Ireland player Simi Singh made history
By Vishal Roy
on Sat Jul 17 2021
In the third and last ODI played against Ireland, the South African team made a strong comeback. South Africa’s team managed to level the series 1-1 by registering a 70-run win in the last match of the series. In this match, Ireland player Simi Singh, while batting at number eight, made history by scoring a century. The heroes of South Africa’s victory were De Kock and Malan, who scored excellent centuries.
South Africa decided to bat first in the third and final ODI of the series played at The Village, Dublin. Janneman Malan scored an unbeaten 177 off 169 balls with the help of 16 fours and six sixes and de Kock scored 120 runs off 91 balls with the help of 11 fours and five sixes. and South Africa scored 346 for four in 50 overs.
Chasing the target, Ireland’s team was all out after scoring 276 runs in 47.1 overs. Andile Phehlukwayo and Tabraiz Shamsi took three wickets each for South Africa, while Keshav Maharaj got two and Anrich Nortje and Lizard Williams got one wicket each.
For Ireland, however, Simi Singh managed to create history. Simi Singh played an excellent inning of 100 not out off 91 balls with the help of 14 fours. Simi Singh has become the first player to score a century while batting at number 8 in ODI cricket. Apart from Simi, Curtis Campher scored 54 and Harry Tector scored 29 runs.
Earlier, Malan and de Kock added 225 runs for the first wicket in South Africa’s innings. Apart from these, van der Dussen scored 30 runs. For Ireland, Joshua Little took two wickets while Craig Young and Simi Singh got one wicket each.