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Three South African bowlers took 3-wkt hauls during the this game against Bangladesh, the first time for any team in T20I history. Meanwhile Eddie Leie, on South Africa debut, have won Man of the Match for his spell of 3 for 16. Faf du Plessis, the South African captain is the Man of the series. READ match report here.

Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh 138 | Overs 19.2

Arafat Sunny 5 (5)

It takes two yorkers from Kyle Abbott, punctuated by a wide for height, to clean up the tail and give his team a 31-run win. SA, with this, have also won the series 2-0.

OUT: Mustafizur Rahman b Kyle Abott 0 (2)

Rony Talukdar b Kyle Abbott 21 (22)

Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh 137/8 | Overs 19

Rony Talukdar 21 (21) Arafat Sunny 5(5)

Three singles, two braces and a wide in the 19th over. Match effectively sealed with this.

Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh 128/8 | Overs 18

Rony Talukdar 17 (18) Arafat Sunny 2 (2)

WICKET! Mashrafe Mortaza loses leg stump! He shifts his position towards off stump to play a full ball towards fine leg, but misses it. Uphill task for the hosts here.

OUT: Mashrafe Mortaza b Kyle Abbott 17 (8)

Live Cricket Score Bangladesh 124/7 | Overs 17

Rony Talukdar 10 (5) Mashrafe Mortaza 0 (0)

Two straight hits for six from the captain Mashrafe Mortaza. Stepped down the track, and deposited the ball, once straight behind the bowler, and once towards long-on. In the second instance he hadn’t reached the pitch of the ball as much as in the first ball. Wanted to hit a six off the last ball, too, but the bowler, Aaron Phangiso, saw him coming down the track and pulled his line towards wide of off stump.

Live Cricket Score Bangladesh 103/7 | Overs 15

Rony Talukdar 10 (5) Mashrafe Mortaza 0 (0)

Bangladesh are going down like a house of card. Litton Das was the last man to get out. Bangladesh need 67 in last 30 balls.

OUT: Litton Das c Wiese b Phangiso 10 (7)

Live Cricket Score Bangladesh 96/6 | Overs 14

Rony Talukdar 10 (5) Litton Das 3 (6)

Two youngsters are batting for Bangladesh. But it will a very tough for them. Spinners are just dominating at this moment.

OUT: Nasir Hossain c Rossouw b Phangiso 0(2)

Live Cricket Score Bangladesh 82/5 | Overs 12

Nasir Hossain 0(0), Rony Talukdar 0(1)

Dream debut for Eddie Leie, he has already taken three wickets. Bangladesh batsmen have threw it away after great start. They have only themselves to blame.

Out: S Rahman c D Miller b Eddie Leie 1(3)

Mushfiqur Rahim c Rossouw b Eddie Leie 19(16)

Live Cricket Score Bangladesh 75/3 | Overs 11

Mushfiqur Rahim 12 (12) Sabbir Rahman 1 (2)

Mushfiqur Rahim is trying his bit but South Africa are ahead in the game.

Live Cricket Score Bangladesh 69/2 | Overs 10

Shakib al Hasan 8 (10) Mushfiqur Rahim 7 (9)

Halfway stage of this innings. South Africa are way ahead in this game thanks to their slow bowlers. This pitch is tailor made for them.

Live Cricket Score Bangladesh 64/2 | Overs 9

Shakib al Hasan 5 (7) Mushfiqur Rahim 6 (8)

South African spinners are looking unplayable. Every other ball is turning.

Live Cricket Score Bangladesh 58/2 | Overs 8

Shakib al Hasan 4 (6) Mushfiqur Rahim 1 (3)

South African spinners are bowling in tandem. Two new batsmen at the crease for Bangladesh. They need a partnership here, but it will be not easy to score freely against the spinners.

Live Cricket Score Bangladesh 55/2 | Overs 7

Shakib al Hasan 2 (2) Mushfiqur Rahim 0(1)

The debutant Leie takes a wicket in his first over. The promising innings of Soumya Sarkar has ended. Brilliantly bowled by the young leg spinner. So now both openers are gone in successive overs.

OUT: Soumya Sarkar st de Kock b Eddie Leie 37(21)

Live Cricket Score Bangladesh 52/1 | Overs 6

Soumya Sarkar 27 (15) Shakib al Hasan 0 (0)

OUT: Tamim’s struggle is over. He is undone by a slow ball of Wayne Parnell. Before that South African bowlers were looking under bit of pressure. They have given away few extra runs as well. But this wicket will given them some breathing space. Meanwhile Shakib al Hasan comes out to bat. However Soumya Sarkar continues his aggression. He hits the first six of the Bangladesh innings.

