Bangladesh- South Africa Series
BCB to give 3 crore reward as Tigers create history in land of lions
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Bangladesh's national cricket team had an abysmal record of not winning a single international match against South Africa in South Africa until Wednesday at the Centurion, when the Tigers not only won a match but also completed a historic series win.
Bangladesh had lost all 19 matches across all formats against South Africa on their home soil before winning the series opener by 38 runs at the same venue on Friday.
Fast bowler Taskin Ahmed took five for 35 as South Africa were bowled out for 154, their lowest total against Bangladesh.
Visiting captain Tamim then scored 87 not out off 82 balls to take Bangladesh to victory with 23.3 overs to spare, sharing a century-opening partnership with Liton Das (48).
After winning such a series, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hasan Papon has announced a prize of BDT 3 crore for Bangladesh cricketers. The matter has been confirmed by the chairman of the cricket operations committee Jalal Yunus.
"I turned on my phone speaker and called the honorable President has spoken to the whole team. Everyone is happy. The honorable Prime Minister also watched the game. She has also congratulated everyone. Everyone is happy, it's an incredible victory. We won the series on South African soil, everyone is happy about it,” At the end of the match, Jalal Yunus said.
"There was an announcement. The players wanted to hear an immediate announcement. Honorable President has announced a bonus of BDT 3 crore for the players” he added.