Monday, 16 October 2017 - 10:11
Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla becomes South Africa’s most prolific ODI pair of all-time



Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla blitzed a century each, became South Africa's most prolific ODI pair of all-time and scripted their biggest win by 10 wickets in ODI history.

South Africa's mockery of a 279-run target followed Bangladesh's own record-setting after they chose to bat in the first ODI.

Mushfiqur Rahim became the first Bangladesh batsman to score a century against South Africa in any format and led his team to their highest total against this opposition. But those efforts barely challenged the hosts.

On a flat track in Kimberley, where anything under 300 was considered sub-par, Bangladesh was at least 50 runs short.

Mushfiqur did his bit but found scant assistance. Imrul Kayes was the only other player to score more than 30 against a weakened South African attack.

The home pack were already plagued by absentees through injury and lost a further 65 caps when Wayne Parnell could not be considered for selection after picking up a groin strain.

Dane Paterson was handed a debut. It was a baptism of fire for Paterson, who conceded at 7.66 to the over and went wicketless after being tasked with sharing the new ball with Kagiso Rabada.

As the most experienced quick, Rabada took on the task of leading the attack.

He produced an aggressive six-over new-ball spell, in which he took 1 for 11 and then returned to take 3 for 25 in three overs at the end.


Bangladesh: 278/7 in 50 overs

Imrul Kayes 31, Mushfiqur Rahim 110 not out

K. Rabada 4 for 43

South Africa: 282 for no loss in 42.5 overs

Q de Kock 168 not out, Hashim Amla 110 not out

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