South Africa in Ireland, 3 T20I Series, 2021

Ireland vs South Africa - 1st T20I

Venue: The Village, Malahide, Dublin

Date & Time: 19 July 2021

Ireland 132/9

RR: 6.6 | South Africa beat Ireland by 33 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Paul Stirling bowled George Lindebowled George Linde6201
Kevin O'Brien c Kagiso Rabada & b Kagiso Rabadac Kagiso Rabada & b Kagiso Rabada0100
Andy Balbirnie c Quinton de Kock (W) & b Lungi Ngidic Quinton de Kock (W) & b Lungi Ngidi221640
George Dockrell c Quinton de Kock (W) & b Lungi Ngidic Quinton de Kock (W) & b Lungi Ngidi2600
Harry Tector stumped Quinton de Kock (W) & b Tabraiz Shamsistumped Quinton de Kock (W) & b Tabraiz Shamsi363430
Simi Singh bowled Tabraiz Shamsibowled Tabraiz Shamsi4800
Lorcan Tucker bowled George Lindebowled George Linde5500
Shane Getkate bowled Tabraiz Shamsibowled Tabraiz Shamsi2300
Mark Adair c George Linde & b Tabraiz Shamsic George Linde & b Tabraiz Shamsi0200
Barry McCarthy not out not out 302540
Josh Little not out not out 151801
Extras 10 (b 0, lb 2, w 8, nb 0)
Total 132 (9 Wkts, 20.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
6-1 (Paul Stirling,0.2), 7-2 (Kevin O'Brien,1.1), 23-3 (George Dockrell,3.1), 34-4 (Andy Balbirnie,5.1), 46-5 (Simi Singh,7.5), 63-6 (Lorcan Tucker,10.2), 70-7 (Shane Getkate,11.1), 70-8 (Mark Adair,11.3), 88-9 (Harry Tector,13.4),
BowlingO M R WEcon
George Linde4 0 26 2 6.50
Kagiso Rabada4 0 28 1 7.00
Lungi Ngidi4 0 18 2 4.50
Lizaad Williams4 0 31 0 7.75
Tabraiz Shamsi4 0 27 4 6.75
Quinton de Kock 0 0 0 0 0
Temba Bavuma 0 0 0 0 0
Janneman Malan0 0 0 0 0
Aiden Markram0 0 0 0 0
Rassie van der Dussen0 0 0 0 0
David Miller0 0 0 0 0

Right then! That is all we have from this game. The series now moves to Belfast for the second T20I, which will be played on 22nd July at 1600 Local (1500 GMT). So do join us for that. Till then, take care and goodbye! 

Temba Bavuma, the South Africa skipper, says that he feels that 180 was a par score and that they were a few runs short after the first innings. Adds that bowling is their strength and he is super happy with the way they bowled. Credits every bowler for the way they bowled and defended the score.

Tabraiz Shamsi is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH, says that he just tries to execute the plans and do what the captain asks him to. Adds that he has a few more variations up his sleeve and the pitch made his job easier as he only had to bowl in the right areas.

Andy Balbirnie, the Ireland skipper, says that they did not bat very well in the Powerplay. Says that the target wasn't the big one but their batting was not up to the mark. Finishes by saying that they need to execute their plans better.

South Africa were brilliant with the ball. George Linde and Kagiso Rabada took one wicket each in the Powerplay while Lungi Ngidi took two to rock the Irish top order. After that, in the middle overs, it was their spin duo that ruled the game. Linde returned to take one more wicket and Tabraiz Shamsi spun a web around the batters with his 4 wickets in the middle overs. It was a team performance by them and they should be mighty pleased.

Paul Stirling hit a six on the first ball and that was the only thing that went Ireland's way. He fell on the very next ball and they lost Kevin O'Brien and George Dockrell soon after. Andy Balbirnie tried to replicate his form from the ODI series but fell in the last over of the Powerplay and they were way behind the curve. Harry Tector fought a lone battle in the middle overs but lacked support from the other batters. After he fell, the writing was clear on the wall and they fell short by 33 runs.

A wonderful bowling performance by South Africa to defend this score. This wasn't the biggest of the targets but their bowling never let the Irish get in front of the rate. So, South Africa win the first-ever T20I that they play against Ireland!

