South Africa in Ireland, 3 T20I Series, 2021

Ireland vs South Africa - 3rd T20I

Venue: Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast

Date & Time: 24 July 2021

Ireland 140/9

RR: 7 | South Africa beat Ireland by 49 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Paul Stirling c Beuran Hendricks & b Lizaad Williamsc Beuran Hendricks & b Lizaad Williams181421
Kevin O'Brien c Janneman Malan (sub) & b George Lindec Janneman Malan (sub) & b George Linde2500
Andy Balbirnie lbw George Lindelbw George Linde272240
Lorcan Tucker c Heinrich Klaasen (W) & b Wiaan Mulderc Heinrich Klaasen (W) & b Wiaan Mulder191720
Harry Tector c Aiden Markram & b Wiaan Mulderc Aiden Markram & b Wiaan Mulder5600
Shane Getkate c Heinrich Klaasen (W) & b Andile Phehlukwayoc Heinrich Klaasen (W) & b Andile Phehlukwayo111300
Simi Singh run out (Temba Bavuma / Heinrich Klaasen)run out (Temba Bavuma / Heinrich Klaasen)5600
Mark Adair run out (Andile Phehlukwayo / Heinrich Klaasen)run out (Andile Phehlukwayo / Heinrich Klaasen)8910
Barry McCarthy not out not out 13911
Craig Young c Wiaan Mulder & b Lizaad Williamsc Wiaan Mulder & b Lizaad Williams221531
Benjamin White not out not out 2400
Extras 8 (b 4, lb 1, w 3, nb 0)
Total 140 (9 Wkts, 20.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
9-1 (Kevin O'Brien,1.3), 36-2 (Paul Stirling,5), 69-3 (Andy Balbirnie,9.1), 75-4 (Lorcan Tucker,10.1), 78-5 (Harry Tector,11), 92-6 (Simi Singh,13.4), 94-7 (Shane Getkate,14.2), 102-8 (Mark Adair,15.5), 135-9 (Craig Young,19),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Bjorn Fortuin4 0 25 0 6.25
George Linde4 0 21 2 5.25
Beuran Hendricks4 0 34 0 8.50
Lizaad Williams4 0 30 2 7.50
Andile Phehlukwayo2 0 15 1 7.50
Wiaan Mulder2 0 10 2 5.00
Temba Bavuma 0 0 0 0 0
Reeza Hendricks0 0 0 0 0
Aiden Markram0 0 0 0 0
David Miller0 0 0 0 0
Heinrich Klaasen 0 0 0 0 0

Right then! Bavuma collects the trophy and celebrates with the team. South Africa have completed the whitewash and will be a much confident looking side heading towards the T20 World Cup. We have enjoyed bringing the coverage of this series and hope you had fun too. We will be back soon as a lot of cricketing action is coming our way. Until then, goodbye and take care!

David Miller, PLAYER OF THE SERIES, is up for a chat-. He says after the struggle in the West Indies, it feels good to come back. Adds that there are different reigns taking up. Mentions that he loves to play the veteran role with this side. Goes onto say they have been really prepping well, and they really need to take it one game at a time. Goes onto say the Irish players are super friendly and it's always nice to play here. Finally says that he is looking forward to the T20 World Cup.

The Ireland skipper, Andy Balbirnie is up for a chat - He says that they did not bat up to the mark in the last three games and that can be seen. Goes onto say, they will work hard before the World Cup as they have got eight to nine games to play before that. Goes onto say Ben White is a really young lad, and to have him in the team helps us to have variations. Ends by saying everyone wants to play well and come back harder in the game.

Temba Bavuma, MAN OF THE MATCH, is up for a chat - He says that it was nice to hit the ball from the middle. Adds that they just tried to stay confident. Mentions that he has got a good relationship with Hendricks and is sure he enjoyed his opportunity as well out there. States that they tried to lay the foundation and took their time and then allow the big hitters to have fun.

Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony coming up.

