The poor start of the South African serve drew a furious reaction from the middle ranks as they went on to a 182/6 win after being sent to bat, with Wayne Parnell then enjoying one of his best days as they beat Ireland by 44 points. at the second T20 on Friday evening.
Parnell, bowling with good full-length variations, took a brilliant, career-best 5/30 to lead an impressive Proteas bowling that Ireland lost 138.
On a pitch where bowlers celebrated more help than usual in T20, South Africa struggled to 58/2 after 11 overs. Quinton de Kock (7-of-10) and Rassi van der Dussen (4-of-14) struggled again, but first-team Ryza Hendrix continued his hot form with a clear 42-of-40.
Aiden Markram came in and provided a much-needed boost by winning 25 runs from spinner Andy McBrian in the 12th round.th ended, but he, on 27 of 10 balls, and Hendrix were sacked in the next over by leg spinner Gareth Delaney (4-0-24-2).
South Africa were 93/4 from 14 overs, but thanks to Heinrich Klaasen (39 from 16 balls) and David Miller (32 not from 20) they got a decisive advantage at the end. Dwayne Pretorius also folded 17 of his seven balls.
Left hand Josh Little was the best of the Irish bowlers with 1/20 from four overs.
2-in-2 to rock Ireland
Then South African leftist Parnell hit twice in a row in his first over to derail the Republic of Ireland from the start. Paul Stirling (28) and Harry Tector (34) took Ireland to 40/2 in the top six.th ended but Lungi Ngidi (3-0-14-1) sent off Sterling and Parnell returned to bring Tector out.
Then Pretorius (3.5-0-33-3) also took two wickets for two balls, almost sealing the win.
Penultimate player Barry McCarthy scored 32 of 19 balls to death, scoring over 100 in Ireland and regaining some dignity.