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

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   A Nel 1-0-5-0

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.

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   A Nel 2-1-5-0

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   A Nel 3-1-9-0

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

6.3

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

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   A Nel 4-1-13-0

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

8.6

Nel to Shahriar Nafees, no run, played and missed. This time Nel got it to pitch on off and move away.

Bangladesh 31/1   A Nel 5-1-14-0

13.1

Nel to Shahriar Nafees, no run, beaten outside off stump. Off cutter, moving past the batsman who tries to guide it to third man

13.2

Nel to Shahriar Nafees, no run, fuller, wider and is sliced to cover point . The pitch has already got slower and they are slipping in a few slow off cutters.

13.3

Nel to Shahriar Nafees, no run, from round the stumps this time and Nafees leans forward to defend compactly

13.4

Nel to Shahriar Nafees, OUT, 100th ODI wicket for Nel. Fullish, outside off stump, moving away and Nafees goes back and across and tries to cut - not the length for it - and edges it behind. Nel is ecstatic and his team-mates rush to congratulate him.

Shahriar Nafees c †de Villiers b Nel 12 (27m 19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 63.15

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   A Nel 6-2-14-1

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   A Nel 7-2-19-1

38.1

Nel to Mosharraf Hossain, no run, beaten outside off. From round the stumps, full and in the corridor outside off, a lame poke

38.2

Nel to Mosharraf Hossain, no run, further outside off and is easily left alone this time

38.3

Nel to Mosharraf Hossain, no run, beaten again. Closer to the off stump and holding its line, he pushes inside the line

38.4

Nel to Mosharraf Hossain, no run, another probing delivery outside off and he withdraws his bat from the line. Nel is getting the ball to hold its line from round the stumps.

38.5

Nel to Mosharraf Hossain, 1 run, edged past the slip, down to third man. He just stood there and had a waft at a length delivery outside off.

38.6

Nel to Dhiman Ghosh, no run, swung in late and Dhiman, who stands with his bat slightly raised, did well to cover the line and defend.

Bangladesh 140/6   A Nel 8-2-20-1

40.1

Nel to Mosharraf Hossain, no run, beaten on the drive. Again pretty late on the shot.

40.2

Nel to Mosharraf Hossain, no run, again beaten. This one lands on a length, outside off and straightens.. Again pretty leaden footed and he has a lame poke

40.3

Nel to Mosharraf Hossain, 1 run, he has had enough getting beaten repeatedly and tries to have a swing this time. He walked across and mistimed it past square leg

40.4

Nel to Dhiman Ghosh, no run, bangs in a bouncer, ducks under

40.5

Nel to Dhiman Ghosh, no run, on a length, cutting in towards the pad, worked to midwicket

40.6

Nel to Dhiman Ghosh, no run, another bouncer and again Dhiman goes down under

Bangladesh 146/6   A Nel 9-2-21-1

46.1

Nel to Dhiman Ghosh, 1 run, fullish, on middle and leg, helped to fine leg for a single

46.2

Nel to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, on a length, driven to covers

46.3

Nel to Dhiman Ghosh, 1 bye, banged in short, ducked under, de Villiers gathers it but the batsmen rush across for a quick single before he could throw it back!

46.4

Nel to Abdur Razzak, no run, slower one, swing and a miss

46.5

Nel to Abdur Razzak, OUT, low full toss, swiped low to covers where Smith takes it. The batsman thinks it might have bounced, the two umpires confer and he is given out. They don't refer it to third umpire. Smith claimed the catch. Replays don't confirm or deny it. Akhtar Ali Khan, on air, believes it bounced. I will wait for another replay to confirm his doubt.

Abdur Razzak c Smith b Nel 15 (12m 12b 0x4 1x6) SR: 125.00

46.6

Nel to Shahadat Hossain, 1 wide, down the leg side, wide called

46.6

Nel to Shahadat Hossain, OUT, yorker fetches him another wicket. It crashed into the front boot in front of leg and middle. The umpire Enamul reckons it would have clipped the leg. Hmm..

Shahadat Hossain lbw b Nel 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Bangladesh 176/9   A Nel 10-2-24-3
Series Results
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South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 94 balls remaining)
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Bangladesh v South Africa at Chittagong - Mar 9, 2008
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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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