Earlier in the day, South Africa chose to bat and Temba Bamuva along with Reeza Hendricks laid the foundation for South Africa. Both the openers smashed a half-century and this helped South Africa post a mighty total of 189 with David Miller playing a crucial cameo of 36 off just 17 balls. Ireland were poor with the ball and couldn't do justice with their batting either. 

South Africa were dominant throughout the game! The Proteas started the attack with some spin and it paid off as George Linde got rid of Kevin O'Brien. Lizaad Williams then came into the attack and removed the dangerous Paul Stirling in his first over itself. George Linde was brilliant as he got rid of the Irish skipper too. Wiaan Mulder came into the attack and sent back Lord Tucker and Harry Tector in the same over. The bowlers never allowed the batters to settle in. They continued to chip in wickets and it was enough for the side to get over the victory line and whitewash Ireland in their own backyard. Geroge Linde, Lizaad Williams, and Wiaan Mulder got two wickets apiece while Andile Phehlukwayo got one. Overall, a comprehensive performance from them and they clinch the series 3-0.

190 looked too hot to handle for Ireland! Paul Stirling and Kevin O'brien's opened the innings for Ireland but it didn't start well for them as the latter's dismal run of form continued and he departed for a timid score. Paul Stirling and the skipper, Andy Balbirnie then tried to stitch a partnership and just when it started to blossom, Stirling got out. After that Balbirnie chipped in with a few boundaries but once he got out, the batters found themselves in a spot of bother and none of the batters managed to either to carry on for longer or build a partnership. Half of the side were back in the hut for just 75 runs on the board. Once, the skipper got removed, things just went downhill for them and eventually, they lost by 49 runs.

19.6
0
Beuran Hendricks to Barry McCarthy, A dot to end the innings. Full and on off. McCarthy looks to sweep it but the ball only gets an under edge and stops there. South Africa WIN BY 49 RUNS. They seal the series 3-0.
19.5
1
Beuran Hendricks to Benjamin White, Full toss and outside off, White slices it through point for a single.
19.4
1
Beuran Hendricks to Barry McCarthy, Full length ball, outside off. McCarthy slashes it through backward point for a single.
19.4
0
Beuran Hendricks to Barry McCarthy, WIDE! A length ball, outside off. McCarthy looks to chase it but misses.
19.3
1
Beuran Hendricks to Benjamin White, Fuller outside off, Benjamin White drives it through covers for a run.
19.2
0
Beuran Hendricks to Benjamin White, Play and a miss! Full and outside off again, Benjamin White looks to drive but fails to get any bat on it.
19.1
0
Beuran Hendricks to Benjamin White, Full and outside off, Benjamin White looks to drive but misses.
19.1
0
Beuran Hendricks to Benjamin White, WIDE! Way too outside off, Benjamin White leaves it alone. Wided.

Benjamin White is the last batsman to walk out.

