Spinners Eddie Leie and Aaron Phangiso seal T20 series for South Africa

South Africa cruised by Bangladesh for a 31-run win on Tuesday and a 2-0 T20 whitewash with Eddie Leie and Aaron Phangiso claiming three wickets each.

South Africa spinner Eddie Leie, right, reacts after a dismissal during South Africa's Twenty20 win over Bangladesh on Tuesday in Dhaka. Munir uz Zaman / AFP / July 7, 2015
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Spinners Eddie Leie and Aaron Phangiso shared six wickets between them as South Africa thrashed Bangladesh by 31 runs in the second Twenty20 international to take the two-match series 2-0 in Dhaka Tuesday.

Debutant leg-spinner Leie claimed 3-16 and left-arm spinner Phangiso took 3-30, as Bangladesh were all out for 138 runs with five balls remaining in reply to South Africa’s 169-4.

Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar put on 46 runs in the opening stand to give Bangladesh a strong start before Wayne Parnell removed Iqbal for 13.

Leie struck in his first over to drag Sarkar (37) out of his crease and had him stumped and then dismissed Mushfiqur Rahim (19) and Sabbir Rahman (1) in successive balls.

Phangiso removed Shakib Al Hasan (8) off his first ball before taking the wicket of Nasir Hossain who fell for a duck and Litton Das (10) in his next two overs to put South Africa in control.

Paceman Kyle Abbott, who claimed three wickets for 20 runs, completed the rout with wickets off his last two balls.

Earlier, Quinton de Kock and AB de Villiers put 95 runs for South Africa in the opening stand after skipper Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to bat.

De Kock top-scored with 44 runs and De Villiers added 40 as the visitors looked for a series sweep after winning Sunday’s opening game by 52 runs.

Left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny forced De Kock into chipping a catch to Sabbir at midwicket to earn Bangladesh’s first breakthrough in the 11th over.

Left-handed De Kock faced 31 balls and hit four fours and two sixes in his innings

Bangladesh were immediately back in the contest as Nasir made a double strike in the next over to put a brake on the run flow.

JP Duminy got a leading edge off the second ball of the over to hoist a catch which Shakib gleefully took at short midwicket to remove him for six.

De Villiers gloved the next ball to wicketkeeper Rahim to end his 34-ball innings which included six sixes.

David Miller survived a strong caught behind appeal in the same over to put on 34 runs for the fourth wicket with du Plessis (16).

Miller (30 not out) and Rilee Rossouw (19 not out) then took 32 runs in the last two overs to give South Africa a respectable total.

Nasir finished with 2-26 for Bangladesh.

The two teams will now play a three-match one-day international series, beginning on July 10 at the same ground.

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