South Africa thrash Bangladesh in 2nd ODI: Records broken
South Africa claimed a seven-wicket win over Bangladesh in the 2nd ODI at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. A quickfire 62 by Quinton de Kock helped the Proteas chase 195 in the 38th over. Earlier, Kagiso Rabada registered a five-wicket haul as Bangladesh managed just 194/9 in 50 overs. The three-match series is leveled at 1-1. Bangladesh recorded a historic win in the series opener.
How did the match pan out?
Bangladesh had a terrible start after electing to bat. They were reduced to 34/5, with Rabada showing his magic. He later completed his five-for. Afif Hossain scored a valuable 72 as Bangladesh crawled their way to 194/9. Hossain shared an 86-run stand with Mehidy Hasan (38). Meanwhile, de Kock made SA's run-chase one-sided. Kyle Verreynne also raced to his half-century.
Second ODI five-wicket haul for Rabada
South Africa's pace spearhead Rabada registered his second five-wicket haul in ODI cricket. Rabada dismissed Liton Das (15), Shakib Al Hasan (0), Yasir Ali (2), Afif Hossain (72), and Mehidy Hasan (38) in the first innings. The SA seamer impressed with phenomenal figures of 5/39 in 10 overs. Incidentally, his maiden ODI five-for also came against Bangladesh (6/16 in 2015).
Rabada breaks this record of Makhaya Ntini
Rabada now has 19 wickets against Bangladesh at an incredible average of 19.52 in ODI cricket. He has become South Africa's highest ODI wicket-taker against Bangladesh. Rabada broke the record of former SA pacer Makhaya Ntini, who scalped 18 ODI wickets against them.
Quinton completes 400 ODI runs against Bangladesh
Quinton de Kock got South Africa off to a flier in the run-chase. The star opener smashed 62 off 41 balls with the help of 9 fours and 2 sixes. It was his 28th half-century in ODI cricket and second against Bangladesh. Quinton raced to 400 runs against them in ODI cricket. He now averages a staggering 59.42 against Bangladesh (ODIs).
Fourth ODI half-century for Verreynne
Top-order batter Kyle Verreynne drove South Africa to victory after the dismissal of Quinton. The former played a defiant knock, having registered his fourth half-century in ODI cricket. Verreynne smashed 58* off 77 balls with the help of 4 fours and 2 sixes.