World Cup: Interactive Statosphere: BAN vs SA

Mashrafe Mortaza's side posted 330 for six as Mushfiqur Rahim (78) and Shakib Al Hasan (75) laid the foundations of their impressive display at the Oval.

Bangladesh beat South Africa to get its World Cup campaign off to a winning start.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Bangladesh made the perfect start as its highest one-day international score inspired a 21-run win over a beleaguered South Africa at the World Cup on Sunday.

Mashrafe Mortaza's side posted 330 for six as Mushfiqur Rahim (78) and Shakib Al Hasan (75) laid the foundations of their impressive display at the Oval.

Mahmudullah's boisterous 46 not out from 33 balls pushed Bangladesh past its previous highest one-day international total of 329 for six against Pakistan in 2015.

Attempting to become the first team to successfully chase more than 330 to win a World Cup match, South Africa's bid to rewrite the record books fell short at 309 for eight.

Sportstar does a recap of the game, with infographics.