Temba Bavuma done a century on his one-day general entrance to set adult a gentle 206-run win for South Africa in a one-off one-day general opposite Ireland during Willowmoore Park on Sunday.
Bavuma strike 113 in a sum of 354 for 5 after South Africa were sent in to bat. Ireland were bowled out for 148 in reply.
Ireland captain Will Porterfield’s play did not compensate off as Bavuma and Quinton de Kock (82) punished a Irish bowling in an opening partnership of 159.
Porterfield described his team’s opening as “disappointing” and bemoaned early chances that went astray.
JP Duminy and Farhaan Behardien both strike fast half-centuries to take South Africa to a sum that always looked expected to be good over Ireland’s reach.
Porterfield was out to Kagiso Rabada though scoring to a second round of a Ireland innings and a visitors crumbled notwithstanding good innings of 40 by Paul Stirling and 41 by Kevin O’Brien.
Off-spinner Duminy finished a good all-round day by holding a career-best 4 for 16.
Ireland were though gifted batsman Niall O’Brien, who slipped in his hotel lavatory on Sunday morning and suffered a conduct injury.
They will play Australia during a same venue on Tuesday before South Africa accommodate Australia in 5 one-day internationals, starting during Centurion on Friday.
The South African group enclosed 3 new caps. Bavuma, determined as a center sequence batsman in a Test side, was given his possibility as an opener in a deficiency of Hashim Amla.
All-rounders Andile Phehlukwayo and Dwaine Pretorius were newcomers to general cricket.
“It was a good outing,” pronounced South African captain Faf du Plessis, “and all 3 debutants got into a game.”
Bavuma, who was forsaken on one when he edged Peter Chase to Kevin O’Brien during second slip, took advantage of a let-off with a stoical innings, reaching his fifty off 54 balls and his century off 110 deliveries. He was out 13 balls after after attack 13 fours and a six.
On a delayed pitch, South Africa struggled to boost their scoring rate in a center overs though Duminy (52 not out) and Behardien (50) gave a innings procedure with a fifth wicket mount of 87 off 40 balls before Behardien was held on a range off a final round of a innings.