SA vs IRE 3rd T20I Highlights today Saturday, 7-24-2021 – 3rd T20I, South Africa tour of Ireland from Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast.
South Africa won the toss and chose to bat first.
Five changes for the visitors means no de Kock, Shamsi, Ngidi, Malan and van der Dussen, while the hosts replace Dockrell and Little, with Benjamin White on debut.
South Africa team: 1 Reeza Hendricks, 2 Temba Bavuma (capt), 3 Aiden Markram 4 David Miller, 5 Heinrich Klaasen (wk), 6 Wiaan Mulder, 7 Andile Phehlukwayo, 8 George Linde, 9 Bjorn Fortuin, 10 Beuran Hendricks, 11 Lizaad Williams.
Ireland team: 1 Paul Stirling, 2 Kevin O Brien, 3 Andrew Balbirnie (capt), 4 Harry Tector, 5 Lorcan Tucker (wk), 6 Shane Getkate, 7 Simi Singh, 8 Mark Adair, 9 Craig Young, 10 Barry McCarthy, 11 Benjamin White.
Match Timings: 15:00 GMT | 16:00 Local
Umpires – Alan Neill, Mark Hawthorne
TV Umpires – Roly Black
Match Referee – Kevin Gallagher
Reserve Umpire – Paul Reynolds
Match number – T20I no. 1201
Post Match Presentation
Bavuma is the Player of the Match for his 73: “It was nice to hit the ball in the middle, and contribute for the team. Reeza and I play for the Lions. We know each other’s strengths, I am sure he would have enjoyed as well. We tried to take our time, and lay that foundation.”
Balbirnie, the host captain: “We haven’t batted well enough in all three games. We were rusty. We’ve got eight or nine games leading up to the T20 World Cup. Our batting has been the strong point in T20s over the years. [On Ben White’s debut] He’s worked really hard to get where he is now. [15 points for the Super League from the ODIs] We played really well during that week, and it’s a shame we couldn’t bring that to the T20s.”
David Miller is the Player of the Series for his excellence with the bat: “It was obviously nice to contribute. [I was] struggling in the West Indies, and a series win as well, so a bonus there. The guys make it easy off the field. [T20 World Cup plans?] Going into it to win it. [We’ll take it] one game at a time, it’s a pretty long competition. It’s been a good time in the bubble [here], and we can now go out and see the country!”
Here’s Bavuma again, this time speaking as captain: “It has gone to plan. We came here with certain goals to achieve, and we have done so. We have the opportunity to do something that hasn’t been done. The World Cup is a couple of months away, so we can iron out a few things. [Back-to-back series wins for you as captain] It’s been tough, I won’t lie. The performances from the team point of view has been there, and I’m enjoying the responsibility.”