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Cricket World Cup Highlights In Pictures: Bangladesh thumps South Africa at Oval

Updated : 2019-06-03 06:52:06

Bangladesh's pre-Cricket World Cup intention was to reach the semifinals for the first time. That looks eminently doable after it smothered a lackluster South Africa and brought the four-day-old tournament alive in an easy 21-run victory at the Oval on Sunday. Bangladesh posted its highest one-day international total of 330-6 after being made to bat first, then restricted South Africa to 309-8 in front of an ecstatic crowd who made the atmosphere feel more like Dhaka than suburban London. Losing by 21 runs flattered South Africa, which was as crushed as it was in losing the opener to England by 104 runs. Bangladesh beat the Proteas in 2007 and has other notable World Cup wins over India and England, but this one was executed not by an upstart but by an experienced campaigner carrying confidence from a tri-nations triumph in Ireland which included three wins over the West Indies. South Africa was strangled by spin while chasing for the second time in two World Cup matches. And its injury woes deepened when paceman Lungi Ngidi, who opened the bowling, limped away with a left hamstring problem after delivering only four overs. In his absence part-time offspinners, Aiden Markram and JP Duminy bowled and conceded 48 runs in six overs. They were costly. Bangladesh has no such concerns after launching its campaign in style on the back of its biggest World Cup partnership of 142 by Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib, one of the world's best allrounders for more than a decade. They casually took apart the South Africans until they were gone by the 43rd over, after which Mahmudullah and Mosaddek Hossain hit 70 off the last six overs to rush Bangladesh past 300 and to its biggest total in its 33-year history in ODIs.

Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim hits a shot during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim hits a shot during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim hits a shot that was caught out by South Africa's Rassie van der Dussen during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim hits a shot that was caught out by South Africa's Rassie van der Dussen during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Bangladesh's Mehedi Hasan, left, celebrates taking the wicket of South Africa's captain Faf du Plessis during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Bangladesh's Mehedi Hasan, left, celebrates taking the wicket of South Africa's captain Faf du Plessis during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Bangladesh's Mohammad Saifuddin celebrates taking the wicket of South Africa's Rassie van der Dussen during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Bangladesh's Mohammad Saifuddin celebrates taking the wicket of South Africa's Rassie van der Dussen during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Bangladesh's Soumya Sarkar hits a four during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Bangladesh's Soumya Sarkar hits a four during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
South Africa's Quinton de Koc catches out Bangladesh's Soumya Sarkar during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
South Africa's Quinton de Koc catches out Bangladesh's Soumya Sarkar during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim, right, celebrates reaching 50 runs next to Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim, right, celebrates reaching 50 runs next to Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Bangladesh fans celebrate a four from Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan, foreground, during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Bangladesh fans celebrate a four from Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan, foreground, during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan hits a shot during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan hits a shot during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
South Africa's David Miller hits a shot during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
South Africa's David Miller hits a shot during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
South Africa's captain Faf du Plessis hits a six during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
South Africa's captain Faf du Plessis hits a six during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
South Africa's David Miller walks off the field of play after losing his wicket from the bowling of Bangladesh's Mustafizur Rahman during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
South Africa's David Miller walks off the field of play after losing his wicket from the bowling of Bangladesh's Mustafizur Rahman during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
South Africa's Imran Tahir pitches a delivery during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
South Africa's Imran Tahir pitches a delivery during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
South Africa's Aiden Markram runs to get in safe during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
South Africa's Aiden Markram runs to get in safe during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim obscured wearing helmet, celebrates running out South Africa's Quinton de Kock off the bowling of Bangladesh's Mehedi Hasan, left, during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim obscured wearing helmet, celebrates running out South Africa's Quinton de Kock off the bowling of Bangladesh's Mehedi Hasan, left, during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
South Africa's captain Faf du Plessis hits a shot during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
South Africa's captain Faf du Plessis hits a shot during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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