Bangladesh beats South Africa as World Cup 2019 gets its first 100-over game

Shakib, Mushfiqur and Mustafizur star in Bangladesh's win over the Faf du Plessis-led South Africa.

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Faf du Plessis is comprehensively bowled by Shakib Al Hasan for 62.   -  Getty Images

Shakib Al Hasan starred with the ball and bat and was named the man of the match, while Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah and Mustafizur Rahman also made vital contributions to lead Bangladesh to a comfortable win over the Proteas.

Key highlights:

◘ Seven runs off the 49th over leave South Africa needing 33 off the final over, which will be bowled by Mustafizur Rahman.

◘ South Africa needs 40 runs off 12 balls with Kagiso Rabada and Imran Tahir in the middle. Mohammad Saifuddin to bowl the penultimate over.

WICKET! That's the match there! JP Duminy chops on trying to swat away a short delivery from Mustafizur Rahman. He's out for 45, South Africa needs 44 runs off 17 balls.

◘ Eleven runs off the 47th over, with JP Duminy hitting back-to-back fours off Mohammad Saifuddin. The last two balls of the over yields only one run, leaving South Africa with 44 runs to get off 18 balls. JP Duminy holds the key.

◘ End of the 46th over, which yields South Africa just nine runs. Mohammad Saifuddin continues with South Africa in need of big hits every over from here.

WICKET! That could be the match there! Chris Morris hits a full-toss straight down the throat of the fielder at cow corner. South Africa 275 for seven, with Kagiso Rabada walking out to join JP Duminy.

◘ Nine runs off the 45th over and the equation gets tougher for South Africa, which now needs 63 runs off 30 balls. JP Duminy and Chris Morris are struggling to find the boundary at a time when they needed to find at least two boundaries an over. Mustafizur Rahman is back into the attack for the first of what will be three overs in a row from one end.

◘ Just seven runs off the 44th over, South Africa 259 for six, 72 runs now needed off 36 balls. Shakib Al Hasan finishes with figures of one for 50 in 10 overs. Mohammad Saifuddin continues.

◘ Eight runs off the 43rd over, South Africa 252 for six, needs a further 79 runs off 42 balls. Shakib Al Hasan to bowl his final over.

WICKET! Andile Phehlukwayo picks out the fielder at cover, gone for 8. South Africa 252 for six, needs a further 79 runs off 43 balls. Chris Morris joins JP Duminy in the middle. Mohammad Saifuddin with an important wicket again.

◘ Just six runs off the 42nd over, South Africa 244 for five, with JP Duminy finding the boundary once off Shakib Al Hasan.

◘ Ten runs off the 41st over, South Africa 238 for five. Andile Phehlukwayo hit a four off the second ball to help the Proteas make it a big over. JP Duminy more comfortable against pace, but Bangladesh still has a couple of overs of spin of Shakib Al Hasan. Shakib is back into the attack, to bowl his ninth over.

◘ The 40th over of the innings is a wicket-maiden and Mohammad Saifuddin has put Bangladesh in control of this match. Andile Phehlukwayo has played five dot deliveries to begin his innings, South Africa now needs 103 runs off the final ten overs, with an extra fielder allowed outside the 30-yard circle. Mashrafe Mortaza is back into the attack, but South Africa, with Chris Morris waiting in the sheds, is far from finished.

WICKET! Mohammad Saifuddin gives South Africa the breakthrough just as a partnership was developing. Rassie van der Dussen goes for a wild slog across the line and the ball crashes into the stumps. South Africa 228 for five, Andile Phehlukwayo is the new batsman in.

◘ A tight over by Mehidy Hasan: just five runs off the 39th, South Africa 228 for four. JP Duminy struggling to rotate strike and play the big shots against spin. Onus on Rassie van der Dussen to keep finding the boundary and keep the required run rate under control until Duminy finds his groove.

◘ Fifteen runs off the 38th over, South Africa 223 for four, needs a further 108 runs from 72 balls. Proactive batting from Rassie van der Dussen to transfer the pressure back onto Bangladesh. After miscuing a pull for two, the right-hander hits a six with a lofted drive over long-on before a late cut bisects point and the squarish gully and races away for a four. An expensive over from Mustafizur and a much-needed big over for South Africa. Mehidy Hasan continues.

◘ Just three runs off the 37th over and South Africa is 208 for four, needs a further 123 runs from 13 overs. JP Duminy and Rassie van der Dussen need to get a move on with the required run rate climbing rapidly. Mustafizur Rahman continues.

