Bangladesh blast Proteas
The tigers roar. All of Bangladesh will surely celebrate long and hard into the night. This is a famous win, even bigger than their victory over South Africa at the 2007 World Cup. This is a different side to the one that ‘upset’ South Africa there. This one is an emphatic win by a much-confident side led by a tactically astute and inspirational captain in Mashrafe Mortaza.
They’ve shown the value of preparation going into a big tournament. Arrived a month early, played a tri-series which they approached with much seriousness. Planned meticulously, won four games. Shunned experimentation and focused on results. Beat West Indies twice, including in the final to clinch their first-ever multi-nation tournament, and here they are now. On the grandest stage of them all, against a good South African side. Upsetting their apple cart with a much-superior display. Make no mistake, this is a thumping for South Africa.
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BANGLADESH: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman
SOUTH AFRICA: Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (capt), Rassie van der Dussen, Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir
Venue: Kennington Oval, London
Series: World Cup 2019
Toss: South Africa , elected to field first
Player Of The Match: Shakib Al Hasan
Match day: 02 June 2019
Umpires: Joel Wilson, Paul Reiffel
TV Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire: Bruce Oxenford
Match Referee: David Boon
Points: Bangladesh 2, South Africa 0