Faf du Plessis after winning the toss for the first time in the series, elected to bat first and put a huge score of 369 runs on the board. The skipper himself was the highest run scorer for South Africa and could have scored a hundred too but unfortunately he had to stop on 91 and was retired hurt due to back pain.
Earlier, Quinton de Kock and Bavuma put up 119 runs together in the opening stand before Mehidy Hasan Miraj removed both of them.
Debutant Aiden Markram was run out for 66 runs and courtesy of Kagiso Rabada and Beherdien’s little cameo, South Africa posted 369 runs with the loss of 6 wickets in the end.
In reply, Bangladesh were in trouble right from the word go as they lost opener Imrul Kayes in the 2nd over and then Litton Das after some moment.
After losing early wickets, Bangladesh couldn’t stand up again and it was only Shakib Al Hasan who could succeed to score some runs. After he was departed for 63, Bangladesh took no time in getting bundled out for just 169 runs.
Paterson was the leading wicket taker for South Africa with 3 wickets. Debutant Markram and Imran Tahir both picked up 2 wickets which helped them to knock Bangladesh out in just 40.4 overs.
- SA 369/6 (50 ov) | Faf du Plessis 91* (67), de Kock 73 (68) | Taskin 2/66, Mehidy 2/59
- BAN 169 (40.4 ov) | Shakib 63 (82), Sabbir 39 (49) | Paterson 3/44, Markram 2/18
Result: South Africa won by 200 runs