SA vs BAN: South Africa turned the tables in the last over, Bangladesh lost by 4 runs

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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New Delhi. In the T20 World Cup 2024 match played in New York, the Bangladesh team had to face defeat against South Africa in the last over after a close match. Batting first, the African team could only score 113 runs for the loss of six wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. After the initial setbacks, the Bangladesh team batted cautiously. However, the match turned in the last over. Bangladesh needed 11 runs to win in the last six balls. Four runs came on the next two balls. From here Bangladesh needed only seven runs in four balls. It seemed as if Bangladesh had won this match, but it did not happen.

Keshav Maharaj changed the course of the match. On the third ball, Keshav Maharaj got Zakar Ali 8(9) caught out by Aiden Markram. On the fifth ball, Mahmudullah Riyad 20(27) was also caught out while trying to hit a big shot. Bangladesh needed six runs on the last two balls. They could not score this. Earlier, while chasing the target, Bangladesh did not have a very good start. The team lost the wicket of Tanjid Hasan for just nine runs. Liton Das, who came to bat at number-3, scored 9 runs off 13 balls. After this, he was caught by David Miller on the ball of Keshav Maharaj. Shakib Hasan could also contribute only three runs. Bangladesh had lost four wickets for 50 runs.

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Tauhid Hridoy makes a comeback
Tauheed Hridoy brought back the Bangladesh team, which was in trouble at one point. Batting at number-5, he scored 37 runs in 34 balls. During this, two fours and as many sixes came off his bat. Mahmudullah Riyad supported him at the other end. There was an important partnership of 44 runs between the two. With the help of which the score reached close to 100 runs. On the difficult pitch of New York, South Africa won the toss and decided to bat first. This move backfired on captain Aiden Markram. The African team lost four wickets for just 23 runs. Reeza Hendricks and Tisteron Stubbs could not even open their account. Tanjim Hasan Sakib dismissed three batsmen. Opener Quinton de Kock could score only 18 runs in just 11 balls.

Miller-Klaasen saves the honor
After which Henry Klaasen and David Miller together took the responsibility of scoring runs. Both somehow took the score beyond 100. In the 18th over, when South Africa's score was 102, Klaasen was bowled by Taskin Ahmed in an attempt to score runs quickly. He was out after scoring 46 runs after facing 44 balls. Soon David Miller, who was playing after scoring 29 runs off 38 balls, was bowled by Rashad Hussain. However, a partnership of 79 runs between the two took the team beyond 100 runs on this difficult pitch.

tag: Bangladeshi cricketers, ICC T20 World Cup, Keshav Maharaj, South Africa Cricket, T20 World Cup

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