South Africa 169/4 (de Kock 44, de Villiers 40, Hossain 2-26) beat Bangladesh 138/10 (Sarkar 37, Leie 3-16, Abbott 3-20) by 38 runs.
South Africa defeated Bangladesh in the 2nd and last T20 international to clinch the two match series 2-0. Batting first South Africa scored 169 at the loss of four wickets and in reply Bangladesh could only manage 138 all out. In this way, South Africa completed an easy 38 runs win.
Chasing a mammoth score of 170 runs, Bangladesh made a quick start. Soumya Sarkar(37) made full use of the fielding restrictions and scored frequently against Kyle Abbott and JP Duminy in the early overs of the inning. After getting a steady start, Bangladesh lost their way. Tamim Iqbal(13) gifted his wicket in trying to play too many shots. Soon, Soumya Sarkar also perished against debutant Eddie Leie. Leie saw Sarkar coming out of the crease and he bowled the delivery outside the off stumps and Sarkar missed that completely. Quinton de Kock made no mistake to stump him out. After the fall of the openers, Bangladesh never got the momentum and they seemed to be lagging behind over after over. The middle order was never looking in touch and they just came and thrown their wicket. Mashrafe Mortaza(17) hit two sixes late in the inning but the target was way out of their reach. Eddie Leie took three wickets on debut, while Kyle Abbott and Phangiso also took three wickets each.
Earlier, South Africa won the toss and decided to bat first. They included an extra spinner in their squad. Eddie Leie got his first international game in place of Kagiso Rabada who played in the first T20. Quinton de Kock and AB de Villiers gave rock solid start to their team and they scored more than 90 runs in the first 10 overs. De Kock hit four boundaries and two sixes in his 31-balls 44-runs inning. The score of more than 200 was always looking on the card when de Kock and de Villiers were batting. Visitors lost de Kock at 95 in the 11th over and then Duminy and de Villiers lost their wicket on successive deliveries in the 12th over. David Miller led the rescue well and scored unbeaten 30. Rilee Rossouw again played the cameo like he did in the last game too. His 19* came off just 6 deliveries with the help of one four and two sixes. Nasir Hossain(2-26) was the pick of the bowler for Bangladesh.
Now the all eyes will be on the ODI series, the format where Bangladesh have dominated recently against top cricketing nations like Pakistan and India. The first one day international game of the three match series between Bangladesh and South Africa will be played in Dhaka on 10th of July.