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Saifuddin makes crucial breakthrough

  • Published at 01:19 am June 3rd, 2019
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Bangladesh's Saifuddin bowls as South Africa's JP Duminy looks on during their World Cup match in London Sunday Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik from London

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.

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.

MATCH 5

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)

Bowling

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)

Bowling

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