South Africa tour of Bangladesh, 1st Test: Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka, Feb 22-25, 2008
South Africa won by 5 wickets
22,23,24,25 February 2008 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100

Toss: Mohammad Ashraful has won the toss and Bangladesh will bat first.

Pitch: The surface has a dark tinge to it, very unusual for the subcontinent, say the experts. There are plenty of cracks though, but I can tell you the pitch doesn't resemble a dustbowl.

'allo 'allo and welcome to Cricinfo's ball-by-ball coverage of the 1st Test between Bangladesh and South Africa at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur. This is Kanishkaa Balachandran on the commentary cubicle. Allow me to welcome Keith Lane, who's scoring this game. Dileep Premachandran will bring you the bulletin.

We'll bring you news of the toss and teams shortly.

Bangladesh are back home after a miserable tour of New Zealand and now's their chance to make amends. They're up against the South Africans, who're coming off a deadly home season. South Africa will head to India shortly after this and they've picked their strongest squad for this tour with the view of acclimatising for India.

0.1

Steyn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, makes him play immediately, pitches on middle and off and comes back in, Tamim gets forward and defends

0.2

Steyn to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, what a start..... gets the ball to swing in before landing on a good length, Tamim shapes to flick it past midwicket but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads, the ball shoots up and Steyn runs forward and takes it easily. He didn't even have to reconfirm with umpire Aleem Dar

Tamim Iqbal c & b Steyn 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.3

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, no run, slides down the leg side, Nafees tries to nudge it but misses and Boucher dives

0.4

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, no run, gets it to curve in from outside off, Nafees gets forward and pushes towards mid-off

0.5

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, no run, aims for the inswinging yorker, Nafees tries to work it to the on side but thuds it onto his pads

0.6

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, no run, pitches outside the legstump, drifts away, left alone to Boucher

End of over 1 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 0/1

    • Shahriar Nafees 0 (4b)
    • Junaid Siddique 0 (0b)
    • DW Steyn 1-1-0-1
1.1

Ntini to Junaid Siddique, no run, gets it slant across the left hander, left alone

1.2

Ntini to Junaid Siddique, no run, bangs it in short of a length on middle, Junaid covers the line and defends

1.3

Ntini to Junaid Siddique, 1 leg bye, Bangladesh are underway here with a gentle nudge off the pads past the vacant forward short leg region

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1.4

Ntini to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, pitches on a good length on middle and shapes across, he shuffles and tucks it away just wide of midwicket

1.5

Ntini to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, holds the length back on middle, the ball doesn;t come through all that quickly and Junaid is able to rock back with ease and turn it to the on side for another comfortable single

1.6

Ntini to Shahriar Nafees, no run, hits a good length outside the off stump, rocks back and pushes it softly towards cover

End of over 2 (3 runs) Bangladesh 3/1

    • Shahriar Nafees 1 (6b)
    • Junaid Siddique 1 (4b)
    • M Ntini 1-0-2-0
    • DW Steyn 1-1-0-1

two slips and a forward short-leg in place

2.1

Steyn to Junaid Siddique, no run, poor ball, poor shot, pitches full and very wide outside off, Junaid nearly edges it on the drive

2.2

Steyn to Junaid Siddique, no run, pitches outside off and straightens a little, he shoulders arms though the ball was quite close to the outside edge there

2.3

Steyn to Junaid Siddique, OUT, Steyn removes the openers.... pitches outside off, just short of a driveable length, Junaid can't resist chasing that and ends up getting a thick outside edge and Boucher does well to dive to his left and catch it front of Smith at first slip

Junaid Siddique c †Boucher b Steyn 1 (13m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

Habibul Bashar walks in. He's playing his 50th Test

2.4

Steyn to Habibul Bashar, 1 leg bye, pitches close to the pads, tries to flick it but is too late on the stroke and the ball rolls off the pads to the on side

2.5

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, holds the length back on the leg stump, Nafees turns it comfortably behind square on the on side

2.6

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, no run, pitches just a shade outside off and curves in a little, Nafees watchfully shoulders arms

End of over 3 (3 runs) Bangladesh 6/2

    • Shahriar Nafees 3 (8b)
    • Habibul Bashar 0 (1b)
    • DW Steyn 2-1-2-2
    • M Ntini 1-0-2-0

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3.1

Ntini to Habibul Bashar, no run, bangs it in outside off, curves in with the angle, Bashar lets it go

3 slips and a gully

3.2

Ntini to Habibul Bashar, no run, the line is a little further away form the offstump, same result, left alone

3.3

Ntini to Habibul Bashar, no run, gets to cut back in a little, Bashar closes the face of the bat and turns it to the on side

3.4

Ntini to Habibul Bashar, no run, grants him a bit of width outside off, catches Bashar flashing outside off

3.5

Ntini to Habibul Bashar, no run, hits a good length outside off, Bashar exercises caution and lets it go

3.6

Ntini to Habibul Bashar, no run, pitches outside off and straightens, Bashar shoulders arms

Bangaldesh will feel the pinch after losing their openers. Remember they were in New Zealand

End of over 4 (maiden) Bangladesh 6/2

    • Habibul Bashar 0 (7b)
    • Shahriar Nafees 3 (8b)
    • M Ntini 2-1-2-0
    • DW Steyn 2-1-2-2
4.1

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, 1 leg bye, short of a length, Nafees swivels and attempts a pull but ends up thudding it onto his thigh pad and the ball rolls to the on side

4.2

Steyn to Habibul Bashar, no run, gets forward and defends with a half-hearted prod on the front foot

4.3

Steyn to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, uncertainty, defends towards silly point and contemplates a run, Nafees turns it down and Bashar dives back at his crease, fortunately for him the throw was too high and over the keeper and they steal an overthrow

4.4

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, no run, left alone outside off

4.5

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, no run, fullish and just a touch too wide outside the off stump, Nafees isn't interested

4.6

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, gets forward and pushes this one just wide of the covers

End of over 5 (3 runs) Bangladesh 9/2

    • Shahriar Nafees 4 (12b)
    • Habibul Bashar 1 (9b)
    • DW Steyn 3-1-4-2
    • M Ntini 2-1-2-0

