Result
5th match, ICC Cricket World Cup at The Oval, Jun 2 2019
50 ov, target 331
309/8
Bangladesh won by 21 runs
Player Of The Match
Bangladesh
Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Shashank Kishore
Scorecard summary
Bangladesh330/6(50 overs)
South Africa309/8(50 overs)
end of over 5011 runs
SA: 309/8CRR: 6.18 
Imran Tahir10 (10)
Kagiso Rabada13 (9)
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
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
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

end of over 497 runs
SA: 298/8CRR: 6.08 • RRR: 33.00 • Need 33 from 6b
Kagiso Rabada6 (6)
Imran Tahir6 (7)
Mohammad Saifuddin8-1-57-2
Mustafizur Rahman9-0-56-3
48.6
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Rabada, 1 run
squeezes this yorker-length ball down the ground
48.5
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Imran Tahir, 1 run
mistimes a lofted hit to long-on

Sree: "Duminy reminds me of robin singh. Will keep your hopes alive when all seems lost, but gets out around the 47th over to end hopes. Have seen this earlier in the 90s too, seeing it again." -- Reminded of that India-Australia WC game in 1999 as you say that. His partnership with Jadeja kept India alive, raised a few hopes until they were all dashed

48.4
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Rabada, 1 run
sliced into the off side, cover and point thought the other would go for it. No one did in the end. Mehidy and Shakib the two men

Venkat : "The major reason I believe SA have let this game away from their grasp was their decision to chase at the toss. Failed in the first game with the bat and still unable to fathom that chasing big totals in a world cup is a different ball game altogether. Worst part is most players in the squad have vast experience playing in English conditions."

48.3
2
Mohammad Saifuddin to Rabada, 2 runs
yorker-length outside off, squeezed to deep cover
48.2
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Imran Tahir, 1 run
swung away to fine leg
48.1
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Rabada, 1 run
thick outside edge of this full toss, goes fine to short third man. Tahir started running, Rabada didn't respond but eventually made it

Showkat Khan: "Question Shashank - Is Fizz back to his best?" -- Looks injury free and was superb with his consistency

end of over 484 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 291/8CRR: 6.06 • RRR: 20.00 • Need 40 from 12b
Imran Tahir4 (5)
Kagiso Rabada1 (2)
Mustafizur Rahman9-0-56-3
Mohammad Saifuddin7-1-50-2

Assumed it could be it because Ngidi may not come out to bat. We'll see. Thought I saw him with the arm guard, but you never know.

47.6
2
Mustafizur Rahman to Imran Tahir, 2 runs
is this the game? No. Sliced in the air, was up for a long time but long-off couldn't quite get underneath that despite a slide. Two more to the total.
47.5
2
Mustafizur Rahman to Imran Tahir, 2 runs
steered into the gap at square third man for a couple

Bas: "AB was (and still is) a brilliant cricketer, perhaps the best in his time. But he's done, so why is everyone still talking about him? I love AB, but come on my Proteas fellows, move on - he is not the "chosen one" (there's no such thing)."

47.4
Mustafizur Rahman to Imran Tahir, no run
beaten again! This is shortish from around the stumps, looks to cut but is late on the shot

Akhil Rane: "Bangladesh is a decent side, and they have played well today, this is not an upset if they win, they deserved it."

47.3
Mustafizur Rahman to Imran Tahir, no run
beaten again as he looks to loft this slower delivery, superb.
47.2
Mustafizur Rahman to Imran Tahir, no run
swing and a miss. Good ball, went full and across

Ram_Modies hits the nail on its head: "This will come down to south africa's basic errors in the field - in the last 4 overs they had fielders about 10 metres in trying to save the extra run and giving some 30 runs in excess of what they ended up conceding. Just arrogant cricket over sensible damage control processes. "

Imran Tahir has to hit them out of the park at the pace he runs around after picking a wicket. Can he?

47.1
w
Mustafizur Rahman to Duminy, OUT
dragged on! This is a slower bouncer, JP backs away and looks to pull, through with the stroke early as this goes back onto the stumps right off the toe-end. Surely it's all over for South Africa now? What a performance from The Fizz.
JP Duminy b Mustafizur Rahman 45 (62m 37b 4x4 0x6) SR: 121.62

Miller with a nugget: "Scores were level at this stage of Bangladesh's innings - five wickets v seven though"

Mustafizur to continue

Best performances - batsmen
Mushfiqur Rahim
78 runs (80)
8 fours
0 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
flick
14 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
951516147210
Shakib Al Hasan
75 runs (84)
8 fours
1 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
cut shot
13 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
411181641165
Best performances - bowlers
Mustafizur Rahman
O
10
M
0
R
67
W
3
Eco
6.70
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
AL Phehlukwayo
O
10
M
1
R
52
W
2
Eco
5.20
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Kennington Oval, London
TossSouth Africa , elected to field first
SeriesWorld Cup
Player Of The Match
Shakib Al Hasan
Match numberODI no. 4147
Season2019
Hours of play (local time)10.30 start, First Session 10.30-14.00 Interval 14.00-14.30, Second Session 14.30-18.00
Match days02 June 2019 (50-over match)
Umpires
Joel Wilson
Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire
Bruce Oxenford
Match Referee
David Boon
PointsBangladesh 2, South Africa 0