Tigers need 370 to win

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Pns: Tigers need 370 runs to win as South Africa posted a mammoth 369 runs for the loss of six wickets in their allocated 50 overs in the 3rd and last ODI of the three-match series at Buffalo Park in East Londonon Sunday.

Three half-centuries, one near half-century and some late strikes from Rabada and Behardien have lifted them to 369.

Taskin and Miraz took two wickets each while Rubel Hossain picked-up one wicket.

After winning the toss the Protea openers De Cock(73) andTemba Bahuma(48) gave South Africa a rapid start and after their departure skipper Faf du Plessis and AK Markram carried the momentum towards a big score.

Earlier, Bangladesh were asked to bowl first as South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to bat.

Mehedi Hasan Miraz and Soumya Sarkar came in for Bangladesh, replacing injured Tamim Iqbal and Nasir Hossain in the match.

This game is a big challenge for the visiting side to avoid the whitewash when Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is leading the Tigers in 50th ODI matches.

Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram and Wiaan Mulder are in for South Africa, replacing Hashim Amla, Duminy and Dwaine Pretorius.

Bangladesh XI: Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Liton Kuamr Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (captain), Taskin Ahmed and Rubel Hossain.

South Africa XI: Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis (captain), Temba Bavuma, AB de Villiers, Farhaan Behardien, Wiaan Mulder, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Dane Paterson and Imran Tahir.

PNS/Tamanna Khan



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