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5.1

Ntini to Shahriar Nafees, no run, Ntini continues banging it in short of a good length but the ball doesn't dart much off the pitch, Nafees goes back comfortably and defends

5.2

Ntini to Shahriar Nafees, 1 wide, sprays this one very outside off and the away movement doesn't help him

5.2

Ntini to Shahriar Nafees, no run, full outside off and in the slot to drive, Nafees offers the 'V' and pushes straight to mid-off

5.3

Ntini to Shahriar Nafees, no run, gets a bit of extra bounce this time after the ball lands on a good length outside off and beats Nafees

5.4

Ntini to Shahriar Nafees, no run, gets appreciable bounce again, Nafees shoulders arms outside off

5.5

Ntini to Shahriar Nafees, no run, bowls this one just a little wide of the crease, gets it to angle across the left hander and Nafees lets it go

5.6

Ntini to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, bangs it in short, invites Nafees to pull but heisn't in full control of the stroke as the ball strikes the top of the bat and nearly lobs to short mid-on

End of over 6 (2 runs) Bangladesh 11/2

    • Shahriar Nafees 5 (18b)
    • Habibul Bashar 1 (9b)
    • M Ntini 3-1-4-0
    • DW Steyn 3-1-4-2

Three slips a gully and a point

6.1

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, banged in short and this one sits up nicely for Nafees, he reads the length early, rocks back and pulls with intent over square leg to pick up a very convincing boundary

Hashim Amla fields at deep backward square leg after that stroke

6.2

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good comeback, Steyn keeps it short and gets this one to fizz past Nafees outside off

6.3

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, no run, Steyn dishes out another snorter, this one kicks up a lot more and is perilously close to the gloves as Nafees weaves away from it

6.4

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, short of a length on middle, Nafees rocks back and turns it in front of mid-on

6.5

Steyn to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, shuffles across his stumps and nudges it down to fine leg

6.6

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, no run, thuds it in short, Nafees is in full control of this as he raises his bat and steers it towards point

End of over 7 (6 runs) Bangladesh 17/2

    • Shahriar Nafees 10 (23b 1x4)
    • Habibul Bashar 2 (10b)
    • DW Steyn 4-1-10-2
    • M Ntini 3-1-4-0

It's been a fairly action packed half an hour

7.1

Ntini to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, hits a good length on off and middle, closes the face of the bat and turns it wide of midwicket

Short cover in place now

7.2

Ntini to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, hits a good length on off and middle, Nafees close the face and turns it in front of mid-on with soft hands and sets off quickly, good running

7.3

Ntini to Habibul Bashar, 2 runs, tries to cut square on the off side, he ends up chopping it down hard on the turf and the ball lobs over third slip and runs towards third man

7.4

Ntini to Habibul Bashar, no run, hits a good length on off and middle, gets back and defends back to the bowler

7.5

Ntini to Habibul Bashar, no run, a very confident forward defensive stroke this time, pushes it back to Ntini off the meat of the bat

7.6

Ntini to Habibul Bashar, FOUR, bangs it in short of a length on middle, that sits up nicely for Bashar who swivels and pulls along the ground, there's nobody at square leg and the ball races away quickly and beats fine leg who runs across to cut it off

End of over 8 (8 runs) Bangladesh 25/2

    • Habibul Bashar 9 (15b 1x4)
    • Shahriar Nafees 11 (24b 1x4)
    • M Ntini 4-1-12-0
    • DW Steyn 4-1-10-2
8.1

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, no run, tempts him outside the off stump and catches him fishing on the front foot

8.2

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, fullish outside off and Nafees pushes through the line and beats cover

8.3

Steyn to Habibul Bashar, no run, short just down the leg side, Bashar decides to let it go

8.4

Steyn to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, short of a length again down leg, this time Bashar goes for the pull but moves his feet rather half heartedly, fine leg picks it up

8.5

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, no run, slanting across the left-hander, Nafees moves across to his off stump and lets it go

8.6

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, half volley outside the off stump, Nafees gets a big stride across his stumps and executes a cover drive, that was right in the gap

End of over 9 (6 runs) Bangladesh 31/2

    • Shahriar Nafees 16 (28b 2x4)
    • Habibul Bashar 10 (17b 1x4)
    • DW Steyn 5-1-16-2
    • M Ntini 4-1-12-0

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9.1

Ntini to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, just a little short of a length outside off, he taps it in front of cover with soft hands and sets off for a well-judged run

9.2

Ntini to Shahriar Nafees, no run, just about in the corridor outside off, the ball goes through at a fairly gentle pace to the keeper

9.3

Ntini to Shahriar Nafees, no run, in the slot to drive outside off and Nafees goes for a flashy drive with one hand without moving his feet at all

9.4

Ntini to Shahriar Nafees, no run, pitches outside off and shoulders arms

9.5

Ntini to Shahriar Nafees, no run, holds the length back outside the off stump, Nafees rocks back and defends well

9.6

Ntini to Shahriar Nafees, no run, slanting into the body, he works it firmly back to the bowler

End of over 10 (1 run) Bangladesh 32/2

    • Shahriar Nafees 16 (33b 2x4)
    • Habibul Bashar 11 (18b 1x4)
    • M Ntini 5-1-13-0
    • DW Steyn 5-1-16-2

We have a change. Morne Morkel replaces Steyn

10.1

Morkel to Habibul Bashar, no run, pitches just outside off and tucks up Bashar as he tries to work it to the on side, the ball catches his top pad and rolls back to the bowler

3 slips and a gully

10.2

Morkel to Habibul Bashar, no run, shifts the line just outside the off stump, glided towards point

10.3

Morkel to Habibul Bashar, no run, works up a bit more pace and gets good carry through to the keeper this time

10.4

Morkel to Habibul Bashar, no run, slides wide down the leg side, Bashar tries to work it to the on side

10.5

Morkel to Habibul Bashar, OUT, well taken by McKenzie.... pitched up outside the off stump, lures Bashar onto the drive, he gets forward but fails to cover the line and the ball catches the outside edge and shoots low to Neil McKenzie at third slip who takes it in front of him

