Bangladesh wins their first-ever title on South African soil, making history
South Africa faced Bangladesh in the third and final match of their bilateral One Day International series, with the hosts coming into the match after thrashing the Tigers in their previous match to tie the series 1-1.
Bangladesh won the series 2-1 by thrashing South Africa by nine wickets at home on Wednesday. The Bangla Tigers were dominant throughout the game, dominating their opponents from start to end.
In this decider at Centurion, the hosts won the toss and elected to bat first. They got off to a strong start thanks to some brilliant shots from both of the starters. The visitors’ skipper Tamim Iqbal next introduced Mehidy Hasan into the attack, and he took Quinton De Kock’s wicket on the score of 12 when he mistimed his drive straight into the hands of the long-off fielder. Verreynne came out to bat at number three and left with a score of 9 after dragging Taskin Ahmed’s ball onto the stumps.
The partnership came to an end when Maharaj removed Das two runs shy of his half-century, but it was too late for the Proteas as the visitors were on the verge of creating history. Shakib came next on the crease, and he and Tamim put up an unbroken 29-run stand to help Bangladesh chase down the total with 20 overs left to win their first prize over South Africa on an away visit.
Tamim Iqbal, the team’s captain, was overjoyed after the historic victory and congratulated all of the players, support personnel, and fans who came out to cheer them on.
I’m ecstatic, especially because a Bangladeshi fast bowler was named Player of the Match and Player of the Series. I’d want to express my gratitude to all of the instructors who have worked with the fast bowlers; they have done an outstanding job. This is one of the most significant accomplishments; it’s a huge victory. We can win series in other countries, and this victory will boost our confidence going ahead. We are quite proud of our ODI performance and feel we are a good side. I feel like I’m in a mini-Dhaka, and the crowds have been fantastic.
Both David Miller and Dwayne Pretorius were given starts, but they failed to profit on them, departing with scores of 16 and 20 respectively off Taskin’s bowling. With a score of 4 runs on the board, the bowler completed his 5-wicket haul by dismissing Kagiso Rabada. In the end, Maharaj scored a useful 28 runs, but he lost a wicket due to an unintentional fumble between the wickets.
Janneman Malan, who had a strong start, was unable to maintain his domination when he nicked one behind to the keeper for a score of 39. Shakib Al Hasan entered the fray and took the wicket of skipper Temba Bavuma for a score of 2 after being discovered plumb in front of the week wickets. Rassie Van Der Dussen seemed in fine form in the last game, but he lost his wicket when Shoriful Islam’s extra bounce outplayed the dependable batter. We are quite proud of our ODI performance and feel we are a good side. This is one of the most significant accomplishments; it’s a huge victory.