Bangladesh square series, seal Champions Trophy place
It has taken Bangladesh eight years and eight completed ODIs to record a second ever victory over South Africa, which came with some added bonuses
Bangladesh have struck back to force the series into the decider in Chittagong. Do join us for the climax on Wednesday. Until then, goodbye and good night.
Himel: "How Ban are through"? --- Ban are currently on 94, and even if they lose the 3rd ODI they'll be on 93, which will still be enough to get them through. It's not possible for both Pak and WI to go past 93.
Soumya Sarkar is the Man of the Match
Mashrafe Mortaza: This was a much-needed win. The last eight months we have been playing well, we lost last four matches but we have come back. Toss is becoming a concern in Bangladesh but the bowlers restricted them. The way Mustafiz bowled was fantastic to see. Nasir delivered and Shakib is a big player. It is a good sign for us and the batters stepped up as well. After coming back from injury, Mahmudullah did well and hopefully he will continue. As long as our process is right we will play well.
9:30pm: Hashim Amla: It was not a 160-wicket, we had a really bad day and did not apply ourselves. Credit to Bangladesh. The key on this wicket is to get in and make it count. We did not do that today. We had a chance when they were 20 for 2 but Soumya played well. Rabada is a wonderful talent. Hopefully, he goes from strength. 160 is difficult to defend.
9:18pm Kagiso Rabada punched early holes in the chase, leaving Bangladesh at 24 for 2 inside five overs, but Soumya Sarkar collared the attack and led the chase with 88* off 79 balls, punctuated by some lashing drives and cuts through the off side. Mahmadullah took a back seat to Soumya's positive approach, before opening up and reaching a fifty of his own. It was only fitting that Soumya finished the chase with a six with seven wickets and more than 20 overs to spare.
Nayeem: "This is Bangladesh's biggest margin of victory against any test playing nation in terms of balls remaining."
Shibly: "Congratulations Bangladesh Tigers. They have beaten Pak, Ind and now SA. This is the new Bangladesh."
Saad: "So, who is going to miss out for champions trophy? Pak or WI?"
Milton: "It is Bangladesh's first ODI win over South Africa?" --- Nope, second
zeeshan : "Yesterday malik finished with a six and today sarkar finish it with a six "
Abu Obaida Imon: "@Nes, He's becoming one for Ban! "
mohi hossain: "Well, Soumya could be the future of Bangladesh, at least in ODIs."