◘ Four runs and a wicket off the 36th over, South Africa 205 for four after 36 overs. Rassie van der Dussen, on the back of David Miller's dismissal, could have been run out and caught at short extra cover. Both were close shouts and van der Dussen survived on both occasions. Mehidy Hasan is back into the attack.

WICKET! David Miller is out caught for 38. Trying to flick Mustafizur Rahman through midwicket, he gets a leading edge and Mehidy Hasan takes a sharp catch at point. Just as he was looking good and putting South Africa in control of the chase, Miller perishes, South Africa 202 for four, Bangladesh back in the contest. JP Duminy is the new batsman in.

◘ A four off the second ball of the over, but the 35th over of the innings produces only five runs. South Africa 201 for three, with the fifty-run partnership coming up in the over. David Miller has settled in and looks good, but he will know he needs to bat deep into the innings to take South Africa home. He's batting on 38 with Rassie van der Dussen batting on 24. Mustafizur Rahman continues with Bangladesh in search of a breakthrough.

◘ An economical over from Mustafizur Rahman, South Africa 196 for three after 34 overs. Mahmudullah grasses a tough chance to catch David Miller at the third-man boundary. Mohammad Saifuddin's back into the attack.

◘ Nine runs off the 33rd over, South Africa 192 for three. Four byes off the fourth ball helping South Africa make it another big over. Mustafizur Rahman is back into the attack, with Bangladesh searching for another wicket to regain upper hand.

◘ A four off the final ball makes the 32nd an eight-run over for South Africa, which is 183 for three. A slog sweep, timed beautifully by David Miller, whistles away to the square-leg boundary for a four. Mosaddek Hossain continues. South Africa needs a further 148 runs off 18 overs.

◘ Seven runs off the 31st over, South Africa 175 for three. The runs came with minimum risk taken by David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen. Mehidy Hasan is into the attack, replaces Shakib Al Hasan.

◘ Eleven runs off the 30th over, South Africa 168 for three. It could well have been 160 for four: Soumya Sarkar drops a difficult chance at mid-off, with David Miller given a reprieve. Rassie van der Dussen looks to break loose and nearly holes out at long-off off the final ball of the over. Mosaddek Hossain is back into the attack, replacing Mehidy Hasan.

◘ Just three runs off the 29th over, South Africa 157 for three. Rassie van der Dussen is having difficulty manoevreing the ball into the gaps, while David Miller himself is yet to find his groove, batting on 15 off 22 balls. Shakib Al Hasan is back into the attack, replaces Mashrafe Mortaza.

◘ Seven runs off the 28th over, South Africa 154 for three. It's obvious that the South African batsmen are enjoying pace on the ball, but Bangladesh still has plenty of over spin with Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan having a handful of overs up their sleeve.

◘ A wicket and four runs off the 27th over, South Africa 147 for three. Mashrafe Mortaza continues with Bangladesh enjoying the upper hand.

WICKET! Mehidy Hasan castles Faf du Plessis, who misses the line of the delivery and is bowled comprehensively. The South African captain is out for 62 off 53 balls. Rassie van der Dussen joins David Miller.

◘ Eight runs off the over, South Africa 143 for two. Once again, Faf du Plessis makes it a big over with a four this time, scooping a length ball from Mashrafe Mortaza fine enough to beat the fielder at fine leg. A four and four singles in the over.  Mehidy Hasan is back into the attack, replaces Mosaddek Hossain.

◘ Eleven runs off the 25th over, South Africa 135 for two. Faf du Plessis has reached his half-century, doing so with an inside-out, flat-batted hit over long-off for a six. Mashrafe Mortaza is back into the attack, replacing Shakib Al Hasan.

◘ Four singles off the 24th over, South Africa 124 for two, needs a further 207 runs from 26 overs (require run rate's nudging 8).  Mosaddek Hossain continues.

◘ Two dot balls to end the 23rd over, which produced five runs for South Africa. It's now 120 for two. Shakib Al Hasan continues, he's now into his seventh over.

◘ Just two runs off the 22nd over, South Africa 115 for two. Another over of spin that the South African pair struggled to score runs off. It needs a further 216 runs off 28 overs.

◘ Eight runs off the 21st over, with a wide and four helping South Africa's cause in an over that otherwise produced only three runs off six legitimate deliveries. Shakib Al Hasan continues.

◘ A wicket and five runs off the 20th over, South Africa 105 for two. South Africa must try and ensure the wicket of Aiden Markram doesn't result in a loss of momentum. But Bangladesh's turning to its spinners to potentially buy another wicket, ideally that of Faf du Plessis. Mosaddek Hossan continues.

