Friday, 8th December, 2023
Friday, 8th December, 2023
Home » Sports »

Tigers script history over South Africa

The Tigers scripted a history in the soil of South Africa as they clinched maiden ODI series title against the Proteas on Wednesday (March 23).

Bangladesh beat South Africa in the series decider by nine wickets and registered another record of winning 200 ODIs.

Taskin fifer helped Bangladesh packed for 154 runs in 37 overs in the third and final ODI of three-match series at SuperSport Park, Centurion.

Pacer Taskin Ahmed bagged five wickets for 35 runs and Shakib Al Hasan picked up two wickets for 24 runs.

In Chase, Bangladesh, thanks to Tamim Iqbal’s brilliant innings of 87 runs, scored 156 runs with remaining 141 balls left.

Skipper and opener Tamim Iqbal (not out) hit 87 runs off 82 balls with 14 boundaries.

His partner Liton Das scored 48 runs from 57 balls with eight boundaries.

Allrounder Shakib Al Hasan (not out) posted 18 runs off 20 balls with two boundaries.

Earlier for South Africa, Janneman Malan registered the highest score of 39 runs off 56 balls with seven boundaries.

Keshav Maharaj posted 28 runs from 39 balls with four boundaries and Dwaine Pretorius 29 runs off 29 balls.

David Miller scored 16 runs while Quinton de Kock bagged 12 runs. However, no other proteas batsmen could reach two digits.

Mentionable, with the victory of series decider in Centurion, Bangladesh reached the milestone of 200 wins after playing 648 matches. During this time, Bangladesh lost 421 matches and made 17 matches drawn. Besides, nine matches saw no result.

Earlier on March 18, Bangladesh, thanks to Shakib Al Hasan’s superb innings of 77 runs, claimed their first ever victory in South Africa with a 38-run win in the first ODI of the series at the same venue.