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Ireland-South Africa 1st ODI abandoned after rain

July 11, 2021 GMT
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South Africa's Kyle Verreynne, left fields as Ireland's Andrew Balbirnie bats, during the One Day International cricket match between Ireland and South Africa, at The Village, in Dublin, Ireland, Sunday, July 11, 2021. (Donall Farmer/PA via AP)
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South Africa's Kyle Verreynne, left fields as Ireland's Andrew Balbirnie bats, during the One Day International cricket match between Ireland and South Africa, at The Village, in Dublin, Ireland, Sunday, July 11, 2021. (Donall Farmer/PA via AP)

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland’s opening one-day international against South Africa on Sunday ended in a no-result after persistent rain.

The match was abandoned shortly after 5:10 p.m. with not enough time for the visitors to be set a shortened target at The Village.

South Africa won the toss and chose to field with Ireland reaching 195-4 off 40.2 overs.

Ireland captain Andy Balbirnie top-scored with 65 off 79 balls, including six boundaries. He shared a second-wicket stand of 87 with opener William Porterfield (63), who hit nine fours.

Pacer Kagiso Rabada took 2-43 off 8.2 overs.

The second ODI in the three-match series is on Tuesday, also at Malahide.

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