Habibul Bashar c McKenzie b Morkel 11 (39m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 47.82

Disappointing start to Bashar in his 50th Test

Mohammad Ashraful walks in with his team in trouble

10.6

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, bangs it in short and the ball kicks on Ashraful

End of over 11 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 32/3

    • Mohammad Ashraful 0 (1b)
    • Shahriar Nafees 16 (33b 2x4)
    • M Morkel 1-1-0-1
    • M Ntini 5-1-13-0
11.1

Ntini to Shahriar Nafees, no run, pitched outside off, left alone

11.2

Ntini to Shahriar Nafees, no run, circumspect leave there, he shouders arms but doesn't withdraw his bat well as the ball catches some wood and rolls to third slip

11.3

Ntini to Shahriar Nafees, no run, better leave this time, the ball fizzes past him just outside off

11.4

Ntini to Shahriar Nafees, 1 wide, sprays this one really wide outside the off stump, Bucknor gets an early workout

11.4

Ntini to Shahriar Nafees, no run, better line and length, closer to the off stump and Nafees shoulders arms

11.5

Ntini to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good length outside off, moves across to his off stump and defends to short cover

11.6

Ntini to Shahriar Nafees, no run, fuller in length outside off and gets it to straighten, well left by Nafees

Time for refreshments. Another top order wobble for Bangladesh. The pitch isn't unplayable by an y means and the South Africans have, importantly, ensured they make the batsmen play and that's how they've earned their wickets.

End of over 12 (1 run) Bangladesh 33/3

    • Shahriar Nafees 16 (39b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Ashraful 0 (1b)
    • M Ntini 6-1-14-0
    • M Morkel 1-1-0-1
12.1

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, slash outside the off stump just after the drinks break, the ball holds its seams and goes through to the keeper

12.2

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, pitched up outside off, Ashraful shapes to drive through mid-off but doesn't quite cover the line as expected and ends up chipping it off the outside edge past gully

12.3

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, juicy half volley on the pads and Ashraful shuffles across his stumps and whips it past the vacant square leg region to bring up back to back boundaries

12.4

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, fullish outside off and pushed through the line just wide of mid-off for a couple

12.5

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fullish in length outside off, he shapes to defend but steers it towards point with an angled bat

12.6

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, goes for the square drive but doesn't time it well enough as the ball rolls towards point

End of over 13 (10 runs) Bangladesh 43/3

    • Mohammad Ashraful 10 (7b 2x4)
    • Shahriar Nafees 16 (39b 2x4)
    • M Morkel 2-1-10-1
    • M Ntini 6-1-14-0
13.1

Ntini to Shahriar Nafees, no run, pitches outside off, pushed firmly to cover

13.2

Ntini to Shahriar Nafees, no run, pitches on the corridor outside off and well left by Nafees

13.3

Ntini to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, in the slot to drive outside off and the shot come off well as he gets an inside edge down towards fine leg

13.4

Ntini to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, well bowled, teases him outside the off stump as Ashraful leans forward and nearly gets an outside edge

2 slips and a gully, short cover as well

13.5

Ntini to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, excellent control, in the slot to drive outside off, gets across to his off stump, covers the line and drives off the meat of the bat past point

13.6

Ntini to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, brings up the innings 50 in style, he bangs it in short at a gentle pace, Ashraful has the time to move across to his middle stump and pull over midwicket, the timing was crisp

End of over 14 (9 runs) Bangladesh 52/3

    • Mohammad Ashraful 18 (10b 4x4)
    • Shahriar Nafees 17 (42b 2x4)
    • M Ntini 7-1-23-0
    • M Morkel 2-1-10-1
14.1

Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, no run, pushed back to the bowler

14.2

Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, fullish outside off and pushed through the line past the bowler and mid-off

14.3

Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, directed straight at the pads, Nafees turns his wrists just a touch and works it just wide of midwicket, times it fairly well

14.4

Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, juicy half volley outside the off stump, moves across to his off stump, covers the line and drives wide of the covers

14.5

Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, OUT, a wicket falls just when things are looking up for the home side.... pitches on middle stump and curves away, lures Nafees onto the drive, he leans forward half heartedly and gets an outside edge to Smith at first slip who takes it at waist height

Shahriar Nafees c Smith b Morkel 25 (73m 47b 3x4 0x6) SR: 53.19

The entertainment's ended and Bangladesh are back to square one.

14.6

Morkel to Aftab Ahmed, no run, left alone to the keeper

End of over 15 (8 runs) Bangladesh 60/4

    • Aftab Ahmed 0 (1b)
    • Mohammad Ashraful 18 (10b 4x4)
    • M Morkel 3-1-18-2
    • M Ntini 7-1-23-0

Kallis replaces Ntini

15.1

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, no swing or away movement as the ball lands outside off, Ashraful leaves it

15.2

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, hits a good length on middle and comes through at a gentle pace, that allows Ashraful time to shuffle across and glance to fine leg

15.3

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, no run, lands outside off and straightens, left alone

15.4

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, no run, lands just a shade too wide outside off, Aftab exercises caution and chooses to leave it

15.5

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, no run, lands outside off, left alone

15.6

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, no run, makes him play this time as Aftaba gets across and pushes back to the bowler

End of over 16 (1 run) Bangladesh 61/4

    • Aftab Ahmed 0 (5b)
    • Mohammad Ashraful 19 (12b 4x4)
    • JH Kallis 1-0-1-0
    • M Morkel 3-1-18-2
16.1

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, gets appreciable bounce and lift outside off, Ashraful leaves it

16.2

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, hits a good length outside off, Ashraful defends on the walk

16.3

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, just a little wide outside off, Ashraful leans forward, drives on the up and picks the gap square of the wicket on the off side and beats point

16.4

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, lands it outside the off stump, Ashraful decides not to chase this one

16.5

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 no ball, oversteps, strives for the extra yard of pace, the ball kicks up again after pitching as the batsman shoulders arms

16.5

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full on off and middle and Ashraful doesn't time it or get the desired placement as the ball rolls to mid-on

16.6

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full on middle again and Ashraful works it to mid-on with soft hands, there was a scoring opportunity there

