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South Africa lock horns with Bangladesh in the 30th match of the ICC T20 World Cup today.
South Africa have won two of their three matches so far and are at second place in the Group 1 points table with four points.
They lost their tournament opener against Australia. However, they beat defending champions West Indies and Sri Lanka in their previous two matches.
Therefore, they are on a two match-winning streak coming into this game.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, have lost all three of their matches in the Super12s and are at the bottom of the table.
They lost against Sri Lanka, England and West Indies. Against West Indies, they bowled fairly well to keep Kieron Pollard and company to 142/7.
Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman and Shoriful Islam all picked two wickets each.
Bangladesh got close but failed to get past the line, falling agonizingly short by three runs in the end.
They ended up at 139/5 from their 20 overs eventually. Liton Das scored 44 while skipper Mahmudullah remained not out on 31.
They will be disappointed to not have finished the game. With three consecutive defeats, Bangladesh have only pride to play for and will look to sign off with a couple of wins.
South Africa will need to win this game to strengthen their chances of making the semi-finals and will fancy their chances against a struggling Bangladesh side.
Playing XI South Africa
Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma (c), Aiden Markram, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Playing XI Bangladesh
Naim Sheikh, Liton Das (wk), Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Shamim Patwari, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed.
Total Matches- 55
Matches won batting first- 24
Matches won bowling first- 31
Average 1st innings score- 139
Average 2nd innings score- 127
Highest total recorded- 225/7 (20 Ov) by IRE vs AFG
Lowest total recorded- 87/10 (18.3 Ov) by HK vs OMAN
Highest score chased- 166/6 (19.4 Ov) by HK vs AFG
Lowest score defended- 129/6 (20 Ov) by ENG vs PAK
The team winning the toss might choose to bowl first. Chasing has been a popular option for teams in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Many teams have found it easier to chase a total than to defend one. Hence, the team might select bowling first in the match.
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