(Will South Africa end the ODI series on a high or will Bangladesh have the final laugh, winning the third series on a trot at home. Bangladesh won the last game comprehensively and will want to continue their good work. South Africa on other hand will want to get back to their best and ensure they are not losing the series. The deck might not be a good one to bat on with the hosts opting for slower surfaces, how will both teams adapt to it? Catch live cricket scores and updates of the 3rd ODI here) Catch live cricket scorecard of Bangladesh vs South Africa 3rd ODI at Chittagong here

Soumya Sarkar – Man of the Match for his special 90 and is also the Man of the Series. A magnificent win for Bangladesh, they first bowled superbly as a team to keep South Africa to a score of 168 and then the openers did the bulk of the job and the hosts have romped to a 9-wicket win! Tamim Iqbal – It is a huge moment, beating South Africa is not an easy task, Soumo [Soumya Sarkar] played superbly, winning is like a habit so now we back ourselves to beat any team. We need to take it through to Tests, it is an area we can improve on!

Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh 170/1, (Target 170) Batting: Tamim Iqbal 61(77), Litton Das 5(5) in 26.1 Overs: Bangladesh win by 9 wickets by D/L method, win series 2-1! Bangladesh have romped home thanks to the opening stand of 154 runs to register their first over One-Day International (ODI) series win over South Africa. They complete a hat-trick of beating Pakistan, India and then South Africa at home. What a golden period of play for them.

Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh 154/1, (Target 170) Batting: Tamim Iqbal 52(73), Litton Das 0(2) in 25 Overs A tame dismissal for Sarkar who hits one straight to Amla and misses out on a ton. Litton Das is the new man in. Tamim Iqbal will now look to seal the game by himself here itself.

OUT! Soumya Sarkar c Amla b Tahir 90 (75)

Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh 131/0, (Target 170) Batting: Tamim Iqbal 46(64), Soumya Sarkar 73(56)  in 20 Overs: South Africa look helpless in the field as Bangladesh continue to plunder runs at will. Sarkar has gone past his fifty and is looking in supreme touch. Tamim is now starting to flow into his usual self as well. Tamim is now nearing his half-century as well. Sarkar gave South Africa a chance but Farhaan Behardien did not judge the catch well and dropped the chance at sweeper cover.

Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh 96/0, (Target 170) Batting: Tamim Iqbal 39(51), Soumya Sarkar 47(39)  in 15 Overs: Tahir and Duminy have managed to bowl a couple of tight overs against the two openers for Bangladesh. Sarkar though continues on his merry way and is unbeaten on as Bangladesh need only 74 more runs to win the series.

Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh 63/0, (Target 170) Batting: Tamim Iqbal 20(30), Soumya Sarkar 37(30)  in 10 Overs: Sarkar is now going for the glory shots now and is connecting with everything. South Africa are not learning and bowling bad right now. They have raced away to a score of 63 in just the ten overs. JP Duminy has come on to bowl already. South Africa are trying to tie down the hosts with spin.

Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh 33/0, (Target 170) Batting: Tamim Iqbal 11(20), Soumya Sarkar 17(16)  in 6 Overs: Sarkar now gets the gap and scores the early runs Bangladesh are looking for at the start of the chase. Morne Morkel comes on to bowl as South Africa are desperate for wickets. Sarkar finishes Morkel’s over with a boundary as well. Tamim plays a lovely late cut to find the third man fence to end the six overs.

Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh 5/0, Batting: Tamim Iqbal 2(6), Soumya Sarkar 2(6)  in 2 Overs: Kyle Abbott starts the over for South Africa with Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar out to bat for Bangladesh. He starts with a good tight over. Kagiso Rabada bowls the over from the other end. Sarkar has looked to go after the bowling but has not found the gap yet.

This is still a challenging total for Bangladesh from here on. South Africa were in danger but David Miller got them back on track. The rain intervened and then Miller fell soon for 44. JP Duminy then took over and ensured that South Africa got to a good total on the board despite wickets falling at regular intervals. Shakib Al Hasan was the pick of the bowlers for Bangladehsh with three for 33. Duminy with his 51 was the highest scorer for South Africa.

Live Cricket Score: South Africa 168/9, Batting: Morne Morkel 1(3)  in 40 Overs: Farhaan falls trying to up the ante and is caught at long on by Rahman. Mustafizur then goes through the defense of Kagiso Rabada and bowls him for a score of just 1. JP Duminy has played a crucial knock and brings up his 21st ODI half-century. Rubel Hossain gets through Abbott too and South Africa miss out on some crucial runs as Duminy is not given enough strike in the last few overs. Duminy gets out of the last ball of the innings, caught at point by Litton Das.

OUT! Farhaan Behardien c S Rahman b Shakib 12(16)

OUT! Kagiso Rabada b Rahman 1(5)

OUT! Kye Abbott Rubel 5(10)

OUT! JP Duminy c Das b Rubel 51(70)

Live Cricket Score: South Africa 149/5, Batting: Farhaan Behardien 12(15), JP Duminy 40(58) in 35 Overs:South Africa are slowly building up to posting a good score despite the stutter at the top of the order. Duminy has looked good and he has got good support from Farhaan at the other end. Duminy has played a fine knock so far and will looking to go big in the final five overs.

Live Cricket Score: South Africa 116/5, Batting: Farhaan Behardien 0(2), JP Duminy 23(47) in 31 Overs: 200th wicket for Mashrafe Mortaza as he gets rid of the danger man David Miller for 44. The stand of 63 is broken. A shorter length ball outside off, Miller cut it through point for Sabbir Rahman to take a brilliant catch. What a moment for him and Bangladesh. South Africa are five down and Farhaan Behardien is the new man in.

