Shamsi places Eire in a spin as South Africa win first Twenty20

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Left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi took 4 wickets as South Africa eased to a snug 33-run victory over Eire of their first ever Twenty20 Worldwide assembly performed at Malahide on Monday.

After being despatched in to bat, South Africa posted 165 for seven of their 20 overs, dropping their manner after a quick begin with Aidan Markram (39 from 30 balls) the top-scorer as quite a few batsmen obtained begins however did not go on and get a giant rating.

Seamer Mark Adair (3-39) was the choose of the house bowlers together with his adjustments of tempo, whereas off-spinner Simi Singh (2-19) once more impressed together with his accuracy and variations.


Opener Paul Stirling hit left-arm spinner George Linde (2-26) for a six within the first ball of the Eire innings however was out the following supply and the house facet battled from that second on.

Solely captain Andy Balbirnie (22), Harry Tector (36) and Barry McCarthy (30 not out) made important scores as they completed on 132 for 9 of their 20 overs. Shamsi, who’s the primary ranked bowler within the format, bamboozled the hosts as he turned the ball each methods and picked up figures of 4-27.

The second match within the three-game sequence will probably be performed in Belfast on Thursday.

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