Dominant Proteas completes 2-0 sweep over Bangladesh

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South Africa 169/4 (20 overs)
Bangladesh 138 (19.2 overs)
South Africa won by 31 runs

Dhaka: Eddie Leie made a memorable international debut as he and his spin partner Aaron Phangsio bowled South Africa to a series-clinching 31-run victory in the second and final Twenty20 match against Bangladesh at Mirpur on Tuesday.

Leg-spinner Leie, 28, and Phangsio took three wickets each as Bangladesh were bundled out for 138 in the final over of their innings, replying to South Africa’s 169 for four wickets.

Leie dismissed Soumya Sarkar (37) just when the batsman had started looking ominous and also sent back Sabbir Rahman and the set Mushfiqur Rahim off successive deliveries to end Bangladesh’s hopes.

He was adjudged man of the match for his figures of 3-16 in his international debut.  “I am very pleased, it was a very good start. I just thought I will keep it simple and hit my lengths,” Leie said at the presentation ceremony.

 

The teams will now play three ODIs, starting on Friday, before the two Test series begins in Chittagong from July 21.