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Bangladesh made history with first-ever ODI win in South Africa

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Bangladesh made history
Shakib and Yasir have built strong innings with great batting. Taskin, Shariful, and Miraj completed the rest of the work with the ball. Bangladesh has been able to make the elusive dream come true on the soil of South Africa. The red and green team made history by winning by 38 runs for the first time on the soil of South Africa.

Tamim Iqbal's side took a 1-0 lead in the first match of the three-match series. This is Bangladesh's first win in any format on South African soil. Bangladesh has not had success in any format before.

In 2017 too, Bangladesh had to return empty-handed from South Africa. After five years, Tamim and Shakib have finally managed to conquer the tough fort of South Africa.

Bangladesh broke the top order of South Africa and started with the ball like a dream. However, the fight became difficult in the middle for Bangladesh. The Proteas, who lost three wickets for 36 runs, got 85-run in the fourth wicket partnership. Rassie van der Dussen and Temba Bavuma suffered a lot while repairing their innings.

Shariful broke this frozen pair and brought Bangladesh back into the game. He dismissed Temba for 31 runs. After the departure of Temba, Taskin dismissed Rassie van der Dussen with the help of Yasir's excellent catch.

However, even if the two return, the middle order of South Africa makes the equation difficult in the perspective of Bangladesh. David Miller suffered Bangladesh a lot. Miraz stopped Miller's storm in 79 runs.

Later Bangladesh stopped South Africa by 276 runs before reaching the target of 315 runs.

Earlier, after losing the toss, Bangladesh made 314 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 50 overs. Shakib Al Hasan scored the maximum 77 runs for the team.

After losing the toss at Centurion, Bangladesh suffered a lot to start the innings. Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das fought hard to get the runs on the board against the tight bowling of Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi.

Both of them survived the wicket for a long time. In the opening pair, the Bangladesh team scored 95 runs. This is Bangladesh's highest run in the opening pair on South African soil.

Andile Phehlukwayo finally broke the tie in the 22nd over of Bangladesh's opening pair. Tamim wanted to play the ball that came swinging from the outside stump. But he couldn't, he fell into the trap of LB. Although Tamim took the review, he was not spared. The left-arm opener made 41 off 67 balls before getting out.

After Tamim's return, Liton Das did not carry. He also returned to the dressing room after scoring a half-century in the next over. He was dismissed by Keshav Maharaj. The right-handed batsman scored 50 runs with one six and five fours off 67 balls.

After the return of the two openers, Shakib and Mushfiqur tried to form a partnership. However, this pair did not last long. Keshab broke the tie by returning Mushfiqur.

Although Mushfiqur returned, Shakib Al Hasan survived. The world's best all-rounder gave a wonderful pair of 115 runs with Yasir Ali Rabbi. Shakib touched his 50th half-century in his ODI career on the way to form this pair.

In the end, Shakib's blustery was broken by 77 runs. Ngidi trapped Shakib with LBW. Shakib's innings were made up of 64 balls with seven boundaries and three sixes.

Yasir Ali who was with Shakib also played well. He picked up the first half-century of his career. This middle-order batter got out at exactly 50. In the end, Bangladesh finished the innings 314 runs.
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