Bangladesh vs South Africa, Bangladesh 21 Run victory, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 News, the Bangla Tiger reverberated through The Oval. South Africa have no margin for error after second World Cup loss and should take advantage of India’s ‘first game nerves’ to bring their World Cup campaign back on track, said legendary all-rounder Jacques Kallis. Mushfiqur always plays that kind of innings, Shakib batted so well. Soumya set the tone and we finished off well with Mahmudullah and Mosaddek.
Earlier, in the day, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim stepped up and deliver for Bangladesh with the bat, making light work of the much-talked-about South African attack. First of all, it was a surprising call by South Africa to ask the Tigers to bat first on that used surface. But having got the opportunity, the Bangladeshi batsmen put their experience into play and made the best use of it. Bangladesh’s fifty came up within eight overs and from that point, there was no looking back as the tone was set for the innings.
Chasing the biggest total ever to win a World Cup game, the Proteas, without the experience of Hashim Amla, who sat out after being hurt by a Jofra Archer bouncer in their first match, gave it a decent fight, but finished at 309 for eight. As many as five South Africa batsmen – skipper Faf du Plessis (62, 53b, 5×4, 1×6), Aiden Markram (45, 56b, 4×4), Rassie van der Dussen (41, 38b, 2×4, 1×6), David Miller (38, 43b, 2×4), who was picked for this game to replace Amla, and JP Duminy (45, 37b, 4×4) threatened for a while, but failed to capitalise on their starts.
Kallis wrote: “Bangladesh got all their partnerships going and once you get over 300 then it always become a tough chase, letting them score 50 or so runs in the final four overs really didn’t help either and ultimately proved the difference. Having put up such a clinical performance in their inaugural fixture of this World Cup, Bangladesh have raised quite a few eyebrows here in England. They are certainly now one of the dark horses to reach the semi-finals.