Ireland play South Africa in the second T20 International on Friday, August 5 at the Gloucestershire Cricket Stadium in Bristol. The match starts at 11:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).

The South Africa cricket team beat Ireland by 21 runs in the first T20I. The Proteas put on a formidable 211 for 5 in their first innings thanks to a 53-ball 74 by Reeza Hendricks and Aiden Markram’s 56 off 27 balls. Gareth Delany picked two wickets for Ireland while Andy McBrine and Joshua Little picked one wicket each.

The Ireland cricket team was restricted to 190/9 in its chase. Lorcan Tucker top-scored with a 38-ball 78 for the Irish side followed by George Dockrell’s 43 of 28 balls. Tabraiz Shamsi, Wayne Parnell and Keshav Maharaj picked two wickets each for South Africa as the Proteas took a 1-0 lead in the series.

Ireland vs South Africa 2nd T20I odds

Bet365 odds: Ireland: 6.00, South Africa: 1.12

10CRIC odds:Ireland: 5.81, South Africa: 1.13

Betway odds: Ireland: 5.50, South Africa: 1.12

1xBet odds: Ireland: 6.00, South Africa: 1.13

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Ireland vs South Africa T20 head-to-head

South Africa and Ireland have played each other in four T20 matches. South Africa have won all four of those fixtures.

In recent form, South Africa have won their last three T20Is while Ireland have lost their last three T20Is.

Ireland vs South Africa 2nd T20I probable playing XI

Ireland: Andy Balbirnie (captain), Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wicket-keeper), George Dockrell, Curtis Camphor Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Josh Little. 

South Africa: David Miller (captain), Quinton De Kock (wicket-keeper), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

Ireland vs New Zealand 2nd T20I top picks

Ireland: Harry Tector will be the top pick from the Irish side. Tector has scored 679 runs in 38 T20 Internationals at an average of 24.25. The 22-year-old batter has scored three half-centuries and also has a strike rate of 130.32. 

South Africa: Rassie van der Dussen will be the player to watch out for from the Proteas side. The 33-year-old has scored 1040 runs in 40 T20Is. Van der Dussen has an average of 37.14 and a strike rate of 130.48 in the shortest format. The right-handed batter has also scored seven half centuries and a highest score of 94 in this format

Ireland vs South Africa 2nd T20I prediction

The South African cricket team is a clear favourite to win the second T20I against Ireland. The Proteas have never lost a T20I against the Irish side. Their recent form also leans heavily on the South Africans.

Ireland, ranked 15, will go into the game as underdogs against the world No. 3 team. The Irish side have a bunch of talented players but lack the pedigree to beat a strong side like the Proteas.

Ireland vs South Africa 2nd T20I playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 22°C

Precipitation: 30%

Humidity: 50%

Wind: 10 km/h