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Double trouble for Ireland

There was double trouble for Ireland Women as they lost back-to-back International T20 games against South Africa today.

In the afternoon game half centuries from Mignon du Preez and Trisha Cheety helped South Africa post 161 for 5. Du Preez (69) struck 12 fours and a six in her 42 ball innings, while Chetty made a fluent 53 as the pair added 103 for the 3rd wicket.

The Irish batting was more solid second time around as they posted a respectable 115 for 8. Clare Shillington top scored with a run a ball 31, while keeper Mary Waldron also impressed with a knock of 28.

The South African attack bowled very well, with Sune Luus and Ayabonga Khaka taking four wickets apiece.