Last Update on: March 20th, 2022 at 09:36 am
South Africa lock horns with Bangladesh in the second ODI of the three-match series at SuperSport Park in Centurion on 20th March 2022. Bangladesh currently leads 1-0 in the series. Tamim Iqbal and Co. stunned the hosts in the first ODI as they beat them by 38 runs. They would be looking to continue the winning momentum. Heading into the second ODI of the series, here’s a look at how both the teams shape up.
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Perhaps, it will take some time for South Africa to digest the defeat in the first ODI on Friday. They couldn’t maintain their winning streak against Bangladesh at home after losing the first ODI by 38 runs. The absence of Quinton de Kock hurt them badly. His ally, Janneman Malan too hailed to contribute with the bat. Temba Bavuma got the start but couldn’t convert.
In pursuit of a 314-runt total, South Arica needed a good start but they couldn’t get one. Rassie van der Dussen (86) and David Miller (79) made solid contributions with the bat and kept the hopes alive. However, once the duo got out, South Africa lost track and, in the end, fell 38 runs short of the target.
South Africa also had a forgettable day with the ball. Their senior fast bowlers, Lungi Ngidi (1 for 75) and Kagiso Rabada (1 for 57) failed to create pressure, giving away too many bad balls. Besides, the likes Marco Jansen (2 for 57) and Maharaj (2 for 56) returned with decent figures. Overall, the team would expect a better performance in the next match.
Bangladesh would be brimming with confidence at the moment. Once again, they caused an upset in an overseas nation on Friday. Bangladesh registered their first-ever win in South Africa after beating the hosts by 38 runs on Friday.
A collective batting effort helped them post a daunting total of 314 runs in the first innings. Liton Das and Tamim Iqbal set it up with a 95-run partnership for the opening wicket. Later, Shakib Al Hasan (77 off 64) and Yasir Ali (50 off 44) came up with valuable contributions to guide the team to a winning score on the board.
The bowling unit performed admirably as well. Shoriful Islam and Taskin Ahmed ran through South Africa’s top order to leave South Africa in trouble at 121 for 5. Mehidy Hasan later sprung a web around South Africa’s batters to help the team bundle them out for 276 runs in the second innings.
Mehidy Hasan returned with impressive figures of 4 for 61 runs in 9 overs. Taskin Ahmed bowled equally well, returning with figures of 3 for 36 in 10 overs. Shoriful Islam picked 2 for 47 in 8 overs. Heading into the second ODI, Bangladesh would be looking to exhibit similar performance with both bat and ball.