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T20 WC: Bangladesh out for 84, easy win for South Africa

Highlights:

  • Bangladesh team got out for 84 runs in 18.2 overs, in which Mehndi Hasan scored the highest 27 runs.
  • South Africa won the match by four wickets in 13.3 overs, 31 not out by Captain Bavuma
  • South African fast bowlers Kagiso Rabada and Northjay took three wickets each.

South Africa registered a comfortable six-wicket win over Bangladesh in the T20 World Cup on Tuesday with the help of bowlers including player of the match Kagiso Rabada. South African cricket team won the toss and invited Bangladesh to bat first. However, the Bangladeshi batsmen could not face the stormy bowling of South Africa, due to which the team was bowled out for 84 runs in 18.2 overs. In reply, South Africa won the match by 86 runs for the loss of four wickets in 13.3 overs.

Against South Africa the target was 85 runs. Although Bangladesh also tried to counterattack but their bowlers could not compete much due to low scores. South Africa lost three wickets for 33 runs. Opener Reza Hendrix was dismissed for just four runs.

Openers Quinton de Kock and Resie van der Dussen led the score. However, Dekock got out for 16. When Aiden Markram could not open the account. But Dusan and captain Temba Bavuma led the team to victory. Dussen contributed 22 runs. Bavuma remained unbeaten on 31 off 28 balls with the help of three fours and a six. David Miller remained unbeaten on five. For Bangladesh, Taskin Ahmed took two wickets and Mehndi Hasan and Nasum Ahmed took one wicket each.

Electing to bat after losing the toss, Bangladesh’s team had a poor start. Their batsmen could not last long in front of the stormy bowling of South African bowlers. Out of the top six batsmen, only opener Liton Das managed to score double digits. He scored 24 runs in 36 balls. Naeem was dismissed for nine and skipper Mahmudullah for three. While Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim and Afif Hussain could not even open the account. The team lost six wickets for 45 runs.

However, Shamim Hussain (11) and Mehndi Hasan (27) played an important role in taking the team’s score to 84. For South Africa, Kagiso Rabada took three wickets for 20 runs in four overs. Enrique Nortje took 3 for 8 in 3.2 overs. Shamsi took two and Pretorius took one wicket.

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