[caption id="attachment_649723" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/faf-du-plessis.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-649723" alt="Faf du Plessis scored a fine hundred in Bloemfontein Test (Image courtesy: Getty) " src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/faf-du-plessis.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Faf du Plessis scored a fine hundred in Bloemfontein Test (Image courtesy: Getty)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>South African captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/faf-du-plessis" target="_blank">Faf du Plessis</a> admitted that tougher challenges lay ahead but said a record win over Bangladesh had given his team confidence ahead of series against India and Australia later in the season. Fast bowler <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kagiso-rabada" target="_blank">Kagiso Rabada</a> led a ruthless bowling performance as <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/bangladesh-in-south-africa-2017-200467/live-scores/south-africa-vs-bangladesh-live-cricket-score-2nd-test-match-183087-full-scorecard.html" target="_blank">South Africa completed an innings and 254 run win</a> midway through the third day of the second Test at Mangaung Oval on Sunday to complete a crushing 2-0 series win. <strong>ALSO READ: <a title="South Africa thrash Bangladesh by an innings and 254 runs; win series 2-0" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/south-africa-thrash-bangladesh-by-an-innings-and-254-runs-win-series-2-0-649650">South Africa thrash Bangladesh by an innings and 254 runs; win series 2-0</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Rabada took five for 30 as Bangladesh were bowled out for 172, a slight improvement on their first innings of 147 in reply to South Africa s 573 for four declared. <p></p> <p></p> We had really good targets that we wanted to achieve in this series and we achieved those hands down, said du Plessis. It gives us a lot of confidence but we appreciate that India and Australia are going to be a lot tougher. Bangladesh possibly didn t have the firepower that we thought they would have in these conditions." <p></p> <p></p>Du Plessis said big hundreds and important partnerships from the batsmen and a relentless bowling onslaught had been as much as could have been expected from the team. We appreciate that we ve still got a lot of work to do to be the finished article but if we do get better we ll be challenging for that (ICC) number one ranking again. <p></p> <p></p>It was the biggest win in South Africa s Test history, surpassing the innings and 229 run victory over Sri Lanka in Cape Town in 2000-01.