is both the Player of the Match and the Player of the Series. He speaks while barely being able to manage the weight of both the awards: “Feeling happy and proud. This is the first time for me [getting] the Player of the Series [award]. For the last one-and-half and two years, I have been following the same process. In every match, my captain always supports me, and gives me a clear role: to be fast and aggressive, and take wickets. I enjoyed it a lot [here], and from when we have arrived, I have been working on my length. Just basics. I still have to learn how to get five wickets on a flat wicket.”
Temba Bavuma, the host captain:
“For me, the Bangladeshis were the better outfit. They showed us how to play. You saw how clinical they were with the bat. We were completely outplayed in this series. That’s the question I have been asking myself [as to how they beat India 2-0 but lost 2-1 to Bangladesh]. In this three-match series, we certainly weren’t good enough. Guys individually will know [if IPL distracted them]. They have to ask themselves, but that is not an excuse. The Super League becomes a talking point. We need to qualify for the World Cup. We have taken a couple of steps back in this series after taking steps forward against India. We still have the opportunity to get those points.”
Tamim Iqbal, the winning captain:
“I am a very proud man, especially with a Bangladeshi fast bowler getting a five-for, winning the series [for us] and winning the Player of the Series award. The coaches – even past coaches – have done a tremendous job. This is massive. It is a massive achievement for us seniors. I will rate this at the top. When we are touring, we can win games and series. We take a lot of pride in ODI cricket. This is one format where we are very comfortable.
The missing part was winning overseas, and we somehow did that in this series. For Shakib to come and play here was massive. His daughters, his mother, and his mother-in-law are in hospital. That shows his character. This feels like mini-Dhaka, to be honest. The fans have been brilliant. As Russell, our head coach, says, they are our 12th men. They are always there. [Plans for the Test series] Give me a break, I am not the Test captain! I am sure we would like to do well.”
Bangladesh vs South Africa 3rd ODI Highlights today, Wednesday 23-3-2022. 3rd ODI, Bangladesh tour of South Africa from The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.
(Last five completed matches; most recent first)
South Africa: WLWWW
Toss: South Africa, elected to bat first.
Bangladesh team: 1 Tamim Iqbal (capt), 2 Litton Das, 3 Shakib Al Hasan, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Yasir Ali, 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Afif Hossain, 8 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9 Taskin Ahmed, 10 Shoriful Islam, 11 Mustafizur Rahman.
South Africa team: 1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Janneman Malan, 3 Temba Bavuma (capt), 4 Kyle Verreynne, 5 Rassie van der Dussen, 6 David Miller, 7 Dwaine Pretorius, 8 Keshav Maharaj, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Tabraiz Shamsi, 11 Lungi Ngidi.
Match Timings: 11:00 GMT | 13:00 Local
Umpires – Allahudien Paleker, Marais Erasmus
TV Umpires – Bongani Jele
Match Referee – Andy Pycroft
Reserve Umpire – Adrian Holdstock
Match number – ODI no. 4375