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South Africa overpowered Ireland by 70 runs in the third one-day international at Malahide on Friday to end the series all level at 1-1.
Ireland were eyeing their first ODI campaign success against a top eight nation after a 43-run win on Tuesday put them 1-0 up following a washed out opener.
But Janneman Malan's career-best 177 not out and a hundred from Quinton de Kock took the Proteas to an imposing total of 346-4 on Friday.
That left Ireland needing to surpass their previous highest successful chase, of 329 against England last year, for victory.
It was a task that proved beyond them, despite Simi Singh's 100 not out in a total of 276.
South Africa's Andile Phelukwayo and Tabraiz Shamsi took three wickets apiece.