Bangladesh Cricket team makes historic achievement at the World Cup opener

Bangladesh Cricket team makes historic achievement at the World Cup opener
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LONDON - Bangladesh Cricket team makes historic record at the World Cup opener 2019.

Banladesh caused the first upset of World Cup 2019 when they defeated South Africa by 21 runs at The Oval on Sunday. Bangladesh becomes the first Asian team to win a game in this World Cup.

Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan had lost their opening matches to West Indies, New Zealand and Australia respectively. But Bangladesh were determined to showcase much better cricket and piled up 330 for 6 off their 50 overs.

*SA vs BAN, ICC World Cup 2019: Live Cricket Score link*

Chasing 331, South Africa, who were without the experienced Hashim Amla, were banking heavily on Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis. But the target was a little too stiff for the Proteas.

To be fair to South Africa, they were in the hunt for a while. Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram. Faf du Plessis, David Miller van der Dussen and JP Duminy got starts but they could not convert them into match-winning scores.

Pacers Mustafizur Rahman and Mohammad Saifuddin picked up five wickets between them as they struck in regular intervals to dent South Africa's chase.

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