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Tigers maul South Africa

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Tigers celebrate victory after beating South Africa at the Oval in London on Sunday.

By UNB, DHAKA
03rd-Jun-2019       
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Bangladesh made a splendid start in ICC World Cup Cricket after beating South Africa by 21 runs in their first match of the ICC World Cup Cricket at the Oval in London on Sunday.
Batting first the Tigers piled up a mammoth total 330 for the loss of six wickets in 50 overs thanks to Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyad and Soumya Sarkar.
Later, South Africa were restricted to 309 for the loss of eight wickets in  50 overs.
'Mr Dependable' Mushfiqur Rahim notched up a splendid 78. His 80-ball innings was studded with eight fours. It was Mushfiqur Rahim's 34th ODI half-century.
Shakib Al Hasan made a superb 75. His 84-ball knock was decorated with eight fours and a sixer. It was left-arm hitter's 43rd ODI half-century.
Mahmudullah Riyad remained unbeaten with 46. His 33-ball innings was laced with three fours and a sixer.
Opener Soumya Sarkar made a fine 42 from 30 balls featuring nine fours.
Besides, Mosaddek Hossain and Mohammad Mithun added 26 and 21 runs respectively to the Bangladesh total.
Andile Phehlukwayo, Imran Tahir and Chris Morris got two wickets each conceding 52, 57 and 73 runs respectively.
Later, Faf du Plessis, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller contributed 62, 45, 41 and 38 runs respectively to the Proteas' total.
Mohammad Sifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraz of Bangladesh played the key role to restrict South Africa.
 

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