Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MN van Wyk
52(84) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 0 7 1 0 2
AR Cusack
36(56) 1x4 - 1x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 0 1 2 4 0 6 0

Best performances - Bowlers

VD Philander
O5.5
M1
R12
W4
Eco2.05
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AR Cusack
O4.0
M0
R15
W3
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Ireland have been dismissed for 131 which means South Africa win this game by 42 runs. Vernon Philander was the pick of the bowlers with 4 for 12 on debut. Those figures are the second best by a South African bowler on debut and seventh best of all time.

Another debutant who had an impressive debut was Alex Cusack. He had just one List A match under his belt before this game and he emerged with figures of 3 for 15 and 36 not out. That effort has won him the Man-of-the-Match award. Not a bad debut at all.

That's it from us at Cricinfo today. Thank you for waiting with us through the rain. Do join us for the first day of the Sri Lanka-Bangladesh Test that begins tomorrow in Colombo and for the first ODI between India and South Africa on Tuesday. This is George Binoy signing off. Good night all.

30.5
W
Philander to Whelan, OUT, they didn't stay on this time, Whelan tries to slog across the line, he misses, Philander hits and collects his fourth wicket on debut, a fine effort from him
30.4
0
Philander to Whelan, no run, how did that miss, that was unbelieveable close to off stump, it might have even clipped the edge of off stump but the bails stayed on, curiouser and curiouser
30.3
1
Philander to Cusack, 1 run, pushed into the gap at cover for a single
30.2
0
Philander to Cusack, no run, on the fullr side from Philander, Cusack thumps it but can't beat the man at cover
30.1
0
Philander to Cusack, no run, good length ball on off and middle stump, defended on the back foot towards cover point

This is the last over coming up.

END OF OVER:
30 | 1 Run | IRE: 130/9

  • RK Whelan0 (5b)
  • AR Cusack35 (53b)
  • DW Steyn7-0-30-2
  • VD Philander5-1-11-3
29.6
0
Steyn to Whelan, no run, and Whelan survives as the last ball whizzes past off stump

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MN van Wyk
52(84) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 0 7 1 0 2
AR Cusack
36(56) 1x4 - 1x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 0 1 2 4 0 6 0

Best performances - Bowlers

VD Philander
O5.5
M1
R12
W4
Eco2.05
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AR Cusack
O4.0
M0
R15
W3
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF