South Africa has beaten Bangladesh in the 2-game T20 series by 2-0
South Africa has beaten Bangladesh in the 2-game T20 series by 2-0.
After Bangladesh’s promising performances against top nations in home conditions, it was believed they would be able to run South Africa close as well, but, it wasn’t to be.
South Africa proved to be too difficult an opponent for the Tigers as the series ended up quite one sided.
The Bangladeshi bowlers, who had been so effective against India and Pakistan, continued their good work in this series too.
But, it was the batsmen who failed to be up to the task against the high quality attack of South Africa which had a great mixture of pace and spin.
In both the games, South Africa batted first and Bangladesh managed to restrict them to a score which could have been chased with a bit of application, but, it did not happen.
Bangladesh fell short by significant margins. First game, they lost by 70 odd runs and second by 31.
Both the teams had taken this series as a preparation for the World Championship coming up next year and if these performances are any hint, then, Bangladesh needs to improve batting.
However, this has been a long season and Bangladesh has performed better than the expectations.
So, there is no point for them to introspect too much.
The One Day International series will start shortly and Bangladesh will like to make an impact in that.
Their ODI side is probably more balanced than their T20 side.
As far as South Africa is concerned, they would have wanted to start their post World Cup journey exactly this way.
They were absolutely clinical in the two games.
Now, Hashim Amla will take charge of them in the One Dayers and Faf Du Plessis will be back to being just a player.