The hosts go 3-1 up in the series. While none of the Bangladesh batsmen got a half-century, the top three comprising Nazmul Shanto, Pinak Ghosh and Saif Hassan scored 45, 42 and 41 respectively to set up their side’s 206 before they were bowled out after electing to bat first.
South Africa’s Brandon Glover was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3/47, supported well by Dean Foxcroft who took 2/29.
South Africa’s batting reply did not get off to the best start, as they lost Kyle Verreynne (1) through a run out in the opening over of their innings. The visitors were once again put through the wringer, facing 47 overs of spin bowling that saw many a batsman falter. Mohammad Saifuddin, Shanto and Mosabbek Hossain took two wickets each.
Wiaan Mulder batted incredibly well under pressure, hitting 80 from 135 balls before his dismissal. No one else could score more than Rivaldo Moonsamy’s 20 as the hosts continued to squeeze them dry.
South Africa managed 180/9 at the end of their 50 overs. The teams will meet in Chittagong for the fifth ODI on Saturday, 18 April 2015.