Bangladesh cricket team scripted a historic ODI series win over South Africa at their den recently. The Tigers won the first game by 38 runs at SuperSport Park in Centurion. However, the hosts came from behind to level the series.
South Africa won the second game by 7 wickets at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. Bangladesh made a stellar comeback in the third and final game as they clinched the series decider at SuperSport Park in Centurion.
The Tigers won the game by 9 wickets and clinched their maiden ODI series win in South Africa. Fans from across the cricket fraternity praised Bangladesh for their competitive spirit that helped them get the better of South Africa in the ODI series.
8 umpiring calls overturned during Durban Test
The first Test between South Africa and Bangladesh took place at Kingsmead in Durban. South Africa posted 367 in the first innings with the help of Temba Bavuma’s 93 (12 fours). Khalel Ahmed took 4 wickets for the visitors.
In reply, Bangladesh posted 298/10. Mahmudul Hasan Joy top-scored for the visitors with 137 (15 fours, 2 sixes). Simon Harmer took 4 wickets for the hosts. Proteas responded with 204 in the second innings as Bangladesh bowlers delivered the goods very well.
Ebadot Hossain and Mehidy Hasan took 3 wickets each. On the other hand, Bangladesh were bowled out for a mere 53 in the second innings during the run-chase. South Africa won the game by a huge margin of 220 runs and took a 1-0 lead in the series.
Meanwhile, as many as eight umpiring calls were overturned during the Durban Test. The series of incidents happened on Day 4 of the Test. As many as 8 calls were reversed that took everyone by surprise. The umpiring calls were not clear-cut as all the decisions were reversed when sent upstairs.
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The majority of the calls were in complete favour of the hosts as on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Adrian Holdstock came under fire for their decisions. “I think it’s time for the ICC to go back to neutral umpires as Covid situation is okay in most cricket playing countries,” Shakib Al Hasan tweeted.