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Winners of South Africa vs Bangladesh T20 World Cup 2024 match: Key highlights of New York game

South Africa's thrilling T20 World Cup win over Bangladesh showcased Keshav Maharaj's masterclass in bowling, securing their dominance over Bangladesh.

South Africa continued their winning streak against Bangladesh in the T20I format, with Keshav Maharaj delivering a stellar performance in the ongoing T20 World Cup match at New York Stadium. The Proteas secured a thrilling victory by defending 11 runs in the final over, edging out Bangladesh by a narrow margin of four runs.

Despite a modest target of 114, Bangladesh fell short at 109 for seven, with Mahmudullah and Towhid Hridoy putting up a valiant effort. However, South Africa's strong bowling attack led by Maharaj, who claimed three wickets for 27 runs, proved to be the difference. Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, and Marco Jansen also played crucial roles in restricting Bangladesh's chase.

Aiden Markram's brilliant catch near the ropes off Maharaj's bowling in the final over sealed the victory for South Africa. The Proteas had set a total of 113/6 after opting to bat first, with Tanzim Hasan Sakib and Taskin Ahmed impressing for Bangladesh in the bowling department.

Bangladesh fought back from a precarious position of 50 for four, thanks to a partnership between Hridoy and Mahmudullah. However, Hridoy's dismissal in the 18th over turned the tide in South Africa's favor. Tanzim and Taskin had earlier caused trouble for the Proteas top order, but a crucial partnership between Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller helped South Africa recover.

The victory extended South Africa's unbeaten record against Bangladesh in T20Is, highlighting their dominance in the format. With a thrilling finish and standout performances from Maharaj and Markram, the Proteas showcased their resilience and ability to come out on top in pressure situations.

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