 balls.
Sterling and Balbirnie give Ireland a good start
Batting first after losing the toss, Ireland got off to a good start. Paul Stirling and Balbirnie made an opening partnership of 64 runs. Sterling was dismissed for 27 by Keshav Maharaj. Balbirnie then put on a 60-run partnership with Andy McBrian. McBrien (30 runs) was LBW by spinner Tabrez Shamsi. Harry and Balbirnie then put on a 70-run partnership. Balbirnie scored his 7th century of ODI career during this period.
Ireland team could score 290 runs for 5 wickets
He was caught by Kagiso Rabada at the hands of Captain Bavuma. At the same time, Tector made 79 runs and was caught by Rabada on the ball of Felukwayo. Dockrell eventually scored 45 runs off 23 balls with the help of 5 fours and 2 sixes and remained unbeaten. Ireland’s team could score 290 runs for 5 wickets in 50 overs. For Africa, Phehlukwayo took 2 and Rabada, Maharaj and Shamsi got 1-1 wickets.
South Africa lost 3 wickets for 51 runs in the beginning
In response, South Africa started poorly. The team lost the wickets of both Aiden Markram (5 runs) and captain Bavuma (10 runs) on the total score of 51 runs. After this, Jaaneman Malan and Russi van der Dussen put together a 108-run partnership for the third wicket. Malan scored his second ODI fifty during this period.
African team lost 5 wickets within 41 runs
Malan made 84 runs and was caught by Mark Adair on the ball of Dockrell. After this, the African team lost 5 wickets within 41 runs. Adair then dismissed Maharaj and Norkhia to bundle out South Africa’s innings for 247 runs. Apart from Malan, Dusen played an innings of 49 runs. Apart from these, none of the batsmen could survive.
Ireland’s team is adept at reversing
Adair, Joshua Little and McBrien took 2 wickets each for Ireland. Apart from this, Craig Young, Simi Singh and Dockrell got 1-1 wickets. Ireland’s team first upset in the 2007 World Cup. Then he defeated Pakistan and was thrown out of the World Cup. After this, England was defeated by 3 wickets in the 2011 World Cup.