south africa clean sweep ireland by 3-0 in t20i series temba bavuma IRE vs SA: south africa clean sweep ireland in t20 series, these 3 players dominated
Temba Bavuma  |  Photo Credits: Twitter
- South Africa beat Ireland in the third and final T20 International match
- South Africa won the 3rd T20 International by 49 runs
- South Africa clean sweep of Ireland 3-0
Belfast: South Africa defeated Ireland by 49 runs in the third and final T20 International match played in Belfast on Saturday. With this, South Africa made a clean sweep of Ireland 3-0 in the series of three T20 Internationals. South Africa won the toss and batted first and scored 189 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 2 wickets. In reply, Ireland’s team could only score 140 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 9 wickets.
Chasing the target of 190 runs, none of the hosts of the hosts could stay on the crease for long. Kevin O’Brien (2) was the first batsman to be dismissed, who was caught by Linde at the hands of Jaaneman Malan. Williams then got Paul Sterling (18) out caught by Hendrix. Captain Andy Balbirnie (27) was the team’s best scorer. Linde touted him lbw. Ireland’s middle order batsmen disappointed.
Lorcan Tucker (19), Harry Tector (5), Shane Getkett (11), Simi Singh (5) and Mark Eder (8) were dismissed frequently. The innings of the tail batsmen Barry McCarthy (13 *) and Craig Young (22) could not avoid the defeat of the hosts. George Linde, Lizad Williams and Wynn Mulder got two wickets each for the Proteas. One wicket came in the account of Andile Phehlukwayo.
Bavuma-Hendricks century partnership
Earlier, after winning the toss, South Africa’s decision to bat was very good. Temba Bavuma (72) and Reeza Hendricks (69) shared a 127-run partnership to get the team off to a great start. The duo added 127 runs in just 92 balls to set the stage for the Proteas to put up a huge score in the match. South African captain Temba Bavuma scored 72 runs in 51 balls with the help of 6 fours and two sixes. At the same time, Reeza Hendricks scored 69 runs in 48 balls with the help of seven fours and one six. Both had a strike rate of more than 140.
killer-milk did amazing
Simi Singh gave Ireland their first breakthrough of the day by getting Hendrix caught by wicketkeeper Tucker. David Miller, popularly known as Killer Miller, at the crease to increase the run-rate after Hendrix’s dismissal. He added 37 runs for the second wicket with Captain Bavuma. McCarthy broke the partnership by getting Bavuma caught at the hands of Eder.
David Miller showed his aggressive style and scored an unbeaten 36 runs in just 17 balls with the help of four fours and a six. During this his strike rate was 211.76. Simi Singh and Barry McCarthy got one success each for Ireland.
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