Eire v South Africa T20 collection: Hosts should simplify sport plan says Mark Adair

Ireland v South Africa T20 series: Hosts must simplify game plan says Mark Adair

Venue: Stormont Date: Thursday, 22 July Start time: 16:00 BST
Coverage: Scorecard and match report on the BBC Sport website

Ireland all-rounder Mark Adair believes the home side can regroup for the second Twenty20 match against South Africa at Stormont on Thursday.

“We just need to simplify our game plan,” said Adair.

“I don’t think that we need to do anything too differently. We just need to be aware of how we go about executing our plans.”

After restricting South Africa’s run-rate for much of their innings, the Proteas’ late scoring burst saw them compile 165-7 on Monday and in reply, Ireland slipped to 46-5 to effectively seal their fate.

“T20 cricket can be a complicated game at times, but from game one we know that if we just closed out their innings better, and started ours a bit better, we could have been looking at 150 plays 150,” added Adair.

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