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Tigers set target of 279

Mushfiq scores his 5th ton

| Updated: October 23, 2017 10:26:22

Tigers set target of 279

Bangladesh scored 278 for the loss of 7 wickets in 50 overs in the first ODI against South Africa at Diamond Oval, Kimberly on Sunday.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Bangladesh got off to a decent start to stroll to 44 in the 9th over for the loss of opener Liton Das (21).

On a good batting surface runs kept on ticking and the loss of opener Imrul Kayes (31) in the 14th over, for 67 runs on the board, could not stop the steady flow of runs.

Star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan made 29 runs,

After his departure, Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim put on a good partnership of 69 runs.

After Mahmudullah’s (26) departure in the 39th over, wickets kept on falling at regular intervals, thus restricting the Tigers from posting a big score.

Mushfiqur Rahim was the highest scorer for the Tigers with a brilliant innings of 110* (116 balls), while Imrul Kayes made 31 runs.

Radaba picked up 4 wickets for 43 runs.   

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