Bangladesh beat South Africa by 21 runs at the Kennington Oval in London on Sunday. With this, Bangladesh have shown their interntions to few pre-tournament notions about how this World Cup is going to turn around. Bangladesh put up their highest ODI total against South Africa today.
The Massive 142-run third wicket partnership between Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib al Hasan was the partnership which turned the momentum of the match towards Bangladesh’s favour.
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to field first, however they never thought that underdogs team Bangladesh which have been going through injuries will make a score of 330 Runs.
Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan put together a record partnership as Bangladesh reached 330 for six wickets. The pair scored 142 runs for the third wicket.
South Africa got the chase off to a positive start, with the first blow coming courtesy a mid-pitch confusion and Quinton de Kock’s subsequent run out. However, Shouth Africa kept losing regular wickets, even though several batsmen got good starts. Their Batsmen – Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen and Jean Paul Duminy – were out in their 40s. South African Team was able to score 309/8 in 50 Overs.
The 142-run third wicket partnership between senior players Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib al Hasan was the partnership which turned the momentum of the match in the Bangladesh’s favour.