All-round Bangladesh creates history in Centurion

Taskin Ahmed ripped through South Africa's middle order. Image : AFP

Taskin Ahmed ripped through South Africa's middle order. Image : AFP

Something really doesn’t add up about the Centurion for Bangladesh, they would’ve thought, subsequent to beating South Africa in the principal ODI without precedent for South Africa. On getting back to the setting for the last round of the three-match series on Wednesday (March 23) with a 1-1 scoreline, they put in their absolute best effort and satisfied a fantasy with a memorable series win, beating has South Africa by nine wickets to pack their first series win in the country, by a 2-1 edge.

The game was on par with what Bangladesh’s after they had confined South Africa to 154 of every 37 overs. It was simply theirs to lose starting there on. Captain Tamim Iqbal, be that as it may, guaranteed he shut shop on any of South Africa’s endeavor to make a rebound into the game with an unbeaten 87 off 82, studded with 14 fours, with an initial stand of 127. Tamim and Liton Das took as much time as necessary at first however started speeding up continuously with the run-rate drifting over five as the expected rate was miniscule.

Excepting the principal hour, nothing clicked for South Africa. They picked to bat and even got off to a speedy beginning, yet when the initial association of 46 was broken, they disintegrated like nine pins. In the pursuit, Tamim managed in limits while Liton cultivated the strike to baffle the hosts. They struck to excuse Liton who passed up a fifty by only two runs, however it didn’t make any difference as Bangladesh finished the pursuit in 26.3 overs.

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“Great, Brilliant, Outstanding” thundered Athar Ali Khan when Taskin Ahmed sent back Kagiso Rabada for his second five-wicket pull in ODIs. What’s more, it was a spell that was by and large that. He kept up with discipline and removed variable skip from the wicket as well. With his speed and bowling more full rather than short, he tempted the South Africans to play, dying all the while, leaving bowling trainer Allan Donald radiating.

Removing nothing from Bangladesh’s pacers, who were great, a few unfortunate shots from the South African batsmen prompted their own defeat. South Africa’s openers got off to a decent beginning and at that stage, it appeared as though a high-scorer could be on the cards. Be that as it may, when de Kock fell, South Africa were decreased from 46/0 to 126/8 with Taskin going through the center request.

South Africa would’ve been bowled out for a lot lesser had it not been for an exceptionally convenient late appearance from Keshav Maharaj. He at last was run out for a 39-balll 28 however not before he took South Africa north of 150. Whenever commander Tamim settled on a bowling change, he was compensated promptly with a wicket. Janneman Malan was the top-scorer with the following best being Maharaj at No. 8. Taskin returned 5-35, while Shakib Al Hasan had 2-24 in his 9 overs, parting with nothing.

Brief score : South Africa 154/10 in 37 overs (Janneman Malan 39, Keshav Maharaj 28; Taskin Ahmed 5-35) lost to Bangladesh 156/1 in 26.3 overs (Tamim Iqbal 87*, Liton Das 48) by 9 wickets.

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