AB de Villiers scored his 25th ODI century    Getty Images
AB de Villiers scored his 25th ODI century Getty Images

The second One-Day International (ODI) painted a similar sight for Bangladesh as South Africa‘s famed batting line-up continued to milk runs. The crowd at Boland Park, Paarl were treated with superlative batting by the home side, especially by AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla. South Africa’s second highest run-getter in ODIs, ABD created up a storm during his knock of 176, which helped his side reach a mammoth score of 353 for 6 by the end of 50 overs.

Bangladesh continued to toil hard in the middle. The pair of Amla and Quinton de Kock continued to dent visitors morale, reaching the 50-run mark in 60 balls.

This, though, was not the most fluid of batting displays by the openers but anyway managed to put up runs on the board. Bangladesh bowlers, on the other hand, found it hard to cash on to the sluggishness of the track.

As de Kock neared his 15th ODI half-century, Shakib Al Hasan had him trapped in front for 46. Faf du Plessis came out at No. 3, only to last just 2 balls before getting cleaned up by Shakib for duck.

AB de Villiers joined Amla, and the opposition were thereafter reduced to a rubble. Undeterred by all this, de Villiers launched an all-out attack on the visitors. His blitz saw South Africa race past the 150-run mark. He, along with Amla, added 50 runs in 43 balls. Amla too reached his personal milestone of 50 runs in 55 deliveries, his 34th ODI half-century. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Bangladesh vs South Africa 2017-18, 2nd ODI at Paarl

De Villiers raced to his 54th ODI half-century in 34 balls. He was severely heavy on the likes of Taskin Ahmed and Sabbir Rahman.

Both added 100 runs for the third wicket in 81 balls and that too off a massive six by de Villiers.

The pair also set a new South African record for highest third-wicket stand against Bangladesh, who finally had some respite as Rubel Hossain had Amla caught for 85 by Mushfiqur Rahim.

JP Duminy came out in the middle with de Villiers 14 runs away from his hundred. De Villiers recorded his 25th ODI hundred in 67 balls as the crowd at Paarl applauded the South African mauler. He is only behind Amla (26).

With this hundred, he also equalled Kumar Sangakkara’s tally of 25 tons in the all-time list.

De Villiers, with a four, brought up the 50-run stand between himself and Duminy; the latter contributing just 17 in the partnership.

De Villiers reached his second 150-plus score in ODIs in 93 balls. He surpassed his highest-ever score of 162 as his stand with Duminy crossed 100.

He holed out at deep mid-wicket for a 104-ball 176, trying to hit Hossain out of park. His knock included 15 fours and 7 sky-kissing sixes.

Duminy, along with Farhan Behardein, added 11 runs before Hossain picked up the former for 30. Dwayne Pretorius got out on the first ball he faced by Hossain.

South Africa closed their innings on 353 for 6 in 50 overs with Behardien not out on 7.

Winning the toss, Bangladesh asked South Africa to bat. Bangladesh brought in Tamim Iqbal, while South Africa replaced the injured David Miller with Farhaan Behardien.

Brief scores:

South Africa 353 for 6 (Hashim Amla 84, AB de Villiers 176 ; Shakib Al Hasan 2 for 60, Rubel Hossain 4 for 62) vs Bangladesh.