Ireland were defeated by 21 runs in the first T20 against South Africa but their wicketkeeper Lorcan Tucker hit 78 runs in 38 balls.
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After defeating England in the ODI series, the South African team is now playing a two-match T20 series against Ireland. The first match of the series was played in Bristol where South African team won the match by 21 runs. However, before this victory, his bowlers were heavily beaten. Right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman Lorcan Tucker spoiled the rhythm of the South African bowlers by batting relentlessly. The right-handed batsman scored 78 runs in 38 balls.
Lorcan Tucker’s Amazing
Lorcan Tucker came to bat in the third over. After the dismissal of captain Andrew Balbirnie, Tucker stepped on the crease and as soon as he arrived, he took the news of the African bowlers fiercely. The right-handed batsman batted stormy in the powerplay and used his high backlift to hit 5 sixes and 7 fours in the match. The strike rate of this player was more than 205. The big thing is that this Irish player was playing T20 match for the first time on the soil of England and he showed his strength in that.
However, Tucker did not get along with other batsmen. Middle order batsmen Harry Tactor and Delany were dismissed early. Curtis Kanfer also could not open the account. George Dockrell definitely scored 43 runs in 28 balls but South Africa’s score of 211 runs could not cross Ireland. Let us tell you that Tucker had played two matches against the Indian team and he was a flop in both. Tucker played an innings of 18 and 5 runs against India. South African fast bowler Dwayne Pretorius proved to be the most expensive. He conceded 44 runs in 4 overs. Pretorius plays in IPL for Chennai Super Kings. Lungi Ngidi also gave 39 runs in 4 overs.
Hendrix and Markram also showed their strength
Let us tell you that Reeza Hendrix and Aiden Markram also batted wonderfully for the South African team. Both scored splendid half-centuries. Hendrix scored 74 runs while Markram scored 56 runs in 27 balls. In the end, Tristan Stubbs also scored 24 runs in 11 balls and Praetorian 21 runs in 7 balls.