07. August 2022

1st T20I: Reeza Hendricks stars as SA beat Ireland by 21 runs



Reeza Hendricks

hit his fourth successive Twenty20 fifty as South Africa defeated Ireland by 21 runs of their collection opener at Bristol on Wednesday.

Hendricks, who hit three half-centuries within the Proteas’ latest 2-1 collection win over England, top-scored with 74 in a complete of 211-5 and shared a third-wicket partnership of 112 with

Aiden Markram


Lorcan Tucker

(78) and (*21*) Dockrell (43) saved Ireland within the hunt however when the pair have been dismissed off consecutive balls their aspect’s hopes of victory went with them.

A goal of 37 from the ultimate two overs by no means regarded like being achieved, with Proteas’ ‘death-bowling’ specialist Wayne Parnell proving his price for all he was hit for six off the final ball off the innings by tailender Barry McCarthy as Ireland completed on 190-9.

Left-arm paceman Parnell returned figures of 2-36, having eliminated opener Andy Balbirnie, with stand-in Proteas captain Keshav Maharaj taking 2-29 together with his left-arm spin and leg-spinner Tabraiz Shamsi 2-37.

Hendricks’s newest fifty got here off 32 balls, together with seven fours and a six, whereas Markram acquired to the landmark in 25 balls together with six boundaries.

The pair fell to consecutive deliveries, with leg-spinner Gareth Delany having Markram caught at deep sq. leg earlier than Hendricks holed out to level.

But Tristan Stubbs — 24 off 11 balls — and Dwaine Pretorius — 21 off seven — ensured the runs saved coming on the finish.

South Africa suffered a setback earlier than the match began, with captain David Miller dominated out by a again spasm, with fellow batsman Heinrich Klaasen taking his place within the XI.

Proteas quick bowler Kagiso Rabada had already been sidelined from each matches in a two-game collection that concludes in Bristol on Friday with an ankle damage.

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