Bangladesh are going great guns and are in high spirits after defeating Pakistan and India.
They are now making life difficult for the South Africans. The series is evenly poised with both teams winning one match each. The final ODI will start on 15th July at 2:00 p.m. IST.
The Proteas looked a shadow of their former self and lacked any momentum barring Faf du Plessis and Farhaan Behardien, who offered some fight.
On the other handed a spirited performance led by Soumya Sarkar with his unbeaten 88 and Mahmudullah’s 50 off 64 balls helped the home team hand out South Africa their second worst defeat in the subcontinent.
The pitch in Chittagong is expected to be flatter and good for batting. It means the onus will be on the side batting first.
Viewers in Bangladesh can watch the series live on Channels 9. Super Sports will broadcast in South Africa and Start sports will beam the matches live in India.
The live streaming can be watched at the official website of Star Sports here.
South Africa was beaten convincingly by seven wickets in the second ODI of the three-match series. It was a major victory for the hosts when they bundled out the South Africans for 162.
It also happens to be the lowest total by the South Africans against Bangladesh. It was shrewd and clever captaincy by Mashrafe Mortaza. Shakib Al Hasan throttled the South Africans from one end, newcomer Mustafizur Rahman and Nasir Hossain each picked up three wickets each.
Both the previous matches were one sided with each team batting first folding for similar scores and losing the game by big margins. It has made the last match, the status of a final.
The mood in the Bangladesh dressing room must be upbeat after defeating South Africa convincingly by seven wickets.
Shere Bangla National Stadium became witness to the Bangladesh victory against South Africa, and they had managed to it only for the second time.
It was a disciplined bowling attack under the leadership of Masrafe Mortaza which managed to restrict the visitors under 200 runs.
Both the teams were limited to 200 runs leading to questions being asked about the pitch in Mirpur. Experts had opined that the pitch was two-paced, but it was not different from how it usually is.
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