Maharaj and Pienaar set up win for SA Academy
South Africa Academy 144 for 7 (Pienaar 57, Sanjamul 3-22) beat Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy 142 for 9 (Sabbir 38, Maharaj 4-12) by three wickets
South Africa Academy rounded off their tour of Bangladesh with a three-wicket win in the second and final Twenty20 against Bangladesh Academy in Savar. The right-arm seamer Keshav Maharaj set it up with terrific figures of 4 for 12 to restrict Bangladesh to 142, before Cobus Pienaar led the chase with a half-century.
Bangladesh had no answer to Maharaj early on as they lost their first four wickets to him by the seventh over, with 39 on board. The highest partnership was 34 for the sixth wicket between Nasir Hossain and Sabbir Rehman. The lower order chipped in to ensure that the home side batted out the 20 overs. Wiann van Zyl and Pienaar chipped in with two wickets each.
South Africa lost Aubrey Swanepoel early, but Pienaar and Mangaliso Mosehle added 68 for the second wicket to put South Africa in a comfortable position. But Sanjamul Islam and Asif Ahmed struck quick blows to leave South Africa in a spot of bother at 86 for 4. They lost their seventh wicket in the 18th over but Dominic Hendricks remained unbeaten on 31 to see his team through.