Ireland v South Africa: Tourists ease to ODI series win at Clontarf

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Lara Goodall hit eight boundaries in her unbeaten 93 in Dublin on TuesdayLara Goodall hit eight boundaries 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 strolled to a nine-wicket victory and 2-0 series lead against Ireland in the three-match ODI series at Clontarf.

Ireland were skittled out for 69 in the opener but made 213-8 on Tuesday with skipper Gaby Lewis hitting 59.

Georgina Dempsey added 45 late-order runs but the total was easily surpassed by the tourists in just 38.4 overs.

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

Ireland also lost by nine wickets on Saturday but this was a much improved batting display with Lewis again leading from the front.

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

Dempsey was unbeaten after an impressive knock while Shabnim Ismail was the pick of the South African bowlers with 3-31.

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

Goodall's 93 came at nearly a run a ball as the pair combined for South Africa's sixth highest partnership in ODIs.

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

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