Player of the Match
Player of the Match
30dThe Report by Mohammad Isam

SA seal series with de Villiers' whirlwind 176

His career-best ODI score and Andile Phehlukwayo's four-wicket haul ensured Bangladesh remained winless on tour

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AB de Villiers
176(104) 15x4 - 7x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 65 runs
  • 4x4 - 7x6
8 3 17 0 36 28 10 74
HM Amla
85(92) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 24 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 0 12 15 26 7 11 12

Best performances - Bowlers

AL Phehlukwayo
O10.0
M1
R40
W4
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Rubel Hossain
O10.0
M0
R62
W4
Eco6.20
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Varun Shetty

6:12pm Thanks for joining us today. We will see you for the next ODI.

AB de Villiers: I enjoyed it a lot. It's a great privilege and honour to play for the country and this was the cherry on top after the hard work I've done in the last few months. Hash gave me plenty of confidence and was the perfect person for me to be with. I had one of my best nets in Kimberly and felt really good. The 200 crossed my mind but I never think about things like that, it was only about how many balls I face at the end and get as much as possible for the team.

AB de Villiers is the Man of the MAtch

Faf du Plessis: Very good performance again. AB special today. I thought we were very good with the ball on a very good wicket. As I said on the toss, it might be a bit slow surface. Our openers assessed it well and that's what set us up. The switch there in the middle was very good. Perhaps we could have got 5-10 runs more. (laughing about his dismissal) Hash said there was no turn so I took that on and got the only one that spun all day. We are definitely going to look at giving guys opportunities in the next game - not only guys in the squad but outside as well.

Mashrafe Mortaza: AB came and took the game away from us. This could have been 310-320. We started well but Tahir's wickets put us under a lot of pressure. We all know AB is a destroyer and today he played one of his best innings. When he's in that sort of form, you have to be 100% perfect. He'll punish you otherwise and that's what happened. The luck didn't go our way too a couple of times. Our biggest problem is individuals are standing up but we're not performing collectively.

5:46pm Bangladesh started well in their chase. But 354 is too much for most teams. And it proved that way for them. The foundations was set, but you could see why the acceleration attempts were delayed. Give an opening to a team like South Africa, and you will be made to pay. That's what happened here. 162 for 2 and 249 all out. Good spells from Phehlukwayo and Pretorius, who're fighting it out for the allrouner's spot. Tahir started poorly but returned to begin the procession. A comfortably win for South Africa, set up by that devil - 176 off 104 for AB de Villiers.

47.5
W
Paterson to Rubel Hossain, OUT, that's it. A full, fast one at leg stump and he gets a wicket on a very average bowling day for him. Too much for Rubel

Rubel Hossain b Paterson 8 (11m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

47.4
4
Paterson to Rubel Hossain, FOUR, shot. Slower ball, short and on middle stump. Backs away and clubs it wide of mid-on
47.3
0
Paterson to Rubel Hossain, no run, back of a length at leg stump, flicked on the up to midwicket
47.2
0
Paterson to Rubel Hossain, no run, slower ball, full and wide outside off. Backs away and tries to slice it. Beaten
47.1
1
Paterson to Taskin Ahmed, 1 run, full and angled in at off stump from around the wicket, squeezed to deep square off the inside edge

END OF OVER:
47 | 5 Runs | BDESH: 244/9 (110 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.19, RRR: 36.66)

  • Rubel Hossain4 (10b)
  • Taskin Ahmed2 (5b)
  • K Rabada9-1-40-0
  • AL Phehlukwayo10-1-40-4
46.6
0
Rabada to Rubel Hossain, no run, yorker at off stump, backs away and keeps it out

Highest Individual Score

3

Scores higher than the 176 made by AB De Villiers for South Africa in ODIs. De Kock, Faf Du Plessis and Gary Kirsten have made more.

Back with a Bang

25

Centuries for AB De Villiers in ODIs - 7th batsmen to this feat and second from South Africa. This is his first International innings since June 2017.

Prolific Pair

12

Century Stands for Hashim Amla and AB De Villiers - Most for any pair from South Africa going past H Gibbs and G Smith who had 11 such stands.