Bangladesh scripted history on Friday after defeating South Africa by 38 runs in Centurion to register their first-ever win in the 50-over format in the rainbow nation.

Notably, the tourists had never won a One-Day International (ODI) in South Africa in 19 previous attempts but produced a splendid performance in the first ODI of the ongoing three-match series to record a memorable triumph.

Further, Bangladesh’s spectacular victory also strengthened their place at the top of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League standings, going past England and India, who have now reached second and third place, respectively.

Put in to bat first, the visitors posted a big total of 314/7 thanks to a brilliant batting display by opener Litton Das (50), star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan (77) and middle-order batter Yasir Ali (50), all smashing respective half-centuries to help the Tigers reach a commendable score.

In reply, Shoriful Islam (2/47) and Taskin Ahmed (3/36) made the early inroads, as the hosts lost early wickets to feel the heat.

Rassie van der Dussen (86) and David Miller (79) slammed impressive fifties to give Proteas some hope. But Mehidy Hasan Miraz ran through the tail with a four-for and bundled out South Africa for 276, to win the contest by 38 runs.

“It is a big win for us. Special win. Starting from Liton, then Shakib and Yasir batted brilliantly. A six and a four from Miraz. Those quick 25 runs from Mahmudullah. It is a big thing for us. Our fast bowlers are winning games for us. Last two years, the fast bowlers are doing brilliantly. You need a character like Mehidy in every team. After going for 40 from 4 overs, he went up to me and asked to bowl. He said he will change the game. He was my Man of the Match. Definitely, we need to give ourselves the best chance. SA are a quality side. They would be eager to bounce back,” said captain Tamim after the match.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

Bangladesh make history in Centurion!

🎉 The Tigers win the 1st ODI by 38 runs.
🐅 It’s their a first-ever ODI win in South Africa.#SAvBAN |

— ICC (@ICC) March 18, 2022

Bangladesh won by 38 runs.#BCB #cricket #SAvBAN

— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) March 18, 2022


Despite a courageous display from the #Proteas with bat in hand, @BCBtigers claim victory in the first #BetwayODI.#SAvBAN #BePartOfIt | @Betway_za

— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) March 18, 2022

Alhamdulillah! History has been created. First ever victory against South Africa on their soil. 🇧🇩✌️

— Mustafizur Rahman (@Mustafiz90) March 18, 2022

Bangladesh beat South Africa by 38 runs. This is the first time that Bangladesh has defeated South Africa in a ODI in South Africa #SAvBAN #Cricket

— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) March 18, 2022

Job done. Bangladesh beat South Africa by 38 runs. Great with the bat, great with the ball. Dare I say it – great in the field. SA will bounce back. Roll on the second ODI #SAvBAN

— Roushan Alam (@roushanalam) March 18, 2022

Bangladesh beats South Africa by 38 runs in 1st ODI at Centurion. This is Bangladesh’s first ODI win in South Africa

— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) March 18, 2022

Congratulations to @BCBtigers on their great victory 👏👏
You Played Really Well @Sah75official & @Officialmiraz
Well Played @DavidMillerSA12 & @Rassie72 But At The End We Couldn’t Win..!! But We Will Bounce back Stronger ✊💪#SAvBAN | #Cricket

— Marco Jansen (@Marco7jansen) March 18, 2022

Congratulations to all Bangladeshis… that was a very well deserved win 🥳🔥🔥🇧🇩🇧🇩❤ #SAvBAN

— Neo Lisa 👑 (@neopaledi) March 18, 2022

Bangladesh have created history at Supersport Park. It’s their first victory in South Africa. Few days back they won a test match in New Zealand. Surely thses victories would boost their confidence. #BANvsSA

— Zulqarnain Mushtaq (@zulqarnain531) March 18, 2022

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