Bangladesh in South Africa, 3 ODI Series, 2022 |3rd ODI |3/23/2022 SuperSport Park, Centurion
Tamim Iqbal is handed the trophy and he calls the other team members to join him. Right then! That is it from this one-sided affair! Bangladesh have all the momentum as we now head to the red-ball cricket. The 2-match series will start on 31st March at 1.30 pm IST (8 am GMT). But as usual, the build-up will begin much earlier. Till then, it is goodbye from this side.
Tamim Iqbal, the skipper of Bangladesh, says that he is a very proud man right now and he is very happy that a fast bowler has won the player of the match as well as the series. He thanks all the coaching staff and his teammates. Tells that this is a massive win for them and certainly one of the best moments in their cricketing history. Mentions that they take a lot of pride in playing ODI cricket and have defeated almost all the teams in this format. Applauds Shakib Al Hasan for staying in South Africa in spite of his family being hospitalized in Bangladesh. Says that the fans have been amazing and they are surely the 12th man. Hopes that his side plays well in Test cricket as well.
Temba Bavuma. the losing skipper of South Africa, says Bangladesh were better in all departments and they showed that in the series. Adds they have to go back to the drawing board and do their work. Tells that the intensity against India was very good but against Bangladesh, it was nowhere near good. Mentions that the individuals have to ask questions to themselves if Indian T20 League distracted them and should not put that as an excuse. Admits that they need points to qualify for the World Cup and rather than taking steps forward after beating India, they took backward and hopes to come back stronger further.
TASKIN AHMED IS THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH AND THE PLAYER OF THE SERIES AS WELL. He is very happy and proud that they won the series and it is also his first player of the series award. Adds that he has been following the process for the last couple of years and it is working for him. Tells that he likes to follow his process by keeping things simple. Mentions that he has been working hard on his length since the time he landed in South Africa.
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Honestly, nothing to write for the home team. After that horrific batting, the bowlers did not create many chances. Apart from the wicket, there was a dropped catch on the very first over but after that, it was all flat. Rabada, the main bowler, was taken to cleaners by Iqbal while there was nothing much from others as well. It was a day to forget and many things to learn from this series. It was a bad toss to win for Bavuma...
It looked like South Africa did not arrive for the decider. They were defeated in all departments. It was the bowlers who put on a show, the hero of the hour, Taskin Ahmed bowled probing length and the Proteas had no answers to him. South Africa bundled out on 154 and their batters had all the momentum with them. Das and Iqbal had a composed start and once they found the groove. Both started to hit boundaries regularly. Tamim Iqbal brought up his fifty in quick time while Das complemented him nicely, he failed to reach the landmark but did all the job for his team. Shakib Al Hasan came and played around to take his team home. A fantastic day, a fantastic performance and a fantastic series for Bangladesh as they win the series 2-1.
HISTORY HAS BEEN CREATED! The Bangla Tigers have roared on the African desert...Bangladesh win their first ever ODI series against South Africa in South Africa. The crowd erupts at the SuperSport Park and there will be huge celebrations happening in the Bangladesh camp. They have totally outclassed the hosts here and the celebrations will go on for a long, long time.
Kagiso Rabada to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR! There it is! Bangladesh have done it! Shakib Al Hasan seals the deal for his side in style. This was a back-of-a-length delivery, outside off. Shakib Al Hasan stays back and cuts it hard past the point fielder for a boundary. Bangladesh win by 9 wickets!
Kagiso Rabada to Shakib Al Hasan, Wide! This is a wayward ball, down leg. Shakib Al Hasan misses his nudge on the leg side and the umpire signals wide.
Kagiso Rabada to Shakib Al Hasan, This is a good-length ball, around off. Shakib Al Hasan keeps it out.
Kagiso Rabada to Shakib Al Hasan, Back of a length, just outside off. Shakib Al Hasan looks to cut but it goes off the underedge and onto the deck.
END OF OVER 26 | 4 Runs & 0 Wkt | BAN 151/1
Lungi Ngidi to Tamim Iqbal, On a length and around off. Tamim Iqbal opens the face of his bat and taps it to backward point.
Lungi Ngidi to Shakib Al Hasan, Back of a length, around middle. Shakib Al Hasan tucks it around the corner and settles for a run.
Lungi Ngidi to Tamim Iqbal, Short and wide, outside off. Tamim Iqbal steers it to third man for a run. 150 comes up for Bangladesh.
Lungi Ngidi to Tamim Iqbal, Back of a length, around middle. Tamim Iqbal stays back and tucks it to mid-wicket.
Lungi Ngidi to Shakib Al Hasan, Good-length ball, around off. Shakib Al Hasan prods and just helps it on its way towards fine leg for a single.
Lungi Ngidi to Tamim Iqbal, A slower ball, full and outside off. Tamim Iqbal checks his drive in the end as he gets deceived by the change of pace. A single taken as the ball goes towards deep cover.
END OF OVER 25 | 5 Runs & 0 Wkt | BAN 147/1
Kagiso Rabada to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR! Rabada errs in line and serves a length ball, around leg. Shakib Al Hasan tickles it fine through the fine leg region for a boundary. Bangladesh are just 8 runs away from a historic win now.
Kagiso Rabada to Shakib Al Hasan, Good-length delivery, around off. Shakib Al Hasan looks to push it through cover but it goes off the inner half of the blade towards mid on.
Kagiso Rabada to Shakib Al Hasan, Back of a length, around middle and leg. Shakib Al Hasan misses his flick and gets hit high on his pad.
Kagiso Rabada to Shakib Al Hasan, On a length, just outside off. Shakib Al Hasan prods and keeps it out.
Kagiso Rabada to Shakib Al Hasan, Good-length delivery, around off. Shakib Al Hasan hangs back and defends it to cover.