August 04, 2022 11:30 AM
Alex Sarwar

Ireland vs South Africa – 2nd T20 International Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Ireland vs South Africa taking place? Friday, August 5th, 2022 – 18:30 (UK)

Where is Ireland vs South Africa taking place? Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol

What is the expected weather for Ireland vs South Africa? 16-20c, dry with sunny intervals as play begins and a moderate to gentle breeze.

What channel is Ireland vs South Africa on? The match will be televised live on BT Sport in the UK

Where can I stream Ireland vs South Africa? BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the BT Sport website and app

LAST MEETING
South Africa beat Ireland by 21 runs.

THE LOWDOWN

IRELAND

  • Ireland put in a good performance with the bat in the first T20i against South Africa on what is usually a high scoring Bristol pitch, but their total of 190/9 was 21 runs short of their opponents, meaning yet another defeat for them this summer.
  • We mentioned Harry Tector in our last preview and the young Irish star shone once again for his country, smashing 78 from just 38 balls, but ultimately until the bowlers can significantly tighten up, Tectors efforts will likely be in vain.

SOUTH AFRICA

  • South Africa have largely batted excellently throughout this tour of England and racked up another huge score on Wednesday, accumulating 211/5 batting first which proved more than enough to take a series lead.
  • Opener Reeza Hendricks continued his good form with the bat, scoring 74 and putting further pressure on the Proteas selectors, who will have some tough calls to make once the T20 World Cup comes around.

THE PREDICTION

This second T20i will be South Africa’s final white ball fixture of this English summer before they replaced coloured clothing with whites and gear up for their three-match Test series against England. However, they will want to finish on a high and wrap up the series in the process. On a friendly batting surface at Seat Unique Stadium, the Proteas top order should once again be able to cash in on an Ireland bowling attack that has been dealt some rough treatment throughout the summer in T20i cricket. This should lay the foundations for another comfortable win for South Africa here.

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