South Africa survive an Irish scare

South Africa survive an Irish scare

PORT-OF-SPAIN – Top-ranked South Africa suffered early batting blues before posting a 35-run victory over debutants Ireland in a World Cup warm-up match here on Monday.

South Africa needed a gutsy half-century from all-rounder Andrew Hall to reach a face-saving 192 after being reduced to a pathetic 91-8 by seamers Trent Johnston and Dave Langford-Smith. Australia-born Johnston finished with 4-40 and Langford-Smith with 3-30.South Africa had the bowlers to defend their modest total as they dismissed Ireland for 157, with Charl Langeveldt grabbing four wickets and Hall three to help their team win with more than five overs to spare.AFPAustralia-born Johnston finished with 4-40 and Langford-Smith with 3-30.South Africa had the bowlers to defend their modest total as they dismissed Ireland for 157, with Charl Langeveldt grabbing four wickets and Hall three to help their team win with more than five overs to spare.AFP

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