Ireland beaten by hosts South Africa in women's quadrangular series
|Women's quadrangular series, Potchefstroom:|
|South Africa 337-5 (50 overs): Wolvaardt 149, Chetty 70; Beggs 3-64|
|Ireland 159-8 (50 overs): Waldron 35, Maritz 25; Luus 2-27|
|South Africa won by 178 runs|
|Scorecard (external site)|
Ireland are still without a win in the quadrangular series in South Africa after a 178-run hammering by the hosts in Potchefstroom on Thursday.
Teenager Laura Wolvaardt hit a superb 149 as South Africa made a massive 337-5, their highest one-day total.
Ireland struggled in response and could only manage 159-8 in their 50 overs, with Mary Waldron top scoring on 35.
Wolvaardt's run-a-ball knock included 17 boundaries while Aoife Beggs was the best of the Irish bowlers with 3-64.
Malahide opener Waldron shared a 51-run stand for the second wicket with Laura Delany (23), who made her 100th international appearance, as Ireland slumped to a third straight defeat.