The underdogs Bangladesh have secured their first victory in the 2019 Cricket World Cup, after beating South Africa by 21 runs. They are now the strong contenders who are looking hard for their first ICC World Cup. The entire team played superbly as they were best with the bat, ball as well as in the field in BAN VS SA match.
South Africa after winning the toss elected to bowl first at the Ovals Cricket Ground. The African captain Faf du Plessis has never thought that they have to face tough opponents. Bangladesh was looking strong from the start. Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar made a good start against top-notch South African bowlers. After capturing Tamim, South African was looking to get back in the encounter, but all of their efforts went in vain as Shakib Ul Hassan played all over the ground. He was the man to watch in this encounter. He also made a record of highest 3rd wicket partnership with Mushfiqur Rahim.
Mahmudullah and Mosadeek Hossain also played a crucial role at the end of innings. Mahmudullah finished the innings at 330-6 for Bangladesh. This was their best score in any ICC Cricket World Cup. Now, South Africans have to chase down a huge target of 331 runs to secure their first victory in 2019 cricket world cup.
South Africa have to chase down 331 runs:
In the reply, the Africans were looking good from the beginning as de Kock and Markham played some sensational shots. But the run out from Musfiqur Rahim changed the momentum of African innings. After the dismissal of de Kock, captain Faf du Plessis arrived at the crease. He played a remarkable inning of 62 runs in Ban vs SA match.
After getting the wicket of Faf, Bangladesh team was looking to bounce back. They did the same with their bowlers. Each bowler bowled superbly and marked their presence at the Oval’s ground. They were getting regular wickets after the dismissal of David Miller. Mustafizur Rahim was the main man behind the success of Bangladesh’s bowling line up. In the end, they won the match by 21 runs.
Result of Ban vs SA 5th match of tournament:
Now Bangladesh’s team is not an underdog in the tournament as they started the show with a boastful win. Surely, this win will encourage them to play remarkable cricket during the entire tournament. Be scared from Bangladesh’s team as they won the first match by 21 runs.