Dublin: Eire defeated South Africa within the 2nd ODI by 43 runs. It’s a stunning consequence for the Proteas as they undergo their first-ever loss in opposition to Eire. Eire gained courtesy of some sensible innings from captain Andy Balbirnie, Harry Tector and Dockrell. With this win, Eire has additionally made certain that they do not lose the sequence in opposition to South Africa as the primary match of the three-match sequence was referred to as off resulting from rain.
It will likely be for the primary time that Eire will not lose a sequence in opposition to South Africa.
After profitable the toss, South Africa opted to bowl first. Balbirnie scored an necessary century first-up for Eire. He was dismissed for 102 by Kagiso Rabada. The ultimate touches, or fairly, the acceleration was supplied by Harry Tector and Dockrell. Greater than 100 runs had been added within the final 10 overs. When Balbirnie acquired out, the rating was 194/3 within the forty second over.
Eire scored 290 runs within the first innings!
After coming into bat, South Africa acquired all out for 247 runs. Janneman Malan confirmed some promise on the high of the order, however he was dismissed by Dockrell for 84 runs. It was a collective bowling efficiency by the Irish.
The win will certainly enhance the arrogance of the Irish cricketers who managed to safe their first win in opposition to the Proteas. South Africa and Eire had performed 5 ODIs beforehand out of which SA had gained all. This loss is bound to ask some criticism alongside for the South Africans.