Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    24 cramped for room, plays across the line... bowled him! Quinny falls 18 short of a century, bit of an inside edge and the ball flicked the top of leg stump. Good, tight line from KOB and Ireland finally get one, no need to rely on a catcher 159/1
    37.3 and his innings is over! Trying to press on. Goes to heave a back-of-a-length ball over the leg side and it is miscued high into the off, allowing cover to settle underneath it 227/3
    35.3 cross-batted slug, straight up in the air... and well held by Porterfield at backward point! Du Plessis perishes trying to hit the accelerator, chunky top edge and it went a long way up, the captain steadied himself underneath the ball and bags a second wicket for Ireland 221/2
    not out
    43.2 good catch! pushed across outside off, Miller aims another booming drive, gets a thin nick which Wilson grabs standing up to the stumps 267/4
    50 can't quite finish it in style, tries to clear deep midwicket but doesn't quite have the power and the catch is safely held 354/5
    22 (lb 9, nb 1, w 12)
    354/5 (50 Overs, RR: 7.08)
    Fall of wickets: 1-159 (Quinton de Kock, 23.6 ov), 2-221 (Faf du Plessis, 35.3 ov), 3-227 (Temba Bavuma, 37.3 ov), 4-267 (David Miller, 43.2 ov), 5-354 (Farhaan Behardien, 49.6 ov)
    CA Young1008138.1030
    PKD Chase1008608.6041
    TJ Murtagh1005605.6000
    GH Dockrell1005605.6010
    KJ O'Brien1006626.6030
    0.2 too quick again, coming back in towards off stump, did that flick the pad on its way through? Radaba thought so... and so did Joel Wilson! The finger went up after a moment's consideration, and Porterfield decides to review... Time for DRS (though this isn't really a test of the new system, since it only needed to be clipping either way), the ball was pitching in line, point of impact umpire's call... and clipping the top corner of off stump! It's about as close as it gets but there'll be no reprieve, Rabada striking second ball 0/1
    17.1 and strikes first ball! Stirling sweeps at a very full ball, goes under the bat, strikes the front pad, and that looked straight at first look...Stirling's battling effort is over 77/4
    5.1 short ball, Anderson swats a pull high into the sky, big top edge - and Rabada holds on at fine leg! Never really looked comfortable against this sort of pace bowling (fine margins again) and he couldn't control the shot, Ireland lose their second batsman 26/2
    10.3 bangs in the short ball, Wilson swipes across the line - and nicks to the keeper! Maiden international wicket for Pretorius, he celebrates as the finger goes up. Wilson was trying to battle through but his torpid innings is over 41/3
    25 and another for JP! O'Brien goes for a paddle-sweep and just offers a dolly of a catch to short fine leg. Bounced a touch more which meant it took more top edge than middle and he couldn't keep it down 122/7
    20.5 another short ball and this one brings a wicket! Terry shaped up okay for the pull, picked the length early, but didn't keep the ball down and neither did it have the legs to clear the boundary. Instead a simple catch to deep square leg 101/5
    22.5 oh dear! It wasn't a great delivery, a shortish ball outside off, Poynter could see the chance to score through the off side, he rocked back but then ended up just spooning a catch to mid-off. Perhaps a hint of turn played a part 115/6
    29.2 goes back to pull, the ball skids on, perhaps wasn't quite short enough in truth for the shot and demolishes the stumps 147/8
    not out
    30.4 cleaned him up! That's reward for tossing it up. Grips, turns back through the gate as Young aims to the leg side and strikes top of leg stump. Easy as you like. Three for JP 148/9
    30.5 and that's that! As quickly as that it's all over. Chase pulls his first ball limply to midwicket as Duminy finishes it with two in two balls 148/10
    6 (w 6)
    148 all out (30.5 Overs, RR: 4.8)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (William Porterfield, 0.2 ov), 2-26 (John Anderson, 5.1 ov), 3-41 (Gary Wilson, 10.3 ov), 4-77 (Paul Stirling, 17.1 ov), 5-101 (Sean Terry, 20.5 ov), 6-115 (Stuart Poynter, 22.5 ov), 7-122 (Kevin O'Brien, 24.6 ov), 8-147 (George Dockrell, 29.2 ov), 9-148 (Craig Young, 30.4 ov), 10-148 (Peter Chase, 30.5 ov)
    K Rabada412215.5030
    WD Parnell613626.0020
    D Pretorius501913.8000
    AL Phehlukwayo402205.5000
    AM Phangiso703324.7100
    JP Duminy4.501643.3110

Match Details


Ireland , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa won the one-off match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30, Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45

Match days

25 September 2016 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Bavuma unsure about future as opener

    Temba Bavuma congratulated the selectors for showing faith in his ability to open the batting after he became only the second South African to score a century on debut

  • Bavuma enjoys his second life

    Plays of the day from the ODI between South Africa and Ireland in Benoni

  • Bavuma ton sets up crushing 206-run win

    Temba Bavuma became only the second South African to score a century on ODI debut and shared in a Willowmoore Park record opening stand of 159 with Quinton de Kock to set up a dominant performance in their one-off ODI against Ireland

  • Porterfield wants good cricket for 100 overs

    After big defeats in their previous three ODIs against full member nations, Ireland captain William Porterfield chose to reflect on the positives on the eve of their only ODI against South Africa

  • Depleted South Africa wary of Ireland

    South Africa have played Ireland four times in the past and have won on every occasion, but Faf du Plessis was wary of the opposition on the eve of the one-off ODI

Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

1st0WTS PorterfieldPR Stirling
2nd26J AndersonPR Stirling
3rd15GC WilsonPR Stirling
4th36KJ O'BrienPR Stirling
5th24KJ O'BrienSP Terry
6th14KJ O'BrienSW Poynter
7th7KJ O'BrienGH Dockrell
8th25TJ MurtaghGH Dockrell
9th1TJ MurtaghCA Young
10th0TJ MurtaghPKD Chase