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Bangladesh stun South Africa by 21 runs

After a great show with the bat, Bangladesh bowlers rose to the occasion to inflict a 21-run defeat on South Africa in their World Cup opener at the Kennington Oval here on Sunday.

Chasing an imposing target of 331 set by Bangladesh, the Proteas could manage 309/8 in the allotted 50 overs, thus losing their second match in the World Cup in as many games.

For the winners, Mustafizur Rahman returned with figures of 3/67 and Mohammad Saifuddin scalped 2/57 while Mehidy Hasan and Shakib Al Hasan picked up one wicket apiece.

Despite a decent start by South Africa, the Bangladesh bowlers kept on jolting the opposition at regular intervals. Chasing a big target after Bangladesh posted their highest ever ODI total of 330/6, openers Quinton de KOck (23 off 32) and Aiden Markram (45 off 56) started on a cautious note as the Proteas scored 27 runs in the first five overs.

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