Hendrix has an explosive streak with Markram, spinners hustle as SA wins



Riza Hendrix undoubtedly cemented his World Cup spot as he and Aiden Markram teamed up in a dominant position of the century that saw South Africa score 211/5 in the first T20 against Ireland in Bristol, a score that was as safe as home with an ace – spinners. Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi are busy with their usual mid-over bustle.

After the Proteas picked bat first and Quinton de Kock (7) ran out of the game in the fourth over, Hendrix scored his fourth straight half of the century, hitting 74 of 53 balls at a beautiful pace, scoring freely from offside in especially if he collected 10 fours and a six.

South Africa were 47/2 on the powerplay, but Hendrix and Markram then combined superbly, scoring 112 for just 62 third wickets.

Markram was explosive, landing 56 hits in just 27 innings, including five sixes, but he and Hendrix lost consecutive innings to Gareth Delaney in the 16th.th about.

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That left South Africa 158/4 after 16 overs, but Tristan Stubbs showed he had an invaluable finishing touch when he hit an impressive 24 balls in just 11 balls filled with wonderful strikes. Dwayne Pretorius also did his job, scoring 21 goals from just seven assists, and the Proteas have scored 53 over the last four overs.

Maharaj, who took over as captain because David Miller had a back spasm, and Shamsi were then two of South Africa’s top bowlers. Maharaj hit in the eighth and tenthth overs, hitting 2/29 in his four overs, while Shamsy was also excellent on the other end with 1/22 in his first three overs.

Tucker didn’t sit back

They reduced the Republic of Ireland to 111/5 after 12 overs but Lorcan Tucker won a lot of fans for himself as he did not sit idly by scoring a devastating 78 in just 38 balls.

George Dockrell backed him up brilliantly with 43 out of 28 as Ireland regrouped to score 71 of their last six overs.

Shamsi had to stand up and serve 17 balls.th ended and he took Tucker’s key wicket with a sweep over the top and Dokrell dropped Pretorius with the next ball.

Lungi Ngidi hit an effective set of slower balls after death and conceded just 16 runs in his final two overs while Pretorius only scored five of 18.th more, with Wayne Parnell six behind the latter, limiting Ireland to 190/9 and a 21-run win.

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