In the fifth One Day International of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, everyone is left surprised as Bangladesh beats South Africa by 21 runs.
Reviving the old tradition of these two teams, as South Africa used to win first and then it would be the Bangali’s turn to beat them in the World Cup matches.
In 2011, at Mirpur, Bangladesh were swung all out at a total of 78 runs, and this year in the World Cup 2019, Bangladesh took their revenge. But, this wasn’t just one sided dominating game.
It was one of the record run scored by the Bangladeshi Team of 330-6 as they were being made to bat first against the South Africa.
This was a second defeat of South Africa in this World Cup as they got defeated by England in the World Cup opening Match on 30th May.
Overall, in World Cups, this was the second win ever by the Bangladesh and continuous fifth against the South Africa.
South Africa collapsed while chasing the target, but on the bowling side as well, when their pacer, Lungi Ngidi after only four overs suffered from left hamstring injury.
Bangladesh started narrowing the South Africans by the biggest partnership of 142 by Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan in the World Cup, and it was the Bangladeshi highest in the One Day International matches as well.
Bangladesh Beats South Africa by 21 Runs
They casually took made the total runs to be cashed pretty big and after 43rd over, Mahmudullah and Mosaddek Hossain scored 60 in the last 7 overs to rush past 300 and scored a total of 330.
Bangladesh made a thrilling start while hitting their pacers, Ngidi and Kagiso Rabada, and who made the streaky start, Soumya Sarkar was forced to left when being out at 42 off 30 balls, giving the 142 tag style partnership a boost of confidence.
After gaining the partnership, Imran Tahir bowled Shakib Al Hasan around his legs at 74 off 85 balls, and after some time, Mushfiqur Rahim was bowled as well on 78 from 80 balls.
Mamhmudullah, dropped on 12, hit 46 off 33 balls, along with Mosaddek Hossain, who hit 26 off 20 balls escalated the Bangalians into a total score of 330, making their biggest ever in the World Cup and One Day Internationals, previous being best ODI total of 329-6 in Dhaka, and 322-4 against Scotland in the Previous World Cup.
For the South Africa, the first wicket was gone in the 10th Over of Quinton de Kock, when he was run out. The spinners kept the strike rate low starting Mehidy Hasan from the 2nd over, Shakib from 11th and Mosaddek from 19th Over.
Du Plessis started to enrage and through his 62 off 53, but lost his leg stump from Mehidy at 147-3.
After the 35th over, wickets starting to fall off in 36th, 40th, 43rd, 46th, 48th over, and till the 50th over, South Africa and managed to score 309 leaving 21 runs behind, leaving the crowd of London feeling like its Dhaka.