South Africa tour of Bangladesh, 2007/08 / Commentary

South Africa in Bangladesh ODI Series - 1st ODI

Bangladesh v South Africa

South Africa won by 9 wickets (with 79 balls remaining)

13.5

Nel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

13.6

Nel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, leans forward to defend a length delivery to cover point

Bangladesh 53/2   Mohammad Ashraful 0* (2b)

14.3

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, yorker outside off stump and Ashraful digs it out

14.4

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, outside off and Ash lets de Villiers gather it

14.5

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, on the middle, coming in a touch, worked to the on side.

14.6

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, another yorker outside off, steered to backward point. Powerplay 2 is over.

Bangladesh 56/2   Mohammad Ashraful 0* (6b)

16.1

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, starts off with a yorker and stabbed to the on side

16.2

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, length delivery coming in towards middle, defended to the off side

16.3

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fuller, on the off and middle again, Ash is a touch late in getting forward, just about leans forward to dead-bat it away

16.4

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full pitched and driven elegantly to mid-off

16.5

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, leans forward, bat and pad together and defends.

16.6

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full in length, on the middle, turned to short midwicket. Ash has been caution personified today.

Bangladesh 61/2   Mohammad Ashraful 0* (12b)

18.2

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, length delivery shaping in and clips the pad and rolls over the on side

18.3

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full and straight, defended down the track

18.4

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, off the mark finally on the 15th ball he faced. It was full and around off stump, Ash shaped to defend and got a outside edge to third man

Bangladesh 68/2   Mohammad Ashraful 1* (15b)

19.1

Botha to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, turns in from outside off, defended to the off side

19.2

Botha to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, flighted on the off and middle, turned to midwicket

19.3

Botha to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, and again. Ash has been pretty circumspect today.

19.4

Botha to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, leans forward and taps it down to long-on

Bangladesh 69/2   Mohammad Ashraful 2* (19b)

20.1

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fullish, on the middle and off, pushed to mid-off

20.2

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, on a length, around off stump, steered to left of sweeper cover

20.3

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, Ash breaks free with a lofted drive down the ground. It was a length delivery that came in towards middle, Ashraful plants his front foot out and knives between the bowler and mid-on

20.4

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, slower one, tapped to the off side

20.5

Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, trapped by a yorker. Full and on the middle and leg stump line, swung in late to evade the drive. Ash reckons it would have missed the leg stump but Umpire Enamul believes it would have crashed into the leg stump as the batsman had not taken a great forward stride.

Mohammad Ashraful lbw b Morkel 8 (32m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Bangladesh 79/3   Mohammad Ashraful 8 (24b 1x4)
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South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 94 balls remaining)
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South Africa won by 9 wickets (with 79 balls remaining)
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Mar 9, 2008

Herschelle Gibbs lofts the ball, Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st ODI, Chittagong, March 9, 2008

Herschelle Gibbs lofts the ball

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Mar 9, 2008

Hashim Amla and Graeme Smith leave the field after sealing the win, Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st ODI, Chittagong, March 9, 2008

Hashim Amla and Graeme Smith leave the field after sealing the win

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