Amla: We got stuck and had a really bad day

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South Africa's stand-in ODI captain Hashim Amla says the Proteas had a 'really bad day' as they succumbed to a seven-wicket hammering at the hands of Bangladesh in Mirpur on Sunday.

Amla, who is standing in as skipper for AB de Villiers who is away on paternity duty, won the toss and chose to bat but the Proteas could only muster 162 all out in 46 overs.

The Tigers, who had to win to keep the three-match series alive, cantered to victory in the 28th over despite being two wickets down inside the first four overs.

Opener Soumya Sarkar scored 88 not out while Mahmudullah contributed exactly 50 set up a winner takes all match in Chittagng on Wednesday.

Amla said after the match: "I think it was a good wicket, certainly not a 160 wicket. We got stuck in the middle and we had a really bad day. Credit to Bangladesh for playing so well. We couldn't get to a good total.

"When they were 24/2 at one stage, we thought we were in with a chance. But they batted well afterwards. 160 is a very difficult target to defend and we failed to do that today.

"The decider will be good for the crowd and everyone following it. It should be a great game in Chittagong."

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