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Congratulations Bangladesh cricket team: Twitter reactions on Bangladesh winning maiden ODI series in South Africa

Dixit Bhargav
|Wed Mar 23 2022


Bangladesh winning maiden ODI series: The visitors have registered their first-ever ODI series victory in South Africa.

Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal was hopeful of a first-ever series victory in South Africa before the start of the recently concluded three-match series. Iqbal, 33, had cited the example of how the team can gain motivation from winning their first-ever Test match in New Zealand earlier in the year.

“A great example is our Test win in New Zealand. We turned things around there after many years. We couldn’t win in 30-32 matches in New Zealand but the Test team changed that. I am hopeful this team will force the same change [in South Africa]. Belief makes a big difference,” Iqbal had told the reporters before the first ODI in Centurion.

Three ODIs later, Iqbal has become the first Bangladeshi captain to lead the team to its maiden ODI series victory in South Africa. Yet to win an ODI in South Africa before the start of the series, Bangladesh have defeated the hosts 2-1 after winning both the ODIs at the SuperSport Park.

Avoiding any sort of hiccup in a 155-run chase, Iqbal (87*) and opening partner Litton Das (48) put together a match-winning 127-run opening partnership as Bangladesh sealed the chase in the 27th over with nine wickets in hand.

Earlier, after South Africa captain Temba Bavuma had won the toss and chose to bat, Bangladesh fast bowler Taskin Ahmed picked his second ODI five-wicket haul as his bowling figures of 9-0-35-5 played a titular role in bundling out the hosts for 154 in 37 overs.

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