South Africa vs Bangladesh: On Wednesday, December 06, 2023, South Africa will lock horns with Bangladesh in the 2nd fixture of the three-match T20I series at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley. Bangladesh displayed a great show of the game and beat the hosts by 13 runs in the first game and that too in a convincing manner. Surely another triumph or perhaps a historic series win is within touching range of Bangladesh.
South Africa faced a shocking defeat in the first encounter against Bangladesh. The quick middle overs batting collapse cost South Africa the match. While chasing a decent target of 150, Anneke Bosch and Tazmin Brits batted superbly for SA and at one point it seemed like this pair would win the game for their team easily.
However, as soon as these two batters lost their wickets, the rest of the team crumbled. No other batters took the responsibility of taking their team over the line and the hosts were stopped to 136 for 8. The bowling attack of this side is also quite inexperienced. While home conditions are in its favour, South Africa will have got a real wake-up call after the opening game.
Bangladesh have enhanced their game in the past 12 months or so. Impressive wins against India, and Pakistan and now another majestic display of the game against South Africa have shown that the team is developing at a rapid rate. Shamima Sultana and Murshida Khatun started well and played very responsibly for their team in the previous match.
On the back of their batting brilliance, Bangladesh got past the 140-run mark to finish at 149 in 20 overs. Nigar Sultana and Sobhana Mostary were also quite impressive with the bat. Bangladesh bowlers have also improved much and are more effective now. Bowler Shorna Akter ended up picking five wickets in the 1st match. Besides her other bowlers too bowled quite well and successfully defended the not-so-big target. The confidence of having scored runs freely and the victory in the opening game would have given them some confidence as well.
South Africa vs Bangladesh, 2nd T20I – Match Details
Date and Time: 06 December 2023, Wednesday, 09:30 PM IST
Venue: Diamond Oval, Kimberley, South Africa
Live Streaming: FanCode
South Africa vs Bangladesh, 2nd T20I – Pitch Report
The surface at this venue is a balanced pitch with assistance for both the batters and bowlers. Captain winning the toss is likely to bat first in this game keeping the past record of the venue in mind. The first-inning total of 160 plus will be a competitive target at this surface.
South Africa vs Bangladesh, 2nd T20I – Weather Report
The weather forecast for this fixture is expected to be cloudy with some chances of rain. The temperature is likely to be around 31-degree Celsius with 32% humidity.
South Africa vs Bangladesh, 2nd T20I – Probable Playing XIs
South Africa : Tazmin Brits (c), Anneke Bosch, Sune Luus, Annerie Dercksen, Delmi Tucker, Eliz-mari Marx, Nonkulueleko Mlaba, Masabata Klaas, Tumi Sekhukhune, Mieke de Ridder(wk), Nondumiso Shangase.
Bangladesh : Nigar Sultana (c & wk), Nahida Akhter, Sobhana Mostary, Murshida Khatun, Shorna Akter, Rabeya Khan, Fahima Khatun, Lata Mondal, Marufa Akter, Shamima Sultana, Shorifa Khatun.
South Africa vs Bangladesh, 2nd T20I – Head-to-Head Records
South Africa have a dominant head-to-head record over Bangladesh in T20I cricket. They have emerged victorious in 10 out of 12 matches played so far between the two sides. While Bangladesh have registered two wins.
Prediction: South Africa to win the match.
South Africa vs Bangladesh, 2nd T20I – Key Players
- Anneke Bosch: She has been in tremendous form in the first match. Anneke Bosch was the top run scorer for South Africa with 67 runs to her name. She gave her team a perfect start and played some brilliant shorts. Bosch can be proven as a key player in the second match.
- Masabata Klaas : She had a good series against New Zealand recently. Klaas will look to replicate her performance while facing Bangladesh. She is a good wicket-taking option for South Africa as she strikes when needed. Though she couldn’t do well in the first game but will be very important for SA in this game.
- Murshida Khatun: She has been in superb form. Murshida Khatun is scoring runs and will be looked upon as the top run-scorer for her side against South Africa in 2nd fixture. She was the top run scorer for Bangladesh with 62 runs which led her team to a superb win. Her contribution can be proven as very vital in the game against South Africa.
- Shorna Akter: She can be the player to watch out for in this encounter. Shorna Ahter is the best wicket-taking option for Bangladesh given the conditions. She was really impressive in the first match as she clinched five wickets. Her bowling can make an impact on the game.
South Africa vs Bangladesh, 2nd T20I – Dream 11 Prediction
Wicket-Keeper: Nigar Sultana
Batters : Anneke Bosch(c), Tazmin Brits
All-rounders : Sune Luus, Fahima Khatun, Shorna Akter, Eliz-mari Marx
Bowlers : Nahida Akter, Nonkulueleko Mlaba, Masabata Klaas, Rabeya Khan