After winning the game, captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza informed that Saifuddin is always the Tigers’ first choice bowler in death bowling and the skipper praised his performance
All-rounder Saifuddin made a good display of death bowling against South Africa in their first match at the Oval Sunday.
Saifuddin was suffering from back problems and did not train in the last two days ahead of the game.
But the Feni lad was picked in the last hour before the match, as he felt okay to participate.
In the end, he registered a good effort with the ball when the game was becoming close.
The first spell was not impressive for the 22-year old as he conceded quite a few runs.
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But in the death overs, he took the wicket of the dangerous Rassie van der Dussen (41) who was batting well at that point.
The Tigers needed his wicket desperately and Saifuddin delivered for the team by cleaning him up in the 40th over.
Later on, Saifuddin also took the wicket of Andile Phehlukwayo (eight) to tilt the balance of the game in Bangladesh’s favor.
After winning the game, captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza informed that Saifuddin is always the Tigers’ first choice bowler in death bowling and the skipper praised his performance.
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