South Africa: 224/4 (20 overs) (Miller 101, Amla 85; Shakib 2/22, Saifuddin 2/53)
Bangladesh: 141/10 (18.3 overs) (Soumya 44, Mahmudullah 24; Duminy 2/23, Phangiso 2/31)
Result: South Africa win by 83 runs
Man of the match & series: David Miller
After a fighting defeat in the first T-20 match, Bangladeshi fans would gave hoped to end the otherwise forgetful series on a high with another solid performance from their men. Instead, once again they got to see the helpless Bangladesh who suffered an 83-run defeat in the second T-20 match. Just like the ODI & the test series, they’re whitewashed in the shortest format of the game as well.
After winning the toss, Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan opted to bowl in Potchefstroom’s first ever T-20 match. The skipper took the responsibility of dismissing the Protea top order by picking up Hashim Amla & Mosehle. AB De Villiers looked dangerous but young pacer Mohammad Saifuddin took out the explosive batsman. With the score at 78 for 3 after 10 overs, Bangladesh looked content until David Milker came to the crease. The left hander absolutely took the bowlers to the cleaners; scoring 31 off of a Saifuddin over. With Miller scoring the fastest ever T-20 century in just 29 balls, South Africa finished on 224 for 4.
In reply, Bangladesh started brilliantly as they scored 17 off the very first over. But after Imrul Kayes was run out, all hell started to break loose. Once again, they kept losing wickets in regular intervals as no senior batsman took responsibility of the innings. It was once again Soumya Sarker who was the lone warrior, scoring 44. Mahmudullah tried to offer some support but was dismissed at just 24. Youngsters Saifuddin & Miraz tried their best but it was nowhere near good enough. Bangladesh were bowled out for 141, handing their opposition a huge victory of 83 runs. For his unreal hitting, Miller got the man of the match. The devastating lefty also took home the man of the series award.