The South African Under-19s fell 22 runs short of a moral boosting win against Bangladeshi U19s in the seventh and final ODI, in Durban.
They were desperate for a win, saying that to lose 4-3 was a whole lot better than 5-2. But once again, the Bangladeshi batsmen set the pace, running up 266-6 after winning the toss.
It was a total that was disappointingly boosted by 13 wides and two no-balls, which went a long way in nullifying the sterling efforts of left-arm spinner Sean Whitehead, who gave up just 27 runs from his 10 overs, and taking the wicket of opener Saif Hassan. But by that stage, Bangladesh were 123 runs up after 27 0vers and in a good position to launch an attack.
Bowling discipline has been a major factor in the seven matches played: a total of 130 runs from wides and no balls were handed over.
South Africa were on the back foot from the start, losing two wickets for 22 runs. Liam Smith stood out once again, scoring 89 runs, and Dayyaan Galiem contributed 65 off 65 balls, but there was little support after that.
For full scoreboard, click here