RESULT
3rd ODI (D/N), Centurion, March 23, 2022, Bangladesh tour of South Africa
(26.3/50 ov, T:155) 156/1

Bangladesh won by 9 wickets (with 141 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
5/35
taskin-ahmed
Player Of The Series
8 wkts
taskin-ahmed
Match centre 
Scores: Binoy George
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Comms: Sunaadh Sagar
Scorecard summary
South Africa 154/10(37 overs)
Bangladesh 156/1(26.3 overs)
Litton Das 48 (57)
Lungi Ngidi0/24 (5)

With that historic win, we wrap up the ODI leg of the tour. It has gone 2-1 to Bangladesh, as two WTC Tests follow next week. Until then, it is goodnight and goodbye from Binoy, Himanshu and Sunaadh!

Robert: "It is almost poetic that Shakib Al Hasan scores the winning runs, after what must have felt like a fortnight from hell for him. What a fighter Shakib Al Hasan is, truly the greatest Cricketer Bangladesh will ever likely produce"

Tahmid: "It's hard to imagine the aggression Taskin brings on the pitch after watching him speaking in the presentation and smiling from one ear to another"

With that, Tamim calls upon his team-mates to rejoice and lift the trophy.

Tamim Iqbal, the winning captain: "I am a very proud man, especially with a Bangladeshi fast bowler getting a five-for, winning the series [for us] and winning the Player of the Series award. The coaches - even past coaches - have done a tremendous job. This is massive. It is a massive achievement for us seniors. I will rate this at the top. When we are touring, we can win games and series. We take of a lot of pride in ODI cricket. This is one format where we are very comfortable. The missing part was winning overseas, and we somehow did that this series. For Shakib to come and play here was massive. His daughters, his mother and his mother-in-law are in hospital. That shows his character. This feels like mini-Dhaka to be honest. The fans have been brilliant. As Russell, our head coach, says, they are our 12th men. They are always there. [Plans for the Test series] Give me a break, I am not the Test captain! I am sure we would like to do well."

Temba Bavuma, the host captain: "For me, the Bangladeshis were the better outfit. They showed us how to play. You saw how clinical they were with the bat. We were completely outplayed in this series. That's the question I have been asking myself [as to how they beat India 2-0 but lost 2-1 to Bangladesh]. In this three-match series, we certainly weren't good enough. Guys individually will know [if IPL distracted them]. They have to ask themselves, but that is not an excuse. The Super League becomes a talking point. We need to qualify for the World Cup. We have taken a couple of steps back in this series after taking steps forward against India. We still have the opportunity to get those points."

Taskin Ahmed is both the Player of the Match and the Player of the Series. He speaks while barely being able to manage the weight of both the awards: "Feeling happy and proud. This is first time for me [getting] the Player of the Series [award]. For the last one-and-half and two years, I have been following the same process. In every match, my captain always supports me, and gives me a clear role: to be fast and aggressive, and take wickets. I enjoyed a lot [here], and from when we have arrived, I have been working on my length. Just basics. I still have to learn how to get five wickets on a flat wicket."

Time for the presentations

Arun: "I'm not amazed at the result but I'm amazed at how Ban won. Watch out for the new world cup contender!"

Shahmir Haider: "What a day for visiting teams! Both the fortresses Lahore and Centurion conquered!"

A supreme performance from Bangladesh, who win their first ever series in South Africa. Stick around for the presentations.

Taskin Ahmed started things off with a stunning bowling performance, taking 5-35 as the visitors whittled out their hosts for a paltry 154. South Africa struggled to get any sort of partnership together, as Bangladesh took advantage of the uneven bounce in the pitch to limit their opponents.

6.09pm Tamim Iqbal and Litton Das comfortably dealt with a supposedly difficult pitch, notching up a century stand. Litton well two short of a well-deserved half century, but Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan had the honour of finishing things off in style, with the former racking up an undefeated 87*.

26.3
4
Rabada to Shakib, FOUR runs

It's over! A stunning result! Bangladesh win an ODI series in South Africa for the first time. Short, outside off, and Shakib Al Hasan has the honour! He cuts it away behind point for a four.

26.3
1w
Rabada to Shakib, 1 wide

Wide down the leg side. Bangladesh are getting closer...