19.6
0
Lungi Ngidi to Josh Little, There it is! Shorter ball, around leg. Little leaves it. South Africa win by 33 runs!
19.5
1
Lungi Ngidi to Barry McCarthy, Barry McCarthy comes down the track and pulls it to deep square leg for one.
19.4
1
Lungi Ngidi to Josh Little, Back of a length, on off. Cut away to mid off for one.
19.3
6
Lungi Ngidi to Josh Little, SIX! All the way! Slower length ball, on off. Josh Little picks it early and sends it sailing over the long on fence. Tell you what, that is the second innings of the Irish innings, the first one came off the very first ball of the innings.
19.2
0
Lungi Ngidi to Josh Little, Short of a length, outside off. Little misses his cut.
19.1
0
Lungi Ngidi to Barry McCarthy, Length ball, on the pads. Barry McCarthy gets hit on the pads and the ball goes towards third man for a leg bye.
18.6
0
Kagiso Rabada to Josh Little, Back of a length, on off. Little thinks of cutting it but leaves it alone.
18.5
1
Kagiso Rabada to Barry McCarthy, Yorker, on middle. Barry McCarthy digs it to the leg side for one.
18.4
1
Kagiso Rabada to Josh Little, Yorker, on off. Drilled to cover for one.
18.3
1
Kagiso Rabada to Barry McCarthy, Shorter ball, on off. Pulled towards deep mid-wicket for one.
18.2
4
Kagiso Rabada to Barry McCarthy, FOUR! Low full toss, on off. Barry McCarthy hits it straight down the ground for a boundary.
18.1
0
Kagiso Rabada to Barry McCarthy, Fuller ball, on off. Pushed to mid off.
17.6
2
Lizaad Williams to Josh Little, Shorter ball, on off. Pulled to deep mid-wicket. They sprint back for the second.
17.5
1
Lizaad Williams to Barry McCarthy, Full ball, on off. Heaved to deep mid-wicket for one.
17.4
4
Lizaad Williams to Barry McCarthy, FOUR! Slower short ball, outside off. Barry McCarthy pulls it to the square leg fence.
17.3
1
Lizaad Williams to Josh Little, Short ball, on off. Little pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.
17.2
0
Lizaad Williams to Josh Little, Little moves across to the off side to paddle it but gets no bat on it.
17.1
1
Lizaad Williams to Barry McCarthy, Full ball, on off. Drilled to long on for one.
16.6
0
Kagiso Rabada to Josh Little, Yorker, on off. Blocked out.
16.5
0
Kagiso Rabada to Josh Little, Short ball, on off. Little ducks under it.
16.4
1
Kagiso Rabada to Barry McCarthy, Full ball, on off. Barry McCarthy hits the ball on the stumps at the other end. They take the single as it is deflected.
16.3
0
Kagiso Rabada to Barry McCarthy, Fuller ball, on off. Barry McCarthy hammers it back to the bowler. Rabada drops a tough catch.
16.2
4
Kagiso Rabada to Barry McCarthy, FOUR! Full ball, outside off. Barry McCarthy heaves it but gets the outside edge to the third man fence.
16.1
0
Kagiso Rabada to Barry McCarthy, Yorker, on off. Blocked out.
15.6
1
Lungi Ngidi to Barry McCarthy, Short of a good length ball on leg stump. Barry McCarthy hoicks it towards sqaure leg for one.
15.5
0
Lungi Ngidi to Barry McCarthy, Slower ball and Barry McCarthy again misses the shot towards the on side. Gets hit on thigh pad. Deceived him completely did Lungi Ngidi .
15.4
0
Lungi Ngidi to Barry McCarthy, Another slower one from Lungi Ngidi . Barry McCarthy misses the heave over the on side.
15.3
1
Lungi Ngidi to Josh Little, Short ball shoulder high. Josh Little mistimes the pull and the ball lands towards mid on.
15.2
0
Lungi Ngidi to Josh Little, Slower ball outside off. Josh Little misses the slog.
15.1
1
Lungi Ngidi to Barry McCarthy, Short and wide outside off. Barry McCarthy smashes it to deep cover and Lizaad Williams has saved a certain boundary by diving to his right.

Lungi Ngidi is back on.

15.1
0
Lungi Ngidi to Barry McCarthy, WIDE! Sprayed down the leg side. Barry McCarthy misses the whip.
14.6
1
Lizaad Williams to Barry McCarthy, Fuller ball, on off. Pushed down to long on for one.
14.5
1
Lizaad Williams to Josh Little, Slower bouncer and Josh Little gets hit high on the hand as he tries to pull it to the leg side. They take a single. There is a collision between Willams and McCarthy during the run and Williams runs to collect the ball.
14.4
0
Lizaad Williams to Josh Little, Good length ball outside off. Josh Little misses the heave on the on side.
14.3
1
Lizaad Williams to Barry McCarthy, Shorter ball, on the pads. Pulled to deep square leg for one.
14.2
1
Lizaad Williams to Josh Little, Full ball on stumps. Josh Little hits it straight back at the bowler. The ball hits Lizaad Williams on the leg and goes to the mid off fielder, and he misfields it. But they stay with the single.
14.2
0
Lizaad Williams to Josh Little, WIDE! Short ball over head high. Josh Little leaves it.
14.1
0
Lizaad Williams to Josh Little, Good length ball on middle. Defended towards mid-wicket.

Lizaad Williams comes back on. 2-0-17-0 so far.

13.6
4
Tabraiz Shamsi to Barry McCarthy, FOUR! Tossed up, outside off. Barry McCarthy carves it over cover for a boundary.
13.5
1
Tabraiz Shamsi to Josh Little, Fuller ball, on off. Pushed to long on for one.

Josh Little is the last batter. A slip and a leg slip in place.