BAN VS SA: Bangladesh wins the ODI series against South Africa by 2-1

The Tigers have now won the third One-Day International in Centurion, completing the historic series. .Taskin Ahmed was awarded both the man of the series and man of the match awards.


South Africa was bowled out for 154 as Taskin Ahmed took his first five-wicket haul in eight years. Bangladesh batted primarily in sunshine and finished the chase in 26.3 overs, with to captain Tamim Iqbal’s unbeaten 87.

Bangladesh won their first ODI series against South Africa in South Africa on Wednesday, only months after overcoming New Zealand in a Test match for the first time in New Zealand. The visitors, headed by Tamim Iqbal, thrashed South Africa by 9 wickets in the last ODI of a three-match series at the SuperSport Park in Centurion, making short work of a 155-run goal.

Bangladesh dominated the batting from the start, dismissing Quinton de Kock in the eighth over, and the visitors never looked back after that wicket. South Africa’s hitters disintegrated against disciplined bowling and the occasional wide delivery, the most of which were edged. 

Shakib Al Hasan claimed two wickets, while Shoriful Islam and Mehidy both claimed two. After Temba Bavuma chose to bat, openers Jannemann Malan and de Kock got off to a fast start, hitting eight boundaries in the opening seven overs. However, things quickly went wrong for the home team. De Kock attempted a huge play off Mehidy, but Mahmudullah caught a running catch from long-off. The opening stand of 46 runs came to an end, signalling the start of South Africa’s downfall.