26.2
Rabada to Shakib, no run

Length, outside off and defended off the front foot towards cover

26.1
Rabada to Shakib, no run

Length, angling outside off and defended

Reza Rahman: "Taskin is my player of this series. What a performance!! Bangladesh fast bowler destroyed South Africa in South Africa!!! Unbelievable.." - He's certainly a leading candidate!

end of over 264 runs
BAN: 151/1CRR: 5.80 RRR: 0.16 • Need 4 from 24 overs
Tamim Iqbal87 (82)
Shakib Al Hasan14 (17)
Lungi Ngidi 5-0-24-0
Kagiso Rabada 5-0-32-0
25.6
Ngidi to Tamim, no run

Full, outside off and driven towards point

25.5
1
Ngidi to Shakib, 1 run

Short, at the body, and he nudges it towards square leg

25.4
1
Ngidi to Tamim, 1 run

Dabbed behind the wicket outside off with some soft hands. 150 up!

Adhitya: "The Cricket Monthly should start doing more stories on Bangladesh Cricket!" - Will pass it along :)

25.3
Ngidi to Tamim, no run

Nudged back towards mid-wicket as the fielder scampers in

25.2
1
Ngidi to Shakib, 1 run

Length, at the stumps and he walks across and works it behind towards long leg

25.1
1
Ngidi to Tamim, 1 run

Length, outside off and a circumspect drive on the off side

Eight to get..

Ngidi in.

end of over 255 runs
BAN: 147/1CRR: 5.88 RRR: 0.32 • Need 8 from 25 overs
Shakib Al Hasan12 (15)
Tamim Iqbal85 (78)
Kagiso Rabada 5-0-32-0
Tabraiz Shamsi 7-0-41-0
24.6
4
Rabada to Shakib, FOUR runs

Short, down the leg side and Shakib delicately nudges it behind the wicket on the leg side for a boundary as Bangladesh edge closer to history.

24.5
Rabada to Shakib, no run

Length, angling outside off and punched down towards mid-on

24.4
Rabada to Shakib, no run

Short, into the body and he can only nudge it down to his feet

24.3
Rabada to Shakib, no run

Fuller, angling outside off and nudged towards the fielder at point.

24.2
Rabada to Shakib, no run

Short, and defended off the back foot on the off side

24.1
1
Rabada to Tamim, 1 run

Dabbed down to his feet and the batters scamper through for a quick single. Good running, that

Rabada back into the attack

end of over 245 runs
BAN: 142/1CRR: 5.91 RRR: 0.50 • Need 13 from 26 overs
Tamim Iqbal84 (77)
Shakib Al Hasan8 (10)
Tabraiz Shamsi 7-0-41-0
Keshav Maharaj 7-0-36-1
23.6
1
Shamsi to Tamim, 1 run

Dabbed down towards a square-ish third man

23.5
4
Shamsi to Tamim, FOUR runs

Tossed up, at the stumps and Tamim opens the blade and lofts it over cover for yet another exquisitely timed boundary

23.4
Shamsi to Tamim, no run

Nudged it behind the wicket on the off side

23.3
Shamsi to Tamim, no run

Defended straight down

Best performances - batters
Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal BAN
87 runs (82)
14 fours0 six
Control
90%
Productive shot
pull
13 runs
3 fours0 six
661123132917
Litton Das
Litton Das BAN
48 runs (57)
8 fours0 six
Control
86%
Productive shot
cut shot
13 runs
2 fours0 six
005254635
Best performances - bowlers
Taskin Ahmed
Taskin Ahmed BAN
O
9
M
0
R
35
W
5
ECO
3.88
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan BAN
O
9
M
0
R
24
W
2
ECO
2.66
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Series
Season2021/22
Player Of The Match
Bangladesh
Taskin Ahmed
Player Of The Series
Bangladesh
Taskin Ahmed
Series resultBangladesh won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberODI no. 4375
Match days23 March 2022 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
South Africa
Allahudien Paleker
South Africa
Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire
South Africa
Bongani Jele
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Adrian Holdstock
Match Referee
Zimbabwe
Andy Pycroft
PointsBangladesh 10, South Africa 0