Malan was the lead of the match, scoring the 4th-highest score in South Africa’s ODI history. The right-handed batsman scored 177 runs and helped his team tie the score. He hit 16 fours and 6 sixes during his time on the field.
Malan was just 11 runs short of the best individual record in the 50-over format, Gary Kirsten’s unbeaten record of 188 runs.
Malan was supported by his partner De Kock, who scored his 16th ODI hundred. The pair put up an incredible opening stand of 225 runs. The wicketkeeper-batsman ended up scoring 120 runs in just 91 deliveries, helping South Africa post 346/4 runs in the 50 overs given to them.
Joshua Little was the best bowler for Ireland. He took 2 wickets for 53 runs in 9 overs.
After scoring this big score, the hosts were bowled out for 276 in 47.1 hours and lost the match by 70 runs. The Irish team struggled from the start and were reduced to 92/6 as Simi Singh and Curtis Campher did their best to maintain the run rate and get their team out of trouble. The pair added 104 runs for the 7th wicket.
While Andile Phehlukwayo ran out Campher for a well-made 54 runs, Simi stuck to his end and continued to tickle the scoreboard. He didn’t get enough support from other batters as the touring party wrapped up Ireland’s innings for 276. Simi hit his maiden century in the process and remained unbeaten on 100 from just 91 deliveries.
⛔️ RESULT | #PROTEAS WIN BY 70 RUNS
Tabraiz Shamsi and Andile Phehlukwayo grabbed 3-wickets each as the bowlers backed up a superb batting display to ensure the #Proteas claimed victory in the 3rd ODI against @cricketireland to share the series 1-1#IREvSA #ThatsOurGame pic.twitter.com/YT3fpM2ag8
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) July 16, 2021
South Africa with Quinton de Kock is an altogether different side. #IREvSA
— S. Sudarshanan (@Sudarshanan7) July 16, 2021
Fewest innings taken by a player to record a 150+ score in ODI career:-
5 – John Cambpell
6 – Janneman Malan
Both recorded the top-2 highest scores against Ireland men during their innings.#IREvSA
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) July 16, 2021
👀: 120 (91)
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) July 16, 2021
The aggregate runs (297) by the South Africans (Janneman Malan 177* + Quinton de Kock 120) today is the 7th highest by an opening pair in ODIs.
The highest agg is the 349 by West Indians (John Campbell 179 + Shai Hope 170) also against Ireland at Dublin on 5 May 2019.#IREvSA
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) July 16, 2021