taken at mid-off. Young did his job, and now he has a hack at the fastest bowler in this game. Can't fault him. It's short and rising up at him, he can only slice it up for Bavuma who holds on and gestures in frustration
6.38pm And that is all we have for you today. We'll see you on the 19th for the T20I series. Have a good evening!
Temba Bavuma: We were good for a majority of the game. In the last 10-15 overs I did show a bit of frustration. The batting was awesome, Quinny and Janneman leading the way. Those are the type of performances we're looking for from the batting unit. So it was nice today. We hope it's the start of good things on this tour. Good confidence for the spinners. Keshav showed why he was a world class bowler. This augurs well. All in all from a bowling effort, it was a good showing.
J Malan: It's all about opportunities and it feels better to get runs in a winning cause. We just had some plans, luckily got some good net sessions, and it was great. IT was a privilege to bat with QDK.
Janneman Malan is the Player of the Series.
Andy Balbirnie: If we'd been asked, we'd have probably taken 1-1. But having won the second game we were really excited at the potential to win a series. They brought their big guns back in Quinny. We lost early wickets and that was a setback. But a lot to be positive about coming out of this. Some of our Young lads have really stood up. Been a really great week for Harry Tector, to name one. Curtis coming back after injury, and Josh bowled really well. Certainly 1-1 against a side like South Africa is a just reward. The atmosphere here is really brilliant, we didn't get to play at home last year so it was new to a lot of our guys. Been a lovely experience to play in front of such a crowd.
6.26pm It's hard to tell at the ground that Ireland have lost this game. Absolute warmth all around as Simi Singh walks off to applause. The series is tied 1-1. Ireland had their chance to get a series win against a team ranked in the top eight for the first time in history, but fell short today to Malan and De Kock. Still, they have been very, very good this series. South Africa knew they had to bring their best today, and a 225-run opening stand was quite a step in that direction. But you look at the final score, and how easy run-scoring got, and you can safely say that this match was buried when they decided to toss the new ball to Keshav Maharaj. He took out Stirling and Balbirnie early on, and it is not generally easy going for Ireland when one of those two don't get deep into the innings. Having said that, they will be very pleased with how Tector, Campher and Simi went today. 276 in a chase of 347 after being 92 for 6 is nothing to chuckle at. Lovely end to an evenly fought series. Ireland stay in fifth place on the Super League table. South Africa jump one place to 10th.
Manvendra Singh: "Congrats Simi .... From one Singh to another .... The stuff dreams are made up of. No one can take this away. A one day centurion for all eternity"
there it is! Standing ovations all around for Simi Singh. What a lovely moment for him .THis is full outside off, he walks across to get in line and brings out a crisp drive to long-off's left. Young sprints for his life to make sure he can make the ground, and he makes it comfortably in the end. Lovely, confident knock after coming in at 92 for 6
Big support for Simi at the ground, cheers for every run. He's two away from a maiden hundred
good length and wide outside off, walks across and gets this attempted slog off the thick inside edge to deep midwicket's left
Werner : "Williams is suppose to be a death bowler with a great Yorker. Why is he bowling short the hole time. This is absolutely a joke"
gets it to the vacant third man boundary! It's a length ball, wide outside off. Walks across and throws the bat at it. Thick outside flies over short third
Al Tusi: "I don't understand why South Africa's bowling is so off especially even after they have the match well in their hands."
full outside off, gets forward and pushes this to point's right
short ball fired well down leg side, left alone
kevin: "@george coen - tough crowd. SA has a 220 opening partnership, 2 centurions, and is up by 80 runs w/ one wicket to go. that's not convincing enough w/ this XI?"
slower short ball outside off, beaten on the attempted pull and that is deemed to be over his head
yorker down leg side, past the flick
yorker just outside off, tails in to beat the inside edge on his cover drive
full toss outside off, walks into the off side and whips this to deep midwicket
good length and into leg stump, dabbed out towards midwicket
George Koen: "A completely unconvincing win for SA. No disrespect to IRE."
short at middle stump, clears the front leg and looks to pull that into the leg side. It comes off the splice and plonks into the turf where mid-on would've been
high full toss at the waist. Possibly an attempted yorker gone wrong. Simi just manages to squeeze it into the leg side, gets an apology from the bowler. He's into the nineties but not on strike for the free hit
low full toss outside off, sliced out to sweeper cover
full and just outside off, driven to extra cover's right
full and wide outside off, looks to carve that through the off side, gets it off the toe end
Medical staff is out to check on Young. He's good to carry on.
struck on the helmet as he tries to evade this bouncer. It was headed for his face and he'd turned it such that the back of the head was exposed. Luckily that strikes the helmet
Manvendra Singh: "The fight and resilience that Ireland has demonstrated in the three games is completely exemplary.Hope for the same in future .."
And that's the end for Phehlukwayo as well. Three wickets for him today.
yorker outside off, steps out and down leg side, gets too far away to make contact
nicely done! Steps out and converts another yorker into a full toss, holds his shape and offers the full face to pat this over the umpire
full slower ball at leg stump, waits on it and flicks to deep midwicket