End of over 17 (5 runs) Bangladesh 66/4

    • Mohammad Ashraful 23 (19b 5x4)
    • Aftab Ahmed 0 (5b)
    • M Morkel 4-1-23-2
    • JH Kallis 1-0-1-0
17.1

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, no run, slides down the leg side

17.2

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, no run, bangs it in short outside off, he weaves out of the way

17.3

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, no run, hits a good length this time outside off, the ball straightens on its way to the keeper

17.4

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, no run, fullish outside off, closes the face of the bat and tucks it towards mid-on

2 slips and a wide gully

17.5

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, no run, half volley outside off, in the slot to drive and a square drive finds point

17.6

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, no run, pitches on off and middle, turns his wrists and tucks it towards midwicket

End of over 18 (maiden) Bangladesh 66/4

    • Aftab Ahmed 0 (11b)
    • Mohammad Ashraful 23 (19b 5x4)
    • JH Kallis 2-1-1-0
    • M Morkel 4-1-23-2
18.1

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, fullish on off and middle, gets forward and doesn't cover the line as the ball gets the edge to the on side

18.2

Morkel to Aftab Ahmed, no run, exerts himself a little more here as he bangs it in short outside off, the batsman weaves out of the way

18.3

Morkel to Aftab Ahmed, no run, banged in much shorter and quicker, Aftab gets on his knee and takes evasive action

18.4

Morkel to Aftab Ahmed, no run, fullish in length outside off, pushed to mid-off

18.5

Morkel to Aftab Ahmed, no run, banged in short, he gets a bit of indrift, Aftab realises the ball is close to his off stump and he decides to withdraw his stroke

18.6

Morkel to Aftab Ahmed, 2 runs, drifts on the body, tucked away behind square on the on side for a couple

End of over 19 (3 runs) Bangladesh 69/4

    • Aftab Ahmed 2 (16b)
    • Mohammad Ashraful 24 (20b 5x4)
    • M Morkel 5-1-26-2
    • JH Kallis 2-1-1-0
19.1

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, gets forward and a defensive push just beats cover, allowing a single

19.2

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, no run, a half volley outside the off stump is pushed firmly to short cover

19.3

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, 2 runs, gets a bit of indrift onto the pads, he gets across and tucks it away past the vacant square leg region

19.4

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, no run, pitches outside off, left alone

19.5

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, no run, shuffles across to his off stump and shoulders arms outside the off stump

19.6

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, no run, same result, keeps it outside the off stump and Aftab is patient enough to let it go

End of over 20 (3 runs) Bangladesh 72/4

    • Aftab Ahmed 4 (21b)
    • Mohammad Ashraful 25 (21b 5x4)
    • JH Kallis 3-1-4-0
    • M Morkel 5-1-26-2
20.1

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, moves across to his off stump and taps it with soft hands in front of mid-off and sets off for a very well-judged run

20.2

Morkel to Aftab Ahmed, no run, Morkel responds by banging it in short, he gets down on his right knee and takes evasive action

20.3

Morkel to Aftab Ahmed, no run, left alone, Umpire Aleem Dar just cautions Morkel for running on the wicket on his follow through

20.4

Morkel to Aftab Ahmed, no run, short of a length on off and middle and Aftab rocks back and defends solidly

20.5

Morkel to Aftab Ahmed, no run, gets the ball to kick on Aftab's midriff and he rather uneasily manages to fend it off, good stuff from Morkel

20.6

Morkel to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, fended softly in front of point and Ashraful darts off as soon as he calls for the run, Aftab applauds his captain for that run

End of over 21 (2 runs) Bangladesh 74/4

    • Aftab Ahmed 5 (26b)
    • Mohammad Ashraful 26 (22b 5x4)
    • M Morkel 6-1-28-2
    • JH Kallis 3-1-4-0
21.1

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, no run, gets forward and pushes to the off side

21.2

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, no run, short of a length down the leg side and inviting the pull, he goes for the shot but the ball clips the thigh pad, Boucher appeals

21.3

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, no run, on the pads, tucked to the on side

21.4

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, no run, gets forward and defends firmly towards mid-off

21.5

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, no run, drifts down the leg side, tries to glance it fine but misses

21.6

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, no run, hits a good length outside off and straightens, left alone

End of over 22 (maiden) Bangladesh 74/4

    • Aftab Ahmed 5 (32b)
    • Mohammad Ashraful 26 (22b 5x4)
    • JH Kallis 4-2-4-0
    • M Morkel 6-1-28-2

Spin for the first time today. Johan Botha warms up

22.1

Botha to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, flighted on off and middle, pushed firmly to mid-off

22.2

Botha to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, lunges forward, gets an inside edge onto his pads and that would have been gobbled up by a forward short-leg

Silly point moves to forward short-leg

22.3

Botha to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, half volley outside off, he leans forward and drives firmly through the covers

22.4

Botha to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, lands on a good length outside off, he stays back, opens the face of the bat and glides it with control pat first slip, short third man chases it and dives in vain at the boundary

22.5

Botha to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, rush of blood.... flighted outside off, lands on a fullish length, Ashraful tries to biff that past the bowler but ends up hitting it low to him, Botha takes it just inches off the ground, Ashraful is in doubt if the ball was grassed but replays show a clean catch

Mohammad Ashraful c & b Botha 34 (58m 27b 7x4 0x6) SR: 125.92

Shakib Al Hasan walks in

22.6

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flighted outside off, defended back to the bowler

End of over 23 (8 runs) Bangladesh 82/5

    • Shakib Al Hasan 0 (1b)
    • Aftab Ahmed 5 (32b)
    • J Botha 1-0-8-1
    • JH Kallis 4-2-4-0
23.1

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, no run, slides down the leg side, nudged off the pads to the keeper

That wicket could put further pressure on Aftab who's gone very defensive here, 5 off 33 balls

23.2

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, no run, lands outside off, left alone

23.3

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, no run, pitches outside off, bit of inward movement as the ball leaves the right hander

23.4

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, no run, fuller in length outside off, the ball creeps through low to the keeper

