Bangladesh cricketers sing 'Amra korbo joy' after historic triumph over South Africa

Bangladesh cricketers sing ‘Amra korbo joy’ after historic triumph over South Africa

Bangladesh won the final ODI against South Africa by nine wickets, completing a 2-1 series victory

Bangladesh Cricket Team
Bangladesh Cricket Team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

On March 23, Bangladesh made history by winning their first-ever ODI series against South Africa. Taskin Ahmed grabbed five wickets for Bangladesh, while skipper Tamim Iqbal responded with an incredible 87 to seal the victory.

After the win, Bangladesh headed to the dressing room to celebrate their victory in a unique way. Bangladeshi players can be seen chanting the song ‘Amra Korbo Joy’ in a video published on Twitter by Bangladesh.

Bangladesh won the final ODI against South Africa by nine wickets, completing a 2-1 series victory. Bangladesh bounced back after a seven-wicket loss in the second match with a strong effort to win the series for the first time in South Africa.

It’s now given us belief that when we are touring, we can win: Tamim Iqbal

“This is massive. I rate this at the top,” Tamim Iqbal said. “It’s now given us belief that when we are touring, we can win games and series. We take a lot of pride in ODI cricket. This is one format where we are very comfortable. The missing part was to win overseas,” he added.

Before Bangladesh cruised to their goal in the 27th over, South Africa were bowled out for 154 in 37 overs. After winning the toss and electing to bat, Taskin took 5/35 in nine overs to tear the heart out of the South African innings. He took important wickets to keep the opposition batsmen in check, with Janneman Malan being the highest-scorer with 39 runs.

Kyle Verreynne and Janneman Malan were sent back to the pavilion for 9 and 39 runs, respectively, by Taskin. Temba Bavuma arrived at the crease but was bowled by Shakib Al Hasan. Rassie van der Dussen then accompanied David Miller, but he wasn’t able to help much because he was caught out by Mehidy Hasan off a Shoriful Islam delivery. With 126 runs on the board, Taskin dismissed Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, and Kagiso Rabada.

Tamim played a match-winning knock in 82 balls as Bangladesh thrashed the South African bowling. Bangladesh went on to win thanks to a 127-run first-wicket stand, with Litton Das (48) and veteran Shakib Al Hasan (18 not out) assisting the openers.