 

WICKET! Shakib Al Hasan deceives Aiden Markram in the air and castles him with an armball that crashes into the stumps. Just as a partnership was growing, Shakib strikes. David Miller joins captain Faf du Plessis in the middle.  It's also the 250th wicket in ODIs for Shakib.

◘ Just three runs off the 19th over, South Africa 100 for one. Spinners continue to keep the South African pair of Aiden Markram and Faf du Plessis in check, but Bangladesh needs a wicket to get back into the match. The Markram-Du Plessis partnership is now worth 51 runs. Shakib Al Hasan has changed ends.

◘ Bangladesh seamers hemorrhaging runs here: Mohammad Saifuddin goes for eight runs, South Africa moves to 97 for one after 18 overs. Faf du Plessis, again, contributing to the big over by finding the boundary off the fourth ball of the over. Mosaddek Hossain, offspinner, is into the attack.

◘ Four singles off the 17th over, South Africa 89 for one. Mohammad Saifuddin replaces captain Mashrafe Mortaza.

◘ Two dot balls to end the 16th over, which, however, fetches South Africa 10 runs. Faf du Plessis taking a liking to Mashrafe Mortaza here: a couple of punch drives in front of square on the offside fetching him a couple of fours, taking South Africa to 85 for one after 16 overs. Shakib Al Hasan continues.

◘ Five singles off the 15th over and South Africa moves to 75 for one. Without taking much of a risk, the Proteas collected five runs, which is the kind of over it will be happy with at this stage. South Africa needs a further 256 runs from 35 overs. Mashrafe Mortaza continues.

◘ Nine runs off Mashrafe Mortaza's second over, South Africa 70 for one after 14 overs. Faf du Plessis contributed to the nine-run over by hitting a four off the third ball of the over. The ball was air-borne for a while and close to the outstretched hand of the leaping fielder at midwicket, but the ball evaded him and raced away for a four. Shakib Al Hasan continues.

◘ Four singles off Shakib Al Hasan's second over, South Africa 61 for one after 13 overs. With five fielders inside the circle and South Africa intent on building a partnership, the situation is ideal for Bangladesh to put the squeeze on and build pressure. Mashrafe Mortaza continues.

◘ Five runs off the 12th over, South Africa 57 for one after 12 overs. Building a partnership has to be the priority for Faf du Plessis and Aiden Markram, who must, also, guard against letting the run rate getting out of hand. Shakib Al Hasan continues.

◘ Just one run off the 11th over and South Africa is 52 for one. This is a critical phase in the match: the run-rate's climbing up but South Africa can't become overly aggressive yet. Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza brings himself into the attack.

 

◘ End of the 10th over and the first powerplay, South Africa 51 for the loss of Quinton de Kock. Shakib Al Hasan is into the attack.

WICKET! What just happened? Quinton de Kock is run out after a mix-up with Aiden Markram. Mushfiqur Rahim drops the catch after a faint nick off Quinton de Kock's bat, the batsmen look at each other, de Kock doesn't look like he wanted the single but sets off is stranded quarter of the way on the pitch and Mushfiqur shows great presence of mind and with a direct hit, catches de Kock well short of his crease. South Africa 49 for one. Captain Faf du Plessis joins Markram in the middle.

◘ Nine runs off Mohammad Saifuddin's first over, the ninth of the innings. It could easily have been 44 for one (instead, South Africa is 48 for no loss after nine overs), but a leading edge off Quinton de Kock's blade flies over the fielder at point and races away to the point boundary. Aiden Markram played a crisp punch through the covers for a four to welcome Saifuddin into the attack. Mehidy Hasan continues.

◘ Four singles off the eighth over and South Africa moves to 39 for no loss. Mehidy Hasan bowling very much a stump-to-stump line and Quinton de Kock and Aiden Markram are happy to play the ball on merit for now. Bowling change: Mohammad Saifuddin replaces Mustafizur Rahman.

◘ Seven runs off the seventh over but Bangladesh had two opportunities to dismiss Aiden Markram, first with a run out after he set off for a single having driven to mid-off, and then the absence of a conventional slip gives him a reprieve after Mustafizur Rahman finds the outside edge with an away-going delivery. Mehidy Hasan continues.  Bangladesh 35 for no loss after seven overs.

◘ Just one run off the sixth over and South Africa is 28 for no loss. Proteas needs a further 303 runs from 44 overs. Mehidy Hasan has settled into a nice line and length and the South African openers are in no hurry yet. Mustafizur Rahman continues from the other end.

◘ A couple of fours off the fifth over take South Africa to 27 for no loss. Aiden Markram playing a couple of delightful strokes, one driven through cover and another flicked from off-stump through midwicket for back-to-back fours off the fourth and fifth deliveries. Mehidy Hasan continues with Quinton de Kock on striker.

