T20I: Tigers to bat against 195


PV Sports Desk : South Africa collected 195 runs against four wickets.
Earlier, Mehedi Hasan Miraz got rid of the dangerous Hashim Amla early on, in the second over of the innings, but there was another Amla out there batting. A batsman who played and looked like Quinton de Kock was batting in an Amla shirt, and seemed to be punishing the bowlers for daring to dismiss the man whose shirt he was wearing.
It was De Kock in an Amla shirt, and it was not because of some kind of tribute to the revered Amla. Apparently a De Kock fan had broken into the Mangaung Oval changing rooms the night before the match and made off with his jerseys. The team keep their jerseys in the venue changing rooms on the night before the match and De Kock came to the ground to see that there wasn’t a shirt with his name on it.
The spare jerseys were in Johannesburg and the driver could not reach in time for the start. While the criminal fan would have been proud that he chose to perform his felony on the day his here played so well, by the time De Kock reached his 50 Bangladesh’s bowlers may well have been hoping that it was really Amla they were bowling to.