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Afif-Miraz 7th wicket stand registered in recordbook!


CRICDOT DESK : Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat in the second ODI of the series in Johannesburg. Top and middle order lost 5 wickets for 34 runs. Mahmudullah tried to deal with the disaster but failed.

Bangladesh finished with 194 runs for 9 wickets at the end of 50 overs. In order to win the series, Taskin-Shariful will have to stop the hosts with this run.

Earlier, opener Tamim made 1 run and returned with a catch to Lungi Ngidi’s ball. Shakib, who made fifty in the first match, returned with zero runs. Liton hit three boundaries and was bowled out for 15 off 21 balls.

Yasir Rabbi, who had scored a half-century in the previous match, also failed. When he returned with 2 runs, Bangladesh was in great danger. When Mushfiqur (12) returned in the next over, the visitors feared that he would collapse for a short run. Mahmudullah handled the push with an average of 60 runs with Afif. But before the team’s century, he returned with a personal 25 runs.

After that Afif fought with Miraj. The two batsmen formed a record partnership against the Proteas for the seventh wicket. 6 runs in a pair of two. Earlier, the maximum was 54. Which was done by Ashraful-Mashrafe in 2006 World Cup.

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Immediately after Afif’s departure, Rabada returned Miraj for 36 runs. The Proteas bowler took 5 wickets for the second time in ODIs. Rabadar took 5 wickets for 39 runs. Rabada got 6 wickets for 16 runs against Bangladesh in his debut.

There is no change in Bangladesh XI in this second match. On the other hand, South Africa has made the XI with three changes. Opener and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock, pace all-rounder Wayne Parnell and left-arm leg-spinner Tabrez Shamsi are back in the squad. Excluded are Andile Felukwayo, Marco Johnson and Aiden Markram.

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