South Africa vs Bangladesh, 1st ODI – South Africa won by 10 wkts

South Africa vs Bangladesh, 1st ODI - South Africa won by 10 wkts

BAN 278/7 (50.0 Ovs)
RSA 282/0 (42.5 Ovs)

Quinton de Kock: I was quite excited to get out there. The other batsmen did not need me in the Test matches but am glad to go out there and get to bat. When we bowled today it was quite slow and the wicket got flatter and started skidding on when we batted. I am happy to contribute to the team, was excited just to go out there and bat, leave alone score runs. I am more of a calming influence on Hashim (laughs). It is a privilege to bat with him and we have a good understanding with each other.
Quinton de Kock is the Man of the Match
Faf du Plessis: We are playing really well. Once again a dominating performance and that is what we are looking for. We are feeling a bit sorry for the Bangladeshi team but this is what being ruthless is all about. We could’ve easily thrown things away but ensured that we got through unbeaten. I thought the wicket was a bit slow to start off and the way our batters played was difficult for them to control. With the wind as strong as this we tried to eliminate one side of the wicket. We always look to get wickets and that is what the chats with my bowlers were. I, in fact went to the coach and spoke to him about getting Andile in to get him to finish games. Quinton was exceptional with the way he put pressure on the bowlers and Hash was what he is usually. They were greedy and that’s how you need to be.
Mashrafe Mortaza: Mushy batted really well. I thought the wicket was really good but we couldn’t bowl according to how it behaved. We need to learn to bowl defensively and need to be more penetrative. Tests and ODIs are very different. If we can stop runs from both ends the wickets would come. Once Tamim wasn’t fit, we thought that one of the seniors needed to come up the order and that is why Shakib was promoted. Mustafizur was injured as well and that’s why went bowling heavy. Tamim I think would be fit for the next game.

Highest targets chased down in ODIs without losing a wicket:
279 SA v Ban, Kimberley, 2017
255 Eng v SL, Edgbaston, 2016
236 NZ v Zim, Harare, 2015
230 SL v Eng, Colombo RPS, 2011
226 Pak v Zim, Harare, 2011

The opening stand between Amla and de Kock – 282*- is the highest partnership for any wicket for SA in ODIs going past 256* b/w JP Duminy & David Miller against Zimbabwe in Hamilton in 2015.

Fewest innings to 26 ODI 100s: Hashim Alma (154), Virat Kohli (166),Tendulkar (247), Ponting (286), Jayasuriya (402)

Pairs scoring 100s in the same innings most times: Amla & AB de Villiers – 5, S Tendulkar & S Ganguly – 4, Amla & de Kock – 4

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