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World Cup 2019: ‘Bangladesh are re-confirming what we’ve known for a few years now’

Bangladesh powered their way to their highest One-Day International total and then matched their batting prowess with smart bowling to beat South Africa by 21 runs at The Oval on Sunday.

Bangladesh players celebrate the wicket of South Africa’s David Miller. (Reuters)

Bangladesh registered their highest one-day International (ODI) total and then followed it up with a convincing bowling performance to beat South Africa by 21 runs at The Oval on Sunday. It was a major scalp for Bangladesh in the tournament and the victory kickstarts their campaign on a winning note. Here are some of the best reactions after the Tigers preyed upon the African lions-

Winning captain Mashrafe Mortaza spoke after the match at the post-match presentation and said, “The first match always sets the tone. We have been positive, won in Ireland and the momentum helped us set the tone here. After the toss, I had a doubt whether to bat or to bowl first. But it was a used wicket in the last match and we thought that batting first isn’t a bad option. A big crowd who was behind us, and hopefully we are expecting them to come back in our next match in the same way.”

First published on: 02-06-2019 at 23:45 IST
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