SA beat IRE, 1st T20: South Africa defeat Ireland by 33 runs to go 1-0 ahead

SA beat IRE, 1st T20: South Africa defeat Ireland by 33 runs to go 1-0 ahead in the T20 series. Tabraiz Shamsi picked 4 wickets
SA beat IRE, 1st T20: South Africa defeat Ireland by 33 runs to go 1-0 ahead in the T20 series. Tabraiz Shamsi picked 4 wickets

SA beat IRE, 1st T20: South Africa defeat Ireland by 33 runs to go 1-0 ahead- A clinical bowling performance from South Africa has helped the visitors win the opening T20I. Tabraiz Shamsi took 4 wickets while George Linde and Lungi Ngidi struck twice. Ireland kept losing wickets at regular intervals and as a result, lost the match. Harry Tector was the top scorer for Ireland with 36 runs.

“Happy with the way it came out today. Fortunate to get a few wickets as well. When we came to Ireland, we thought we were more of a supportive role to the pacers. I always try to do the same preparation that I have always done, assessing the pitch and doing a supporting role to the pacers.”

“But today the pitch was holding up a bit and helped the slower bowlers, in that sense I was lucky to come into the game today. I do have a few variations in the bank, I haven’t exposed all my tricks, and want to surprise the batsmen later. I just try and keep it simple, pitch the ball in the same area, was just trying to bowl according to a plan and keep things tight for the team,” Shamsi said after the match.

Earlier, an impressive bowling performance from Irish bowlers restricted South Africa to 165/7 in their allotted 20 overs. Mark Adair took 2 wickets while Simi Singh and Joshua Little scalped two wickets each. Aiden Markram was the top scorer for South Africa with 39 runs.

SA beat IRE, 1st T20: South Africa defeat Ireland by 33 runs to go 1-0 ahead

Ireland Innings 132/9 (20 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Paul Stirling b GF Linde 6 2 0 1 300.00
Kevin O’Brien c & b K Rabada 0 1 0 0 0.00
Andrew Balbirnie (C) c Q de Kock b L Ngidi 22 16 4 0 137.50
George Dockrell c Q de Kock b L Ngidi 2 6 0 0 33.33
Harry Tector st Q de Kock b T Shamsi 36 34 3 0 105.88
Simi Singh b T Shamsi 4 8 0 0 50.00
Lorcan Tucker (WK) b GF Linde 5 5 0 0 100.00
Shane Getkate b T Shamsi 2 3 0 0 66.67
Mark Adair c GF Linde b T Shamsi 0 2 0 0 0.00
Barry McCarthy Not out 30 25 4 0 120.00
Joshua Little Not out 15 18 0 1 83.33
Extra 10 (b 0, w 8, nb 0, lb 2)
Total 132/9 (20)
Yet To Bat
BOWLING O M R W ECON
George Linde 4 0 26 2 6.50
Kagiso Rabada 4 0 28 1 7.00
Lungi Ngidi 4 0 18 2 4.50
Lizaad Williams 4 0 31 0 7.75
Tabraiz Shamsi 4 0 27 4 6.75
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
PR Stirling 1-6 0.2
KJ O’Brien 2-6 1.1
GH Dockrell 3-23 3.1
A Balbirnie 4-34 5.1
Simi Singh 5-46 7.5
L Tucker 6-63 10.2
SC Getkate 7-70 11.1
MR Adair 8-70 11.3
H Tector 9-88 13.4
SA beat IRE, 1st T20: South Africa defeat Ireland by 33 runs to go 1-0 ahead
South Africa Innings 165/7 (20 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Temba Bavuma (C) c L Tucker b Simi Singh 13 13 2 0 100.00
Quinton de Kock (WK) c PR Stirling b MR Adair 20 9 3 1 222.22
Janneman Malan c Simi Singh b MR Adair 4 5 0 0 80.00
Aiden Markram st L Tucker b Simi Singh 39 30 2 2 130.00
Rassie van der Dussen c A Balbirnie b J Little 25 18 2 1 138.89
David Miller c L Tucker b J Little 28 21 3 0 133.33
George Linde c Simi Singh b MR Adair 10 13 1 0 76.92
Kagiso Rabada Not out 19 9 4 0 211.11
Lizaad Williams Not out 2 2 0 0 100.00
Extra 5 (b 0, w 3, nb 0, lb 2)
Total 165/7 (20)
Yet To Bat L NgidiT Shamsi
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Paul Stirling 3 0 29 0 9.67
Barry McCarthy 3 0 31 0 10.33
Mark Adair 4 0 39 3 9.75
Simi Singh 4 0 19 2 4.75
Joshua Little 4 0 27 2 6.75
George Dockrell 2 0 18 0 9.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Q de Kock 1-31 2.4
JN Malan 2-37 4.2
T Bavuma 3-44 5.1
HE van der Dussen 4-79 10.2
AK Markram 5-115 14.1
GF Linde 6-143 17.5
DA Miller 7-144 18.1

 

Ireland won the toss and opted to field

 

Teams

South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma(c), Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Lizaad Williams, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

Ireland (Playing XI): Andrew Balbirnie(c), Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Lorcan Tucker(w), Shane Getkate, Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little

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