18.6
0
Lizaad Williams to Craig Young, OUT! CAUGHT! Craig Young goes after a short knock. Lizaad Williams picks his second wicket of the game. A full length ball, on off. He hits it wildly and the ball flies high in the air. Wiaan Mulder takes a really good running catch at covers. 
18.5
0
Lizaad Williams to Craig Young, BEATEN! A length ball, outside off. Young wings his blade but misses.
18.4
4
Lizaad Williams to Craig Young, FOUR! EDGY! A length ball, on off. Young swings his blade. The ball takes the outside edge and races away towards the third man fence for a boundary.
18.3
0
Lizaad Williams to Craig Young, A length ball, on off. Young works it towards slip.
18.2
4
Lizaad Williams to Craig Young, FOUR! What a shot. A full length ball, on off. Young drives it through covers for a boundary.
18.1
0
Lizaad Williams to Craig Young, A length ball, outside off, Young looks to heave it away but misses.
17.6
4
Beuran Hendricks to Barry McCarthy, FOUR! EDGY! A full length ball, on middle. McCarthy gets an inside edge and the ball races away to the boundary at fine leg.
17.5
6
Beuran Hendricks to Barry McCarthy, SIX! That is huge! Something for the Ireland fans to cheer. A full length ball, on off. Barry McCarthy flicks it over the square leg fence for a biggie. The ball is lost, inside the open lawn.
17.4
1
Beuran Hendricks to Craig Young, Full length ball, down the leg. Young follows the line of the delivery and digs it out towards point. They take one.
17.3
0
Beuran Hendricks to Craig Young, Play and a miss! A length ball, outside off. Young looks to go big but misses.
17.2
1
Beuran Hendricks to Barry McCarthy, Back of a length ball, on middle. McCarthy pulls it towards deep square leg. The fielder runs across and keeps it down to two.
17.1
1
Beuran Hendricks to Craig Young, A length ball, on the bodyline. Young pulls it to short fine leg.
16.6
0
Lizaad Williams to Barry McCarthy, A length ball, on off, McCarthy pushes it to mid off. The fielder collects it quickly to not allow the batters to cross. Great fielding.
16.5
1
Lizaad Williams to Craig Young, A length ball, on off. Young lifts it towards long off. The ball falls short in front of the man in deep.
16.4
0
Lizaad Williams to Craig Young, A full length ball, on off. Young pushes it to cover.
16.3
4
Lizaad Williams to Craig Young, FOUR! Classy! Length ball on off, Craig Young stands tall and lifts it towards long off for a boundary. Holds his pose after hitting that shot. 
16.2
6
Lizaad Williams to Craig Young, SIX! BANG! Length ball on middle, Craig Young smacks it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. 
16.1
0
Lizaad Williams to Craig Young, Good length ball on middle, Young pushes it back to the bowler.
15.6
1
Bjorn Fortuin to Craig Young, Tossed up on off, Young taps it towards point and opens his account with a single.

Craig Young is the new batsman in.

15.5
0
Bjorn Fortuin to Mark Adair, OUT! RUN OUT! Oh no! This is going downhill for Ireland, as another one bites the dust. Sharp work by Heinrich Klaasen behind the wickets. A loopy ball, on off. Adair works it towards short fine leg off the inner half. Adair ventures out looking for a run. The fielder collects the ball and throws it above the keeper. Klaasen hops and collects and flicks the bails on his way down. Brilliant work. The batsman is walking already. The replays roll in and confirms that the batter was well short.
15.4
0
Bjorn Fortuin to Mark Adair, On off, worked it towards mid off.
15.3
0
Bjorn Fortuin to Mark Adair, Looped up, on middle. Adair defends it solidly.
15.2
2
Bjorn Fortuin to Mark Adair, Tossed up, on off, Adair works it to cover for a couple.
15.1
1
Bjorn Fortuin to Barry McCarthy, Loopy ball, on off, Barry McCarthy pushes it to cover for a single.
14.6
4
Andile Phehlukwayo to Mark Adair, FOUR! Pitches it full and outside off, Mark Adair frees his arms and creams it through covers for a boundary. 91 needed in 30 balls.
14.5
0
Andile Phehlukwayo to Mark Adair, Outside off, Mark Adair cuts it hard but straight to point.
14.4
0
Andile Phehlukwayo to Barry McCarthy, Good length ball on middle and leg, angling in. Barry McCarthy looks to tuck it on the leg side but misses and gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls on the off side. Andile Phehlukwayo makes a half-hearted appeal for an LBW but turned down. The batters take a run of leg byes.
14.3
0
Andile Phehlukwayo to Barry McCarthy, Outside off, Barry McCarthy looks to cut it but misses.

Who will come out next? It is going to be Barry McCarthy.

14.2
0
Andile Phehlukwayo to Shane Getkate, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Good length delivery outside off, Shane Getkate is tempted to push it on the off side and has a poke at it. The ball kisses the outside edge and carries through to the keeper. Heinrich Klaasen behind the sticks makes no mistake. Another one bites the dust for Ireland. 
14.1
1
Andile Phehlukwayo to Mark Adair, Length ball on middle, worked towards long on for a run.
13.6
1
Bjorn Fortuin to Mark Adair, Pushed towards covers for a single.