Twitter Reacts As Bangladesh Script History With Maiden Bilateral ODI Series Win In South Africa

Bangladesh team created history by defeating South Africa 2-1 in the recent three-match ODI bilateral series in the rainbow nation. In an underwhelming performance in the series-deciding ODI, South Africa came up short against the spirited Tigers side and lost the match by 9 wickets.

Temba Bavuma won the toss and chose to bat first in the third and final ODI of the series in Centurion. However, Taskin Ahmed picked the second fifer of his ODI career and rattled the Proteas batting badly. Janneman Malan made 39, Keshav Maharaj made 28 and Dwaine Pretorius made 20 as South Africa folded for 154 runs in 37 overs.

Taskin picked 5/35, while Shakib Al Hasan picked 2/24 for Bangladesh.

Taskin Ahmed. Photo- Getty

In reply, Bangladesh batters got off to a flier as Litton Das made 48 and captain Tamim Iqbal remained unbeaten on 87 with 14 fours to his name, as the duo added 127 runs in 20.5 overs for the first wicket. Shakib also remained not out on 18 runs as Bangladesh registered a massive 9-wicket win for the third ODI and won the series 2-1.

Taskin Ahmed won the Player of the Series for his 8 wickets and also won the Player of the Match for his 5/35.

Twitterverse In Awe Of Bangladesh’s Historic Performance In The Maiden ODI Series Win Over Bangladesh

Bangladesh had won the first one-day international by 38 runs, after putting on 314/7 batting first in Centurion. Litton Das (50), Shakib Al Hasan (77), and Yasir Ali (50), along with Tamim Iqbal’s 41 were the main contributors to the huge total.

In reply, Mehidy Hasan Miraz picked 4/61 and Taskin Ahmed picked 3/36 as South Africa was bundled out for 276 runs. Rassie van der Dussen (86) and David Miller (79) were the top-scorers for the Proteas. This was Bangladesh’s maiden ODI win over South Africa in their own backyard.

Bangladesh. PHoto- TwitterBangladesh. PHoto- Twitter

In the second ODI in Johannesburg, South Africa managed to chase down the 195-run target with 7 wickets and 76 balls in hand. Bangladesh made 194/9 batting first with Kagiso Rabada picking 5/39, while Afif Hossain made 72 to rescue to visitors from 94/6. Quinton de Kock made 62, while Kyle Verreynne made 58* as South Africa equalled the series with ease.

But in the end, it was Bangladesh’s day to make history after they won the third ODI and the series, marking their first-ever ODI series victory in the rainbow nation.

Twitterverse were all praiseful for the Bangladeshi side after their historic ODI series win and lauded Tamim Iqbal and co on social media.

Here are the tweets:

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