South Africa comprehensively clinched the T20 series


South Africa clinched the T20 series against Bangladesh with a comprehensive …. Run win in the second and last match at the Mirpur Sher – E – Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.

Tamim_Soumya shaking hand after a nice shot

Chasing a daunting target of 170 runs, Bangladeshi batsmen strangled down the line by some air tight bowling by the Proteas and became all out at the second ball of their stipulated 20 over after collecting 138 runs falling behind 31 runs from the victory target.

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Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar started the innings pretty well; together they built a 46 run partnership in the first wicket. But both of them lost their wickets in the consecutive overs, Soumya becoming the top scorer of Bangladesh for today’s match. He scored 37 runs in 21 balls with 6 fours and a six.

Flurry of wickets fall down in the middle of the Bangladesh innings which destroyed any hopes of a successful chase for the home side.

Six of the Bangladeshi batsmen failed to reach the double figure mark as the touring bowlers showed a complete dominance in the battle field.

Mushfiqur Rahim along with debutant Rony Talukdar and skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza tried to revive the innings for some moments but failed to continue.

Mushfiqur scored 19 (16 balls) with a sole four and a six while Rony Talukdar put up 21 runs in 22 balls with single six over the long off.

Skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza entertained the crowd with his two successive shots of sixes.

Brief Score:

South Africa 169/4
Quinton De Kock 44
Nasir Hossain 2/26

Bangladesh 138/10
Soumya Sarkar 37
Kiyle Abbott 3/20, Aaron Phangiso 3/30, E Leie 3/16

Result: South Africa won by 31 runs.

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