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Kapp, Khaka hand Bangladesh another whitewash

South Africa 64 for 4 (Brits 29, Khatun 2-18) beat Bangladesh 41 for 6 (Khaka 3-10, Kapp 2-8) by 23 runs

South Africa continued their 16-day domination at home by whitewashing Bangladesh 3-0 with a 23-run win in a rain-curtailed T20I in Bloemfontein. After the match was reduced to nine overs a side (three overs of Powerplay), South Africa defended their total of 64 with key contributions from fast bowlers Marizanne Kapp (2 for 8) and Ayabonga Khaka (3-10).

Put in to bat, Tazmin Brits, South Africa's new 27-year-old opener, top-scored with a 22-ball 29. Only one other player - Dane van Niekerk - scored in double digits as Brits took them to the eighth over, in which South Africa lost two wickets. Captain and offspinner Salma Khatun picked up 2 for 18 from her two overs.

In the chase, Bangladesh were strangled from the start. Shabnim Ismail began proceedings with a maiden, which was followed by Kapp and Khaka striking in consecutive overs. Khaka struck again, twice actually, in three balls in the sixth over, and reduced the visitors to 26 for 4. The result was a formality thereafter. Only opener Shamima Sultana (12) and No. 6 Fahima Khatun (10) faced more than 10 balls each.

South Africa had also beaten Bangladesh 5-0 in the ODI series.