IRE vs SA Head to Head Records: The SportsRush presents for you the Head to Head statistics for the first IRE vs SA ODI.
The first ODI of the ongoing South Africa’s tour of Ireland will be played in Dublin tomorrow. Having last hosted the final match of Ireland Tri-Nation Series in 2019, the venue is hosting an ODI after a couple of years.
It is worth mentioning that this will be the first international match to be played in Dublin since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. With South Africa as visitors and spectators allowed to watch the match live, it is doubtlessly a significant series for Ireland.
The three-match series will be primarily played for ICC Cricket World Cup Super League points. Additionally, Ireland will also take the field at Malahide with an eye on their maiden ODI victory against South Africa.
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) July 10, 2021
IRE vs SA Head to Head Records in ODIs
Total number of matches played: 5
Matches won by IRE: 0
Matches won by SA: 5
Matched played in Ireland: 1 (IRE 0, SA 1)
Matches played in South Africa: 1 (IRE 0, SA 1)
Most runs for IRE (among current players): 59 (Paul Stirling)
Most runs for SA (among current players): 113 (Temba Bavuma)
Most wickets for IRE: 3 (Craig Young)
Most wickets for SA: 1 (Dwaine Pretorius and Kagiso Rabada)
Most catches for IRE: 3 (William Porterfield)
Most catches for SA: 3 (Quinton de Kock)
The last time when Ireland and South Africa had locked horns against each other was more than half-a-decade ago in Benoni. South Africa’s gargantuan 206-run victory had come on the back of Temba Bavuma scoring a career-best 113 (123) with the help of 13 fours and a six.
Other than Bavuma, the likes of Quinton de Kock (82), JP Duminy (52*) and Farhaan Behardien (50) had scored individual half-centuries to aid South Africa in scoring 354/5 in 50 overs. Much like Bavuma, South Africa all-rounders Dwaine Pretorius and Andile Phehlukwayo had also made their ODI debut in that match.