Temba Bavuma Century Helps South Africa Thrash Ireland by 206 Runs

Temba Bavuma scored 113 runs on his debut for South Africa. This was a one-off one-day match between the two sides.

Updated: September 25, 2016 23:55 IST
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South Africa opener Temba Bavuma scored a century on debut (Image credit: ICC)

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Benoni: Temba Bavuma made a century on his one-day international debut as South Africa overpowered Ireland to win by 206 runs in their one-off game on Sunday.

Warming up for a five-match series against Australia, South Africa racked up 354-5 and bowled out the Irish for 148 in a convincing start to their home season.

Normally a middle-order batsman, Bavuma was selected as an opener for his first ODI and responded with 113, sharing a 159-run opening stand with Quinton de Kock (82).

South Africa pounced on Ireland's decision to put the home team in to bat. JP Duminy added 52 not out and Farhaan Behardien made 50 from 22 balls.

Duminy took 4-16 with his offspinners and Ireland lasted just 30.5 overs. Ireland plays Australia on Tuesday.

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