Bangladesh break ODI record total against Proteas
- A partnership of 142 between Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim helped Bangladesh to their record ODI total against South Africa.
Bangladesh began their Cricket World Cup campaign in fine fashion, smashing their highest ever ODI total against South Africa at The Oval on Sunday.
The Tigers were sent in to bat and responded in impressive fashion, reaching 330-6 in the biggest score of the tournament so far.
Shakib Al Hasan (75) and Mushfiqur Rahim (78) did the majority of the heavy lifting in a partnership of 142, yet Bangladesh were on top throughout the innings.
And having already set their best World Cup total, two runs off the final ball from Mahmudullah (46 not out) took Bangladesh to a record ODI score, topping their 329-6 against Pakistan in 2015.
South Africa require their highest successful run chase in World Cup history in order to claim victory.
Finishing on 330/6, Bangladesh have hit the highest total of #CWC19— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 2, 2019
Mushfiqur and Shakib both struck half-centuries, before Mahmudullah and Mosaddek struck some lusty blows to finish the innings with a bang! #RiseOfTheTigers #SAvBAN LIVE https://t.co/6wY1jYPAUQ pic.twitter.com/4abjlm6ATu