• Ireland’s first ODI against South Africa abandoned

    Rain led to the first ODI between Ireland and South Africa at Malahide being abandoned this past Sunday.

    After a delayed start, the hosts were put in to bat and made 195-2 in 40.2 overs, with Andrew Balbirnie and William Porterfield scoring 65 and 63, respectively.

    The conditions then did not allow for a reply from South Africa to get under way, with play abandoned at around 5:15pm (BST).

    Both sides took five points in the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League ahead of the second ODI on Tuesday. The third and final ODI takes place on Friday.

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    Craig Lewis