South Africa vs Ireland, 1st T20I: Reeza Hendricks turned the Player of the Match after South Africa beat Ireland by 21 runs within the opening match of the collection.
Reeza Hendricks of South Africa. Courtesy: Reuters
- Reeza Hendricks scored 74 runs towards Ireland within the 1st T20I
- Reeza Hendricks turned the Player of the Match after his match-winning knock
- South Africa beat Ireland by 21 runs in 1st T20I
South Africa batter, Reeza Hendricks, on Wednesday, August 3, turned the sixth batter to attain 4 half-centuries in a row in T20Is. The right-handed batter completed the feat within the Proteas’ opening T20I towards Ireland at County Ground in Bristol.
The others to have scored 4 consecutive half-centuries in T20Is are Brendon McCullum (New Zealand), Chris Gayle (West Indies), Craig Williams (Namibia), Rayyankhan Pathan (Canada), Gustav McKeon (France).
Hendricks turned the Player of the Match after South Africa gained the match by 21 runs to take a 1-0 lead within the two-match collection. After electing to bat first, the Proteas misplaced the early wickets of Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen, however they made a stupendous comeback from there on.
Hendricks and Aiden Markram stitched collectively a partnership of 112 runs for the third wicket and helped South Africa publish a frightening goal of 212 for Ireland to chase down. Hendricks went on to attain 74 runs off 53 balls with the assistance of 10 fours and one six.
Markram, alternatively, was the extra attacking batter as he racked up a 27-ball 56 with two fours and as many as 5 sixes. Tristan Stubbs additionally performed an honest 24-run cameo.
Lorcan Tucker saved Ireland within the sport within the run-chase after scoring 78 runs off 38 balls with seven fours and 5 sixes, however his efforts went in useless. George Dockrell threw his bat round to attain 43 off 28. Tucker and Dockrell placed on 86 runs for the sixth wicket, however to no avail.
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