23.5

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, turned towards square leg

23.6

Kallis to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, gets a bit of bounce and good carry as the ball leaves the left hander

End of over 24 (1 run) Bangladesh 83/5

    • Shakib Al Hasan 0 (2b)
    • Aftab Ahmed 6 (37b)
    • JH Kallis 5-2-5-0
    • J Botha 1-0-8-1

This could be the last over before lunch

24.1

Botha to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, lands on a good length, he waits for the turn and works it towards fine leg

Bowls around the wicket, 2 slips and a forward short-leg

24.2

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Big appeal, Shakib gets forward to meet the ball which pitches just outside the line of off, he gets caught in front of middle and off hitting just below the knee roll, perhaps the height saved him

Silly point also comes in. Extra pressure there

24.3

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, punched back to the bowler

24.4

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, gets forward and defends back to the bowler

24.5

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, gets back and punches this just wide of mid-off

24.6

Botha to Aftab Ahmed, no run, pitches on a good length outside off, he stays back and quietly defends back to the bowler

Very familiar state of affairs as far as Bangladesh are concerned. The top order just didn't show enough patience to stick it out. The slips were kept busy and the bowlers made the batsmen play and induce mistakes. Ashraful's dismissal was untimely. Aftab has shown good application by curbing his aggressive instincts and a lot will depend on him now as Bangladesh turn to damage control after lunch. Do join us in about half an hour. (12.40 local, 06.40 GMT).

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End of over 25 (2 runs) Bangladesh 85/5

    • Aftab Ahmed 7 (39b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 1 (6b)
    • J Botha 2-0-10-1
    • JH Kallis 5-2-5-0

We're just moments away from the second session. We could see more overs of spin here. now that Botha has a wicket

25.1

Ntini to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, starts off with a loosener outside the off stump, Shakib watches it through to the keeper

3 slips, a gully and a short cover

25.2

Ntini to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, fullish in length outside off, he pushes it through the line to mid-off

25.3

Ntini to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, fullish outside off, pushed to mid-off

25.4

Ntini to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, lands just a little furthur away from the off stump, curves away as well, left alone

25.5

Ntini to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, full and pushed firmly back to Ntini, he gathers the ball and flings it back towards the stumps and sends the off stump crashing down, Ntini's an angry man..shiver!!

25.6

Ntini to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, lands on middle, Shakib tries to tuck it past midwicket but places it straight to him

End of over 26 (maiden) Bangladesh 85/5

    • Shakib Al Hasan 1 (12b)
    • Aftab Ahmed 7 (39b)
    • M Ntini 8-2-23-0
    • J Botha 2-0-10-1

Dale Steyn returns for the first time after his opening spell of five overs. The crowd hasnt really picked up here

26.1

Steyn to Aftab Ahmed, no run, lands it on a good length outside off and gets it to shape in after pitching, Aftab lets it go

26.2

Steyn to Aftab Ahmed, no run, cuts back in a tucks him up a little, Aftab is quick to move across and flick it in front of the stumps to midwicket

26.3

Steyn to Aftab Ahmed, 2 runs, tucked to the on side, they pick up a single and AB de Villiers dives at midwicket and has a shy at the stumps, the throw is wide and they pick up an overthrow

26.4

Steyn to Aftab Ahmed, no run, fullish outside off, pushed to mid-off

26.5

Steyn to Aftab Ahmed, no run, pushed back towards Steyn, he gets his right hand out and stops about a couple of runs

26.6

Steyn to Aftab Ahmed, no run, drifting on the pads, that was a boundary opportunity for Aftab but the ball was a little too quick for him as it clipped the pads and rolled to the keeper

End of over 27 (2 runs) Bangladesh 87/5

    • Aftab Ahmed 9 (45b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 1 (12b)
    • DW Steyn 6-1-18-2
    • M Ntini 8-2-23-0
27.1

Ntini to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, hits a good length on off and middle, defended back to the bowler

27.2

Ntini to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, shuffles across to his off stump, covers the line properly and defends with a closed face of the bat back to the bowler

27.3

Ntini to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, fuller in length, he covers the line and defends again

27.4

Ntini to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, fuller in length outside off, he shuffles across to his off stump and pushes it back to the bowler

silly mid-on in place for the chipped drive

27.5

Ntini to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, oho! nearly gets that man into play there....pitched up outside off, Shakib goes for the on drive but luckily keeps it along the ground

27.6

Ntini to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, overpitched outside the off stump, Shakib drives through the line, shows the full face of the bat and beats the bowler and mid-off to bring up a silken boundary

End of over 28 (4 runs) Bangladesh 91/5

    • Shakib Al Hasan 5 (18b 1x4)
    • Aftab Ahmed 9 (45b)
    • M Ntini 9-2-27-0
    • DW Steyn 6-1-18-2
28.1

Steyn to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, short, pulled behind square and Amla at deep backward square-leg picks it up

28.2

Steyn to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, beaten outside the off stump, has him fishing on the front foot

28.3

Steyn to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, left alone outside off

28.4

Steyn to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, lapse in concentration there as he gets a half prod forward and leaves the bat dangling outside the off stump only inviting trouble

28.5

Steyn to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pitches outside off and he lets it go this time

28.6

Steyn to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, bowls round the wicket, the ball goes through with the line as Shakib shoulders arms

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End of over 29 (1 run) Bangladesh 92/5

    • Shakib Al Hasan 5 (23b 1x4)
    • Aftab Ahmed 10 (46b)
    • DW Steyn 7-1-19-2
    • M Ntini 9-2-27-0
29.1

Ntini to Aftab Ahmed, no run, pitches outside off, not much bounce there as Aftab gets well forward and pushes it to point

3 slips, a gully and a short cover

29.2

Ntini to Aftab Ahmed, no run, tempts him outside the off stump, that ball was of a driveable length but Aftab was hindered by the lack of foot movement, beaten

29.3

Ntini to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, drives through the off side, he can't beat mid-off though as Morkel does well to slide to his left and cut it off

29.4

Ntini to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, slides down the leg side, tries to glance it fine but fails to get wood or glove on it

29.5

Ntini to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, turned to the on side

