South Africans make short work of BCB XI
South Africans 101 for 2 (de Kock 35, de Villiers 25) beat Bangladesh Cricket Board XI 99 (Wiese 3-13) by 8 wickets
South Africa sounded out an early warning to Bangladesh with a resounding eight-wicket win over the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI in a T20 tour game, their only practice match on the tour.
David Wiese took three wickets while Kyle Abbott, Aaron Phangiso, JP Duminy, Kagiso Rabada and legspinner Eddie Leie also chipped in. South Africa's T20 captain Faf du Plessis used up nine bowlers in a bid to give everyone a go but the home side were bowled out for only 99 runs in 18 overs.
The slide started when Abbott bowled Rony Talukdar and Anamul Haque in the third over. Imrul Kayes, the BCB XI captain, made 29 off 24 balls with three fours but he was caught at the long-off boundary after a combined effort from David Miller and Hendricks. Only two other BCB XI batsmen got into double-figures - Shuvagata Hom holed out easily at mid-off after making 18 off 19 balls while Sohag Gazi scored 13.
The South Africans were comprehensive in their line and length, getting five batsmen bowled and one out lbw.
Their reply was clinical, too, as Quinton de Kock and AB de Villiers added 64 before both retired at the end of the seventh over. De Kock went off after making 36 while de Villiers was on 25. Duminy and David Miller made 17 and 20 not out respectively, ending the chase in 12 overs.
Gazi, the only bowler in the BCB XI who is in the current Bangladesh T20 side, bowled only two overs for 18 runs without a wicket.
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84