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3rd ODI: Bangladesh Thrash South Africa To Seal Historic Sequence Clutch

Bangladesh obtained their first ever ODI series in South Africa.© AFP

Taskin Ahmed and Tamim Iqbal starred as Bangladesh sealed an historical series triumph with a nine-wicket possess within the third one-day international in opposition to South Africa at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Wednesday. Rapid bowler Taskin took five for 35 as South Africa were bowled out for 154, their lowest total in opposition to Bangladesh. Visiting captain Tamim then scored 87 now not out off 82 balls to take Bangladesh to victory with 23.3 overs to spare, sharing a century opening partnership with Liton Das (48).

Bangladesh obtained the World Cup Orderly League series by two matches to 1, consolidating their situation at the cease of the table.

South Africa were left languishing in ninth situation and in probability of missing one of the major eight automatic qualifying locations for the 2023 Cricket World Cup.

Bangladesh had misplaced all 19 matches across all formats in opposition to South Africa on their dwelling soil earlier than a hit the series opener by 38 runs at the identical venue on Friday.

South Africa obtained the second match by seven wickets in Johannesburg nonetheless Bangladesh dominated Wednesday’s series decider.

South Africa made a fleet starting up, with Janneman Malan and Quinton de Kock placing on 46 for the major wicket inside seven overs.

However Taskin bowled beautifully after off-spinner Mehidy Hasan made the major step forward by dismissing De Kock.

Taskin, 26, produced his finest efficiency since taking five for 28 on debut in opposition to India on debut in Mirpur in 2014. He bowled at a active saunter in three spells and alarmed the total batsmen.

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With South Africa defending a low total, Keshav Maharaj dropped Litton Das at backward level off Kagiso Rabada within the major over of the Bangladesh innings earlier than Das had scored.

Das and Tamim took corpulent very finest thing about the let-off, placing on 127 for the major wicket.

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