Eventually, Bangladesh overcome their 20 years winless streak in South Africa after they registered a historic 38-run win over the hosts in the opener of the three ODIs at Centurion.
Shakib Al Hasan smacked a sapid fifty while the bowlers ran rampant that guided the Tigers to earn a monumental 38-run win over South Africa in the first one-day at Centurion of Friday.
Shakib Al Hasan struck a cracking 77 off 64 balls while Liton Das, Yasir Ali Chowdhury chipped with 50 each to propel Bangladesh to 314-7.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz claimed 4 wickets while Taskin Ahmed 3, Shoriful Islam 2, and Mahmudullah ended with one wicket to bundle out South Africa for 276 with seven balls to spare.
For the hosts, Rassie Van der Dussen scored the highest 86 while David Miller finished with a crushing 79 off 57 balls.
With the ball Marco Jansen, Keshav Mahraj captured two each while Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phelukawayo ended with one wicket each.
Sent to bat Bangladesh opening duo Liton Das and Tamim Iqbal made an ideal start amassing 95 runs in this stand before the later was trapped leg before for 41 by Phelykwayo in 21.3 overs.
Liton Das also followed his footstep in the next over that lessened the tourists 104-2.
In the third wicket stand, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim added 20 runs before the latter gave a catch to David Miller by Keshav Maharaj.
In the following stand, Skahib Al Hasan alongside young Yasir Ali ran demolition with the bat against the host bowlers that helped them to form a 115 off just 82 balls but they couldn’t extend the inning further as Shakib was trapped leg before for 77 off 64 balls by Ngidi in 41.5 overs.
Yasir Ali also accompanied him being trapped caught and bowled in the next over for a quickfire 50 off 44 balls.
In the lower stands Mahumudullah, Afif Hossain, and Mehidy Hasan Miraz chipped with 25 off 17, 17 off 13, and unbeaten 19 off 13 to earn a challenging 314 for the Tigers.
Pursing an arduous 315 the hosts made a teetering start after they lost their top 3 batters inside the powerplay that lessened them 36-3 in 8.4 overs.
In the fourth wicket stand, Rassie van der Dussen and Temba Bavuma added 85 runs to reconstruct the wrecked innings prior before the partnership was concluded when the latter was caught behind the stumps for 31 by Shoriful Islam.
In the next stand, David Miller and Dussen formed a 70 off 64 balls partner however it couldn’t be instrumental but lessening the run contrast.
Win the historical victory against the Proteas Bangladesh now has won ODIs in each country.