Ireland batsman Andy Balbirnie nicks South Africa’s Keshav Maharaj to Janneman Malan at slip during their 3rd ODI at Malahide on Friday. DUBLIN: 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 was the centrepiece of the Proteas’ imposing 346-4 on Friday. Together with Quinton de Kock, who made 120, he shared a first-wicket partnership of 225. Ireland needed 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 innings of exactly 100 not out in a total of 276. South Africa’s Andile Phehlukwayo and Tabraiz Shamsi took three wickets apiece.