Kathmandu: Ireland beat South Africa by 43 runs in the second ODI. Ireland also beat South Africa in one-day cricket for the first time. Chasing Ireland’s target of 291 in Dublin, South Africa were bowled out for 247 in 48 overs with three balls to spare.
For South Africa, Janiman Malan played a half-century innings of 84 runs. Rossi van der Dussen scored 49 runs and David Miller scored 24 runs. Mark Eder, Jose Little and Andy McBrine took 2/2 wickets to wrap up South Africa cheaply.
Earlier, losing the toss and batting first, Ireland lost 5 wickets in 50 overs and scored 290 runs.
Ireland captain Andy Balbrine scored a century of 102 runs. Similarly, Harry Tector played a half century innings of 79 runs. South Africa’s Andile Fehlukvayo took 2 wickets and Kagiso Rabada, Tabrez Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj took one wicket each.
Ireland have taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The third and final ODI between the two teams will be on Friday. The first game was canceled due to rain.