South Africa bowlers bundled out Bangladesh for 84 in 18.2 overs before chasing down the target in 13.3 overs and with 6 wickets remaining to register their third win of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021. On the flip side, Bangladesh have now lost all their four matches at the showpiece event so far.
After being asked to bat first, Bangladesh could manage to put only 84 runs on the board. Opener Liton Das (24) and Mahedi Hasan (27) were the top-scorers for the Mahmudullah-led team who are sitting at the bottom of the Group 1 points table. As many as five Bangladesh batters departed without opening their accounts in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. Kagiso Rabada (3/20), Anrch Nortje (3/8), and Tabraiz Shamsi (2/21) starred with the bowl for South Africa.
South Africa lost three early wickets in the form of Quinton de Kock (16), Reeza Hendricks (4), and in-form Aiden Markram (0), but managed to achieve the target in 13.3 overs. With the win, South Africa kept their unbeaten record against the Bangladesh Tigers entactin the format. The Temba Bavuma-led side is placed second behind England in the group and looks confident to qualify for the semi-finals.
Rabada was superb today
An accurate representation of today's match
Iyeronical (@LosingMotion) November 2, 2021
This time for Africa?
South Africa is well & truly alive in this #T20WorldCup But even this massive win wouldn't guarantee them a spot in semis. They'll have to win their last game against ENG. They've chased target of 84 in 13.2, their NRR is good which likely to play a vital role at the end #SAvBAN pic.twitter.com/nkOm5XyRLJ— Ahmad Haseeb (@iamAhmadhaseeb) November 2, 2021
Special mention for Markram
I feel like Aiden Markram is happy in that no5 position because he has played really well, ever since. When he opens in international cricket he doesn't do the things but ever since he has been slotted into that no5 he has been playing quite well #ProteaFire #SAvBAN— Bathandwa Same (@BathandwaSame) November 2, 2021
... and 4 (defeat) in a row for Bangladesh!
— LucknowSupergiantFC (@LkoSupergiantFC) November 2, 2021
Strong contenders for Semis, agree?
The accuracy tho