South Africa vs Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan's fifty goes in vain as visitors lose warm-up match

Bangladesh were bowled out for 255 in a warm-up match ahead of three one-day internationals against South Africa, which Invitation team chased down the target with 21 balls to spare.

AFP, Oct, 13 2017

Bloemfontein: Shakib Al Hasan top-scored with 68 but could not prevent a six-wicket defeat for the Bangladesh touring team against a South Africa Invitation XI at Mangaung Oval on Thursday.

Bangladesh were bowled out for 255 in a warm-up match ahead of three one-day internationals against South Africa starting in Kimberley on Sunday. The Invitation team reached the target with 21 balls to spare.

File image of Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan. AFP

File image of Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan. AFP

Shakib, who missed Bangladesh’s crushing defeats in a two-match Test series after asking for a break, hit nine fours in a 67-ball innings.

New South African Test star Aiden Markram, who was not selected for the one-day internationals, helped set up an easy win for the Invitation team. He hit 82 off 68 balls in an opening partnership of 147 with 18-year-old Matthew Breetzke, who made 71.

JP Duminy (34) and AB de Villiers (43) warmed up for the one-day internationals with a third wicket stand of 62 off 64 balls before both fell to off-spinner Mahmudullah, shortly before victory was achieved.

Scores in brief:

Bangladesh: 255 in 48.1 overs (Shakib Al Hasan 68, Sabbir Rahman 52; R. Frylinck 2-25, M. Siboto 2-49, M. Budaza 2-41, A. Phangiso 2-46)

South Africa Invitation XI: 257-4 in 46.3 overs (A. Markram 82, M. Breetzke 71, J. Duminy 34, A. de Villiers 43; Mahmudullah 2-13).

Result: SA Invitation XI won by six wickets.

Published Date: Oct 13, 2017 | Updated Date: Oct 13, 2017




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