OUT: Tamim Iqbal c Wiese b Parnell 13(18)

Live Cricket Score Bangladesh 41/o | Overs 5

Tamim Iqbal 12 (15) Soumya Sarkar 27 (15)

Bangladesh are off to a great start. The pitch is looking better than the previous one. Soumya Sarkar is playing brilliant innings.

Live Cricket Score Bangladesh 32/o | Overs 4

Tamim Iqbal 10 (13) Soumya Sarkar 22 (11)

Another change in the bowling. David Wiese bowls his 1st over. So South Africa have bowled four bowlers in first four overs. Faf is using his bowlers brilliantly.

Live Cricket Score Bangladesh 21/o | Overs 3

Tamim Iqbal 9 (7) Soumya Sarkar 14 (9)

Wayne Parnell comes into the the attack. Unlike the Bangladesh pacers, The South African pacers are getting some bounce out of the deck. 10 runs from the over, good one for Bangladesh.

Live Cricket Score Bangladesh 11/o | Overs 2

Tamim Iqbal 2 (7) Soumya Sarkar 9 (5)

Spin from the other end. Its the off-spin of JP Duminy, who has been asked to ball against this two left handers. Soumya Sarkar is looking in good touch.

Live Cricket Score Bangladesh 5/o | Over 1

Tamim Iqbal 1 (3) Soumya Sarkar 4 (3)

Kyle Abott started proceedings for South Africa. Tamim is playing him sensibly. Soumya Sarkar hits him for a boundary.

Live Cricket Score South Africa 169/4 | Overs 20

David Miller 30 (28) Rilee Rossouw 19 (6)

So 32 runs from the last two overs and South Africa have finished with a very competitive total.  In the middle overs, Bangladesh bowlers fought back and looked like restricting the visitors under 160 but the last two overs hurt them most. So Bangladesh need to score 170 to square the series. READ the innings report here.

Live Cricket Score South Africa 156/4 | Overs 19

David Miller 22 (24) Rilee Rossouw 14 (4)

Poor last over by Shakib al Hasan. 19 runs from it.

Live Cricket Score South Africa 137/4 | Overs 18

David Miller 14 (18) Rilee Rossouw 0 (1)

OUT: Big wicket, Faf du Plessis is gone. Mustafizur Rahman strikes. His first wicket against South Africa. Only four runs from the 18th over.

OUT: Faf du Plessis c Rahim b Mustafizur Rahman 16(17)

Live Cricket Score South Africa 133/3 | Overs 17

Batting: Faf du Plessis 15 (15) David Miller 14 (18)

Brilliant bowling by Shakib al Hasan. He is using his experience to good effect. Just three runs he conceded. Only 13 runs from last 3 overs.

Live Cricket Score South Africa 130/3 | Overs 16

Batting: Faf du Plessis 14 (11) David Miller 12 (16)

Four runs from the Nasri Hossain over. Two back to back good overs for Bangladesh. Can the restrict South Africa from here?

Live Cricket Score South Africa 126/3 | Overs 15

Batting: Faf du Plessis 12 (9) David Miller 10 (12)

Good, tight and sensible over by Mashrafe Mortaza. Six runs from the over. Bangladesh look to restrict them within 160.

Live Cricket Score South Africa 120/3 | Overs 14

Batting: Faf du Plessis 11 (8) David Miller 5 (7)

Faf du Plassis is looking in good touch. He has started from where he left in the last game. Pakistan are well set to get 170-180.

Live Cricket Score South Africa 113/3 | Overs 13

Batting: Faf du Plessis 5 (4) David Miller 4 (5)

Poor over by Arafat Sunny at this important situation. Bangladesh need to catch up this opportunity. They should not give easy runs away.

Live Cricket Score South Africa 104/3 | Overs 12

Batting: Faf du Plessis 0 (0) David Miller 2 (3)

What a great over it has been by Nasir Hossain! He removed both set batsmen, first JP Duminy then big fish Ab de Villiers. Though its seems Bangladesh were lucky with the de Villiers wicket. However, South Africa are under bit of pressure.

OUT: JP Duminy c Shakib b Nasir Hossain 6(4)

AB de Villiers c Mushfiqur Rahim 40 ()

Live Cricket Score South Africa 98/1 | Overs 11

Batting: AB de Villiers 40 (33) JP Duminy 0 (2) 

OUT! First wicket for Bangladesh and its Arafat Sunny who breaks the partnership. de Kock wants to flick him through mid-wicket but offers a straight forward catch to Sabbir Rahman. JP Duminy is the new man in.

