Player of the Match
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Match Day

866dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

Du Plessis fifty seals win on tough pitch

South Africa's attack out-thought and out-classed Bangladesh's steadily improving pack to defend a total of 148, more than half of which was scored by Faf du Plessis

866dMohammad Isam

Focus was on bowling to a plan, not de Villiers - Sunny

Charged with the task of opening the bowling for Bangladesh, and facing up to AB de Villiers in the first Twenty20 international against South Africa on Sunday, left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny said he was focused more on bowling to his plans instead of the

866dFirdose Moonda

Du Plessis sets an example with hard graft

A finger injury he sustained in the IPL had not quite healed but Faf du Plessis was undeterred, scoring a fifty for South Africa to guide them to victory in the first Twenty20 international against Bangladesh in Mirpur

866dMohammad Isam in Mirpur

South Africa edge spin battle

On a slow, low Mirpur surface, Bangladesh lost the key battle of how well their batsmen could handle the opposition's slower bowlers

866dMohammad Isam

'We have to play with guts' - Mashrafe

The gap between Bangladesh and South Africa in terms of experience and performance is significant but the home captain Mashrafe Mortaza has urged his team to play fearless cricket

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

7Tamim IqbalSoumya Sarkar
6Shakib Al HasanSoumya Sarkar
37Mushfiqur RahimShakib Al Hasan
6Shakib Al HasanSabbir Rahman
1Shakib Al HasanNasir Hossain
14Shakib Al HasanLiton Das
15Mashrafe MortazaLiton Das
7Sohag GaziLiton Das
1Arafat SunnyLiton Das
2Arafat SunnyMustafizur Rahman