new Delhi. Bangladesh team, who reached South Africa to play a 3-match series, made a big upset, winning the first match by 38 runs and for the first time defeated South Africa in this format. After this victory, Bangladesh’s team took a 1-0 lead in the series and hoped to maintain the winning streak in the second match of the series and win the series for the first time. However, in the second match played at the Johannesburg ground on Sunday, South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada sabotaged Bangladesh’s plan.
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Bangladesh team won the toss and elected to bat and after a poor start Afif Hossain (72), Mahmudullah (25) and Mehndi Hasan (38) performed brilliantly to get the team out of trouble and took 9 wickets in the stipulated 50 overs. He scored 194 runs for the loss. Apart from these three players, no batsman could cross the double figure for Bangladesh.
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At the same time, South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada, performing brilliantly, took the second 5th wicket hall of his ODI career. Kagiso Rabada took 5 wickets for 39 runs in 10 overs. At the same time, Lungi Engidi bowled 10 overs and took one wicket for 34 runs.
Chasing 195 runs, Jaaneman Malan (26), Quinton de Kock (62) opened the innings in an impressive manner and added 86 runs for the first wicket. Mehendi Hasan bowled Malan and gave the first blow to South Africa. At the same time, Shakib Al Hasan gave the second blow by taking the wicket of Quinton de Kock. From here, Kyle Vernain (58) again took over the innings with captain Temba Bavuma (37) and put on an 86-run partnership.
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Afif Hossain did the trick to break the partnership but Kyle Vernain continued with the bat and ended the match in 37.2 overs and won by 7 wickets. Kagiso Rabada was awarded the Player of the Match award for his brilliant performance. Now the third and final match of the series will be played on March 23 at Centurion at SuperSport Park.
Story first published: Sunday, March 20, 2022, 22:12 [IST]