South Africa beat Ireland by 70 runs in the second match of the three-match ODI series. With this win, the South African team managed to draw the series 1-1. Chasing a huge target of 347, Ireland were all out after scoring 276. Simi Singh scored a century in the batting order for the team. Simi has become the first batsman in the world to score a century while batting at number 8 in ODI cricket. Sweetheart Malan scored 177 for South Africa while Quinton de Kock also scored a century.
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Simi Singh is the first player to score a century while batting at 8 or less. Prior to that, the highest scoring record when batting in this position was named after Chris Vox, who scored an unbeaten 95 against Sri Lanka in 2016 Sam Curran scored 95 against India in ODIs this year. Simi hit 91 deliveries and hit 14 boundaries in his century. SIMI did not get the support of batsmen from the other end and returned to the out after scoring 100 runs. For South Africa, Tabrez Shamsi took 3 wickets for just 46 runs in his 10 overs.
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Earlier, Quinton de Kock and Janaman Malan made a brilliant start to South Africa and added 225 for the first wicket. De Kock fell to Simi Singh after playing a magnificent 120-run innings. But Malan continued his fiery batting from the other end and was unbeaten on 177 off 169 balls. The right-handed batsman hit 16 fours and six long sixes in his innings. South Africa scored 346 in their 50 overs with the innings of De Kock and Malan.