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)

0.1

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, right on target; in the zone outside off stump and moves away, Tamim shoulders arms

0.2

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, Fab shot to get off the mark. It was a on a length, a tad fuller perhaps, and outside off stump, Tamim leaned across and just knifed on the up and through extra cover. That's the way he plays his game.

0.3

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, hits the deck on the leg stump line, and it straightens to thud in to the thigh pad

0.4

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Tamim is stronger on the off as compared to leg and again Nel cramps him with a delivery on the pads and it strikes the thigh pad again. Nel gives one long stare at the batsman

0.5

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, again on the hips and Tamim is a touch unsure but manages to push it away in front of square leg

Bangladesh 5/0   Tamim Iqbal 5* (5b 1x4)

1.1

Langeveldt to Tamim Iqbal, no run, around the off stump and Tamim tries to drive on the up but gets a inside edge on to the pad

1.2

Langeveldt to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of length and moving away from Tamim who has a flash but makes no contact. He wanted to cut it over backward point but ...

1.3

Langeveldt to Tamim Iqbal, no run, length delivery, around the off stump and Tamim inside-edges another intended on-the-up drive

1.4

Langeveldt to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, streaky boundary to the fine-leg region. A length delivery that came in and Tamim gets another inside-edge as he tries to drive through extra cover. Lucky escape, the ball rushed past the leg stump

1.5

Langeveldt to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, Width outside off and Tamim slays it through extra cover. In style.

1.6

Langeveldt to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, leans across, pushes a length delivery close on the off side and runs with the stroke to retain the strike

Bangladesh 14/0   Tamim Iqbal 14* (11b 3x4)

2.1

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, 1 leg bye, Nel keeps it o n the leg stump line and concedes a leg bye. Tamim, who is powerful on the off side, is not too comfortable with the leg and middle line.

Bangladesh 15/0   Tamim Iqbal 14* (12b 3x4)

3.1

Langeveldt to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, on a length, on the stumps, worked to the on side

3.6

Langeveldt to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Full and outside off, swing and a miss

Bangladesh 17/0   Tamim Iqbal 15* (14b 3x4)

5.1

Langeveldt to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, full and on the middle and leg line, turned through wide midwicket for couple of runs

5.2

Langeveldt to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, mishit over mid-off. Full in length, outside off stump, Tamim tries to heave it over the infield but didn't connect properly

5.3

Langeveldt to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fullish and carved to covers

5.4

Langeveldt to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, a tad short of length, angled across and is guided to third man

Bangladesh 26/0   Tamim Iqbal 20* (18b 3x4)

6.1

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, goes for a yorker, serves a low full toss and the batsman makes contact with the bottom half of the bat and the ball rolls over to mid-off

6.2

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, and again but this time driven to left of mid-off

6.5

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, bangs in short and turned past short fine leg but Langeveldt gets a hand on it and prevents a boundary

6.6

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, sharp bouncer and he sways away from the line

Bangladesh 30/0   Tamim Iqbal 23* (22b 3x4)

8.1

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitched on middle, defended to off side

8.2

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, ooh inside edge, misses the stumps though. Nafees tries a cross-bat shot and the ball lands behind the wicket on the leg side

8.3

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitched on middle, driven towards mid-off

8.4

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, full toss, driven straight back to the bowler. Nel sledges Nafees who simply smiles

8.5

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, turned to short fine-leg

Bangladesh 31/1   Tamim Iqbal 24* (27b 3x4)

9.1

Langeveldt to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, pitched on off, driven to mid-off

9.2

Langeveldt to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, yorker on middle and leg, turned away to behind square leg

9.3

Langeveldt to Tamim Iqbal, no run, punched to cover

9.4

Langeveldt to Tamim Iqbal, no run

9.5

Langeveldt to Tamim Iqbal, no run, slower ball, Tamim gets forward and plays a wild swing and misses

9.6

Langeveldt to Tamim Iqbal, no run

Bangladesh 35/1   Tamim Iqbal 28* (33b 3x4)

