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)

0.6

Nel to Junaid Siddique, no run, lands on the middle and leg, moves towards middle and is turned to the on side.

Bangladesh 5/0   Junaid Siddique 0* (1b)

2.2

Nel to Junaid Siddique, no run, full and outside off stump, leans forward to push it to mid-off

2.3

Nel to Junaid Siddique, no run, loud shout for lbw. Nel can't believe its not been given. Close call. Enamel Haque, the umpire who was a former cricketer himself, was not convinced. Full in length, on the middle and moving towards middle and off, he was on the front foot and was struck in line. Close.

2.4

Nel to Junaid Siddique, no run

2.5

Nel to Junaid Siddique, no run, in the zone outside off stump and is left alone

2.6

Nel to Junaid Siddique, no run, pushed outside off stump and no stroke offered.

Bangladesh 15/0   Junaid Siddique 0* (6b)

3.2

Langeveldt to Junaid Siddique, no run, short of length, moves from leg and middle towards the off stump and defended down the track. Siddique is yet to get off the mark

3.3

Langeveldt to Junaid Siddique, no run, Langeveldt catches and appeal for a bat pad catch but it was just pad. Full and swinging in late but he was struck outside the off stump and there was no bat on it.

3.4

Langeveldt to Junaid Siddique, no run, pushed across Siddique and the keeper de Villiers gathers.

3.5

Langeveldt to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, the inswinger (to the left-hander) is troubling the batsman. Fullish, and he shut the face of the bat early and got a leading edge, in the air, but luckily, for him it went over the short cover fielder and landed safely. He is off the mark. Finally.

Bangladesh 17/0   Junaid Siddique 1* (10b)

4.1

Nel to Junaid Siddique, 2 runs, another airy stroke, past the square leg fielder. Another one that straightened and Siddique again presses the front leg way too across and has to get his bat around it.

4.2

Nel to Junaid Siddique, no run, on a length, around the off stump, pushed to covers

4.3

Nel to Junaid Siddique, no run, on a length, around the off stump line, angling across and is turned to the on side

4.4

Nel to Junaid Siddique, no run, banged in short and ducked under

4.5

Nel to Junaid Siddique, 2 runs, lovely shot. It was a short-of-length delivery, just outside off stump, he stood tall and punched through cover point. Duminy makes a fine sliding stop near the ropes. Great effort.

4.6

Nel to Junaid Siddique, no run, slanted across the batsman who shoulders arms

Bangladesh 21/0   Junaid Siddique 5* (16b)

5.5

Langeveldt to Junaid Siddique, no run, beaten. Siddique lunges at a length delivery and chases it as it moves away from him

5.6

Langeveldt to Junaid Siddique, no run, full in length, down the leg side, tries to whip it away, misses and it brushes the pad en route to de Villiers, who is keeping today.

Bangladesh 26/0   Junaid Siddique 5* (18b)

6.3

Nel to Junaid Siddique, no run, on the leg and middle, tries to whip it to midwicket but the ball rolls towards square leg. As the tv replays show, he invariably gets his bat down from the leg stump. Ie He picks up the bat and it comes down in an angle from the leg stump towards the off. So he is good on the off but to play on the leg side, he has to then turn that bat angle and hence is ineffective.

6.4

Nel to Junaid Siddique, 1 run

Bangladesh 28/0   Junaid Siddique 6* (20b)

7.1

Langeveldt to Junaid Siddique, no run, short of length, on the off stump line, guided to backward point

7.2

Langeveldt to Junaid Siddique, no run, short of length, slanted across and punched to backward point

7.3

Langeveldt to Junaid Siddique, no run, fuller and defended to covers

7.4

Langeveldt to Junaid Siddique, OUT, First wicket is down. Siddique is back in the hut. Banged in short and he top-edged a pull to Harris, who ran forward from mid-on to take a comfortable catch.

Junaid Siddique c Harris b Langeveldt 6 (29m 24b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Bangladesh 30/1   Junaid Siddique 6 (24b)
Series Results
Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka - Mar 14, 2008
South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 94 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka - Mar 12, 2008
South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v South Africa at Chittagong - Mar 9, 2008
South Africa won by 9 wickets (with 79 balls remaining)
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Photos

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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