South Africa vs Bangladesh
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Quinton de Kock and Kyle Verreynne hit a fifty each while Kagiso Rabada ended with a comical spell of bowling to power South Africa a dominating seven-wicket win over Bangladesh in the second one-day at Johannesburg on Sunday.

Quinton de Kock crashed a 62 off 41 balls while Kyle Verreynne and Temba Bavuma chipped with an unbeaten 58and 37 respectively to take South Africa to 195-3 in 37.2 overs.

Kagiso Rabada claimed 5-39 while Lungi Ngidi, Wayne Parnel, Tabraiz Shamsi, and Rassie van der Dussen took one wicket each to restrict Bangladesh to 194-9 in 50 overs.

For the Tigers Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, and Afif Hossain took one wicket each.

With the bat, Afif Hossain scored atop 72 but the other batter failed to go beyond 40.

Batting first Bangladesh made a foiling start as they lost their top five batters inside the twelfth overs that lessened them 5-34.

Opener duo Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das were concluded for 1, 15 by Lungi Ngidi and Kagiso Rabada respectively.

Top order pair Shakib Al Hasan. Mushfiqur Rahim was removed for a duck and 11 by Rabada and Wayne Parnell respectively while youngster Yasir Ali Chowdhury who scored his maiden fifty in the last tie finished with 2.

In the sixth wicket stand, Afif Hossain and Mahmudullah formed a 60-run to repair the innings but the partnership ended when the latter gave a catch to Janneman Malan for 25 off 44 balls.

However, Afif Hossain carried on lone-handedly with big guns forming 76 runs in the next stand with his partner Mehidy Hasan Miraz before he made his exit earning the second fifty [72 off 107 balls]in 45.3 overs.

Mehidy followed his steps just two balls later for 38 off 49 balls to leave the side for a staggering 181-8.

In the lower part, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, and Shoriful Islam played unbeaten 9 and 2 each to propel the Tigers to 194.

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In reply, South Africa appeared with a sublime start after their opener duo garnered 86 in short of any damage but they couldn’t extend their go further as Janneman Malan was dismissed for 26 off 40 balls by Mehidy Hasan Miraz who rattled his stumps.

Following his exit Quinton de Kock also went after him giving a catch to Afif Hossain for 62 off 41 balls by Shakib Al Hasan just three overs later.

In the third wicket stand, Kyle Verreynne and Temba Bavuma formed 82 runs to earn the thrashing win for the hosts prior to the exit of the latter for 37 by Afif Hossain.

With the win, Temba Bavuma and his troops squared the three-match ODIs series 1-1.

The third and final match of the series is to be played on March 23 at Centurion.

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