3rd ODI: Malan propels South Africa to victory against Ireland | Cricket News

Opener Janneman Malan smashed South Africa’s fourth-highest score in one-day international history as his 177 swashbuckling failed to help tourists secure a 70-point victory over Ireland in Malahide, Dublin on Friday.
Malan put in 225 for the opening wicket with Kock’s equally impressive Quinton (120 of 91 balls) as South Africa amassed 346 for four in 50 overs, before beating Ireland for 276 in 47.1 overs of their response.
Malan hit 16 four and six sides in his 169-ball stay in the crease, falling 11 points short of Gary Kirsten’s South Africa record of 188 non against the United Arab Emirates in the Cricket World Cup 1996.
Ireland struggled early in their innings as left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj (2-51) recovered from quick wickets to leave the home side faltering to 27 for three.
Simi Singh (100 not out) scored his first ODI century, and the best score for an Irish at number eight, to go with half a century for South Africa-born Curtis Campher (54).
Tabraiz Shamsi (3-46) was the choice of the attacking tourists, but they made another sloppy display on the pitch which saw a number of catches dropped.
Ireland won the second ODI by 43 points on Tuesday after the first game was swept away by the rain.
The teams will now play a three-game Twenty20 international series starting Monday.

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