Gareth Delany and Ireland Wolves finished their tour of Namibia on a high with a 22 runs series-levelling victory in Windhoek yesterday.

Delany, with 12 one-day internationals already under his belt, became the 18th player - and first Irishman - to score a century and take five wickets in a List A game as Ireland defended an imposing 252 for seven.

Their last 88 runs came off just seven overs as Delany, who took 38 balls over his first 15 runs, with a solitary boundary, took off after bringing up his first 50 with his third six. His second 50 took only 18 balls and included five more maximums and just one four, going to his century with three successive sixes off Ben Shikongo whose last two overs went for 48.

The 24-year-old was out in the last over for a List A best 104 and he then ripped out the Namibia middle order with three wickets in eight balls and his first List A five-wicket haul reduced the hosts to 112 for seven. An eighth wicket stand of 107 threatened to set up an exciting finish but Josh Manley broke the stand and then took the last wicket in the 49th over.

The frustration for the other batsmen hoping to upgrade was that four of them were dismissed between 26 and 36, all having faced at least 34 balls.

Ireland Wolves 252-7 (50 overs, G Delany 104, S Doheny 36, J Lawlor 30, M Commins 28, N Rock 26, F Hand 11 not out; J Frylinck 3-50, B Shikongo 3-85)
Namibia 230 (48.3 overs, R Trumplemann 67, D Leicher 46; G Delany 5-40, J Manley 2-50, F Hand 2-56, G Hume 1-37).
Wolves won by 22 runs.