South Africa pulled off a comprehensive win over a much-improved Ireland in the second One-Day International of The HBV Studios International Women’s Cricket Series, chasing down 214 with more than 11 overs to spare.
Ireland Women’s head coach Ed Joyce believes the heavy loss in the first one-day international against South Africa will have given his young side exposure at the top-level that will benefit the players in the longer term.
South Africa claimed an eight-wicket win in the deciding T20I against Ireland, despite a sterling half-century stand between Gaby Lewis and Shauna Kavanagh, sealing a 2-1 victory in the HBV Studios International Women’s Cricket Series.
The next two matches in The HBV Studios Women’s International Cricket Series between Ireland and South Africa will be played on a hybrid pitch after Cricket Ireland was granted permission by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
New Zealand-born Arlene Kelly is celebrating her surprise call-up to the Ireland Women’s international cricket team for the six-match multi-format series against South Africa, which gets underway this week.
Selectors have today named a 14-player Ireland Women’s squad who will take on South Africa Women in a six-match multi-format series in Dublin next month, with four uncapped players potentially looking to make their international debuts.