Paul Stirling continues to chalk up the air miles as he made his debut in the South African T20 competition having flown in from the UAE where he was featuring in their T20 event.

The Irish opener hit 19 from 10 balls as his Paarl Royals team were well beaten by Pretoria Capitals by 59 runs.

Capitals are coached by Graham Ford, and have Josh Little in their ranks, although the left-armer wasn't playing in the game.

Stirling and Little will be off soon to the Pakistan T20 event, while Little won't be playing for Ireland in either Bangladesh or Sri Lanka due to his IPL commitments.