Bangladesh start World Cup with South Africa win

London (AFP) –


Bangladesh began their World Cup campaign with a 21-run win over South Africa at the Oval on Sunday.

The Tigers posted their highest one-day international total of 330 for six, with Mushfiqur Rahim (78) and Shakib Al Hasan (75) putting on 142 before Mahmudullah added late impetus with an unbeaten 46.

Bangladesh then restricted South Africa to 309 for eight with fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman taking three wickets.

South Africa's defeat meant they had lost their first two matches of this World Cup following their 104-run thrashing by England in Thursday's tournament opener at the Oval.