Du Preez sets up South Africa win

South Africa Women 161 for 5 (du Preez 69, Chetty 53) beat Ireland Women 115 for 8 (Luus 4-21, Khaka 4-23) by 46 runs

South Africa made it two handsome wins in a day against Ireland as they secured a 46-run success on the back of Mignon du Preez's 69 followed by four wickets apiece for Ayabonga Khaka and Suné Luus.

As in the first game of the day, South Africa made a far from ideal start as they lost Lizelle Lee to the second ball of the match, but the third-wicket stand of 103 between du Preez and Trisha Chetty, the latter who contributed 53 off 47 balls, ensured they would be out of reach.

Du Preez's innings, which included 12 fours and a six, was South Africa's third highest individual score in a T20 while the partnership with Chetty was their third best.

In reply, Ireland were three down inside the Powerplay against Khaka and the target became trying to bat out their 20 overs. They achieved that with Clare Shillington making a run-a-ball 31 before she was the first of the scalps for Luus' legspin. Khaka and Luus became the second and third South Africa bowlers to take four wickets in a T20 after Marizanne Kapp.

Ire Women 2nd innings Partnerships

1st24CNIM JoyceCMA Shillington
2nd5IMHC JoyceCMA Shillington
3rd2CMA ShillingtonKJ Garth
4th33CMA ShillingtonMV Waldron
5th16L DelanyMV Waldron
6th13L DelanyGH Lewis
7th0EJ TiceGH Lewis
8th11SM KavanaghEJ Tice
9th11LN McCarthyEJ Tice