SA v BD highlights today – Third one day international from Buffalo Park, East London (South Africa) Sunday 22nd October 2017.
South Africa have won the toss and elected to bat.
South Africa team/playing XI
1 Aiden Markram 2 Quinton de Kock (wk), 3 Faf du Plessis (capt), 4 Temba Bavuma, 5 AB de Villiers, 6 Farhaan Behardien, 7 Wiaan Mulder, 8 Andile Phehlukwayo, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Dane Paterson, 11 Imran Tahir.
Bangladesh team/playing XI
1 Soumya Sarkar, 2 Imrul Kayes, 3 Liton Das (wk), 4 Shakib Al Hasan, 5 Mushfiqur Rahim, 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Sabbir Rahman, 8 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9 Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), 10 Taskin Ahmed, 11 Rubel Hossain.
Match Timings: 10:00 local (08:00 GMT)
After winning the toss South African cricket team captain chose to bat first and South Africa scored 369 runs with six wickets down. T Bavuma scored 48 runs off 47 balls and out then it was 17.5 finds long-on with a loose shot. Steps out and can’t get to the pitch. Wants to go inside-out but the turn does him. Chips it feebly to long-on who follows it as it dips and snaps it low in front 119/1.
Q de Kock † gave a good start to his team by scoring 73 runs off 68 balls, he smashed nine 4s and a maximum in his innings and out when 21.1 Mehidy strikes twice in three overs! He bags the big wicket of de Kock now. The batsman forays down the track again and looks to force the ball over midwicket against the turn. Mehidy did well to hold this off-break back outside off. De Kock is nowhere close to the pitch and ends up flapping a return catch via a leading edge 132/2.
Captain himself F du Plessis scored 91 runs off 67 balls, with smashing ten 4s and a six, when his wicket dismissed then it was 40.1 off-cutter, good length at off stump. Stretches forward and flicks to deep midwicket….and Faf runs back hard as they try to complete the tight second. He’s on the floor now, holding his left glute. On the other end, Markram would have been run out if the throw had hit direct….seems like a muscle catch for Faf. He pulled up as he was turning to come back for the second. Physio is stretching out the glutes and hamstrings. He’s used assistance to get back up on his feet, so this doesn’t look good….hobbling uncomfortably as he grips his lower back on the left side. His right hamstring was tested to see if it wasn’t a groin tear. He passed that test. Looks like a left hip muscle issue now…and he’s being assisted off the field. AB de Villiers has made his way out. Du Plessis’ being piggybacked off the field for the last few yards. 283/2.
AK Markram scored 66 runs off 60 balls and run out when 40.6 off-cutter, back of a length at middle stump…poked through square leg and this time there is a direct hit from the deep. Markram survived the last one but the dive looks unlikely to have saved him here….sent upstairs. Yes, that’s out. Kayes the fielder 289/3. AB de Villiers scored 20, F Behardien 33, PWA Mulder 2, AL Phehlukwayo 5 and K Rabada 23 off eleven balls. Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Taskin Ahmed took two wickets each of them and Rubel Hossain took one wicket.
The average score batting first at the reputedly slow-and-low Buffalo Park pitches this year has been 254. But only teams who have scored 300-plus have won matches batting first. The weather forecast predicts a dry day in East London. With Tamim Iqbal ruled out, Bangladesh could promote Shakib to No 3 and replace Liton Das with Soumya Sarkar. Nasir Hossain could also be replaced by Mehidy Hasan or Mohammad Saifuddin, depending on how the Bangladesh team management read the track at Buffalo Park.
Amla has been rested and his replacement, Aiden Markram, could be in line for an ODI debut. Temba Bavuma is another contender for that spot. Wiaan Mulder, the 19-year-old all-rounder, could replace Dwaine Pretorius. David Miller, who had missed the second ODI because of a groin injury, will undergo a late fitness test on Sunday morning to determine his availability.
