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South Africa-Ireland Series

South Africa sweeps three-match T20 series against Ireland


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South Africa’s Temba Bavuma and Reeza Hendricks propelled the side to clean sweep the third and T20 international series against Ireland.

Chasing the target, the Irish mustered 140 for nine from 20 overs. Skipper Andy Balbirnie top-scored with 27 while George Linde, Wiaan Mulder and Lizaad Williams all took two wickets apiece for South Africa.

Earlier, Bavuma won the toss, batted first and hit his maiden T20 fifty, 72 from 51 balls, including six boundaries and two sixes.while Hendricks added 69 from 48 with a six and seven other boundaries.

The pair added a 127-run first-wicket stand in Belfast to set the tourists up for a 49-run win that completed a 3-0 series whitewash.

David Miller weighed in with an unbeaten 36 as the Proteas posted 189 for two from their 20 overs. He was also named player of the series.

Brief score:

South Africa: 189/2 (20 overs), Bavuma 72, Hendricks 69, Singh 1-27 beat Ireland 140/9, Balbirnie 27, Young 22, Mulder 2-10) by 49 runs.