Cape Town - The Proteas women have kept their chances of qualifying for the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20 alive by easily beating Ireland by 67 runs in Chennai.
After captain Mignon du Preez won the toss and chose to bat, the Proteas managed a very competitive 156 for 5 after their allotted 20 overs.
There were a number of contributions down the scorecard, most notably Trish Chetty (35), Lizelle Lee (30*), Dinesha Devnarain (24) and a quickfire 20* from Chloe Tryon off just seven deliveries at the death.
Ireland struggled in their reply, falling further and further behind the required run rate as wickets fell at regular intervals.
Only Clare Shillington (34) and captain Isobel Joyce (22) managed double figures while Suné Luus (5/8 in four overs) was the pick of the South African bowlers.
South Africa now face group leaders New Zealand on Saturday, 26 March.