SA vs IRE 2nd T20I Highlights today Monday, 7-22-2021 – 2nd T20I, South Africa tour of Ireland from Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast.
South Africa won the toss and chose to bat first.
Temba Bavuma: To be honest, we were a bit undecided. We will be looking to do the same as first game. Different conditions so we’ll look to defend it.
Andy Balbirnie: Not too disappointed. Looks like a good pitch, it’s fresh. We bowled pretty well in the first game, we’re excited to bounce back.
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 Wiaan Mulder, 8 Bjorn Fortuin, 9 Beuran Hendricks, 10 Lungi Ngidi 11 Tabraiz Shamsi.
Ireland team: 1 Paul Stirling, 2 Kevin O’Brien, 3 Andy Balbirnie (capt), 4 Harry Tector, 5 George Dockrell, 6 Lorcan Tucker (wk), 7 Shane Getkate, 8 Simi Singh, 9 Mark Adair, 10 Josh Little, 11 Craig Young.
Match Timings: 15:00 GMT | 16:00 Local
Umpires – Paul Reynolds, Roly Black
TV Umpires – Alan Neill
Match Referee – Kevin Gallagher
Reserve Umpire – Mark Hawthorne
Match number – T20I no. 1197
Post Match Presentation
Andy Balbirnie: “Disappointed with the bat again. We didn’t apply ourselves. Bowlers did well. Spinners bowled well, really good operators. Stirlo’s two wickets were a bonus. But it was just a batting thing, we want to bounce back. Gives us an opportunity to play against a really good team. We are building towards the T20 World Cup, of course, but want to play well too.”
David Miller, the player of the match: “Nice to contribute, very chuffed. Wickets lost up fronts never help. Wiaan batted beautifully, showed what he’s learned over a couple of years. Good rebuild, and then explosion at the end. Spinners have been phenomenal. Blessed with Shamsi, Bjorn, and George. It’s a good problem to have since you can’t necessarily play all of them. T20 World Cup is obviously the goal and we are building nicely but we are going game by game.”