Spinner Tabraiz Shamsi accepting four wickets as South Africa serenely beat Ireland by 33 runs in the primary round of a three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series in Dublin on Monday. Aiden Markram top-scored for the guests with 39 and David Miller contributed with 28 as South Africa came to 165-7 in their 20 overs. Seven of the main eight batsmen arrived at twofold figures after the sightseers were approached to bat despite the fact that no one proceeded to make a major score. Ireland drooped to 46-5 in answer, with Harry Tector (36) offering opposition however wickets tumbled consistently and the hosts could just summon 132-9.
Shamsi, the highest level bowler in T20 cricket, wound up with figures of 4-27 off his four overs.
The groups meet in Belfast on Thursday and again on Saturday.
The new one-day series between these sides completed 1-1.
South Africa: 165/7 ( Aiden Markaram 39, van der Dussen 25, Miller 28, Mark Adair 39/3 Simi Singh 19/2 Joshua Little 27/2 )
Ireland: 132/9 ( Harry Tector 36, Barry McCarthy 30, Linde 26/2 Ngidi 18/2 Shamsi 27/4 )