- Off spinner Simi Singh was born in 1987 in Punjab
- The 34-year-old Simi has played 30 ODIs and 24 T20Is for Ireland.
- Simi Singh scored a record century by landing at number 8
South Africa may have won the third and final ODI match of the series, but Ireland’s cricketer Simi Singh (Record Century) captivated everyone with his brilliant batting. Simi came out to bat at number 8 and completed his first ODI century of his career.
Not only this, Simi made her name on the world record during this period. This is the first time in one-day international cricket when a batsman has scored a century by landing at number 8. Punjab-born Simi Singh hit 14 fours in 91 balls in his unbeaten century.
Ireland’s team had lost 6 wickets for 92 runs at one time.
Simi came to the crease when Lorcan Tucker was sent to the pavilion for just one run by Andile Fehulkwayo. At one point, Ireland’s total was 92 for 6 wickets. After this Simi played a blazing innings, presenting a brilliant batting pattern.
Ireland’s team could only score 276 runs
Chasing the target of 347 runs set by South Africa (South Africa vs Ireland 3rd ODI), Ireland’s team was bundled out for 276 runs in 47.1 overs. The way spin all-rounder Simi Singh batted against the deliveries of pacers Enrij Nortje, Keshav Maharaj, Andile Phehlukwayo and Tabrez Shamsi was commendable.
Kenya’s Thomas Odoyo breaks record
Kurtis Kanfer scored 54 runs for Ireland. Earlier, the record for the highest number of runs in ODI International cricket was held by Thomas Odoyo of Kenya, who scored 84 runs against Bangladesh in 2006. Playing at number seven in ODIs, there is a batting century, but before this, no batsman had a century in the eighth or lower order.