Veteran Shakib Al Hasan (77), Lytton Das (50) and Yasir Ali (50) put on a stellar performance as Bangladesh beat South Africa by 38 runs in the first ODI of the three-match series. This is Bangladesh’s first home win against South Africa in the ODI format in centuries.
Batting first, South Africa made their highest score of 314 for seven and bowled out the team for 276 in 48.5 overs. For Bangladesh, Mahindi Hassan Miraj took four wickets, Taskin Ahmed three, Shariful Islam two and Mahmudullah one. The crucial moment of the match came in the 46th over when Mirage made David Miller his fourth victim.
Miller hit an aggressive 79 off 57 balls and his dismissal dashed South Africa’s hopes and brought Bangladesh closer to their first victory in 20 years against the team on South African soil.
After South Africa lost three wickets for 36 runs, Rasi van der Dussen (86) disappointed the tail batsmen with 85 for the fourth wicket with Temba Bawuma (31) and then 70 for the fifth wicket with Miller. Bangladesh celebrated their first success in South Africa on the field.