2019 World Cup 5th Match: Shakib stars as Bangladesh hand South Africa second straight loss

Shakib Al Hasan 75 runs one wicket Bangladesh South Africa World Cup 5th Match The Oval cricket

Shakib Al Hasan struck eight boundaries and a six during his knock of 75

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Shakib Al Hasan scored 75 runs and took a wicket as Bangladesh kicked off their World Cup campaign with a 21-run win over South Africa at The Oval.

Being put in to bat first, Bangladesh got off to a good start as Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar amassed a 60-run partnership before Tamim was caught behind off the bowling of Andile Phehlukwayo for 16.

Sarkar went on to score a 30-ball 42 before he was caught behind off the bowling of Chris Morris.

Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib stabilised the innings with a 142-run partnership, during which both batsmen surpassed their half-centuries, before Shakib was clean bowled by Imran Tahir for 75, which came off 84 balls and included eight boundaries and a six.

Mohammad Mithun mustered 21 runs before he was cleaned up by Tahir.

Rahim ended up making an 80-ball 78, which included eight boundaries, before he was caught by Rassie van der Dussen at deep point off the bowling of Phehlukwayo.

Mosaddek Hossain and Mahmudullah steadied things with a 66-run stand before Mosaddek was dismissed by Morris for 26.

With Mahmudullah going on to score an unbeaten 46 off 33 balls, Bangladesh finished on 330/6.

Phehlukwayo, Tahir and Morris picked up two wickets apiece.

Chasing 331 to win, South Africa got off to a solid start as Quinton de Kock and Aiden Markram amassed a 49-run partnership before De Kock was run out by Rahim for 23.

Markram and South Africa captain Faf du Plessis kept the runs flowing with a 53-run partnership before Markram was clean bowled by Shakib for 45.

Du Plessis went on to score a 53-ball 62, which included five boundaries and a six, before he was cleaned up by Mehidy Hasan Miraz.

David Miller and Van der Dussen steadied things with a 55-run stand before Miller was dismissed by Mustafizur Rahman for 38.

Van der Dussen ended up making 41 before he was clean bowled by Mohammad Saifuddin, who also took out Andile Phehlukwayo.

Chris Morris was removed by Mustafizur for 10 and even though JP Duminy smashed a 37-ball 45, South Africa ended up falling short of their target as they finished on 309/8.

Mustafizur was the most successful bowler with three wickets, while Saifuddin took two, and Shakib and Mehidy claimed one wicket each.

Shakib was named Man of the Match.

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