South Africa somehow managed to save the series by winning the last ODI against Ireland, but they started the T20 series with an easy win.
South Africa started the series by defeating the Irish by 33 runs in the whirlwind of Tabriz Shamsi, this is the record of the first encounter between the two teams in T20. Kevin and Brain. After scoring 23 for 2, Andy Balberny and George Dockrell returned to the Irish camp for 11 runs.
In the third ODI, the world record holder Simi Singh was dismissed by Tabriz Shamsi for 4 runs and Ireland lost 5 wickets for 47 runs.
The Irish lost 3 more wickets at 6 runs, this time back to Lorcan Tucker, Shane Gatecott and Mark Adair. Barry McCarthy and Joshua Little stopped being all out.
Barry McCarthy (30) and Joshua Little (15) remained unbeaten in the first match of the Twenty20 International, with South Africa winning by 33 runs in the first match.
Proteas took two wickets for 63 runs in 8 overs with two spinners Tabriz Shamsi and George Linde, Shamsi taking 4 wickets; Lungi Engidi got 2 wickets and Kagiso Rabada got 1 wicket.
Earlier, Ireland decided to bowl after winning the toss, with Quinton de Kock and Janeman Malan batting for 37 runs. The South African team was under pressure after losing 3 wickets for 44 runs when Simi Singh returned 13-run captain Temba Babuma.
The strength of these three batsmen and towards the end, Kagiso Rabada scored 165 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs in a short storming of 19 runs off 9 balls. Aiden Markram (39), Rossi van der Dussen (25), and David Miller (28) all came from the bat. Mark Adair took 3 wickets, Simi Singh and Joshua Little took 2 wickets each.