Quinton de Kock (120) and J. South Africa beat Ireland by 70 runs in the third ODI on the basis of a 225-run partnership for the first wicket between Malan (177 *). With this, he ended the series in a draw at 1-1. Earlier, South Africa, batting first, made a huge score of 346 runs for 4 wickets. In reply, Ireland team got out after scoring 276 runs.
De Kock breaks Dhoni’s record
During this, de Kock (Quinton De Kock Breaks MS Dhoni’s Record) made a world record for completing 10,000 international runs as the youngest wicketkeeper. This record was earlier held by former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni had scored so many runs in 30 years and 99 days, while it took de Kock 28 years and 211 days.
In the match, South African openers de Kock and Malan thrashed the Irish bowlers. Malan and de Kock put on a huge partnership of 225 runs for the first wicket while scoring a century. De Kock scored 120 runs in 91 balls with the help of 11 fours and 5 sixes. Malan scored an unbeaten 177 off 169 balls and took the team’s score to 346 for 4 wickets. Joshua Little took 2 wickets for Ireland.
Chasing the target, Ireland had a poor start. Paul Stirling 11, Balbirnie 7 McBrine was dismissed cheaply for 9 runs. Ireland’s batsmen kept getting out at regular intervals and the entire team was bundled out for 276 runs. However, Simi Singh remained unbeaten on 100 runs off 91 balls with the help of 14 fours. Phehlukwayo and Shamsi took 3 wickets each.