SA vs BAN: South Africa turned the tables in the last over, Keshav Maharaj snatched the match from Bangladesh

New Delhi. In the T20 World Cup 2024 match played in New York, Bangladesh team had to face defeat in the last over against South Africa after a close contest. Batting first, the African team could only score 113 runs for the loss of six wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. After the initial setbacks, the Bangladesh team batted cautiously. However, the match turned around in the last over. Bangladesh needed 11 runs to win in the last six balls. Four runs came off the next two balls. From here, Bangladesh needed just seven runs off four balls. It seemed as if Bangladesh had won this match, but it did not happen.

Keshav Maharaj changed the course of the match. On the third ball, Keshav Maharaj got Zakar Ali 8(9) caught out by Aiden Markram. On the fifth ball, Mahmudullah Riyad 20(27) was also caught out while trying to hit a big shot. Bangladesh needed six runs off the last two balls. They could not make this score. Earlier, while chasing the target, Bangladesh did not have a very good start. The team lost the wicket of Tanjid Hasan at just nine runs. Liton Das, who came to bat at number-3, scored 9 runs off 13 balls. After this, he was caught by David Miller off Keshav Maharaj’s ball. Shakib Hasan could also contribute only three runs. Bangladesh had lost four wickets at 50 runs.

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Tauhid Hridoy made a comeback
Tauheed Hridoy brought back the Bangladesh team which was in trouble at one point. Batting at number-5, he scored 37 runs in 34 balls. During this, two fours and as many sixes came from his bat. Mahmudullah Riyad supported him at the other end. There was an important partnership of 44 runs between the two. With the help of which the score reached close to 100 runs. On the difficult pitch of New York, South Africa won the toss and decided to bat first. This move backfired on captain Aiden Markram. The African team lost four wickets for just 23 runs. Reeza Hendricks and Tisteron Stubbs could not even open their account. Tanjim Hasan Sakib dismissed three batsmen. Opening batsman Quinton de Kock could score only 18 runs in just 11 balls.

Miller-Klassen saved the honor
After which Henry Klassen and David Miller together took the responsibility of scoring runs. Both somehow took the score beyond 100. In an attempt to score runs quickly in the 18th over when South Africa’s score was 102, Klassen was bowled by Taskin Ahmed. He was out after scoring 46 runs after facing 44 balls. Soon David Miller, who was playing after scoring 29 runs off 38 balls, was bowled by Rashad Hussain. However, the partnership of 79 runs between the two took the team beyond 100 runs on this difficult pitch.

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