Cricket: Brilliant De Villiers steers South Africa to series victory over Bangladesh
October 18, 2017 | 9:54 PM
by Reuters
Swashbuckling ton: AB de Villiers

Paarl: A swashbuckling century from AB de Villiers secured a 104-run victory for South Africa over Bangladesh and sealed the three-match series in the second One-Day International (ODI) at Boland Park on Wednesday.

De Villiers smashed his highest ODI score of 176 from 104 balls as South Africa posted 353 for six in their 50 overs having been asked to bat, before restricting the visitors to 249 all out in 47.5 overs in their reply.

De Villiers was involved in a third-wicket partnership of 136 with Hashim Amla (85 from 92 balls) and 117 for the fourth with JP Duminy (30 from 30 balls) as he thumped 15 fours and seven sixes, making batting look easy on a slow wicket.

He was eventually caught at deep midwicket by Sabbir Rahman off the bowling of Rubel Hossain having looked on course for a double ton.

Bangladesh made a good start to their reply as Imrul Kayes (68 from 77 balls) and Mushfiqur Rahim (60 from 70 balls) tried to keep up with the rate, but were strangled by career best figures from seamer Andile Phehlukwayo (four for 40) and the wily spin of Imran Tahir (three for 50).

The final match of the series will be played in East London on Sunday.



H. Amla c Rahim b R. Hossain 85

Q. de Kock lbw Al Hasan 46

F. du Plessis b Al Hasan 0

AB. de Villiers c S. Rahman b R. Hossain 176

JP. Duminy lbw R. Hossain 30

F. Behardien (not out) 7

D. Pretorius c Kayes b R. Hossain 0

A. Phehlukwayo (not out) 0

Extras (lb-2, w-7) 9

Total (6 wkts, 50 overs) 353

Fall of wickets: 1-90, 2-90, 3-226, 4-343, 5-353, 6-353.

Did not bat: K. Rabada, D. Paterson, I. Tahir

Bowling: Mashrafe Mortaza 10-0-82-0 (w-1); Taskin Ahmed 9-0-71-0 (w-3); Shakib Al Hasan 10-0-60-2 (w-1); Nasir Hossain 8-0-49-0; Rubel Hossain 10-0-62-4 (w-1); Sabbir Rahman 1-0-11-0; Mahmudullah 2-0-16-0 (w-1).


Tamim Iqbal lbw Pretorius 23

Imrul Kayes c de Villiers b Tahir 68

Liton Das lbw Phehlukwayo 14

Mushfiqur Rahim c Duminy b Pretorius 60

Shakib Al Hasan c de Kock b Tahir 5

Mahmudullah b Phehlukwayo 35

Sabbir Rahman c du Plessis b Tahir 17

Nasir Hossain b Phehlukwayo 3

Mashrafe Mortaza lbw Phehlukwayo 0

Taskin Ahmed (not out) 3

Rubel Hossain b Paterson 8

Extras (lb-4, w-9) 13

Total (all out, 47.5 overs) 249

Fall of wickets: 1-44, 2-69, 3-162, 4-171, 5-184, 6-219, 7-234, 8-234, 9-239.

Bowling: K. Rabada 9-1-40-0 (w-2); D. Paterson 8.5-0-67-1 (w-1); D. Pretorius 10-0-48-2 (w-2); A. Phehlukwayo 10-1-40-4 (w-3); I. Tahir 10-0-50-3 (w-1).

Umpires: Adrian Holdstock, Ruchira Palliyaguruge

TV umpire: Aleem Dar

Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle

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