RSA 353/6 (50.0 Ovs)
BAN 249-all out (47.5 Ovs)
South Africa won by 104 runs
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers (Man of the Match): I enjoyed a lot. It is a privilege to play for the country. Hopefully, more to come. I was hitting the ball well. It was nice to have Hash there, he has got a calming effect on all of us. I had a net in Kimberly – one of the best nets. After the first over, the ball came off the middle. We did all the things well today. It crossed my mind (200) but I never play for such things. I wanted to get as many as possible for the team. I am happy with the score I got. I wanted to hit it towards square leg (the ball that he got out on).
Faf du Plessis: Very good performance again. We got an ABD special today. With the ball again, we were brilliant. We were thinking, we assessed that it might be slow in the first 10 overs. But then it got better. I was told the ball is not spinning today, that was the only ball that spun (the one which bowled him). The plan was to use the bumper well. It’s important for us to give opportunity to the guys, so we will be making a few changes in the next game.
Mashrafe Mortaza: I think AB was too good. Shakib bowled well in the middle but after that AB took the game away from us. He (de Villiers) is a destroyer. Today, he played one of his best innings. When he is in that sort of a form, as a bowler you have to be perfect else he will punish. The credit goes to him. We will have to work hard in the next game. Everyday someone has stepped up, but not as a group. Hopefully, we will play hard in the next match.