South Africa set a target of 114 runs for Bangladesh

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New York. Bangladesh restricted South Africa to 113 runs for six wickets in a Group D match of the ICC T20 World Cup here on Monday due to the excellent performance of the bowlers led by Tanjim Hasan Sakib. For South Africa, Heinrich Klaasen scored 46 runs in 44 balls with two fours and three sixes, besides sharing a 79-run partnership for the fifth wicket with David Miller (29 runs, 38 balls, one six, one four) when the team was in trouble after losing four wickets for 23 runs.

For Bangladesh, Tanjim Hasan Sakib took three wickets for 18 runs while Taskin Ahmed took two wickets for 19 runs. Mustafizur Rahman bowled economically, giving 18 runs in four overs but did not get any success. South Africa captain Aiden Markram won the toss and decided to bat first, which Tanjim and Taskin left no stone unturned to prove wrong. The team lost four wickets for 23 runs in the fifth over. Quinton de Kock (18) hit a six and a four on consecutive balls of Tanjim’s first over, but this fast bowler trapped Reeza Hendricks (00) leg before wicket in the same over.

De Kock also hit a six on Taskin but Tanjim bowled him on an incoming delivery. Markram was also bowled by Taskin after scoring four runs. Tanjim then gave South Africa their fourth blow by getting Tristan Stubbs (00) caught by Shakib Al Hasan at short cover. South Africa scored 25 runs for four wickets in the power play. Miller hit a four on Rishad Hussain while Klaasen hit a four on Mustafizur. Klaasen completed the team’s half-century in the 10th over with two consecutive sixes on Rashid.

Miller was lucky on his personal score of 13 runs when wicketkeeper Liton Das dropped his catch on Mahmudullah’s ball. Taking advantage of this, Miller hit a six on Mustafizur Rahman. Klaasen completed the team’s century with a six and then a single run on Mahmudullah in the 17th over. Taskin broke this partnership by bowling Klaasen in the next over. Rishhad bowled Miller and dashed South Africa’s hopes of scoring runs quickly in the last two overs.

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