29.6

Ntini to Aftab Ahmed, no run, pitches on a good length outside off, left alone

End of over 30 (2 runs) Bangladesh 94/5

    • Aftab Ahmed 11 (50b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 6 (25b 1x4)
    • M Ntini 10-2-29-0
    • DW Steyn 7-1-19-2
30.1

Steyn to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, that was a jaffa outside the off stump, Shakib got across his stumps but wasn't sure whether to play at it or not

30.2

Steyn to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, teases him outside the off stump, he watchfully lets it go

30.3

Steyn to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pitches just short of a length outside off, the ball goes through with the angle to the keeper

30.4

Steyn to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, hits a good length outside the off stump, he moves across and steers it to point with an angled bat

30.5

Steyn to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, turned to the on side

30.6

Steyn to Aftab Ahmed, no run, excellent line, pitches outside off and curves back in, nearly shaves the off stump

End of over 31 (1 run) Bangladesh 95/5

    • Aftab Ahmed 11 (51b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 7 (30b 1x4)
    • DW Steyn 8-1-20-2
    • M Ntini 10-2-29-0
31.1

Ntini to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, pitches outside off, shapes away from the left hander, he sticks his bat out and glides it wide of gully and down to third man

31.2

Ntini to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, driven back to the bowler

31.3

Ntini to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, fullish outside off, left alone

31.4

Ntini to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, fullish outside off, pushed just wide of mid-off

31.5

Ntini to Aftab Ahmed, no run, teasing line outside the off stump, Aftab tentatively comes forward and drops his bat as the ball leaves him

31.6

Ntini to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, fullish outside off, he drives through the line and beats the covers

End of over 32 (6 runs) Bangladesh 101/5

    • Aftab Ahmed 12 (53b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 12 (34b 2x4)
    • M Ntini 11-2-35-0
    • DW Steyn 8-1-20-2
32.1

Steyn to Aftab Ahmed, no run, gets this one to nip back in on off stump, he shuffles and tucks it straight to midwicket

32.2

Steyn to Aftab Ahmed, 2 runs, another one nips back in, he shuffles and tucks it squarer this time and beats midwicket, they scamper through for the second and a direct hit would have had Shakib in trouble

2 slips and a wide third slip

32.3

Steyn to Aftab Ahmed, no run, slides down the leg side, left to the keeper

32.4

Steyn to Aftab Ahmed, 2 runs, pitches on the stumps, he walks across and works it wide of square leg

32.5

Steyn to Aftab Ahmed, no run, pitches on a good length outside off, left alone

32.6

Steyn to Aftab Ahmed, no run, works up a bit if drift and cut into the right hander, Aftab walks across and tucks it to the on side

End of over 33 (4 runs) Bangladesh 105/5

    • Aftab Ahmed 16 (59b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 12 (34b 2x4)
    • DW Steyn 9-1-24-2
    • M Ntini 11-2-35-0
33.1

Ntini to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pitches outside the off stump and straightens, Shakib shoulders arms and watches it through

33.2

Ntini to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good stroke but for no runs, slants across the off stump, he gets forward and drives firmly off the sweet spot straight to mid-off

33.3

Ntini to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, loses his angle and sprays that one really wide outside off, Shakib gets his feet moving, leans into the drive and bisects point and cover

2 slips in place now

33.4

Ntini to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, lands on a good length on middle and leg, he rocks back and defends

33.5

Ntini to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, hits a good length on middle and leg, defended to the on side

33.6

Ntini to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, bangs it in short and lets it rip as Shakib weaves away and takes evasive action

End of over 34 (4 runs) Bangladesh 109/5

    • Shakib Al Hasan 16 (40b 3x4)
    • Aftab Ahmed 16 (59b)
    • M Ntini 12-2-39-0
    • DW Steyn 9-1-24-2
34.1

Botha to Aftab Ahmed, 3 runs, effective paddle shot by Aftab, Ntini fumbles at fine leg and that allows the extra run

34.2

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, flighted outside off, defended back to the bowler

34.3

Botha to Aftab Ahmed, no run, flighted outside off, defended firmly back to the bowler

34.4

Botha to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, picks the ball on a full length and drives through the line to mid-off for an easy single

34.5

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flighted outside off, defended to the off side

34.6

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tossed on middle and off, gets forward and defends

End of over 35 (5 runs) Bangladesh 114/5

    • Shakib Al Hasan 17 (43b 3x4)
    • Aftab Ahmed 20 (62b)
    • J Botha 3-0-15-1
    • M Ntini 12-2-39-0
35.1

Ntini to Aftab Ahmed, 2 runs, low full toss outside the off stump, he drives with an angled bat and steers it just wide of Kallis at gully, he gets a finger to it and cuts off the pace of the ball

35.2

Ntini to Aftab Ahmed, 2 runs, fullish in length outside off and pushed just wide of mid-off

35.3

Ntini to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, well played.... fullish in length outside off and curving in, Aftab gets a good stride forward, opens the face of the bat and angles it perfectly to bisect the gap between third slip and gully

35.4

Ntini to Aftab Ahmed, no run, similar delivery, this time the bat comes down straight, he defends to the covers

35.5

Ntini to Aftab Ahmed, no run, in the slot to drive outside off, Aftab gets a god stride forward but can't place it wide of backward point

35.6

Ntini to Aftab Ahmed, no run, holds the length back just a trifle, comes in with the angle and straightens before reaching Boucher

Good start to this session so far, 37 off 11 overs. Bangladesh will have to sustain this momentum

End of over 36 (8 runs) Bangladesh 122/5

    • Aftab Ahmed 28 (68b 1x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 17 (43b 3x4)
    • M Ntini 13-2-47-0
    • J Botha 3-0-15-1
36.1

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, driven back to the bowler

36.2

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, spin bounce and turn, pitches outside off and suddenly kicks up

36.3

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, dishes out a full one outside the off stump, drives to the covers

36.4

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, Shakib drags this one from outside the off stump, he slogs and gets the desired elevation as the ball sails over midwicket's outstretched hands

36.5

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, driven back to the bowler

36.6

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, stays at the crease, the ball loops in towards him and he defends back to the bowler

