Opener Janneman Malan smashed the fourth highest rating in South Africa’s one-day worldwide historical past as his swashbuckling 177 not out helped steer the vacationers to a series-levelling 70-run victory over Eire at Malahide, Dublin on Friday.
Malan placed on 225 for the primary wicket with the equally spectacular Quinton de Kock (120 from 91 balls) as South Africa amassed 346 for 4 of their 50 overs, earlier than bowling Eire out for 276 in 47.1 overs of their reply.
Malan struck 16 fours and 6 sides in his 169-ball keep on the crease, falling 11 runs wanting Gary Kirsten’s South Africa file of 188 not out towards the United Arab Emirates within the 1996 Cricket World Cup.
Eire had been in early hassle of their innings as left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj (2-51) picked up fast wickets to go away the house aspect reeling at 27 for 3.
Simi Singh (100 not out) scored his maiden ODI century, and the highest rating for an Irishman batting at quantity eight, to go along with a half-century for South African-born Curtis Campher (54).
Tabraiz Shamsi (3-46) was the choose of the vacationers’ assault, however they put in one other sloppy show within the area that noticed quite a lot of dropped catches.
Eire gained the second ODI by 43 runs on Tuesday after the primary recreation had been washed out by rain.
The groups will now contest a three-match Twenty20 worldwide collection beginning on Monday.