◘ Just four runs off the fourth over and South Africa moves to 19 for no loss. Mehidy Hasan was made to pay for dropping his offspinner fractionally short, with Quinton de Kock rocking back and cutting it through point for his third four of the innings. Mustafizur Rahman continues with Aiden Markram on strike.

◘ Another good over from Mustafizur Rahman, with just two runs coming off it. South Africa 15 for no loss after three overs, needs a further 316 runs from 47 overs.  Mehidy Hasan to continue.

◘ A four and five singles off Mehidy Hasan take South Africa to 13 for no loss after two overs. Mehidy will not be worried about the four, which came off the outside edge of Quinton de Kock's blade, evading the fielder at slip and running away fine past the short-third-man fielder. The pitch is dry and Mehidy will expect to get plenty of purchase as the innings progresses. Mustafizur Rahman continues.

◘ Meanwhile, over at Roland Garros, Roger Federer has become the oldest man in 28 years to reach the last-eight stage of a Grand Slam.

◘ Four runs off the first over, with Quinton de Kock playing a delightful backfoot punch off Mustafizur Rahman to open his and South Africa's account. The Proteas needs a further 327 runs from 49 overs. Offspinner Mehidy Hasan to bowl from the other end.

◘ Left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman will open the bowling for Bangladesh, which is trying to defend 330, while Quinton de Kock and Aiden Markram begin South Africa's pursuit of 331, which will be the highest successful chase in World Cup history if it achieves it.

 

END OF THE INNINGS: Bangladesh finishes with 330 for six, 14 runs coming off the final over. Mahmudullah finishes unbeaten on 46 and Bangladesh has piled on its highest ODI score. South Africa needs 331 for a win and avoid back-to-back defeats.

WICKET! Mosaddek Hossain perishes trying to up the ante, is caught at mid-off off a slower delivery from Chris Morris. He is out for 26 and Bangladesh is 316 for six. End of the 49th over, which yielded Bangladesh 14 runs. Kagiso Rabada to bowl the final over the innings. Mehidy Hasan has joined Mahmudullah.

◘ Seven runs off the final three balls of the over and Bangladesh is 302 for five after 48 overs. South Africa's poor fielding costing it runs while its bowling has been ordinary at critical moments. Chris Morris is back into the attack for his final over.

◘ 15 runs off the 47th over as Mosaddek Hossain cashes in on Chris Morris faltering with his line and length. Bangladesh 291 for five with three overs left to play. The over started with Kagiso Rabada dropping a catch on the square-leg boundary, and, to rub salt into the wound, the ball went for a four too. Andile Phehlukwayo comes back into the attack for his final over.

◘ Five runs off the 46th over and Bangladesh is 276 for five. Mosaddek Hossain and Mahmudullah are struggling to find the boundary and South Africa has fought back well after Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim had put on 142 for the third wicket. Chris Morris is into the attack.

 

◘ Back to back fours off the blade of Mosaddek Hossain to finish the 45th over, Bangladesh 271 for five. On this occasion, Andile Phehlukwayo's ploy to bowl short balls costs him. The last five overs have fetched Bangladesh only 27 runs, but it will look to maximise the final five overs of the innings. Kagiso Rabada is into the attack.

◘ Imran Tahir's final over fetches just five runs and Bangladesh is 260 for five after 44 overs. Tahir finishes with figures of two for 57, his timely strikes to remove Shakib Al Hassan and Mohammad Mithun pegging Bangladesh back.

◘ A wicket and seven runs off the 43rd over and Bangladesh is 257 for five. Mahmudullah tickles a ball on his pads for four past fine leg, but Bangladesh has lost momentum at an inopportune time. Imran Tahir is into the attack for the final over of his spell.

WICKET! Mushfiqur Rahim holes out at sweeper cover off the bowling of Andile Phehlukwayo, gone for 78 off 80 balls and Bangladesh slips to 250 for five in the 43rd over. Mosaddek Hossain joins Mahmudullah. 

◘ Five runs off the 42nd over and Bangladesh is 250 for four. Imran Tahir appeals for an lbw against Mahmuddulah after his googly struck the kneeroll of the batsman's front pad. South Africa does not have a review to review the not out decision. Andile Phehlukwayo is back into the attack.

◘ Tight overs back to back for South Africa and Bangladesh, after just a single off the 41st over, is 245 for four. Mushfiqur is batting on 76 and, as the set batsman, holds the key to Bangladesh getting past 300. Imran Tahir continues, into his ninth over.

