Fantasy AnalysisThis isn't unfamiliar territory for Hafeez, who's already been suspended multiple times over the past four years for the same issue. He'll undergo testing at some point within the next 14 days to determine whether or not another suspension is warranted, although he's allowed to continue bowling while that decision is being made.
Fantasy AnalysisSamarawickrama, winner of the 2014 Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year, is a young player on the rise. However, his involvement with Sri Lanka is linked to Chamara Kapugedera's facial injury. The injury isn't expected to be long-lasting, so Samarawickrama may only have limited opportunities during this current stint with the national squad.
Fantasy AnalysisIt was a scary moment for Kapugedera after getting blindsided under his right eye, but fortunately swelling seems to be the only issue moving forward. Sadeera Samarawickrama is in line for more playing time during Kapugedera's absence.
Fantasy AnalysisOne match after scoring an unbeaten century in vain, Rahim more than did his part with a relatively brisk half-century, but once again, a middle and lower-order collapse saw that his efforts were once again for naught. While Bangladesh will have plenty to rue after their series defeat, the work of their wicketkeeper is far from the concern as he now has 170 runs in the first two matches of the series and has been the only consistent performer thus far.
Fantasy AnalysisHossain and Shakib Al Hasan were responsible for all six Bangladeshi wickets as they've struggled to break through against the South African batsmen. After his battery-mate broke through for the first two wickets in the 18th over after waiting more than 60 overs in the series for their first breakthrough, Hossain took the next four including the key scalp of AB de Villiers, who virtually by himself put the Proteas out of reach with a career-best 176. This was Hossain's sixth-career four-for and his first since March 2015 when he took four for 53 against England in the World Cup.
Fantasy AnalysisAfter stepping down from the captaincy after flaming out in the Champions Trophy, de Villiers was outstanding in his first time back in the crease in the one-day side, recording a career-best 176 and putting the match well out of reach for the fledgeling Bangladeshi side. This was de Villiers' 25th ODI century, putting him behind only Hashim Amla in Proteas history while his seven sixes put him at 201 for his career, one of just five men to reach that figure and behind only Chris Gayle and MS Dhoni who are still active.
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