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After India & Pakistan, Bangladesh Beat South Africa in ODI series

Bangladesh beat South Africa by nine wickets(D/L) in the third ODI to win the series 2-1.

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Bangladesh continued their giant-killing spree with a nine-wicket victory over South Africa in Wednesday’s rain-hit final one-day international to clinch the three-match series 2-1.

Chasing a revised 170-run victory target under the Duckworth-Lewis method, openers Soumya Sarkar (90) and Tamim Iqbal (61 not out) showed little respect for the South African bowlers as the hosts romped home with nearly 14 overs to spare.

Batting first, South Africa could never recover from a top-order collapse and posted a below-par 168-9 in a contest that was reduced to 40-overs-a-side following a lengthy rain interruption.

Bangladesh beat South Africa by nine wickets(D/L) in the third ODI to win the series 2-1.
Bangladesh’s captain Mashrafe Mortaza, right, shakes hand with South Africa’s captain Hashim Amla after the ODI (Photo: AP)
Bangladesh beat South Africa by nine wickets(D/L) in the third ODI to win the series 2-1.
Bangladesh’s Soumya Sarkar plays a shot during the ODI against South Africa (Photo: AP)
Bangladesh beat South Africa by nine wickets(D/L) in the third ODI to win the series 2-1.
Man-of-the-match Soumya Sarkar acknowledges the crowd after scoring a fifty during the ODI vs South Africa. (Photo: AP)
Bangladesh beat South Africa by nine wickets(D/L) in the third ODI to win the series 2-1.
Bangladesh’s Rubel Hossain celebrates the dismissal of South Africa’s Chris Morris during the ODI vs South Africa. (Photo: AP)
Bangladesh beat South Africa by nine wickets(D/L) in the third ODI to win the series 2-1.
South Africa’s Jean-Paul Duminy, left, reacts, as Bangladesh’s Sabbir Rahman, right, successfully takes his catch (Photo: AP)
Bangladesh beat South Africa by nine wickets(D/L) in the third ODI to win the series 2-1.
Bangladesh’s Mahmudullah makes an LBW appeal during the ODI vs South Africa in Dhaka. (AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)(Photo: AP)

Sarkar, whose belligerent 75-ball knock included 13 boundaries and a six, was named player of the match and the series.

It’s a huge moment for Bangladesh cricket. Beating South Africa was no easy task but hats off to the boys for playing amazingly.
– Tamim Iqbal

We showed that we are rusty and we have not played good cricket over the last two games. Bangladesh are the in-form team and they showed why.
– Hashim Amla

Scores in short

Bangladesh: 170-1 in 26.1 overs (Soumya Sarkar: 90, Tamim Iqbal: 61*, Imran Tahir 1/37) beat
South Africa: 168-9 in 40 overs (JP Duminy: 51, David Miller: 44, Shakib Al Hasan: 3/33) by nine wickets(D/L method)

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