Twitterati Reacts As Bangladesh Rattled South Africa By 21 Runs in WC 2019


Yet another defeat for South Africa has left the team in misery, Bangladesh gave the performance which was well expected. After reaching the World Cup quarter-finals in 2015, Bangladesh once again looks capable of shaking up cricket’s established order. There may be a considerable difference in rankings, but Bangladesh players and fans believe that on their day, they’re a match for anybody. Moreover, the Proteas will have to do a lot of homework before they go into another game where they will be facing Asia’s strongest side, India. They cannot afford to lose this game which will be played in Southampton on Wednesday.

Series of injuries have left South Africans rattled

The fifth match of the ICC World Cup 2019 saw Bangladesh take on South Africa at the Oval in London and we got to see an amazing match between two great sides. Faf du Plessis the skipper of South Africa, won the toss and chose to bowl first. Soumya Sarkar made a quick 46, while Shakib (75) and Mushfiqur (78) added 142 runs for the third wicket giving them a steady stary. But Mithun (21) and Mosaddek Hossain (26) continued the assault along with Mahmudullah, who remained unbeaten on 46 off 33 balls and took Bangladesh to a mammoth 330/6 in 50 overs.


In the chase, the Proteas were playing in the absence of Hashim Amla, who was missing the match after a blow to his head against England. Markram (45) and De Kock (23) started off cautiously and though De Kock lost his wicket to a silly run out, Du Plessis made 62 to continue the run chase. However, Bangladesh bowlers kept picking wickets, as Shakib removed Markram and Mehidy got Du Plessis. The Proteas fell short by 21 runs and Bangladesh finished off the match handing South Africa their second straight loss in the tournament.

Trouble does not seem to be ending

There is another set back coming towards Sout Africa, as their key fast bowler, Lungi Ngidi is ruled out of the all-important clash against the No.2-ranked India. The South African pacer limped off the field with a hamstring strain in the seventh over of the match against Bangladesh. As if now, team manager Mohammed Moosajee confirmed that Ngidi will miss South Africa’s clash against India and hoped the pacer would be fit for the match against the West Indies on June 10.

For their next game against India, it won’t be easy for the team to defeat the 2nd ranked in the World. They got to come up with a new strategy in their gameplay and have to start winning games in order to keep their hopes alive in this ongoing World Cup.


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