Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-The visiting South Africa, riding on Du Plessis half-century stand, set a 149-run target for Bangladesh to chase in the first T20 international of the two-match series in Dhaka on Sunday.
South Africa attained the target losing four wickets in 20 overs at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur of Dhaka.
From the very beginning of the day’s play, Bangladeshi spinners exhibited their power.
At first, Arafat Sunny sent AB de Villiers to pavilion when he only added two runs in the scoreboard.
After Sunny, Nasir Hossain removed Q de Kock. And Sunny took his second wickets sending Duminy for 18.
Shakib Al Hassan added owes to the guests as he removed David Miller only for one.
With David Miller’s wicket, Shakib Al Hasan took a total of 45 wickets and becomes highest wicket-taker in T20 format for Bangladesh.
Earlier, the visiting South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first against Bangladesh.
Today’s match began at 1:00pm (BST).
Litton Das is making his T20 debut for Bangladesh.
Bangladesh are facing South Africa for the first time, in any form of the game, since 2011.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Litton Das†, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza*, Mustafizur Rahman, Arafat Sunny
South Africa: Q de Kock†, RR Rossouw, AB de Villiers, F du Plessis*, DA Miller, JP Duminy, D Wiese, WD Parnell, KJ Abbott, AM Phangiso, K Rabada