Player of the Match
Player of the Match

20 | 15 Runs | BDESH: 175/9 (21 runs required, RR: 8.75)

  • Mohammad Saifuddin39 (27b)
  • Rubel Hossain2 (3b)
  • Beuran Hendricks4-0-42-2
  • Dane Paterson4-0-29-2

9.40 pm That's that, then. Not one person will say they are surprised with this result, but at one point Bangladesh were ahead in this chase. But regular wickets hurt you so much in this format, and South Africa inflicted exactly that lesson upon the visitors. Some enjoyable batting from de Kock, de Villiers, Behardien and Sarkar. Overall, an enjoyable evening of T20 cricket. See you on Sunday for the tour's last match. On behalf of Alagappan, this is Sreshth signing off.

9.35 pm Time for the presentation.

And AB de Villiers is the Man of the Match. He says: "Jonty inspired me to be a cricketer when I grew up. I was disappointed getting out for 49. Wanted to get 70 plus. I believe a lot in sitting from the side and assessing conditions. So I noticed pace, bounce and spin. Bangladesh pacers were trying a lot of things, they bowled too many slower balls, and we cashed in. We didn't overhit, they missed the mark. I really enjoy batting at No. 3 in this format. Enjoyed my catch at the deep, especially since that got debutant Frylinck his first wicket.

JP Duminy says: "I thought 195 was a good score. They bowled pretty well at the death, some good yorkers. Great partnership between Behardien and Miller. We knew they'd come all guns blazing in the first six overs. But our guys stayed calm, used their variations, and we came through. Keeping calm is quite challenging, especially in this format, but we just think on our feet, and our boys knew our plans. Very happy with our new boys and the debutant. Their variations and field placements were excellent. We'll give ourselves 8/10 on execution. For the next game, we want to end with a 2-0 win. When we came out to field, we wanted to keep them under 170."

Shakib says: "I thought SA batted really well, especially in the final five overs. Those overs cost us the match. Overall, I thought we had given 15-20 more, but at the ten over's mark (while batting) we were great, but we couldn't capitalise. Their batting is good, and our spinners were good as well, but some poor fielding here and there hurt us. We were right in there after our first ten overs, they kept taking wickets and the pressure increased. Some areas to improve, with one game to go. We talked about it (our dot-ball count), that hurt us. There should be aggression and sensible batting as well."

Sajid: "Interesting fact: # of six from SA: 4! From BD: 7. #of four SA: 16 from BD: 14. So this is the "singles" that hurt BD"

Mahneel: "We have had way more disappointing defeats, this is like everyday business for BD fans. "

9.25 pm South Africa's inexperienced bowling held on despite an early charge from Soumya Sarkar (47) and Kayes. But as we know in this format: you keep chipping away at the wicket column, and the chase will continue to get tougher by the over. Paterson was quick, Phehlukwayo was accurate, Frylinck was nifty and Hendricks bowled smart. Overall, lots for South Africa to be happy about. For Bangladesh, though, it's back to the drawing board. Stick around for comments from the two captains and the Man of the Match.

Hendricks to Mohammad Saifuddin, 2 runs, full on middle, punched to mid of for some runs and that's it! South Africa win by twenty runs.
Hendricks to Mohammad Saifuddin, FOUR runs, short and wide outside off, cut square and the sweeper-fielder has it covered. Oh no, he doesn't. It's misfielded, the ball goes between his legs as he tries to field

Karar: "I guess enough with the learning with bat and ball. now they just have to understand in which situation which game plan will be applicable! "

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

1st43Imrul KayesSoumya Sarkar
2nd21Shakib Al HasanSoumya Sarkar
3rd28Mushfiqur RahimSoumya Sarkar
4th6Mushfiqur RahimSabbir Rahman
5th3MahmudullahSabbir Rahman
6th23Sabbir RahmanMohammad Saifuddin
7th23Mehidy Hasan MirazMohammad Saifuddin
8th0Taskin AhmedMohammad Saifuddin
9th3Shafiul IslamMohammad Saifuddin
10th25Rubel HossainMohammad Saifuddin