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Best performances - Batsmen

Mushfiqur Rahim
78(80) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
9 5 15 16 14 7 2 10
Shakib Al Hasan
75(84) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 13 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 11 18 16 4 11 6 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Mustafizur Rahman
O10
M0
R67
W3
Eco6.70
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
AL Phehlukwayo
O10
M1
R52
W2
Eco5.20
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Shashank Kishore

END OF OVER:
50 | 11 Runs | SA: 309/8 (22 runs required, RR: 6.18)

  • Imran Tahir10 (10b)
  • Kagiso Rabada13 (9b)
  • Mustafizur Rahman10-0-67-3
  • Mohammad Saifuddin8-1-57-2

Right then. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. The World Cup has finally woken up to a wonderful battle after three days of one-sided drabs. Expecting much of the same on Monday. Can Pakistan wake up and upset England's apple cart in Nottingham? Hope to have your company then. For the moment, this is Shashank Kishore saying goodbye on behalf of my colleagues Alex Malcolm and P Ranjith. Cheers and thank you.

Update on Lungi Ngidi: "sharp discomfort in left hamstring". Decided not to let him bowl further. Out for a week to ten days. Scans tomorrow." - This is from their team doctor Mohammed Moosajee

Ian Bishop tweets: "Bangladesh are re-confirming what we've known for a few years now. They are a team showing that they are a genuine force in the World game."

Mashrafe Mortaza: We were pleased to bat first, after the toss, yes there was some doubt but we knew this was a used wicket, so batting wouldn't be a bad option. Mushfiqur always plays that kind of innings, Shakib batted so well. Soumya set the tone and we finished off with Mahmudullah and Mosaddek. We knew we had to bowl in the right areas, just keep changing our bowlers around to ensure we pick wickets. Good thing we were able to do well, spinners set the tone. Crowd was behind us, thanks to all the Bangladeshi crowd, hopefully the expats will come back to support us. Back home, those watching on TV, will also expect us to win. Hopefully the New Zealand game will go well too."

Faf du Plessis: Today didn't according to plan. Wasn't ideal with Lungi getting injured, but 330 was out of par. Not a great performance from us. Looking back, no. I wouldn't have bowled first, but the thinking was, the surface was going to have more pace and bounce. If a subcontinent side gets runs on the board, they could squeeze it later. Even with Lungi's injury - he's out death bowler with KG - to go for 54 off the last four was damaging. We came here with a fast bowling attack we wanted to have, not quite sure of Lungi's hamstring injury, it can be a few days or a weeks off. Dale Steyn is bowling in the middle now, hopefully there's some progress. It won't get easier from here, South Africa a proud sporting nation. Skills weren't there, but we'll fight. We're firing at 50-60 percent."

Mahneel: "Mahmudullahs role down the order is frequently overlooked but he plays a powerful anchor. Rarely does he hit those flashy drives but he allows the batter on the other end to go big while he holds one end. Terrific player for Bangladesh"

Muhammad Ameen: "This is not an upset, certainly not, but it surely is a wake up call for the rest of the teams to not take Bangladesh as a simple opponent. Don't make unsure experiments against them, come up with strong planning and don't blink your eye even for a second."

6.26pm The tigers roar. All of Bangladesh will surely celebrate long and hard into the night. This is a famous win, even bigger than their victory over South Africa at the 2007 World Cup. This is a different side to the one that 'upset' South Africa there. This one is an emphatic win by a much-confident side led by a tactically astute and inspirational captain in Mashrafe Mortaza.

They've shown the value of preparation going into a big tournament. Arrived a month early, played a tri-series which they approached with much seriousness. Planned meticulously, won four games. Shunned experimentation and focused on results. Beat West Indies twice, including in the final to clinch their first-ever multi-nation tournament, and here they are now. On the grandest stage of them all, against a good South African side. Upsetting their apple cart with a much-superior display. Make no mistake, this is a thumping for South Africa.

Soumya Sarkar set the tone with some breath-taking off-side strokeplay. The momentum was sustained by Shakib and Mushfiqur before Mahmudullah gave them the final kick. All said and done, their highest ODI total may have yet not been enough had even one bowler lost his plot. The game was very much alive while Faf and Miller were around, threatening a late heist, only to be flattened by Mustafizur and Shaifuddin. Momentous occasion for Bangladesh. They arrived at the World Cup 20 years ago to England as absolute newbies just happy to play. That isn't the case anymore. This side is ready to conquer the world.

It's time for the post-match presentation

Shakib Al Hasan is the Player of the Match for his allround show. "It will be one of our top wins, we've upset a few sides. This is my fourth World Cup, and this is the tournament where we want to prove something. The start can't get better than this. This is the start we needed, we had the belief as we came in to England. The dressing room will be happy but they know the job has just started. My two years with Worcestershire helped me a lot. Didn't know my partnership with Mushfiqur was a record, we needed to hold the innings together, did it perfectly. Confidence is up, but have to play our best cricket against New Zealand, who always do well at ICC events."

49.6
2
Mustafizur Rahman to Imran Tahir, 2 runs, squeezes this cutter to deep point, let the party begin. What a win, what a way to start the tournament!
49.5
2
Mustafizur Rahman to Imran Tahir, 2 runs, sliced over cover, down towards the sweeper cover region, two more
49.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Imran Tahir, no run, beaten by a cutter, another slower ball. Backed away a bit too much to go over the off side
49.3
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Rabada, 1 run, hits it high on the bat, down to long-on off this full toss
49.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Rabada, no run, squeezes this full delivery to mid-off, they don't run
49.1
6
Mustafizur Rahman to Rabada, SIX runs, clean swing, solid swing. All the way for six. Fetched this from outside off and deposited this over the long boundary at deep midwicket. SA need five more of those

Mustafizur to finish off

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st49Q de KockAK Markram
2nd53F du PlessisAK Markram
3rd45F du PlessisDA Miller
4th55DA MillerHE van der Dussen
5th26JP DuminyHE van der Dussen
6th24JP DuminyAL Phehlukwayo
7th23JP DuminyCH Morris
8th12JP DuminyK Rabada
9th22Imran TahirK Rabada