David Miller played a decisive role, scoring 75 points for South Africa and winning the Twenty20 streak, beating Ireland by 42 points.
South Africa dropped to 58-5 after 10 overs, but Miller led Vian Mulder to 159-7.
Ireland has wasted the insane efforts of its bowlers. The Irish Bats dropped to 56-5 after 10 overs, but they didn’t have Miller to beat the bowlers. Ireland laid out 117 with three remaining balls.
South Africa has an unrivaled 2-0 lead with its third and final T20 scheduled for Saturday also in Belfast.
In fact, the Proteas had a bad start. Temba Bavuma and Janneman Malan were sent off for ducks in the first over by off-spinner Paul Stirling.
Miller was thrown outside the wicket on Josh Little’s move 19 and took advantage.
He and Mulder, 36 of 26, eliminated a standing injury of 58.
Miller continued and made 24 passes with four sixes, three of which went over a deep hind leg, with Little scoring in the last.
Ireland found itself in similar problems with South Africa – 56-5 after 10 overs, but failed to rectify the situation. South African wagon Shane Getkate has 24 points.
Trailblazer Kevin O’Brien was eliminated for the third time in a row, but was caught and knocked out by Bjorn Fortuin. The left spinner earned 3-16 plus the damsel.
Fellow left spinner Tabreiz Shamsi took 3-14 of his four overs while Lungi Ngidi scored 1-14.