Post Match Presentation
Tamim Iqbal: the wicket was not what we expected. Pace and bounce we can take it, but uneven you can’t. We can make a lot of comments about winning toss and bat/bowl. I think we can’t write off this game. We made mistakes and they bowled well. In the middle overs, we could’ve scored more and hurt them. At one stage, 100 was looking difficult but we made 194. At the end of the day, we can blame a lot of things but we played poorly. Sometimes things don’t go your way.
Rabada is the Player of the match: After the first wicket where it hit a crack and reared up, we felt we were in. In the recent past, Wanderers has given extra bounce with the new ball and not much thereafter but there was variable bounce today. With the ball gripping, our seamers did well to utilize it. You try to keep it as simple as possible. We can’t just go all-out aggressive and it’s important to rely on your tactics. To rely on them and execute it is what we see as aggression and not bowling short.
Bavuma: My finger is a bit sore and I need to go for a scan. Resilience is a big thing for us. Saying that we need to begin a series well and it’s not good to begin it with a match down. From a resilience point of view, I will take it. The guys sort of convinced me to bowl. Fortunately, the bowlers up front did a good job and we were not put under pressure. The new ball could’ve been tough but Quinny (de Kock) saw it differently. These conditions are different from Centurion, which is a lot truer. We will take forward the confidence and momentum from this game into the final game
Bangladesh vs South Africa 2nd ODI Highlights today, Sunday 20-3-2022. 2nd ODI, Bangladesh tour of South Africa from The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.
Tamim win the toss, decided to bat first.
Bangladesh team: Tamim (capt), Litton, Shakib, Mushfiqur (wk), Yasir, Mahmudullah, Afif, Mehidy, Taskin, Shoriful, Mustafizur.
South Africa team: Verreynne (wk), Malan, Bavuma (capt), de Kock, Dussen, Miller, Shamsi, Maharaj, Rabada, Parnell, Ngidi.
Match Timings: 08:00 GMT | 10:00 Local
Umpires – Adrian Holdstock, Marais Erasmus
TV Umpires – Allahudien Paleker
Match Referee – Andy Pycroft
Reserve Umpire – Bongani Jele
Match number – ODI no. 4372