Bangladesh tour of South Africa 3rd ODI Highlights
Umpires – Shaun George, Chettithody Shamshuddin
TV Umpires – Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Adrian Holdstock
Match number – ODI no. 3928
South Africa 369 for 6 (du Plessis 91, de Kock 73, Markram 66, Mehidy 2-59) beat Bangladesh 169 (Shakib 63, Paterson 3-44) by 200 runs. South Africa strode to a clean-sweep over Bangladesh with a third dominating performance marred only by an injury to Faf du Plessis. The captain suffered an acute lower-back strain after top-scoring with 91, had to retire hurt in the 41st over of the South African innings and could not take the field. He has been ruled out of next week’s T20 series. That disruption did not get in the way of South Africa bossing proceedings, even as they emptied the bench to provide younger players with opportunity. Three of the top four scored half-centuries, all the recognised batsmen had strike rates over 100 and they piled on their highest total at Buffalo Park and against Bangladesh, who were little more than spectators of their own performance.
Bangladesh have suffered heftier defeats, but only twice. They were beaten by 233 runs by Pakistan 17 years ago, by 206 runs by South Africa at the 2011 World Cup and this, a 200-run thrashing, is their joint third heaviest loss in a series to forget. For the first time in their history, Bangladesh’s bowling conceded over 1000 runs in a three-match series and though their batting line-up did not rack up similarly bleak records, they were limp. In this match, only two of their batsmen got past 20 and only one, Shakib Al Hasan, scored more than fifty. Contrastingly, South Africa were in the runs. Temba Bavuma returned to the ODI side for the first time since his one-off appearance against Ireland last year and was tasked with opening the batting in Hashim Amla’s absence. He immediately showed what he is capable of when he spanked the first ball – a short, wide delivery from Mashrafe Mortaza – through cover point.
With Quinton de Kock at his audacious best at the other end, South Africa’s 50 came up inside eight overs and 100 inside 15 as they treated every bowler with similar disdain. Mehidy Hasan, who not been part of the side since the first Test in Potchefstroom, was punished when he took the new ball but ended up as the most successful bowler, taking two wickets in three overs in an attempt to create pressure. He had Bavuma caught at long-on for 48 and de Kock skied one back to him on 73 but the relief of removing the openers was shortlived. Aiden Markram, who had success against Bangladesh in the Tests, was sent in ahead of de Villiers on debut and wasted no time showing off his short-form ability. He danced down the track to the eighth ball he faced and sent Mehidy over long-on for six.
Markram shared a 151-run third-wicket stand with du Plessis, which lasted only 18 overs. The pair scored an over eight runs an over while they were together and though they targeted everyone, Mahmudullah came in for the most punishment. His three overs cost 33. Du Plessis was well on his way to a ninth ODI century and was in a hurry to get there. He was on 89 when he flicked a ball to mid-wicket and pushed Markram to run a second but tweaked a muscle in his lower back, forcing him off the field. Markram, whose fifty came off 47 balls, paid the price for trying to steal a second when he was run-out trying to get AB de Villiers on strike. Bangladesh kept de Villiers relatively quiet and had him caught at extra cover for 20 then dismissed allrounders, Wiaan Mulder, on debut, and Andile Phehlukwayo in the same over. South Africa lost 5 for 52 in the final 10 overs but had done more than enough.
Bangladesh’s hopes of challenging South Africa were up by the fifth over of their innings. They had been reduced to 20 for 3 after Imrul Kayes gifted Dane Paterson a wicket when he scooped him to mid-off, Liton Das was trapped lbw and Soumya Sarkar edged Kagiso Rabada to slip. Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib were Bangladesh’s best chance of making a decent fist of things but Mushfiqur holed out off Phehlukwayo, leaving Shakib to try and salvage something with the middle order. His only assistance came from Sabbir Rahman, who shared in a 67-run sixth-wicket stand, during which Shakib brought up a hard-fought fifty. The rest of the line-up was easy picking for an inexperienced South African attack. Mulder dismissed Mahmudullah lbw to claim his first international wicket and Markram claimed the wickets of Shakib and Sabbir to become one of only four players to score fifty and take two wickets or more on debut.