IRE vs SA Match Prediction - Who will win today's second ODI?

Ireland vs South Africa, 2021 Match Prediction – Who will win today’s 2nd ODI match between IRE vs SA?

Porterfield and Balbirnie scored fifties in the first game before the rain arrived.

Paul Stirling
Paul Stirling. (Photo Source: Twitter)


Nothing much could be written home from the first ODI between Ireland and South Africa on Sunday, July 11 at The Village. Rain played spoilsport as the match had to be abandoned after the home team notched 195 runs for the loss of four wickets in their 40.2 overs.

William Porterfield and skipper Andrew Balbirnie notched half-centuries and seemed to take Ireland to a respectable score before the rain arrived. The Proteas bowlers looked a tad off colour and strained to make breakthroughs as quickly as they would have wanted in the match.

Match Details

Match – Ireland vs South Africa – 2nd match

Venue – The Village, Dublin

Time – 03:30 PM IST, 10:00 AM GMT

Where to watch live – Fancode

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Village turned out to be a decent one for batting as run-making wasn’t all that tough. The bowlers need to be on their mark from the outset. As far as the weather is concerned, there are no chance of rain, though there will be intermittent clouds. An uninterrupted game can be expected.

Avg score:  274 (17 ODIs in Dublin)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 9, Lost – 5, N/R – 3

Playing combination for IRE vs SA


Predicted XI

Paul Stirling, William Porterfield, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Andrew McBrine, Josh Little, Craig Young

Bench: Barry McCarthy, Mark Adair, Graeme McCarter, Curtis Campher

South Africa

Predicted XI

Quinton De Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie Van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

Bench: Reeza Hendricks, Janneman Malan, George Linde, Dwaine Pretorius, Lizaad Williams, Kyle Verreynne, Bjorn Fortuin, Keshav Maharaj, Beuran Hendricks

IRE vs SA Head-to-Head


Played – 6 | Ireland – 0 | South Africa – 5 | N/R – 1

In Ireland

Played – 2 | Ireland – 0 | South Africa – 1 | N/R – 1

Probable best batsman of the match

Quinton de Kock– South Africa

Quinton de Kock has been a key member of the Proteas batting lineup for around eight years now. He has been able to get some important knocks under his belt across three formats. He was also the leading run-scorer in the five-match T20I series against the West Indies where he notched three half-centuries in a row.

Probable best bowler of the match

Kagiso Rabada– South Africa

Kagiso Rabada has been a prolific wicket-taker for South Africa over the last six years or so. In the first ODI, he showed decent form. In 8.2 overs, he bowled a couple of maidens and gave away 43 runs at an economy rate of 5.20. He also picked up two crucial wickets of Andrew Balbirnie and Harry Tector.

Today’s match prediction: South Africa to win the match.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.