Visiting South Africa will be looking to seal the three-match one-day international series against Bangladesh when they take on the Tigers in second match in Mirpur today. South Africa thrashed Bangladesh by eight wickets with a clinical performance in the first game on Friday and a similar show will give them the series with a game in hand. ‘Obviously we are looking to wrap up the series tomorrow,’ said batsman David Miller ahead of the game. ‘That’s what we love to do. But the first thing is to winning a game and we just have to concentrate on one ball at a time and cut it down into 10-over spaces.
‘Just really bring it down to little targets in the game and finish off the game. The results will come then itself,’ said Miller.
Miller said that they are expecting a fight-back from the hosts because who had entered the series with confidence after their success in the recent one-day internationals.
Bangladesh were having a successful run before the home series against the Proteas as they reached the World Cup quarter-final for the first time and followed the success with maiden series wins against Pakistan and India.
‘Definitely they are not going to go down without a fight,’ said Miller. ‘They have done really well beating India and Pakistan. We know that they are going to be up for a good scrap tomorrow.
‘We know it is going to be a great challenge and we are going to be at our best,’ he said.
Miller said that though they have won the first game pretty convincingly things were not as easy in the middle as it may have looked. The Tigers had done well at phases which made them working hard.
‘I think we have been challenged. It’s been tough conditions,’ said Miller, adding that they are at the moment only focusing on their own performance rather looking at the Bangladesh team.
‘We just want to concentrate on what we need to do,’ he said. ‘To really get the job done on whatever area it bowling, batting or fielding and just concentrating on the interior of our team, not the Bangladeshi side,’ he said.
-With New Age input