OUT! David Miller c Rahman b Mortaza 44(51)

Live Cricket Score: South Africa 108/4, Batting: David Miller 44(50), JP Duminy 16(38) in 29 Overs: Miller and Duminy are rotating the strike well and going well for South Africa. This is a tricky period of time for Bangladesh, they had the momentum with them before the break but the runs are coming here for South Africa.

Live Cricket Score: South Africa 82/4, Batting: David Miller 25(29), JP Duminy 10(29) in 24 Overs: Miller and Duminy come out to bat for South Africa. Mustafizur Rahman starts the  fresh over is getting some help from the pitch. Miller continues to look very positive at the crease. Bangladesh will have to work hard for the rest of the 17 overs to get the momentum back for them.

Good news folks! The umpires have had their inspection and it has been reduced to a 40-over-per-side affair. South Africa have played out 23 overs and will have further 17 overs to play and get a good score on board on this slowish deck. We will start at 1930 local time!

Rain delay: 1830IST: The covers are on as a precautionary measure, we might get a game in folks! 1800IST: The rain seems to have relented a bit but there is a lot of work to be done, we have already lost a lot of overs in the game. 1640 IST: The rain continues to fall at Chittagong and it looks like we are in for a long day. There are puddle which are being formed as the rain gets heavier. Remember if rain washes out hours then Bangladesh might come out and chase a target of around 100 runs in 20 overs. 1605 IST: The rain has come in and halted play here at Chittagong.

Live Cricket Score: South Africa 78/4, Batting: David Miller 23(27), JP Duminy 8(25) in 23 Overs: Rain delay!Miller gets going with a couple of boundaries to the square leg fence. He has looked positive which is the right way to go about things here. It has gone very dark at Chittagong too and rain is predicted but remember we are past 20 overs. The rain is coming and the covers are on the field.

Live Cricket Score: South Africa 53/4, Batting: David Miller 5(7), JP Duminy 1(3) in 16 Overs: Troubled times continue for South Africa as they are four down now. Mashrafe Mortaza brings on Mahmudullah and he strikes first ball, the ball takes the under edge and Mushfiqur Rahim takes another catch. This is superb bowling from Bangladesh. JP Duminy is the new man in and he will have to bat long for South Africa.

OUT! Rilee Rossouw c Rahim b Mahmudullah 17(27)

Live Cricket Score: South Africa 47/3, Batting: David Miller 2(3), Rilee Rossouw 15(22) in 14 Overs: Runs have dried up for South Africa and are not quite flowing for them as expected. A chance missed! Amla gives Shakib the charge but mistimes it in the air towards mid off. Sabbir runs back and tries to get under it but drops the chance. This could cost a lot but the doesn’t as Amla is caught behind of the bowling of Shakib. He takes his 200th ODI wicket, only the second Bangladesh player to do so.

OUT! Hashim Amla c Rahim b Shakib 15(35)

Live Cricket Score: South Africa 20/2, Batting: Hashim Amla 6(18), Rilee Rossouw 1(5) in 8 Overs: Another wicket for Bangladesh! Faf du Plessis looks to sweep but gets a top edge. The fielders converge but the keeper calls for it and takes the catch in the end. This is a superb start for Bangaldesh and South Africa are already two down. Rilee Rossouw comes out to join Amla, South Africa need a stand here to stay in the game.

OUT: Faf du Plessis c Rahim b Shakib 6(17)

Live Cricket Score: South Africa 9/1, Batting: Hashim Amla 1 (9), Faf du Plessis 1(1) in 3 Overs: Great start for Bangladesh in this series decided. The ‘wonder-kid’ Mustafizur Rahman has got rid of Quinton de Kock. It was a full ball and was tailing in on leg stump line, de Kock goes hard on the whip and fails to connect, the ball sneaks past the blade and crashes into the leg stump. Not the start South Africa were looking for.

OUT: Quinton de Kock b Mustafizur Rahman 7(8)


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

South Africa: Hashim Amla(c), Quinton de Kock(wk), Faf du Plessis, Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Farhaan Behardien, Morne Morkel, Kagiso Rabada, Kyle Abbott, Imran Tahir

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the third One-Day International (ODI) between Bangladesh and South Africa, this is Nikhil Popat here and I will be bringing you the live cricket scores and updates of this match. The three-match ODI series is evenly poised at 1-1 with the hosts Bangladesh winning the second ODI in a commanding manner. South Africa had started off the series well with an emphatic win but they failed to carry the momentum in the second game of the series. The third ODI, will thus, be the series decider. The first leg of the South Africa tour of Bangladesh 2015 was of a two-match Twenty20 series, which the tourists won comfortably 2-0. PREVIEW: Bangladesh vs South Africa, 3rd ODI at Chittagong

Toss: South Africa have won the toss and elected to bat first. Bangladesh are unchanged from the previous game while South Africa have made one change, they have brought back their pace bowler Morne Morkel in place of Chris Morris.

Before the start of the ODIs, it was expected that the hosts will put up a tough challenge for the South Africans and they lived up to their expectations. After being beaten convincingly in the first game, Bangladesh bounced back and thrashed the South African by seven wickets in the next one. It was Bangladesh’s second ever victory against the Proteas in any format. On Tuesday, they would like to go one step ahead and win their fourth back-to-back ODI series at home.  READ: Quinton de Kock’s poor form is hurting South Africa

The elegance and class of Soumya Sarkar and Mahmudullah saw Bangladesh through in the last game. The hosts will again depend on them to produce the goods. Also the other senior batsmen like Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim need to contribute in this important game. Tamim’s poor form has been a alarming factor.


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

South Africa: Hashim Amla (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Farhaan Behardien, Kyle Abbott, Morne Morkel, Eddie Leie, Imran Tahir, Ryan McLaren.

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