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
(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.