OUT: Quinton de Kock c S Rahman b A Sunny 44(31)

Live Cricket Score South Africa 95/0 | Overs 10

Batting: Quinton de Kock 44 (28) , AB de Villiers 39 (32)

Halfway stage. Bangladesh are yet to take a wicket and both de Kock and de Villiers are punishing the Bangladeshi bowlers all over the park. They just want to bat Bangladesh out of the game.

Live Cricket Score South Africa 82/0 | Overs 9

Batting: Quinton de Kock 32 (24) , AB de Villiers 38 (30)

Strange decision by Mortaza. He has asked part time medium pacer, Soumya Sarkar to ball. The idea behind is probably to slow the game. But he has given 11 runs in this over.

Live Cricket Score South Africa 71/0 | Overs 8

Batting: Quinton de Kock 30 (22) , AB de Villiers 29 (26)

Mashrafe Mortaza has brought himself in the attack. Good start for him. Bangladesh have missed a run-out opportunity in this over.

Live Cricket Score South Africa 65/0 | Overs 7

Batting: Quinton de Kock 27 (19) , AB de Villiers 26 (23)

Quinton de Kock hits the first six of the game. Both South African openers are going all guns blazing. Nothing is going right for Bangladesh. They have fielded quite poorly as well.

Live Cricket Score South Africa 51/0 | Overs 6

Batting: Quinton de Kock 21 (25) , AB de Villiers 18 (15)

Powerplay is done and dusted and its an excellent one for the visitors. They have crossed the 50-run mark. As the ball is getting old, it is getting difficult to hit the bowlers. So keeping this in mind, this is an excellent start.

Live Cricket Score South Africa 41/0 | Overs 5

Batting: Quinton de Kock 18 (15) , AB de Villiers 15 (15)

So finally Shakib al Hasan comes into attack. Excellent start for him. Five runs from the over, which is quite acceptable at this point of the game. South Africa don’t want to give any wickets to him.

Live Cricket Score South Africa 36/0 | Overs 4

Batting: Quinton de Kock 17 (14) , AB de Villiers 11 (10)

First sign of pace today. Mustafizur Rahman bowls a decent over. & runs from it. It seems the back of a length bowling is the order of the day. Odd balls are holding up in the pitch.

Live Cricket Score South Africa 29/0 | Overs 3

Batting: Quinton de Kock 12 (9) , AB de Villiers 10 (9)

South Africa are going at a run rate of almost 10. They want to dominate the Bangladeshi bowlers, especially spinners. Ominous signs for Bangladesh. They need a quick breakthrough.

Live Cricket Score South Africa 18/0 | Overs 2

Batting: Quinton de Kock 2 (4) , AB de Villiers 10 (8)

Poor over by Nasir Hossain. So it seems the double spin strategy is not working for the hosts. Another nine run over which includes two wides. Not a good start for Bangladesh in the crucial game.

Live Cricket Score South Africa 9/0 | Over 1

Batting: Quinton de Kock 1 (2) , AB de Villiers 8 (4)

Like the first game, Bangladesh have started with Arafat Sunny and its turning square from the very first over. But AB de Villiers hits two boundaries in the over. Nine runs from the first over. Good start for the visitors.

In today’s game Shakib al Hasan‘s role going to be crucial if Bangladesh want to square the series. READ: Shakib Al Hasan must step up to help Bangladesh be consistent

South Africa have won the toss and have elected to bat first.


Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c),Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Litton Das, Rony Talukdar, Arafat Sunny, Mustafizur Rahman

South Africa: Faf du Plessis (c), AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock (wk), Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Rilee Rossouw, David Wiese, Wayne Parnell, Eddie Leie, Aaron Phangiso, Kyle Abbott

One change in Bangladesh’s playing XI, Rony Talukdar is replacing Sohag Gazi.

One change in South African team as well, Eddie Leie in for Kagiso Rabada. He is making his debut.

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the second Twenty20 International (ODI) between Bangladesh and South Africa at Mirpur. I am Sandipan Banerjee and I will be bringing all the updates of the match here. South Africa provided a clinical performance to win the first T20I against Bangladesh at Dhaka on Sunday, going one up in the two-match series. READ: Bangladesh vs South Africa 2nd T20I at Dhaka Preview

Once again, Bangladesh’s main weapon will be spinners. South Africa have already cracked the mystery though. Faf du Plessis was meticulous However, AB de Villiers’s failure in the first T20I will be a worry. South Africa’s bowling have been disciplined and Faf du Plessis will be hoping that the team can emulate the first T20I’s performance in the second match.


Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Litton Das (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Arafat Sunny, Jubair Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Rony Talukdar, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Sohag Gazi, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal.

South Africa: Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Kyle Abbott, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Beuran Hendricks, Eddie Leie, David Miller, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, David Wiese.

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