Bangladesh in South Africa, 3 ODI Series, 2022 |2nd ODI |3/20/2022 The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Right then, that is all we have from this second ODI. South Africa have levelled the series with a comprehensive win in this encounter and we will now be moving to the SuperSport Park, Centurion for the decider. That game will be played on Wednesday, 23rd March. It is a day-night fixture and it will start at 4.30 pm IST (11.00 am GMT). As you know, our coverage will start well in advance. So do join us for the same. Till then, goodbye and cheers!
Temba Bavuma, the South African skipper, says that his finger is bit sore and it will be clearer after the scan. He adds that that resilience is a big thing for them. He mentions that they need to begin the series well though. Tells that bowlers bowled well at the upfront and that gave them momentum. He applauds Quniton De Kock and says that he played quite well. Tells that Centurion will be a much true pitch to bat on and they will take confidence from this game forward.
Kagiso Rabada is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH. He says that he is happy with the win today and also with his performance. He mentions that the pitch was a different one from that of the last match and they got purchase early on which helped him get the wickets in the Powerplay. The pitch afterwards though got better for batting and their bowlers had to use their variations. He also adds that you have to try and keep it simple and not be too aggressive as that can back fiore and hence he stayed away from the short ball today.
Tamim Iqbal, the Bangladesh skipper, says that the wicket was uneven and it was a bit difficult. Adds that they bowled well but still made some mistakes. Mentions that given the wicket 100 would have been difficult but 194 could have been defended. Lastly mentions that they cannot take this game lightly and need to improve for the final game.
Time for the presentation.
Quinton de Kock then, set the stage on fire with a classy knock. His half-century with a strike-rate of over 150 meant that South Africa were never really put under pressure in the run-chase. Bangladesh did managed to get rid of both openers eventually, but a matured stand between Bavuma and Verreynne made sure that South Africa go about their business in a clinical fashion. Overall a dominating performance by the hosts and two of their biggest stars, Rabada and Quniton De Kock played a major role in this thumping win.
The tone of this comfortable South African victory, was set in the early overs with the new ball by their bowlers as they grabbed five Bangladeshi wickets in quick time. Bangladesh were always behind the 8-ball after that and even though they got to a respectable total in the end, due to some handy knocks from Afif Hossain and Mehidy Hasan, South Africa were always favourites to win this game coming into the second-half.
South Africa is a proud cricketing nation and they have made a strong statement here with a clinical performance in a do-or-die game. They level the series now and more importantly have got those crucial World Cup Super League points, they desperately needed from this game. Bangladesh, on the other hand, will be disappointed with this performance and they would eye a better show in the decider now.
Mahmudullah to Rassie van der Dussen, FOUR! That's it! Rassie van der Dussen has finished things off in style and South Africa have made it 1-1! This is short and wide, Rassie hangs back and slaps it through covers for a boundary. The hosts win comfortably by 7 wickets!
Mahmudullah to Kyle Verreynne, This is pushed well outside off. Kyle Verreynne looks to drive but gets an inside edge past the off stump and picks up a single.
END OF OVER 37 | 3 Runs & 0 Wkt | SA 190/3
Afif Hossain to Kyle Verreynne, On middle, pushed down the ground for one.
Afif Hossain to Kyle Verreynne, Shorter but slower. Verreynne makes room to cut but edges it back onto the deck.
Afif Hossain to Rassie van der Dussen, On the pads, turned through square leg for one more.
Afif Hossain to Kyle Verreynne, Short and wide, slapped away to cover. The fielder over there fumbles and allows the single.
Afif Hossain to Kyle Verreynne, Afif slides one across the off stump and this one keeps low. Verreynne looks to cut but misses.
Afif Hossain to Kyle Verreynne, On middle and leg, flicked towards mid-wicket.
END OF OVER 36 | 3 Runs & 0 Wkt | SA 187/3
Mahmudullah to Kyle Verreynne, On the pads, eased through wide mid on for a single.
Mahmudullah to Rassie van der Dussen, On the pads, swept away to deep backward square leg for one more. Single digits required now for South Africa.
Mahmudullah to Rassie van der Dussen, Sliding onto off, pushed off the inner half of the bat back to the bowler.
Mahmudullah to Rassie van der Dussen, On off, defended out by van der Dussen.
Mahmudullah to Kyle Verreynne, On middle and leg, pushed away off the back foot to deep mid-wicket for one.
Mahmudullah to Kyle Verreynne, Shorter and on middle. Verreynne makes room and punches it towards extra cover.