The South Africa tour of Ireland now moves on to the Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast after the first 4 matches of the tour were held at The Village, Dublin. The ODI series ended up leveled 1-1 and SA won the 1st T20 by a margin of 33 runs. In this space, you’ll read about the Belfast T20 records and the Pitch Report of the stadium.
Talking about the 1st T20 which was held in Dublin, Shamsi helped SA win the match. He bowled a brilliant spell, his figures were – 4-0-27-4-0-3-6.80, which helped the visitors scalp a win. The visitors would be looking to carry forward their winning momentum and seal the series in the 2nd T20 match itself.
Contrarily, the Irish team should recall the 1st ODI where they defeated SA convincingly and gain some confidence. They have a good bunch of players who can beat any team on a given day.
Belfast Cricket Ground T20 records
The T20 records of Belfast convey that the venue is a low-scoring venue. With average 1st and 2nd innings scores of 108 and 99 respectively, the ground hasn’t really seen too many high-scoring matches. The highest score ever recorded here is 190 whereas the lowest is as low as just 53.
Records say that out of the 8 T20 matches which Ireland has played in Belfast, they have won 4. On the other hand, South Africa will be playing their 1st T20 here in Belfast.
|Matches won batting first||7|
|Matches won bowling first||13|
|Average 1st Inns scores||108|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||99|
|Highest total recorded||190/5 (20 Ov) by BAN vs IRE|
|Lowest total recorded||53/10 (14.3 Ov) by NEP vs IRE|
|Highest score chased||141/8 (20 Ov) by BAN vs IRE|
|Lowest score defended||43/7 (9 Ov) by IRE vs BER|
The scoring pattern in Belfast shows that most of the times the score happens to be below 150 here.
Belfast Pitch Report & weather during IRL vs SA series
Considering the T20 records of the ground, out of a total of 21 matches played here in Belfast, 13 have been won by teams bowling first. The teams batting first here won only 7 matches. In general, some seam movement is seen here in the initial stages of the match. Hence, there is surely some help for the fast bowlers.
Although, if the batsmen see out the initial overs in the innings, the pitch will comparatively become a tad bit easier to bat on. The weather forecast is for a mostly sunny day with no chances of rain. There will be light winds and the humidity will be 61%.