Bangladesh creates history after winning series against SA


CHITTAGONG: Based on the Duckworth Lewis Method Bangladesh recorded the series win against Hashim Amla led South Africa on Wednesday. Opener Soumya Sarkar and Tamim Iqbal hit half-centuries as Bangladesh drubbed South Africa by nine wickets in the third and final one-day international to take the three-match series 2-1 in Chittagong on Wednesday. Soumya was adjudged both the Man of the Match and the Man of the Series.

Soumya, fresh from his unbeaten 88 in the series equalling second match, scored 90 and Tamim added an unbeaten 61 as Bangladesh raced to 170-1 after the home bowlers had restricted the mighty Proteas to 168-9 in a rain-hit game.

The first series win over the world cricket heavyweights continues minnows Bangladesh’s coming-of-age party, capping another historic success for Mashrafe Mortaza’s men after their maiden appearance in the World Cup quarter-final and successive series wins over India, Pakistan and New Zealand earlier this year.