South Africa defeats Ireland in the three-match T20I series by 3-0

The one-day international title was shared between both teams.

After winning the third match by 49 runs, South Africa swept the Twenty20 series against Ireland. The one-day international title was shared between both the teams, but South Africa dominated the shorter format, winning by 33 and 42 runs in the matches played earlier.

After a 127-run opening stand between captain Temba Bavuma (72) and Reeza Hendricks (69) in the last match, South Africa posted its highest T20 total of the tour with 189-2. They took it easy for the opening ten overs before showing some explosive batting.


With a score of 140-9, Ireland came up short in response. Wiaan Mulder, George Linde, and Lizaad Williams each grabbed two wickets. The captain of the Ireland team Andy Balbirnie led the team by scoring 27 runs.

Bavuma won the toss and elected to bat first, scoring 72 off 51 balls, including six boundaries and two sixes. Hendricks scored 69 runs off 48 balls in his first match of the Ireland tour. Hitting seven boundaries and one long six.

David Miller finished the innings in style scoring a quick 36 from 17 balls. He was awarded the Player of the Series.

Ireland performed very well in the series and gave a tough fight to South Africa for winning matches but Proteas experience helped them over Irish.