End of over 37 (6 runs) Bangladesh 128/5

    • Shakib Al Hasan 23 (49b 4x4)
    • Aftab Ahmed 28 (68b 1x4)
    • J Botha 4-0-21-1
    • M Ntini 13-2-47-0

These two are approaching the 50 stand. Morkel returns

37.1

Morkel to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, pitches on a good length outside off and comes back in, he shuffles and glances it down to fine leg

37.2

Morkel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short of a length on middle, he tries to work it to the on side but changes his mind and opts to defend instead

37.3

Morkel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, beaten, pitches just a shade outside off and curves away very gently, he pokes at it outside off and nearly gets an edge

37.4

Morkel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, in the slot to drive outside off and a spanking square drive meets the fielder at point

37.5

Morkel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, hits a good length outside off, defended to the off side

37.6

Morkel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, full and wide outside off, he drives square but yet again finds the fielder at point, good stroke but for no run

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End of over 38 (1 run) Bangladesh 129/5

    • Shakib Al Hasan 23 (54b 4x4)
    • Aftab Ahmed 29 (69b 1x4)
    • M Morkel 7-1-29-2
    • J Botha 4-0-21-1

A good passage of play for Bangladesh. Aftab has overcome the deadwood and the confidence in his strokeplay is more evident now

38.1

Botha to Aftab Ahmed, no run, defended back to the bowler

38.2

Botha to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, tries to sweep from way outside the off stump, the ball clips his pad and rolls to the on side

38.3

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, bowls round the wicket, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives through the line wide of mid-off

38.4

Botha to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, just a little short this time, he rocks back and pulls to the vacant square leg region

38.5

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, 3 runs, not such a smart stroke..... paddles one way outside the off stump, the inside edge nearly trickles onto the stumps, he manages a couple to fine leg

38.6

Botha to Aftab Ahmed, 2 runs, stays at the crease and waits for it to turn, tucked to midwicket

End of over 39 (8 runs) Bangladesh 137/5

    • Aftab Ahmed 33 (73b 1x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 27 (56b 4x4)
    • J Botha 5-0-29-1
    • M Morkel 7-1-29-2

I'm really sorry. I forgot to mention these two added 50 in the last over

39.1

Morkel to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, pitches outside off and curves in, glanced to fine leg

39.2

Morkel to Aftab Ahmed, no run, bouncer, Aftab moves across and bends, he sticks out the periscope and the ball sails over it, fortunately for Aftab

39.3

Morkel to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, worked to the on side for a single

39.4

Morkel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pitches outside the leg stump, tries to nudge it to the on side

39.5

Morkel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, angles across the left hander, Shakib shoulders arms

39.6

Morkel to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 no ball, oversteps, strives for that extra yard of pace, thuds it in short on off stump and the ball fizzes past Shakib

39.6

Morkel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, sprays it wide on a yorker length outside off, Shakib with a high backlift lets it go

End of over 40 (3 runs) Bangladesh 140/5

    • Shakib Al Hasan 28 (61b 4x4)
    • Aftab Ahmed 34 (75b 1x4)
    • M Morkel 8-1-32-2
    • J Botha 5-0-29-1
40.1

Botha to Aftab Ahmed, no run, flighted outside the off stump, he stays back, waits for the turn and defends

40.2

Botha to Aftab Ahmed, 2 runs, tossed up slowly drifting in on off and middle, he picks in on a full length and lofts over midwicket

40.3

Botha to Aftab Ahmed, no run, tossed outside off, defended on the backfoot

40.4

Botha to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, pushed in flatter and faster, he gets his foot across his stumps and tucks it across the line to the on side

Deep backward square leg and deep midwicket in place

40.5

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pitches outside off, he cuts but finds the fielder at point

40.6

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flighted outside off, he gets a half stride forward and leaves it

End of over 41 (3 runs) Bangladesh 143/5

    • Shakib Al Hasan 28 (63b 4x4)
    • Aftab Ahmed 37 (79b 1x4)
    • J Botha 6-0-32-1
    • M Morkel 8-1-32-2
41.1

Morkel to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, short and wide, the lack of pace on that allows Aftab to rock back and cut square the wicket, bisecting the gap between cover and point to pick up an easy boundary

41.2

Morkel to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, drifts on the body, he tucks it through the line to the on side

41.3

Morkel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pitches outside the off stump and straightens, Shakib lets it go

41.4

Morkel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short of a length on off stump, he goes back and defends back to the bowler

41.5

Morkel to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, shifts the line to leg stump this time, he closes the face of the bat and turns it to the on side

41.6

Morkel to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, attempts a one-legged pull but s beaten for pace as he ends up chopping it down to the ground on the on side

End of over 42 (7 runs) Bangladesh 150/5

    • Aftab Ahmed 43 (82b 2x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 29 (66b 4x4)
    • M Morkel 9-1-39-2
    • J Botha 6-0-32-1
42.1

Botha to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, lands on middle and Aftab gets across and turns it behind square on the on side

short cover in place, just the one slip

42.2

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, plays a premeditated paddle sweep from outside off and this comes off well

42.3

Botha to Aftab Ahmed, OUT, Aftab suddenly loses his patience.... tosses it up outside the off stump, invites Aftab to loft, he tries to cart that one over the infield on the off side but fails to clear mid-off, Ntini is right at the edge of the circle to take it

Aftab Ahmed c Ntini b Botha 44 (129m 84b 2x4 0x6) SR: 52.38

Aftab had only himself to blame for that dismissal. It went against the run of play and Bangladesh will have to start over again

42.4

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, teases him outside the off stump, Rahim pokes his bat out and is saved by the fact that there was no turn

42.5

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, turned behind square on the on side

42.6

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, gets forward and defends back to the bowler

End of over 43 (2 runs) Bangladesh 152/6

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 0 (3b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 30 (67b 4x4)
    • J Botha 7-0-34-2
    • M Morkel 9-1-39-2
43.1

Morkel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, full and wide outside off, Shakib shoulders arms, wasted delivery really for Morkel

43.2

Morkel to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, brilliant reflexes by de Villiers.... full and wide outside the off stump, Shakib can't resist chasing it and ends up getting an outside edge which flies quickly to de Villiers who cups it at widish second slip, He takes it in front of his face

