Not often do you see a team so admired before it has even played a single game in the One-Day International World Cup. At the Manuka Oval in Canberra, on Wednesday, almost everyone was egging them on as history was made.
South Africa fast bowler, Dale Steyn had missed the training on Wednesday due to flu, but is expected to be fit for the World Cup encounter against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday.
An all-round performance from Shakib Al Hasan and a blazing half-century from Mushfiqur Rahim helped Bangladesh overcome initial lethargy to beat Afghanistan by 105 runs in their opening encounter in Canberra.
Zimbabwe, who put up a strong fight against South Africa in their World Cup opener, promised an aggressive and relentless approach ahead of their next league match against the United Arab Emirates on Thursday.
After registering a nervous win against Scotland at Dunedin earlier today, New Zealand pacer Trent Boult admitted that his team made a heavy weather of the small target by losing too many wickets towards the end.