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Rain stops 3rd ODI, South Africa scrambling at 78/4

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 15th July, 2015 05:57:52 PM
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Rain stops 3rd ODI, South Africa scrambling at 78/4

The third and final match of the National Polymar three-match series between Bangladesh and touring South Africa has been stopped due to heavy rain around 4:35pm at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong.

 

South African batsmen David Miller and Jean-Paul Duminy were trying to reconstruct their innings after the batting disaster of the openers. The proteas slipped to 50 for 4 at 15.1 overs.

 

After winning the toss South Africa opted to bat first but the openers failed to get a solid start as Bangladeshi bowlers Mustafizur Raahman bowled Quinton de Cock and Shakib sent back Du Plessis and Amla in a quick succession early in the innings in the 3rd and final ODI.

 

Later, Mahmudullah sent back Rossouw to the pavilion on the first ball of 16th over. Rossouw was given out caught behind by umpire Gough as South Africa slip to 50 for 4. Rossouw and Miller converged and decided against a review but failed. Mushfiq swallowed his third catch and Rossouw drags himself off the field.

 

Africa are now batting on 78 for four after 23 overs have been bowled before rain interrupted the match.

 

The Bangal Tigers are  taking South African challenge in a hope to win the first ODI series against the African giant in the series decider 3rd and final ODI  match of the National Polymar three-match series schedule to be held Wednesday 3:00pm at  Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong.

 

Bangladesh seems to be quiet confident, after bowling out the strong South African team only for the second time in 16 matches, the first was the victory way back in the 2007 World Cup.

 

Handsome seven-wicket win in the 2nd ODI has rejuvenated Bangladesh and this could not be a better time to discover a way to beat South Africa.