South Africa thump Ireland
CHLOE TRYON and Sune Luus starred for South Africa as they beat Ireland by a comprehensive 89 runs at Anglesea Road in the first of four one-day internationals.
Tryon's powerful innings contained no fewer than 6 sixes as she batted magnificently to top score with 92 from just 68 balls.
She shared a 6th wicket stand of 142 in just 129 balls with Sune Luus to rescue South Africa from a precarious 106 for 5.
The pivotal moment in the game came when Tryon was dropped on 13, and she made the Irish pay with a increasingly brutal innings.
Luus proved the perfect foil - making a fine 52 from 67 balls (7 fours) as South Africa made an imposing 283 for 7.
Opener Laura Wolvaardt had played positively striking 9 fours in her 55 dominating an opening stand of 52 with Chetty (10).
Kim Garth (3-61) was the most successful of the Irish attack, although spinners Ciara Metcalfe (1-31) and Gaby Lewis (1-37) exerted the most control.
The Irish slumped to 56 for 5 in reply despite 23 from Cecelia Joyce and thereafter it was all about respectability.
Clare Shillington (29)- playing in her 150th game for the Girls In Green - shared a 50 run stand with vice-captain Kim Garth as Ireland showed plenty of fight.
Sune Luus (6-36) bowled superbly as the Irish innings faltered but Garth remained defiant in top scoring with an unbeaten 72.
The Pembroke all-rounder struck 7 fours in her 80 ball knock as Ireland were dismissed for 194 - losing by 89 runs.
- Clare Shillington is presented with her 150th cap by ALex Cusack
- Clare with her mum on the occasion of her 150th cap
- The teams line up for the pre match anthems
- Third umpire, Azam Ali Baig, drying out the damp patch on the wicket resulting from leaky covers
- The toss - a first win for Ireland skipper Laura Delany, who opted to bowl
- The captains, with umpires Paul Reynolds, and Alan Neill
- The South African playing squad
- Louise McCarthy opened the bowling, but she was wicketless as her 10 overs went for 71
- Kim Garth
- Isobel Joyce
- Louise McCarthy attempts a stop off her own bowling
- Laura Woolvaardt looking for a slot on Strictly Come Dancing perhaps?
- Kim Garth took 3 for 61 in her 10 overs
- Gaby Lewis gave an excellent fielding display
- Mignon du Preez failed to trouble the scorers
- Andrie Steyn took 40 deliveries for her 18 runs
- Isobel Joyce bowled 3 overs for 12
- Ciara Metcalfe took 1 for 31 in her 10 overs, taking the prized wicket of South African skipper Dinesha Devnarain
- Enjoying the game - and a few pints!
- Gaby Lewis took 1 for 37 in an excellent 10 over spell
- Laura Woolvaardt is congratulated by her captain on her maiden ODI 50
- A typical square drive from Woolvaardt during her innings of 55, which included nine 4s
- Chloe Tryon was dropped on 16
- Sune Luus scored 52 in a partnership of 142 for the sixth wicket with Tryon
- Lucy O'Reilly came in for some punishment - her 8 overs going for 63
- One of Chloe Tryon's few inelegant shots
- I think you might need this back!
- One of Chloe Tryon's seven 4s
- Odine Kirsten scored a run a ball 7
- Masobata Klaas hit 14 off just 7 balls
- Kirsten is safely home
- Early success for Masobata Klaas, as Gaby Lewis is LBW for 2
- Well bowled
- A narrow escape for Cath Dalton, who went to score 12
- Chloe Tryon followed up her fine batting display conceding just 21 runs in her 8 overs
- Laura Woolvaardt is congratulated after catching Cecelia Joyce for 23
- Isobel Joyce departed soon afterwards for 4
- Skipper Laura Delany made 8
- Sune Luus was the destroyer in chief with the ball, taking 6 for 36 in her 10 overs
- Kim Garth was in good form with the bat
- The ball is taken by Trisha Chetty as Kim Garth makes good her ground
- Clare Shillington hit three 4s and one 6, in her 29 off 26 balls
- Yolani Fourie's 7 overs went for 32
- Marcia Letsoalo took 1 for 26
- Mary Waldron scored 7 off 22 balls
- Thankfully Nelson was negotiated safely
- Trisha Chetty fires the ball to the non-striker's end
- Lucy O'Reilly scored 3
- Louise McCarthy scored 6, including one 4
- Kim Garth hit an ODI career best of 72 not out, off 80 balls
- Garth acknowledges the crowd's applause for her 50
- Garth is congratulated by Ciara Metcalfe
- Ciara Metcalfe's 10 included two 4s
- Ireland are all out in the 45th over, falling 89 runs short
- Kim Garth leaving the field after her maiden ODI 50