11.1

Langeveldt to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pushed to the covers

11.2

Langeveldt to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, pitched on leg, Tamim drops the ball close to the pitch on the off side and takes off for a quick run

11.4

Langeveldt to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, wide and short of length, Tamim cuts its hard to third man boundary

11.5

Langeveldt to Tamim Iqbal, no run, turned to short fine-leg

11.6

Langeveldt to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitched on off, tries to drive but mistimes and the ball is flicked to mid-on instead

Bangladesh 47/1   Tamim Iqbal 33* (38b 4x4)

12.6

Morkel to Tamim Iqbal, 1 no ball, full toss above waist-high and its a no ball. It slipped out of the hand at the release

12.6

Morkel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, off cutter from the leg and middle line, guided to point

Bangladesh 53/1   Tamim Iqbal 33* (40b 4x4)

14.1

Morkel to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, run out chance missed by de Villiers. He dropped the ball and broke the stumps with hands. It was turned to the vacant midwicket region and they came back for two. The throw came in low and the ball slipped out as he tried to collect and break the stumps in one motion.

14.2

Morkel to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, on the middle and leg, tapped towards midwicket and the square-leg fielder gets across to make the stop

Bangladesh 56/2   Tamim Iqbal 36* (42b 4x4)

15.1

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside off stump and guided straight to backward point.

15.2

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, from round the stumps and again the same result. Pushed straight to backward point. Bangladesh are on 56 for 2.

15.3

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, 1 no ball, banged in short, he hops to push it to covers. It's a no ball, though and a free hit is coming up.

15.3

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, swung over midwicket! It was a short-of-length delivery and he heaved it across the line and over the in field

15.4

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, coming in towards the pad, clipped to square leg

15.5

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, hits the deck short of length, outside off stump, jumps to get on top of the bounce and guides to backward point

15.6

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on a length, on the middle, coming in from round the stumps, worked to the point region. Drinks on the field.

Bangladesh 61/2   Tamim Iqbal 40* (49b 5x4)

17.1

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lands outside leg, turns in and is defended on the front foot

17.2

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, no run, turns towards middle and off, worked to the on side

17.3

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fuller, on the legs, Nafees loses balance as he tries to whip it away and runs off the pad

17.4

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, no run, a touch slower, on the middle and leg, mistimed back to the bowler

17.5

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, backs away a touch to create room and cuts past backward point.

17.6

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, fuller, straighter, driven to long-on for a single

Bangladesh 66/2   Tamim Iqbal 45* (55b 6x4)

18.1

Morkel to Tamim Iqbal, 1 leg bye, short in length, on the hips, misses to connect a glance and picks up a leg bye

18.5

Morkel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, slow off cutter, guided to backward point region

18.6

Morkel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, goes back to defend to the off side

Bangladesh 68/2   Tamim Iqbal 45* (58b 6x4)

19.5

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, no run, tossed full, on the middle, mistimes a drive back to the bowler

19.6

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, charges out and tries to heave it inside-out over extra cover but gets an outside edge down to third man boundary. He raises his bat as the scorecard in the ground says he has reached 50 but according to the tv and Cricinfo scorecard he is on 49

Bangladesh 73/2   Tamim Iqbal 49* (60b 7x4)

21.5

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, no run, coming in with the arm, from round the stumps, defended back to the bowler

21.6

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, 50 up now. He leans forward to ping long-off and raises his bat to acknowledge the cheers from the crowd and the dressing room.

Bangladesh 84/3   Tamim Iqbal 50* (62b 7x4)

22.1

Harris to Tamim Iqbal, no run, turns in from outside off and evades the defensive prod and strikes the thigh pad

22.2

Harris to Tamim Iqbal, no run, this one goes on straight, outside off and is beaten on the cut.

22.3

Harris to Tamim Iqbal, no run, again beaten on the cut.

22.4

Harris to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, slightly short, punched to long on

22.6

Harris to Tamim Iqbal, no run, sharp turn there. It was a touch short and he shaped to cut but it spun in big to rap him on the pad. Interesting. Hmm..

