David Miller: “I had a back spasm, just had to nurture it [in the first T20I].” On competition within the team: “It’s a good problem to have with World Cup coming. Guys have stood up and contributed and it’s healthy to see it coming through. it’s really nice to contribute as captain. Having seen different areas of the game as captain has been a nice challenge. How we’ve played in the last 18 months, we’re going to be a force at the T20 World Cup.”
Andy Balbirnie: “Probably wasn’t close. We didn’t show up with the bat. it gets very hard when you lose so many wickets. Spinners bowled well, got through the storm but they caught up.” On playing back-to-back series: “This is what we’ve been looking for. We are looking forward to a lot of things, the Afghanistan series next week.”
Reeza Hendricks is Player of the Series: “Short of a half-century but happy to have contributed.” Tip for youngsters: “Try to keep it as simple as possible, stick to your strengths, and not complicate it. We’re not thinking too far, end result will take care of itself.”
Wayne Parnell is the Player of the Match: “It was just about keeping things simple. batters did really well. it was about doing the basics, doing what’s required. great atmosphere in the Proteas side, everyone’s success is being celebrated and there’s a lot of confidence.”
South Africa vs Ireland 2nd T20I Highlights today, Friday 5-8-2022. 2nd T20I, South Africa tour of England from County Ground, Bristol.
Toss: Ireland, elected to bowl first.
South Africa team: 1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Reeza Hendricks, 3 Rassie van der Dussen 4 Aiden Markram 5 Heinrich Klaasen, 6 David Miller (capt), 7 Wayne Parnell, 8 Dwaine Pretorius, 9 Keshav Maharaj, 10 Lungi Ngidi, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi.
Ireland team: 1 Paul Stirling, 2 Andy Balbirnie (capt), 3 Lorcan Tucker, (capt) 4 Harry Tector, 5 George Dockrell, 6 Curtis Campher, 7 Gareth Delany, 8 Andrew McBrine, 9 Mark Adair, 10 Barry McCarthy, 11 Josh Little.
Head to Head In T20I’s: 4
South Africa Won: 4
Ireland Won: 0
Match Timings: 17:30 GMT | 18:30 Local
Umpires – M Burns, Paul Reynolds
TV Umpires – Martin Saggers
Match Referee – Phil Whitticase
Reserve Umpire – Roly Black
Match number – T20I no. 1724