Eire’s bowling all-rounder Simi Singh made historical past towards South Africa within the third ODI as he grew to become the primary participant to attain a century after batting at eight or low within the line-up. He scored a counter-attacking unbeaten 91-ball hundred to present his aspect a glimmer of hope in a steep chase, however he ran out of companions ultimately.
Earlier within the day, South African skipper Temba Bavuma gained the toss and elected to bat first on an honest batting monitor. The Proteas openers, Janneman Malan(177) and Quinton de Kock(120) placed on a mammoth 225-run opening partnership to present their aspect a terrific begin.
Eire’s bowlers have been left clueless for greater than half of the primary innings after the carnage of the duo. After a very long time, Simi Singh supplied the primary breakthrough for Eire by dismissing De Kock within the thirty seventh over. Rassie van der Dussen(30) then performed a supporting function to Janneman Malan. South Africa finally reached 346/4 as a consequence of magnificent knocks from the opening batsmen.
Simi Singh stars in late Eire fightback
Eire then started their second innings with a large 347-run goal in entrance of them. Left-arm Orthodox spinner Keshav Maharaj(2/51) opened the assault for South Africa and dismissed each openers cheaply to scale back Eire to 19/2 in 5 overs. Final-match centurion and Eire skipper Andy Balbirnie was additionally again within the pavilion at this level.
Andile Phehlukwayo(3/56) then scalped the wickets of Eire’s middle-order batsmen to derail the chase fully and put his aspect within the driver’s seat. Simi Singh fought a lone battle on the finish with a superb 100*(91 balls), however his efforts went in useless as Tabraiz Shamsi(3/46) cleaned up the tail along with his stunning variations. Simi Singh’s knock comprised 14 hits to the boundary.
Janneman Malan deservedly gained the participant of the match award for his career-best ODI knock of 177.