Bangladesh 86/3   Tamim Iqbal 51* (67b 7x4)

23.3

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, no run, floated on the off stump, pushed to covers

23.4

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, turned to midwicket region

Bangladesh 88/3   Tamim Iqbal 52* (69b 7x4)

25.1

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, leans forward to drive

25.4

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, no run

25.5

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run

Bangladesh 92/4   Tamim Iqbal 54* (72b 7x4)

26.1

Harris to Tamim Iqbal, no run, comes in with the arm and strikes him on the pad.

26.2

Harris to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside off stump, goes on straight this time and he is beaten on the cut. Playing for spin but there is none.

26.3

Harris to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, goes back to punch it to long-on for a single

26.6

Harris to Tamim Iqbal, no run, turns in from outside off, punched to man in the ring on the leg side.

Bangladesh 94/4   Tamim Iqbal 55* (76b 7x4)

27.2

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, leans forward to drive a full delivery to long off

27.5

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fullish, driven to long-off for a single

27.6

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, fullish, driven to long-off for a single

Bangladesh 98/4   Tamim Iqbal 57* (79b 7x4)

28.1

Harris to Tamim Iqbal, no run

28.2

Harris to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, Tamim continues to flourish. This one is a touch short and he punches it through cover point

28.3

Harris to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, floated outside off, charges out and drives to long-off

Bangladesh 103/4   Tamim Iqbal 62* (82b 8x4)

29.1

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-on. Tamim is playing an excellent innings here. He has sized up the situation and is playing a patient and a responsible hand.

29.3

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, no run, turns from the leg stump line, pushed back to the bowler

29.4

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, no run, a touch short but its pushed straight to midwicket

29.5

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, flighted delivery on the leg and middle, driven to long on for a single

Bangladesh 106/4   Tamim Iqbal 64* (86b 8x4)

31.1

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, gets a inside edge on the drive but will pick up a single as it goes through midwicket

Bangladesh 110/4   Tamim Iqbal 65* (87b 8x4)

32.1

Harris to Tamim Iqbal, no run, beaten. Flighted delivery outside off, dipped rapidly to evade the intended drive and de Villiers fails to gather it cleanly. Had he done so, Tamim would have been stumped. Strangely, Tamim took a long time to get back in; he had his foot on the line.

32.2

Harris to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, hmm... lost patience and has a wild swing. He tried to heave it over midwicket and got a leading edge over covers

32.3

Harris to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run

32.5

Harris to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, turned behind square leg for a single

Bangladesh 116/4   Tamim Iqbal 69* (91b 8x4)

33.1

Duminy to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, from round the stumps, drifts in from outside off to the leg stump and is flicked away

33.3

Duminy to Tamim Iqbal, no run, another one drifted from outside off towards the leg stump, its a full toss but the batsman couldn't put it away

33.4

Duminy to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, he takes full toll this time. Full, on the middle and off, Tamim thrashes it inside-out to deep extra cover boundary

33.5

Duminy to Tamim Iqbal, SIX, That's a biggie. Over the deep midwicket boundary. First six of the game. Tamim went down on his knee to slog-sweep it high and over the ropes.

33.6

Duminy to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-off and will retain the strike

Bangladesh 129/4   Tamim Iqbal 81* (96b 9x4 1x6)

34.1

Harris to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, turns in from outside off, inside edges it to square leg

34.4

Harris to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, Tamim holes out to long-on. Valiant knock comes to an end. He charged out to Harris and heaved straight to the fielder. Out for 82. Well played but perhaps, he could have carried on. Wrong time to get out.

Tamim Iqbal c Morkel b Harris 82 (126m 98b 9x4 1x6) SR: 83.67

Bangladesh 131/5   Tamim Iqbal 82 (98b 9x4 1x6)
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Herschelle Gibbs lofts the ball, Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st ODI, Chittagong, March 9, 2008

Herschelle Gibbs lofts the ball

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

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