◘ A wicket and four runs off the 40th over and Bangladesh is 244 for four. It's the start of the third powerplay, meaning South Africa can have an extra fielder outside the 30-yard circle. Huge task ahead of Kagiso Rabada and Chris Morris to restrict Bangladesh in the absence of Lungi Ngidi.

WICKET! Imran Tahir does it again! Mohammad Mithun falls to the trap of trying to sweep Imran Tahir, who bowls it full and straight and the ball crashes into the stumps off the inside edge. Mithun is out for a run-a-ball 21. Mahmudullah is the new batsman in.

◘ Five runs off the 39th over and Bangladesh is 240 for three. When the South African bowlers have bowled short and back of good length, they have managed to keep the Bangladeshi batsmen quiet, like Chris Morris managed to this over, which yielded a two and three singles. Imran Tahir replaces Aiden Markram.

◘ 11 runs off the final three balls with Mohammad Mithun pulling and driving Aiden Markram for a six and a four before collecting a single off the final delivery. This, after just one run had come off the first three balls. Bangladesh 235 for three after 38 overs. Chris Morris replaces Kagiso Rabada.

◘ Just one run, via a wide, off the 37th over and Bangladesh is 223 for three. Mohammad Mithun played out the entire Kagiso Rabada over. Rabada kept going short, pushing Mithun onto the backfoot and tying him down. Aiden Markram is back into the attack. with Mushfiqur Rahim on strike.

◘ Five runs and a wicket off the 36th over and Bangladesh is 222 for three. Mohammad Mithun lifts Imran Tahir for a four through midwicket off just his third ball before taking a single off the next delivery. Can South Africa strike again in quick succession? It needs to, to get back into this match. Kagiso Rabada continues.

 

WICKET, FINALLY! Imran Tahir bowls Shakib Al Hasan round his legs. Shakib is out for 75 and Bangladesh is 217 for three. It also brings an end to the 142-run third-wicket stand between Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim, who is now joined by Mohammad Mithun.

◘ Just two runs off the 35th over and Bangladesh is 217 for two. South Africa's desperation is visible and it squanders a review in appealing for a caught behind. The replay shows there was daylight between Shakib Al Hasan's bat and ball. Imran Tahir continues.

◘ Meanwhile, a hamstring issue has forced Lungi Ngidi off the field and he'll not return to complete the remaining six overs of his spell.

◘ Eight runs off the 34th over and Bangladesh is 215 for two. The first five balls had gone for four runs but the last ball fetches four of its own, making it an eight-run over. Faf du Plessis has used seven bowlers today, indicating how well Bangladesh has batted but also, how South Africa's specialist bowlers have been disappointing. Kagiso Rabada continues.

 

◘ Kagiso Rabada concedes seven runs off his sixth over, Bangladesh moves to 207 for two after 33 overs. A lifter from Rabada disconcerts Mushfiqur Rahim, who plays it awkwardly with feet off the ground, but the thick outside edge beats Imran Tahir on the third-man boundary and goes for four. Bangladesh continues to have the rub of the green and it is now looking good to reach a score well in excess of 300. Imran Tahir continues.

◘ Six runs off the 32nd over and Bangladesh reaches 200! It is 200 for two. Shakib Al Hasan converts a Imran Tahir googly into a full-toss and dispatches it through midwicket for four, which is followed by a single to bring up the 200. Kagiso Rabada is back into the attack.

◘ Four runs off the first three balls is followed by three dot balls to end the over. Bangladesh is 194 for two after 31 overs.  Imran Tahir continues.

◘ Eight runs off the 30th over and Bangladesh is 190 for two. It was another over that yielded Bangladesh a four, and Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan are beginning to switch gears. Andile Phehlukwayo continues.

 

◘ Mushfiqur Rahim brings up his half-century and the partnership goes from strength to strength. A flat-batted shot past point for four brings up the landmark, followed by a single, and Bangladesh is 182 for two after 29 overs. Imran Tahir is back into the attack.

◘ A bottom-handed flick for four by Shakib Al Hasan off the first ball of the over is followed by three singles. Seven runs off the 28th over and Bangladesh is 177 for two. Andile Phehlukwayo continues.

◘ Four runs off the 27th over and Bangladesh is 170 for two. Ninety-five is the partnership between Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan, who are keeping Bangladesh on course for a big score batting first. Chris Morris continues.

 

◘ What had been a tidy over from Chris Morris is undone by Shakib Al Hasan hooking him for a four off the last ball of the over. Bangladesh is 166 for two after 26 overs. Shakib reaches his fifty and it has been a rather fluent innings from the former captain. Andile Phehlukwayo is back into the attack.

