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Ireland v South Africa: Tourists easily win ODI series at Clontarf

Lara Goodall hit eight limits in her unbeaten 93 in Dublin on Tuesday
Ireland 213-8 (50 overs): Lewis 59, Dempsey 45; Ismail 3-31
South Africa: 217-1 (38.4 overs): Goodhall 93*, Steyn 84*; Dempsey 1-59
South Africa won by nine wickets

South Africa cruised to a nine-wicket win and a 2-0 lead against Ireland in the three-game ODI series at Clontarf.

Ireland were knocked out for 69 in the opener but went 213-8 on Tuesday with skipper Gaby Lewis reaching 59.

Georgina Dempsey added 45 late orders, but the total was easily surpassed by the tourists in just 38.4 overs.

Lara Goodall scored 93 points and her unbeaten 165-point partnership with Andrie Steyn (84) secured a comfortable win.

Ireland also lost by nine wickets on Saturday but it was a much improved batting display with Lewis back in the lead.

She lost open partner Leah Paul with just two points on the board and Ireland were 135-5 before Lewis and Sophie McMahon (42) put up a stand of 69 points.

Dempsey was unbeaten after an impressive shot while Shabnim Ismail was the South African bowlers’ choice with 3-31.

Laura Wolvaardt was fired by Dempsey for 27 to leave the Proteas on 52-1, but that was as good as it got for hosts like Goodall, who was dropped on 10, and fly-half Steyn took charge .

Goodall’s 93 came close to a bullet run as the pair combined for South Africa’s sixth-highest ODI partnership.

South Africa won the T20 series 2-1 and will be looking to end their tour with another victory when the teams meet again at the Dublin venue on Friday.