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Bangladesh v South Africa: Cricket World Cup – live!

The Guardian – 5.03am EDT
05:03

South Africa have won the toss and will – surprise, surprise – bowl first

Tamim Iqbal plays for Bangladesh; Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn are out through injury.

Summary

  • 5.03am EDT05:03South Africa have won the toss and will – surprise, surprise – bowl firstTamim Iqbal plays for Bangladesh; Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn are out through injury.
  • The first four matches of the World Cup have ranged from ultimately one-sided to painfully one-sided, so hopefully Bangladesh and South Africa will produce something a bit more competitive at the Oval today.
  • Bangladesh are still a bit underrated, despite plenty of evidence to the contrary; they made short work of West Indies in the recent Tri-Nation Series in Ireland and reached the Champions Trophy semi-finals in this country two years ago.
  • On a used pitch – the same one South Africa played on against England on Thursday – they are capable of causing an upset.
  • Both teams have injury doubts: Tamim Iqbal for Bangladesh, Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn for South Africa.


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