South Africa lost 2 wickets for 36 runs after winning the toss against Bangladesh in their fifth World Cup match. They lost 2 wickets by just 3 runs.
Quinton de Kock and Reza Hendricks opened for South Africa today. From the beginning, these two openers continued to attack the Bangladeshi bowlers.
Bangladesh missed the catch at the very beginning of the match. Right-arm off-spinner Mehdi Hasan Miraj created the possibility of a wicket in his first over. On the fifth ball of the second over of the innings, the ball hit the outside edge of Hendricks’ bat and went to first slip. But the ball goes so fast that the ball hits Tanjid Tamim’s shoulder before he can raise his hand.
Hendricks was becoming more terrifying as he got alive. Finally, Shariful Islam returned him.
Hendricks returned to the dressing room after being bowled by Shariful. He made 22 off 21 balls before getting out. On his departure, the Proteas lost their first wicket for 33 runs.
After Hendricks, Mirage brings back Rassie van der Dusen. Rasi van der Dusen returned with 1 run from 7 balls after being LBW by Mirage. On his departure, South Africa lost 2 wickets for 36 runs. There has been a change in Bangladesh XI today. Captain Shakib Al Hasan has returned to the team instead of Tauheed Hriday. Meanwhile, there is a change in the South African team as well. Lizad Williams replaced Ngidi in the squad.
Bangladesh have won all three of their last four ODIs against South Africa. Shakib’s team can draw inspiration from such an equation. Bangladesh-South Africa have faced each other in 4 matches since the 2019 World Cup. Bangladesh played a bilateral ODI series against South Africa in the last World Cup and then in 2022.
Bangladesh beat South Africa by 21 runs in the World Cup match. After that match, Bangladesh created history by winning the three-match ODI series 2-1 in the tour of South Africa last year. In other words, the Tigers have a 3-1 lead against the Proteas in the last four matches between the two teams, which will give additional motivation to the Bangladesh team before the match.
The Tigers have won 6 matches against the Proteas’ 18 wins in ODI matches between the two teams so far.
Bangladesh XI: Tanjid Hasan, Liton Das, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Mehdi Hasan Miraj, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), Mahmudullah, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shariful Islam and Hasan Mahmud.
South Africa XI: Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Reza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dusen, Aiden Markram (captain), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Janssen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada and Lizad Williams.