Shakib Al Hasan c de Villiers b Morkel 30 (99m 69b 4x4 0x6) SR: 43.47

Mohammad Rafique walks in

43.3

Morkel to Mohammad Rafique, OUT, thick inside edge, unlucky for Rafique there, Morkel dishes out a quick yorker on middle stump, Rafique moves across his stumps and thuds it onto his foot, after a rather prolonged appeal umpire Bucknor raises the finger

Mohammad Rafique lbw b Morkel 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

43.4

Morkel to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, Mortaza digs out another yorker, no hat-trick for Morkel

43.5

Morkel to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, catches him close to the pads again with another yorker, Morkel appeals but Bucknor isn't convinced

43.6

Morkel to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, the full inswinging delivery this time, Mortaza digs it out

End of over 44 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 152/8

    • Mashrafe Mortaza 0 (3b)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 0 (3b)
    • M Morkel 10-2-39-4
    • J Botha 7-0-34-2

Umpire Aleem Dar calls a dead ball just as Botha approaches the crease. We wonder why

44.1

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, looping in on middle and leg, tucked to the on side

Forward short leg and silly point in place, and a slip too

44.2

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, defended towards mid-on

44.3

Botha to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, flighted outside off, he gets forward and pushes it to the covers

44.4

Botha to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, inside edge behind square on the on side, they contemplate a single before the fielder runs across at square leg to cut it off

44.5

Botha to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, jaffa, Botha bowls the doosra this time and nearly gets an outside edge

44.6

Botha to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, tossed up outside off, defended back to the bowler

End of over 45 (1 run) Bangladesh 153/8

    • Mashrafe Mortaza 0 (7b)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 1 (5b)
    • J Botha 8-0-35-2
    • M Morkel 10-2-39-4
45.1

Morkel to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, full outside the off stump, Rahim isn't tempted into the drive

45.2

Morkel to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, similar length outside the off stump, the ball bends back in after leaving Rahim

45.3

Morkel to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 leg bye, searches for the inswinging yorker, Rahim shuffles to his off stump and manages to dig it out to the on side

45.4

Morkel to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 no ball, bangs it in short and oversteps in the process, Mortaza bends and takes evasive action

The 3 slips are fairly wide apart

45.4

Morkel to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, yorker length outside the off stump, left alone safely

45.5

Morkel to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, searches for some outswing but ends up slipping it too wide outside off

45.6

Morkel to Mashrafe Mortaza, 3 runs, driven just wide of point, they scamper through for the final run

End of over 46 (5 runs) Bangladesh 158/8

    • Mashrafe Mortaza 3 (11b)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 1 (8b)
    • M Morkel 11-2-43-4
    • J Botha 8-0-35-2
46.1

Botha to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, pushed in flat and fast outside off, defended to the off side

46.2

Botha to Mashrafe Mortaza, 3 runs, pushes it quick outside off again, Mortaza plays with an angled bat and glides it wide of gully

46.3

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tosses it up very slowly this time, he gets forward and waits on it to pitch before defending

46.4

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, takes it on a full length outside off, pushed to short cover

46.5

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 byes, loops in around the leg stump, he tries to glance it fine but the ball beats him and deflects off Boucher to the on side

46.6

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, 3 runs, slightly short and cut away past gully for another three

End of over 47 (8 runs) Bangladesh 166/8

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 4 (12b)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 6 (13b)
    • J Botha 9-0-41-2
    • M Morkel 11-2-43-4

Dale Steyn returns for another spell. he has been used sparingly by Smith today. Second slip is really wide

47.1

Steyn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, hits a good length and gets it to nip in on off stump, Rahim is solid in defence

47.2

Steyn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, works up a bit of inswing, tries to flick through the on side but gets an inside edge onto his pads

47.3

Steyn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, loses his line a little and slides down the leg side

47.4

Steyn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, makes him play outside the off stump as Rahim taps it back to the bowler

47.5

Steyn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, full and swinging into the right hander, Rahim shoulders arms

47.6

Steyn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, attempts an inswinging yorker, rahim gets forward and drives on the full to the covers

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End of over 48 (maiden) Bangladesh 166/8

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 4 (18b)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 6 (13b)
    • DW Steyn 10-2-24-2
    • J Botha 9-0-41-2
48.1

Botha to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, tries to glance to the on side, the ball clips his pad

48.2

Botha to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, flighted outside the off stump, gets forward and defends to the off side

48.3

Botha to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, gives it plenty of air outside off, defended to mid-off

48.4

Botha to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs, loops towards the leg side, he gets forward and sweeps to fine leg, not off the meat of the bat though

48.5

Botha to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, flighted outside off, defended back to the bowler

48.6

Botha to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, turns the face of the bat and works it to the on side

End of over 49 (3 runs) Bangladesh 169/8

    • Mashrafe Mortaza 9 (19b)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 4 (18b)
    • J Botha 10-0-44-2
    • DW Steyn 10-2-24-2
49.1

Steyn to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, short and wide outside the off stump, Mortaza pounces on it and slashes hard through the off side, the sweeper cuts it off

49.2

Steyn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, bangs it in short and the ball fizzes past Mortaza who weaves away outside his of stump, Steyn manages some inswing after pitching

49.3

Steyn to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, attempted inswinging yorker, lands outside off and Rahim does well to dig it out just wide of cover

49.4

Steyn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fullish in length on leg stump, he pushes it through the line to mid-on

49.5

Steyn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, that was mighty close to the off stump, Rahim shoulders arms to a delivery pitched close to the off stump, the inward movement nearly shaves the off stump and Boucher can't believe how that missed

49.6

Steyn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fullish in length outside off, gets a bit in swing, defended back to the bowler

Bangladesh undid all the hard work in the first hour with some reckless strokes in the second. South Africa would look to wrap this up as soon as possible. Do join us shortly for the final session.

End of over 50 (3 runs) Bangladesh 172/8

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 6 (23b)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 10 (20b)
    • DW Steyn 11-2-27-2
    • J Botha 10-0-44-2
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