Soumya’s return to form is always pleasing for Bangladesh, and the Tigers have been posting 50-plus partnerships in the recent ODIs quite regularly
One of the biggest positive signs for the Bangladesh team in recent times has been their opening batsman Soumya Sarkar’s impressive form.
The left-hander was out of the squad even as recently as six months ago.
But after getting the chance against Zimbabwe, the southpaw never looked back and scored plenty of runs.
Soumya finished his Dhaka Premier League season with Abahani Limited in a bang as he smashed a century and double century in the 50-over format.
Soumya’s return to form is always pleasing for Bangladesh, and the Tigers have been posting 50-plus partnerships in the recent ODIs quite regularly.
@Sah75official picked up his 250th wicket Sunday when he cleaned up @OfficialCSA opener @AidzMarkram in their @cricketworldcup match at the Oval.https://t.co/k6wRtPZ34C#BCBTIGERS #BCB #TIGERS #CRICKET #BANGLADESH #BANGLADESHCRICKET #AIDENMARKRAM #SHAKIBALHASAN #SHAKIB #MARKRAM— Dhaka Tribune Sports (@Sport_DT) June 2, 2019
Soumya formed a 60-run opening wicket partnership with Tamim Iqbal against South Africa at the Oval Sunday.
And the important part was, those 60 runs came within 8.1 overs.
And credit goes to Soumya because among those 60, he contributed 35 off just 21 deliveries.
Just the way Bangladesh expected, and just the way the Tigers camp expected from the on-song Soumya.
BANGLADESH INNINGS R B
Tamim c De Kock b Phehlukwayo 16 29
Soumya c De Kock b Morris 42 30
Shakib b Tahir 75 84
Mushfiq c Van der Dussen b Phehlukwayo 78 80
Mithun b Tahir 21 21
Mahmudullah not out 46 33
Mosaddek c Phehlukwayo b Morris 26 20
Miraz not out 5 3
Extras (lb 9, w 12) 21
Total (50 Overs) 330/6
Fall Of Wickets
1-60 (Tamim), 2-75 (Soumya), 3-217 (Shakib), 4-242 (Mithun), 5-250 (Mushfiq), 6-316 (Mosaddek)
Ngidi 4-0-34-0, Rabada 10-0-57-0, Phehlukwayo 10-1-52-2, Morris 10-0-73-2, Markram 5-0-38-0, Tahir 10-0-57-2, Duminy 1-0-10-0
SOUTH AFRICA INNINGS R B
De Kock run out (Mushfiq) 23 32
Markram b Shakib 45 56
Du Plessis b Miraz 62 53
Miller c Miraz b Mustafizur 38 43
Van der Dussen b Saifuddin 41 38
Duminy b Mustafizur 45 37
Phehlukwayo c Shakib b Saifuddin 8 13
Morris c Soumya b Mustafizur 10 10
Rabada not out 13 9
Tahir not out 10 10
Extras (b 4, nb 1, w 9) 14
Total (50 Overs) 309/8
Fall Of Wickets
1-49 (De Kock), 2-102 (Markram), 3-147 (Du Plessis), 4-202 (Miller), 5-228 (Van der Dussen), 6-252 (Phehlukwayo), 7-275 (Morris), 8-287 (Duminy)
Mustafizur 10-0-67-3, Miraz 10-0-44-1, Saifuddin 8-1-57-2, Shakib 10-0-50-1, Mosaddek 6-0-38-0
Bangladesh won by 21 runs
MoM: Shakib al Hasan