Ireland back at Stormont

After yesterday’s delayed defeat by India, the Ireland cricket team face South Africa in the second one day international in a series of five. And after a rain delay, Ireland won the toss and put South Africa into bat.. where they made 173 for 4 off 31 overs. It’s a tough ask, but the opening partnership of Porterfield and Carroll have made a good start, with 43 runs off the first 8 overs. Meanwhile Ireland’s captain Trent Johnson is calling for professional contracts for the players to build on their World Cup performance. Images from the game. Scorecard here and over by over here After the good start, a minor collapse.. Ireland make 131 all out from 30.5 overs. South Africa, unsurpisingly, win comfortably.

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