SA beat BAN. (Source: Twitter)

South Africa defeated Bangladesh by 6 wickets in the ICC T20 World Cup Super 12 match played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here. Batting first, Bangladesh scored 84 runs in 18.2 overs for the loss of 10 wickets. In response, the South African team, chasing the runs, completed the target losing 4 wickets in 13.3 overs. Captain Temba Bavuma (31) scored the most runs for the team. At the same time, Taskin Ahmed took the highest two wickets for Bangladesh. Mahedi Hasan and Nasum Ahmed got one success each.

Chasing the target, South Africa’s team did not have a good start and scored 33 runs in the powerplay for the loss of three wickets. During this, Quinton de Kock (16), Reeza Hendrix (4) and Rassie van der Dussen (22) were dismissed for runs. After this, Aiden Markram (0) also returned to the pavilion early. David Miller (5) and captain Bavuma scored 31 not out off 28 balls with the help of three fours and a six.

Earlier, coming to bat, Bangladesh had a very poor start, adding 28 runs in the powerplay for the loss of three wickets. During this, Mohammad Naeem (9), Soumya Sarkar (0) and Mushfiqur Rahim (0) were dismissed for runs. Captain Mahmudullah (3), who came after this, returned to the pavilion on Markram’s ball adding runs. At the same time, Afif Hussain (0) also came and went on. Meanwhile, the team’s wicket continued to fall. Linton Das, who came as the opening pair, stood alone and went on scoring runs. Thus Bangladesh had scored 35 runs for 5 wickets in 9 overs.

After this, Das was also dismissed for 24 runs in 36 balls with the help of a four. Shamim Hossain and Mahedi Hasan, who came in seventh and eighth places, managed to push the team’s score a little further. Due to which the team’s score reached 62 runs in 15 overs. Bangladesh players were seen kneeling in front of the South African bowlers. During this, Hasan was dismissed for 27 runs in 25 balls with the help of two fours and a six. Taskin Ahmed (3) and Nasum Ahmed (0) were all out for 84 runs.

In the match, Kasigo Rabada and Enrique Nortje made the most of three successes for South Africa. At the same time, Tabrez Shamsi got two wickets, while Dwayne Pretorius got one wicket.