Shamsi puts Ireland 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 Ireland in their first ever Twenty20 International assembly performed at Malahide on Monday.

After being despatched in to bat, South Africa posted 165 for seven in their 20 overs, shedding their approach after a quick begin with Aidan Markram (39 from 30 balls) the top-scorer as a variety of batsmen received begins however did not go on and get a massive 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.

Highlights: 

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

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

The second match in the three-game sequence shall be performed in Belfast on Thursday.

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