SA vs IRE 1st T20I Highlights today Monday, 7-19-2021 – 1st T20I, South Africa tour of Ireland from The Village, Malahide, Dublin.
Andy Balbirnie won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Balbirnie “Small ground, so want to bowl first. We have a decent batting line up. Last week went well although the finish was disappointing.”
Bavuma “It’s not going to be a walk in the park. They’ve got players who can win games so won’t take anything for granted. We have to be really good in these conditions against Irish bowlers.”
South Africa team: 1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Temba Bavuma (capt), 3 Janneman Malan, 4 Aiden Markram, 5 Rassie van der Dussen, 6 David Miller, 7 George Linde, 8 Kagiso Rabada, 9 Lizaad Williams, 10 Lung Ngidi 11 Tabraiz Shamsi.
Ireland team: 1 Andy Balbirnie (capt), 2 Paul Stirling, 3 Kevin O’Brien, 4 Harry Tector, 5 George Dockrell, 6 Lorcan Tucker (wk), 7 Shane Getkate, 8 Simi Singh, 9 Barry McCarthy, 10 Josh Little, 11 Mark Adair.
Match Timings: 15:00 GMT | 16:00 Local
Umpires – Alan Neill, Mark Hawthorne
TV Umpires – Paul Reynolds
Match Referee – Kevin Gallagher
Reserve Umpire – Roly Black
Match number – T20I no. 1194
Tabraiz Shamsi is the Player of the Match He says he’s happy with his bowling. Tried to assess the pitch. In Ireland, he expected to have a “holding role” but was happy coming into the game as a dominant force in this match. He still has some variations up his sleeve.
Andy Balbirnie says they would’ve taken 165 at the halfway stage.
Temba Bavuma says they wanted a few more runs in the first innings but were hampered by the early powerplay wickets. But he said he was sure their bowling was their strength and is “super happy” with that aspect of their game. “It helps” a lot when the mystery spinner is doing well. Some words of encouragement for Rabada, Ngidi, Lizaad, and Linde too.