Bangladesh Defeated South Africa By 21 Runs In Their First Match

Bangladesh’s captain Mashrafe Mortaza, center, celebrates with his teammates as they walk off after winning by 21 runs in the Cricket World Cup match

After the half-centuries of Mushfiqur Rahim (78) and Shakib Al Hasan (75), Bangladesh bowled out of the ICC Cricket World Cup (ICC World Cup) on Sunday, under the leadership of Mustafizur Rahman (67/3). In the first match, defeating South Africa by 21 runs in the tournament started victoriously.

Bangladesh batted first on the Oval ground, scoring the highest score of their ODI history of 330 runs on 6 wickets, and then restricted the strong South African team to 309 for eight wickets in 50 overs.

Shakib Al Hasan Becomes ‘Man Of The Match’

Besides making 75 in the match, all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who took one wicket, was given the man of the match award.

Chasing a mammoth target of 331 runs from Bangladesh, South Africa’s Openers Quinton de Kock (23) and Aiden Markram (45) shares 49 runs for the first wicket in 9.4 overs

But the South African team continued to lose wickets at regular intervals. Due to losing wickets at regular intervals, the target went away from them and the team had to face a second consecutive defeat in this World Cup.

For South Africa, captain Faf du Plessis played 53 balls where he scored 62 runs with the help of 5 fours and a six. Apart from Rassie van der Dussen scored 41, David Miller scored 38 and JP Duminy scored 45.

South Africa had to score 72 runs to win in the final 36 balls, but the team could only reach 309 runs at eight wickets despite playing the entire over.

Bangladesh Batting First, After Losing The Toss

In the match played at The Oval ground, Tamim Iqbal (16) and the Soumya Sarkar (42) gave a good start to the 60-run partnership in 8.2 overs for the first wicket. The team then also lost the Soumya Sarkar’s wicket at a score of 75. Iqbal took two fours off 29 balls and Sarkar made nine fours off 30 balls.

After losing two successive wickets each, experienced batsman Shakib and Mushfikur shared a brilliant 142-run stand for the third wicket to put Bangladesh on a strong score.

This was the 43rd half-century of Shakib. He hit eight fours and a six in 84 balls. Mushfiqur’s also 34th half century was. He hit eight fours in an innings of 80 balls. Mithun hit two fours and a six in 21 balls. Mushfiqur was out in the 43rd over.

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