A great short T20I series between South Africa and Ireland ended in Proteas favour after they defeated the Irish side by 44 runs in 2nd T20 to claim the series 2-0 on Friday. Let us dive into SA Vs IRE 2nd T20I Match Highlights and much more details.
After a solid performance by batters of South Africa, it was their bowler Wayne Parnell’s show later during the bowling as the speedster registered five-wicket haul an helped his side clinched the series by restricting the hosts to 138.
SA Vs IRE 2nd T20I Match Highlights:
Invited to bat, South Africa even after losing wickets in intervals the visitors managed to cross 180 mark in 20 overs, courtesy of quick cameo innings from their star batters.
Whether it’s Reeza Hendricks 42 off 40, Aiden Markram’s 10-ball 27, Heinrich Klaassen 39 off 16 or an unbeaten 34 runs knock from skipper bats it all helped the Proteas to set up a huge total in front of no.15 team in World Rankings.
In reply, Ireland faced a disappointing start as they lost 2 of their top batters without even scoring. Some batters did show some signs of fighting spirit but that wasn’t enough to chase down a huge target set by Proteas as Ireland lost the game by 44 runs.
Harry Tector scored the most runs for his side 34. While Barry McCarthy also played a quick fire 32 off 19 while batting down the order.
Wayne Parnell remained the pick of the bowler for South Africa after ending his spell with 4-30-5. Dwaine Pretorius also did superb bowling in the game and bagged three wickets.
SA Vs IRE Player of the Match & Series
In the second game, Wayne Parnell earned the distinction of player of the match for his five-wicket haul.
While Reeza Hendricks, the opening batter for South Africa, was named player of the series after scoring 116 runs at a strike rate of 124.73 over the course of two matches.