Tigers at home but walkovers abroad - this is an image that Bangladesh would like to change and that would be the driving force when they take the field in the next game. They would look to salvage some pride in the final ODI. South Africa have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Nevertheless, they would be happy with nothing less than a clean sweep. That's it from us tonight. We look forward to your company for the next game, which is on Sunday, the 22nd of October, 2017 from East London at 1000 local (0800 GMT). Till then, adios, take care!
AB de Villiers, the Man of the Match says that he enjoyed his knock a lot. Mentions that it is a privilege to play for his country. Informs that he was nervous initially but the calming effect of Amla rubbed off on him. Further adds that he had a really good net session in Kimberley. Felt that something good was around the corner and fortunately, it worked for him today. States that the double century crossed his mind but he doesn't play for milestones. Adds that he wanted to score as much as possible for his team. Ends by saying that he intended to go squarer on the shot which brought his dismissal.
Faf du Plessis, the Protea skipper is very happy and delighted with de Villiers' innings, who was hungry for runs. Credits the bowlers for bowling well on a very good batting deck. States that they assessed the track well at every stage when they were batting as it was a slowish wicket to start with. Says that he thought he'd hit the ball that got him to mid off but it was a very good ball. Opines that bowling short is the key to oppositions like these. Ends assuring of ringing in some changes in the next game.
Mashrafe Mortaza, the Bangladesh skipper says that the Proteas were too good today. Credits Shakib for his bowling. Feels that chasing 310-320 would have been good. Mentions that de Villiers is a destroyer and he played one of his best knocks to take the game away from them. Reckons that there is very little margin for error when you are bowling to him. Declares that they need to perform collectively and they are eager to bounce back in the final game.
Earlier in the day, the Asian team was caught off guard by an AB de Villiers storm. On a pitch which wasn't really conducive for strokeplay, the talisman took the bowlers for a ride and bashed them all over the ground. He was the only batsman to have a strike rate of over 100, which speaks volumes of his class. His stand with Amla was the highlight of the game. They were like a fire and ice combo which the visitors didn't have an answer to. But he combined with Duminy to provide a late impetus for the side to get to a big score. Let us see what the presentation holds for us.
For the tourists, only Kayes and Rahim played an innings of substance. Their main pillars Iqbal and Shakib let them down when many hopes were pinned on them. Mahmudullah was a lone warrior down the order but unless they shuffle their batting order seriously, it's hard to imagine Bangladesh chase tall scores away from home consistently.
South Africa all the way! Their bowlers set out in defense of their tall target in the right earnest. Tahir was the guy who started it all. He broke the flourishing Kayes-Rahim stand to start the downslide. Once that 93-run stand was broken, Phehlukwayo also came to the party to take a 4-fer, en route to his career best figures in ODI. Rabada, for once in this series, went wicketless.
Dane Paterson to Rubel Hossain
OUT! That's the final nail in the coffin! Full length delivery on middle, tailing in. Hossain makes room to open up the off side but misses it completely. The leg stump goes for a toss. Big smiles all around in the hosts' camp. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 104 RUNS!
FOUR! The No. 11 is having some fun! Back of a length delivery in the arc, Hossain pulls it through mid-wicket. The ball ambles across to the fence on this slow outfield.
Hossain backs away and Paterson follows him. Half-pulled to square leg.
Change of pace and it is bowled outside off, Hossain swings at it but misses.
Dane Paterson to Taskin Ahmed
Length delivery in line of the stumps, Ahmed pushes at it but gets it off the inner half to backward square leg. A run taken.
Dane Paterson to have a bowl now.
Kagiso Rabada to Rubel Hossain
Pinpoint yorker on off, Hossain just manages to block it.
Full length delivery, Rubel slaps it to covers.
FOUR! Streaky runs! Yorker around leg stump, Rubel Hossain tries to dig it out but gets it off the bottom edge past de Kock and through to the fine leg fence.
Back of a length ball on middle, Hossain backs away and goes for a pull but fails to make contact.
Similar length delivery in line of the stumps, Hossain covers the line to defend it solidly.
Kagiso Rabada to Taskin Ahmed
Good length delivery outside off, glided to third man for a run.
Andile Phehlukwayo to Rubel Hossain
Full delivery, swinging in nicely. Hossain jams it out to covers. Phehlukwayo fails to get a fifer but he has done a great job for his side. He finishes off in style with a wicket-maiden.