◘ J. P. Duminy is welcomed into the attack with a backfoot drive past cover for four by Mushfiqur Rahim, who then gloriously drives the last ball of the over, beating the fielder at cover, to make it a 10-run over. Bangladesh is 160 for two at the halfway point in the innings. Chris Morris continues.

◘ A relatively quieter over and Bangladesh is 150 for two after 24 overs. Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan have feasted on anything slightly short and outside off-stump, but Morris has been fairly stump to stump this over. A rare over that doesn't yield a four or a six for Bangladesh.  Jean-Paul Duminy is introduced to the attack, replaces Aiden Markram.

◘ Mushfiqur Rahim finds the boundary this time to make it a big one for Bangladesh; eight runs off the 23rd over and Bangladesh is 145 for two. At this rate, Bangladesh will get to 315, but with wickets in hand, it will aim to score close to 350. A bowling change: Chris Morris is into the attack.

◘ Nine runs off the 22nd over and Bangladesh is 137 for two. Shakib Al Hasan is living dangerously with trying to cut deliveries close to his off-stump. Trying to cut Imran Tahir, he collects a four but the ball was agonisingly close to the slip fielder. Luck's smiling on Bangladesh and South Africa is under the pump. Aiden Markram continues.

◘ Four runs off the 21st over, Bangladesh 128 for two after 21 overs. South Africa desperate for a wicket, while Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan are milking the South African slow bowlers for singles and hitting the odd boundary to pile on the pressure on the Proteas. Imran Tahir continues.

◘ South Africa is looking for inspiration from its bowlers and on the field, with Chris Morris allowing a slog sweep from Mushfiqur Rahim to go through his legs for a four. The 20th over fetches Bangladesh seven runs and it is 124 for two. Aiden Markram continues from the other end.

◘ Shakib Al Hasan punishes Aiden Markram with a cut for four past backward point and the 19th over fetches Bangladesh seven runs again. It is 117 for two after 19 overs.  Imran Tahir continues.

◘ Three runs off Imran Tahir's first over and Bangladesh is 110 for two after 18 overs. A run-out opportunity at the non-striker's end with Mushfiqur Rahim and Tahir in a minor collision midway through the pitch. Thankfully for Bangladesh, no damage done. Aiden Markram continues.

◘ Aiden Markram's first over yields Bangladesh seven runs. It is 107 for two after 17 overs. A delicately played late cut from Shakib Al Hasan bisecting short third man and backward point for a four makes it a big over. And... Imran Tahir, who's playing his 100th ODI for South Africa, has been introduced into the attack. An important phase in the match, this!

◘ Bangladesh is 100 for two after 16 overs. South Africa was close to picking a third wicket, with Shakib Al Hasan hooking a short delivery from Chris Morris. But the ball travels squarer and goes over the rope for a six. Twelve runs come off the over and Bangladesh has reached 100 in 16 overs, setting itself up nicely for a big score batting first. A bowling change: Aiden Markram, off-spinner, is into the attack.

◘ Three runs come off the 15th over and the run rate has dropped below six an over: Bangladesh is 88 for two after 15 overs. And the players take drinks. It has been an engaging opening to the fifth match of the 2019 World Cup. After Soumya Sarkar and Tamim Iqbal have Bangladesh a quick, solid start, South Africa has fought back with the wickets of Sarkar and Tamim through Andile Phehlukwayo and Chris Morris, its first- and second-change bowlers.

◘ Just two runs off the 14th over and Bangladesh is 85 for two. Chris Morris is bowling a good line and length and Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan are happy to play the ball on merit. Andile Phehlukwayo continues.

 

◘ Four consecutive singles to end the 13th over and Bangladesh is 83 for two. Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan will probably look to consolidate and occupy the crease for the 10-15 overs. Which gives South Africa a chance to control the scoring rate. Chris Morris continues from the other end.

◘ A productive over for South Africa, which is slowly exerting control of proceedings. Bangladesh is 79 for two after 12 overs. The wicket ball was a consequence of a quieter period for Bangladesh. Soumya Sarkar, who was timing the ball well, tries to hook a bouncer from Chris Morris but the ball came on slowly off the pitch and after he completed his shot, struck the glove and was in the air for long enough for Quinton de Kock to dive forward and take the catch. Mushfiqur Rahim opened his account and ended the over with a cut for four. Andile Phehlukwayo continues from the other end.

 

WICKET! Another bowling change brings another wicket for South Africa! Chris Morris removes Soumya Sarkar for 42 with a bouncer. Quinton de Kock takes an acrobatic catch diving forward. Sarkar, who was timing the ball well and helping Bangladesh maintain a good run-rate, is out for 42 off 30 balls, nine fours punctuating his innings. Mushfiqur Rahim joins Shakib Al Hasan in the middle.

