South Africa put a daunting total of 169


The touring South Africa threw a huge total of 169 to chase for Bangladesh in the second and last T20 international of the series.

Nasir Hossain bowling vs South Africa
Nasir Hossain bowling vs South Africa

David Milller and Riele Rossouw exhibited some extravagant shots at the end of the innings which helped them to rise in the cliff after some counterblast from Bangladesh in the middle.

It has been a hard luck for Bangladesh since the beginning of the innings; South African powerful stroke makers AB De Villiers and Quinton De Cock started to push and hit the ball right from the beginning and no Bangladeshi bowlers could able to hold the much needed grip.

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The double break through produced by Nasir Hossain in the 11th over brought Bangladesh back in the game after all around frustrations.

South Africa scored 95 runs in the 1st wicket partnership which is their highest partnership record in the T20 internationals. In the third ball of the 10th over, Quinton De Kock tried to hit a delivery of Arafat Sunny over the mid wicket region and Sabbir Rahman caught that in the air.

Quinton hammered 44 runs in 31 balls with 4 fours and 2 splendid sixes. In the second ball of the eleventh over of the match, Nasir Hossain picked up the wicket of JP Duminy as Shakib Al Hasan carried a neat catch in the point.

Bringing out a great jubilation, Nasir dismissed the danger man AB De Villiers in the next ball; Mushfiqur Rahim accompanied the event by taking a sharp catch from behind the wicket.

Mustafizur Rahman

The fourth wicket went to Mustafizur Rahman; the young man found some relief after the hard work when Faf Du Plessis skied a delivery from Mustafiuzur which landed in the gloves of wicket keeper Mushfiqur Rahim.

Earlier in the hot, humid mid noon, South African captain Faf Du Plessis won the toss for the second time in a row and decided to bat first.

There are two debutants today, South Africa replaced Kagiso Rabada by leggie Eddie Leie while Bangladesh took Rony Talukdar in place of Shohag Gazi who made his return after almost a year but could not make any remark in the first T20 international.

Brief Score:

South Africa 169/4
Quinton De Kock 44, AB De Villiers 40
Nasir Hossain 2/26

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