ICC WT20: South Africa Beat Ireland By 30 Runs
South Africa 163-6 (Smith 63, Kallis 57) beat
Ireland 133-6 (N O'Brien 62, Duminy 3-15) by 30 runs
ICC World Twenty20 warm-up, Southgate
South Africa made it three ICC World Twenty20 warm-up wins out of three when they beat Ireland by 30 runs in Southgate.
Opening batsmen Graeme Smith (63) and Jacques Kallis (57) both made half-centuries before retiring as South Africa opted to give other squad members some time in the middle.
That plan backfired slightly as after Smith and Kallis added 109 for the first wicket, only 54 more runs were added as Peter Connell returned two for 35 with Alex Cusack and Regan West grabbing a wicket apiece.
Ireland gave game chase, led by wicket-keeper Niall O'Brien's 62 in 52 balls but he lacked support and even before he was stumped in the final over, the match was heading towards its inevitable conclusion.
JP Duminy made up for onlly making 14 runs with the bat by taking three for 15 with Robin Peterson taking two for 30 and Johan Botha one for 19.
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