AB de Villiers 176, SA 353/6

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Pns: AB de Villiers’ 104-ball 176 and opener Hashim Amla’s 85 guided South Africa to 353/6 in 50 overs against Bangladesh at Boland Park, Paarl on Wednesday.



Bangladesh had lost the Test series by big margins and were expected to do better in the 50-over format. But the visitors lost the 1st ODI by 10 wickets. In Kimberley on Sunday, it was a day of records for Hashim Amla (110 off 112 balls, 8 fours) and Quinton de Kock (168 off 145 balls, 21 fours and 2 sixes), whose final partnership of 282 was the joint sixth highest of all time and only four runs short of the first wicket record.

The No.7 ranked Bangladesh, who stunned New Zealand with a five-wicket win to reach the ICC Champions Trophy semi-finals earlier this year, will have their task cut out in Paarl.


PNS/Tamanna Khan

 

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