Bangladesh Beat South Africa By 21 Runs
After being put to bat by South Africa, Bangladesh openers Soumya Sarkar and Tamim Iqbal started cautiously but changed their gears later on and added 60 runs for the first wicket. Tamim fell to Andile Phehlukwayo on 16 runs and Soumya Sarkar got out after scoring 42 runs off 30 balls. Shakib Al Hasan (75 off 84 balls) and Mushfiqur Rahim (78 off 80 balls) added 142 runs for the third wicket and got their team ahead in the game. In the end useful contributions form Mohammad Mithun, Mosaddek Hossain and Mahmudullah’s quickfire 46 off 33 balls helped Bangladesh post their highest ODI total on board.
This is a massive upset & will surely have huge implications in the #World Cup! South Africa came into this competition as the third most successful team by win percentage in this World Cup cycle but have no wins from two with India next. Bangladesh, meanwhile, have laid down a serious marker. Chasing 331, SA- 305/8