◘ Bangladesh is for one after 11 overs. Another over that goes by with Soumya Sarkar showing his class with a delightful cover drive for four. However, not before he survived an umpire review for lbw from South Africa after on-field umpire Joel Wilson ruled not out. The ball tracker shows the ball will have clipped the bails and the DRS it returns 'Umpire's Call'. Shakib Al Hasan is playing himself in, with Sarkar continuing to found the boundary with consummate ease.

◘ End of the powerplay and Bangladesh is 65 for one. New batsman Shakib Al Hasan is looking to maintain the momentum of the innings and is going for his shots when the ball has been short and wide of off-stump. He hammered Kagiso Rabada for a four off the third ball of the over before the pacer corrected his line and length to keep the batsman quiet for the last three balls. Andile Phehlukwayo continues from the other end.

 

◘ Just two runs off the ninth over and importantly for South Africa, it yields a wicket. Bangladesh is 60 for one. It was a brilliant first over from Andile Phehlukwayo, who doesn't have the pace of Lungi Ngidi and Kagiso Rabada, but with his impeccable line and length and by getting one ball to straighten from round the wicket, gives South Africa the breakthrough which will allow it to exert better control. Kagiso Rabada continues from the other end.

WICKET! The bowling change brings South Africa a wicket. Andile Phehlukwayo, from round the wicket, has Tamim Iqbal feeling for a delivery outside the off-stump and a healthy edge carries comfortably to Quinton de Kock. Iqbal out for 16 runs off 29 balls and it's a much-needed breakthrough for the Proteas. Shakib Al Hasan joins Soumya Sarkar in the middle.

◘ Bangladesh moves to 58 for no loss after eight overs. After a streaky four past the slips, Soumya Sarkar stamps his authority with a front-foot cover driver for the second four of the over. Kagiso Rabada also finds himself under pressure amid the assault from the Bangladeshi openers. A bowling change: Andile Phehlukwayo replaces Lungi Ngidi, who has conceded 34 runs in four overs.

 

◘ Thirteen runs off the seventh over! Three fours, two off the blade of Soumya Sarkar and one off Tamim Iqbal, take South Africa to 50 for no loss after just seven overs. Lungi Ngidi copped punishment again for being short and when he compensated and bowled full, Sarkar drove him past mid-off for another four. Tamim pulled for four off the last ball of the over to heap pressure on the South African captain and new-ball bowlers.

◘ Bangladesh moves to 37 for no loss after six overs. Expensive overs back to back for Bangladesh. Rabada's short delivery flies well over the batsman and wicketkeeper, so high that the umpire signalled wide, before Tamim Iqbal typically driving on the up and through point and cover for a four. Like in the previous over, Rabada bowls a sharp bouncer that has Tamim fending at it. The ball balloons up in the air but fortunately for Tamim, goes to ground before Quinton de Kock or the slip fielders could catch it.

◘ A couple of delightful pull shots off the front foot from Soumya Sarkar, and an edge through the slip cordon for four to finish the over, and Bangladesh moves to 28 for no loss after five overs. Lungi Ngidi was fractionally short on the third and fourth deliveries of the over and Sarkar climbed onto it, finding the boundary on both the occasions. Ngidi came round the wicket for the final ball of the over and induced the edge, but the ball flew between the first and second slip and raced away for a four. A morale victory for Ngidi!

◘ The fourth over yields five runs and Bangladesh is 14 for no loss. It has been an edgy start for Tamim Iqbal, who, in trying to force the issue, hasn't found his timing yet. But Kagiso Rabada bowls another probing over, hitting the right lengths and asking questions of the batsmen. Lungi Ngidi to bowl his third over.

◘ A disciplined over from Lungi Ngidi and Bangladesh is nine for no loss after three overs. Tamim Iqbal tried to drive on the up on a couple of occasions but hasn't been able to find the timing so far. The second ball of the over went past the outside edge and Ngidi's natural angle, which is taking the ball away from the left-hander, has Tamim in a bit of trouble.  Kagiso Rabada to bowl his second over from the other end.

◘ Two runs off the second over and Bangladesh is seven for no loss. A probing first over from Kagiso Rabada, who is happy to bowl cutters with the new ball, testing out what the pitch has on offer after being on the slower side on Thursday. Lungi Ngidi continues from the other end. and Tamim Iqbal is on strike.

