Bavuma marks ODI debut with ton as Proteas crush Ireland

first_img(REUTERS)-A century on his One Day International debut from Temba Bavuma and four wickets from part-time spinner JP Duminy helped South Africa secure a one-sided 206-run victory over Ireland at Willowmore Park yesterday.Bavuma, dropped on one, scored 113 as South Africa reached 354 for five with Farhaan Behardien hitting 50 off 22 deliveries and Quinton de Kock (82) and Duminy (52 not out) also contributing runs.Ireland lost captain William Porterfield to the second ball of their innings, trapped lbw by Kagiso Rabada, and were always up against it chasing a run rate of over seven an over. Kevin O’Brien (41) and Paul Stirling (40) provided some resistance as Ireland reached 148 before being bowled out with 19 overs to spare.Duminy returned career-best figures of 4-16. Ireland, given a rare chance to play against top tier opposition, next play Australia at the same venue, on the outskirts of Johannesburg tomorrow. Australia and South Africa will then embark on a five-match ODI series, starting on Friday.last_img read more

Daly joins Limerick set-up

first_imgFormer Clare and Dublin manager Anthony Daly will work with Limerick next season.The two time All-Ireland winning captain has agreed to take up the role of Director of Limerick’s Underage Hurling Academy.As part of the position, Daly will also act as team coach to the Limerick Minors and will form part of manager Leo O’Connor’s backroom team.last_img