IRE vs SA 2nd T20I: South Africa beat Ireland in second T20I to win the series at Belfast| IRELAND vs SOUTH AFRICA 2nd T20 match| David Miller| South Africa tour of Ireland 2021|
Ireland vs South Africa 2nd T20I, Belfast  |  Photo Credits: Twitter
- South Africa tour of Ireland 2021 – T20I series – 2nd match
- South Africa’s brilliant win over Ireland in the second T20 match, David Miller’s best innings
- South Africa take an unassailable 2-0 lead in T20I series against Ireland
South African team registered a resounding victory in the second match of the T20 series against Ireland. In this match played in Belfast, South African team scored 159 runs for the loss of 7 wickets on the strength of their experienced batsman David Miller. In reply, the host Irish team was bundled out for 117 runs in 19.3 overs. With this, South Africa have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series after winning the first two matches of this three-match T20I series.
Two wickets fell on the score of zero
In the second T20 match, South Africa won the toss and decided to bat first. On the very second ball of the match, Paul Stirling showed the way to the pavilion to captain Temba Bavuma (0). A ball later he also dismissed Jaanman Malan (0). The South African team lost their two wickets on the score of zero. The process of falling wickets did not stop here. Aiden Markram scored 8 runs and Ras van der Dussen returned after scoring 6 runs.
David Miller and Wynn Mulder save the shame
South African team lost its 5 wickets at the score of 58. Of these, only Quinton de Kock (27) could cross the double figure. After this, David Miller and Wian Mulder saved the shame of their team in the middle order. David Miller scored an unbeaten 75 off 44 balls, hitting 5 sixes and 4 fours. While Viaan Mulder scored 36 runs in 26 balls. The partnership between the two kept South Africa on track. Somehow the South African team scored 159 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs. For Ireland, Sterling and Eder took 2-2 wickets, while Young, Little and Simi took 1-1.
Ireland also got worse
The Ireland team, who came to answer, was also seen faltering on this difficult pitch of Belfast. He lost the wicket of experienced opener Kevin O’Brien (0) on the last ball of the first over, who was caught by Fortuyn on his own ball. After this, wickets kept falling after some time in continuous intervals and 9 wickets had fallen within 99 runs. In the end, Mark Eder along with Josh Little did struggle for a few overs to entertain the local audience but it was not enough.
trying to save the last wicket
Ireland once again tried a big partnership for the final wicket like McCarthy and Little’s 44 runs in the last match but this time on the third ball of the last over, Lungi Ngidi bowled Josh Little (9). Ireland were bundled out for 117 runs. With this, South Africa won the match by 42 runs.
Shane Gatekate scored the highest 24 runs in this innings for Ireland, while 6 players could not even cross the double figure. For South Africa, Jorn Fortuin and Tabrez Shamsi took 3 wickets each. While Hendricks took two wickets and Ngidi-Markram took 1-1.
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