Ireland will take on South Africa in the third and final T20I at the Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast on July 24.
Ireland is trailing 2-0 in the three-match series. In the second ODI, they won the toss and asked South Africa to bat first. The Proteas were once reeling for 51/4 but on the back of David Miller’s 75 and Wiaan Mulder’s 36 they managed to score a respectable 159 at the loss of seven wickets.
Paul Stirling and Mark Adair picked two wickets each for Ireland. In reply to South Africa’s 159, the Irish batting order collapsed for 117 handing South Africa 42 runs victory. Bjorn Fortuin and Tabraiz Shamsi lead the South African bowling line-up as they bagged three wickets each.
⛔️ RESULT | #PROTEAS WIN BY 42 RUNS
🇿🇦 Spin-twins Tabraiz Shamsi (3/14) and Bjorn Fortuin (3/16) strangled the @cricketireland batsmen as the #Proteas claimed the second T20I to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3-match series#IREvSA #ThatsOurGame pic.twitter.com/BdFJltjUVz
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) July 22, 2021
The Proteas will start the match as favorites, but with the talent that Ireland possesses, they should not be taken lightly. Andy Balbirnie and Harry Tector will hold key to Ireland’s comeback in the series.
Match: Ireland vs South Africa, Third T20I
Date and Time: 24th July 2021, 8:30 pm IST
Venue: Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast
The wicket does offer a lot of assistance to the bowlers. The spinners will play a major role in the match. Wickets in hand will be the key. The team winning the toss will look to bat first. Anything near 170 will be a good score on this track.
Predicted Playing XI
South Africa: Temba Bavuma (C) Janneman Malan, Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie Van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Bjorn Fortuin, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Beuran Hendricks
Ireland vs South Africa 2021: Third T20I – Dream11 Suggestions
Fantasy Suggestion 1: Quinton De Kock, Paul Stirling, David Miller, Aiden Markram, Andie Balbirnie, Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Tabraiz Shamsi, Bjorn Fortuin, Lungi Ngidi, Joshua Little
Captain: Tabraiz Shamsi | Vice-captain: Paul Stirling
Fantasy Suggestion 2: Quinton De Kock, Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Rassie Van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Tabraiz Shamsi. Bjorn Fortuin, Lungi Ngidi, Joshua Little
Captain: Quinton de Kock | Vice-captain: Tabraiz Shamsi