Bangladesh beat South Africa in first ODI: Records broken
Bangladesh beat South Africa in the first ODI to tale a crucial 1-0 lead in the three-match series on Friday. The visitors posted a competitive total of 314/7 in 50 overs. Shakib Al Hasan was the top scorer with 77. In response, South Africa (276/10) lost quick wickets to suffer a setback. Taskin Ahmed led the charge early on. Here are further details.
Bangladesh openers started on a strong note with Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das adding 95. The Tigers lost their way being reduced to 124/3. However, Shakib and Yasir Ali added a century-plus stand. Bangladesh went on to get past 300 in the end, losing seven scalps. In response, SA lost three scalps before Rassie van der Dussen sparkled. However, it wasn't enough.
Liton Das scored a 67-ball 50 for Bangladesh at the top. The talented Liton has raced to 1,608 runs in ODIs at 33.50. He slammed his fifth ODI fifty. This was also his maiden fifty versus SA. Yasir Ali scored 50 as well in what was his fourth ODI. He smashed four fours and two sixes in a 44-ball knock.
Bangladesh skipper Tamim slammed 41 from 67 balls. The southpaw has raced to 7,738 runs in ODIs at 36.50. He surpassed Eoin Morgan in terms of ODI runs (7,701). He has also raced to 344 runs versus SA at 28.66.
Bangladesh senior all-rounder Shakib dazzled with a 64-ball 77. He smashed seven fours and three sixes. Shakib has raced to 6,737 runs at 37.84. This was his 50th fifty in ODIs. He became the second batter after Tamim (51) to hit 50-plus half-centuries. Shakib now has 474 runs versus SA at 36.46. It was his fifth fifty versus the Proteas.
SA batter Rassie van der Dussen fought hard with a gritty 98-ball 86. He slammed nine fours and a six. Rassie has raced to 1,353 runs at 75.16. He notched his 11th ODI fifty. He also hit his maiden fifty versus Bangladesh. David Miller smashed 79 for SA, facing just 57 balls. The southpaw smashed his 17th ODI fifty and a first versus Bangladesh.