◘ End of the first over and Bangladesh is five for no loss. Soumya Sarkar got off the mark with a pull shot for four over the square-leg fielder inside the ring. Sarkar nearly dragged the previous delivery onto his stumps trying to cut a ball that was perhaps too close to play the shot. Tamim Iqbal is batting on 1. Kagiso Rabada takes the new ball from the other end and Tamim Iqbal is on strike for the first ball of the over again.

◘ We are underway at The Oval. No surprises from Faf du Plessis this time! Lungi Ngidi has the new ball and will bowl to Tamim Iqbal, who is opening the batting with Soumya Sarkar.

 

Milestone: Leg-break bowler Imran Tahir is set to play his 100th One-Day International for South Africa.

Team news: Hashim Amla, who suffered a head injury in South Africa's opening match against England, is out, and has been replaced by David Miller. Dwaine Pretorius has made way for Chris Morris in the South African playing XI. Captain Mashrafe Mortaza said at the toss that Bangladesh has a completely fit squad to choose from.

Playing XIs

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman

Toss update: Faf du Plessis wins the toss and South Africa will bowl first, for the second match in a row.

Toss is coming up.

Bangladesh is the fourth Asian team to begin its World Cup campaign, taking on a South African side that lost by 104 runs in its opening fixture against host England. Mashrafe Mortaza and co. won a triangular series beating West Indies in the final in the lead-up to the World Cup, but did not have the ideal sort of preparation in the warm-up matches, with its scheduled match against Pakistan getting washed out and the India fixture ending in a big-margin defeat.

South Africa has a couple of its senior-most players injured and their involvement in today's fixture is in doubt. Captain Faf du Plessis said before the last match that Dale Steyn will be 100% fit for South Africa third match, which is against India, while Hashim Amla picked up a head injury during the 312-run chase against England. Bangladesh has a completely fit squad to choose from.

Here's today's Match Preview:

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has challenged his side to make amends for the painful start to its World Cup campaign as it aims to bounce back against Bangladesh on Sunday.

The Proteas suffered a 104-run thrashing against host England in the tournament’s opening match on Thursday. South Africa restricted England to manageable 311 for 8 on a tricky pitch at the Oval but, tormented by Jofra Archer’s pace and bounce, its run chase never got going.

Dismissed for 207 by England, South Africa’s bid to win the World Cup for the first time is off to the worst possible start.

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But it has a chance to get back on track when it returns to the Oval to face Bangladesh and du Plessis says now is not the time to panic. The lengthy nature of the 10-team group stage, in which each country plays nine matches and the top four make the semi-finals, gives South Africa time to recover, a point du Plessis was keen to emphasise to his players.

“This is where it’s important for us to make sure that you look at the World Cup for what it is. You know, you’re going to play games. You’re going to come up against quality opposition,” Du Plessis said.

“England were better than us in all three facets of the game. They showed why they are such a good cricket team, and now we have to look at the league. It’s a league competition.

“For me, it’s about making sure we look at the areas that we got it wrong and just move on.” South Africa’s disciplined bowling against England gives Du Plessis reason to believe they still have plenty to offer.

‘Beautiful action’

Lungi Ngidi was its leading wicket-taker with three in his 10 overs, including the prize scalp of the destructive Jos Buttler.

Fellow pace bowler Kagiso Rabada also offered a glimpse of his talent with two wickets and Du Plessis expects them to put Bangladesh under pressure.

“Lungi, he’s got a beautiful action. The way he came back (from a slow start) was beautiful. You know, to get Jos Buttler out, he’s probably one of the best strikers in the world,” he said.

“So to get him out with good thinking, good tactics. Lungi, Kagi, those guys are going to play a role when it comes to close games at the death as the tournament moves on.” Bangladesh will be playing their first match of the World Cup as they look to better their run to the quarter-finals in the 2015 edition.

Mashrafe Mortaza hopes to be fit to captain the team despite suffering a hamstring strain while bowling during its warm-up match against India on Tuesday. “A lot of times in such cases I face trouble bowling the first one or two overs. Once I get through that, I don’t face any more problems,” he told Dhaka-based bdnews24.

“But I pulled a hamstring during the sixth over,” he added. “I could have stopped after four or five overs but Rohit (Sharma) and (Virat) Kohli were looking to score runs quickly during that period. I felt that I needed to practise bowling in such a situation.” Tamim Iqbal did not play against India due to a thigh strain, but the opener is expected to be fit to face South Africa.

Teams

South Africa (From): Quinton de Kock(w), Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis(c), Rassie van der Dussen, Jean-Paul Duminy, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi, David Miller, Chris Morris

Bangladesh (From): Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mohammad Mithun, Abu Jayed, Mosaddek Hossain

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