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So that's it from us for this game. We hope you enjoyed our coverage. South Africa will want to continue the hammering while Bangladesh will hope for some respite with a win. The 2nd ODI will be played on 18th October, 2017 at Boland Park, Paarl. Action begins at 1000 local (0800 GMT). We look forward to your company. Until then, it's goodbye and take care.

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Man of the Match, Quinton de Kock is very excited to have got to bat. His side didn't need him much in the Tests and he is happy that got a chance here. Felt the wicket was a tad slow when they bowled and when they batted it skidded on and came nicely onto the bat. Is happy to contribute to the team's cause by scoring runs and spending time in the middle. Jokes that he has a more calming influence on Amla but goes on to add that it is a privilege to bat with the the senior partner.

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Faf du Plessis says that they are playing really well. Calls it a dominating performance. Adds that they are feeling sorry for the Bangladeshi team as it has been a tough tour for them. Opines that they need to be ruthless. Credits his boys for being hungry and executing their plans. Reckons that the deck got a bit better to bat on in the second innings. Feels that change of pace was the way to go on this track. Informs that they have different tactics for every bowler. States that they wanted to give Phehlukwayo an opportunity if a wicket fell, when they were around 150. Ends by saying that de Kock was exceptional and Amla was brilliant as ever.

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Mashrafe Mortaza begins by crediting Rahim's knock but laments the missed chances on the field. Admits that it was tough to get a breakthrough. Calls it a good wicket to bat on and hence they struggled to pick wickets. Reckons that Tests and ODIs are different. Not giving runs builds pressure and it leads to wickets in the latter. Informs that since Tamim Iqbal wasn't fit, they sent Shakib Al Hasan up the order. Opines that injuries to the key players cannot be blamed for the loss. Hopes that Iqbal gets fit for the next game.

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The Bangladesh bowlers lacked discipline and the SA openers made them pay for it. Mashrafe Mortaza failed to inspire his troops and will have to turn things around quickly in this short series. The hosts will be delighted with their effort, they were very professional. Might want to rework on some of their bowling plans, but otherwise had a near-perfect day. Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony.

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Crushing win for South Africa, a record chase for them - highest run chase with no wickets lost. Both Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock were untroubled during their stay at the crease and helped themselves to a ton each. They hit the ball to all parts of the ground, broke records at the drop of a hat and made merry of the lives presented. It was sheer bullying if one can say. That they finished off the chase with so much time left and 10 wickets in hand, tells you everything about the bowling. It was toothless to put it mildly.

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Mashrafe Mortaza to Quinton de Kock

FOUR! What a thumping victory for the hosts! Length delivery on off, de Kock heaves it through mid-wicket to find the fence. Take a bow, Quinton and Amla. Absolutely scintillating batting display by the duo. Big smiles all around in the Protea camp. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 10 WICKETS WITH 43 BALLS TO SPARE!

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Mashrafe Mortaza to Quinton de Kock

FOUR! Quinton de Kock almost seals it in style! Bowled on a good length around off, de Kock hoicks it over mid-wicket. The ball seems to have gone all the way. The umpires are not sure and refer it upstairs. Replays show the ball landed just short of the ropes. So 1 more needed!

42.3
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Mashrafe Mortaza to Quinton de Kock

This ball is punched towards covers.

42.2
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Mashrafe Mortaza to Hashim Amla

Short delivery around off and middle, pulled away through backward square leg for a run.

42.1
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Mashrafe Mortaza to Quinton de Kock

Dropped again! This time Nasir Hossain, the culprit and Quinton de Kock the beneficiary. Mortaza hurls it on a length around off from round the wicket, the batsman charges down and hits it towards long on. The fielder there backtracks a tad but fails to hold onto it. He has a second attempt at that yet fails to cling on. One run taken.

41.6
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Taskin Ahmed to Hashim Amla

Another yorker around off, dug out towards backward point.

41.5
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Taskin Ahmed to Hashim Amla

Yorker around off, Amla digs it out towards backward point.

41.4
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Taskin Ahmed to Quinton de Kock

Taskin, you don't get out if the ball hits the bat in front of the stumps! It was bowled fuller around middle and leg, de Kock flicked it away through square leg for a run. Strangely though, Ahmed yells a loud appeal. Grins shyly when he realizes that it went off the bat.

41.4
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Taskin Ahmed to Quinton de Kock

WIDE! Sprayed full and down the leg side, Quinton flicks but misses. There was a slight sound as the ball passed the batter which made the bowler appeal. Wide signaled by the umpire in response.

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Taskin Ahmed to Quinton de Kock

FOUR! Taskin bowls a slower off-cutter around middle, de Kock stays in the crease and hammers it over mid-wicket. The ball races away to the fence instead of going over, as he got it off the toe end of the bat.

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Taskin Ahmed to Hashim Amla

This delivery is pushed through covers for a run.

41.1
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Taskin Ahmed to Hashim Amla

On a length around leg, Amla shuffles a tad and looks to clip it away but misses. The keeper collects and Bangladesh appeal to no avail though. They think of a review but decide against it. Good on them as the Snicko didn't spot an edge there.

40.6
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Mashrafe Mortaza to Quinton de Kock

Mortaza runs round the wicket and lands it around off, the batsman punches it to mid off.

40.5
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Mashrafe Mortaza to Hashim Amla

Short around off, pulled away in front of square on the leg side for one run.

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