South Africa v/s Bangladesh, 3rd ODI: Faf du Plessis injury spoils series whitewash for hosts
An injury to captain Faf du Plessis took some of the gloss off a comprehensive South African win in the third and final one-day international against Bangladesh at Buffalo Park on Sunday.
Du Plessis retired hurt on 91 and had to be helped off the field with an acute lower back strain and took no further part in the match as South Africa completed a series clean sweep, winning by 200 runs. He was withdrawn from the two-match Twenty20 international series which will complete what has been a dismal tour by Bangladesh.
Du Plessis was the top scorer in South Africa’s 369 for six, their highest one-day total against Bangladesh and the highest total at the ground. Bangladesh were bowled out for 169. It was another humiliating defeat for Bangladesh, who suffered defeats by ten wickets and 104 runs in the first two matches after similarly lop-sided losses in two Test matches.
Bangladesh were hit by injuries, notably to leading bowler Mustafizur Rahman, who missed all three matches, and opening batsman Tamim Iqbal, who only played in one game. “It was a big blow but we can’t make any excuses,” said captain Mashrafe Mortaza.
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