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)

10.1

Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, no run, pitched on off, defended to short mid-off

10.2

Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, wide outside off, ball keeps low, Nafees moves across slightly and slices it to point boundary

10.3

Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, no run, tries to cut but misses as ball is closer to off stump

10.4

Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, no run, pitched on middle and off, Nafees smothers it on the leg side

10.5

Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, pitched outside leg, short ball, Nafees pulls but doesn't get the middle of the bat to it. It still travels to the midwicket boundary where Langeveldt stops from crossing over

10.6

Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, no run, loud appeal for lbw. but it is pitched outside leg stump

Bangladesh 41/1   JA Morkel 1-0-6-0

12.1

Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, no run, full in length, on the off and middle, jabbed away to the backward point

12.2

Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, no run, on the off stump line and is pushed towards mid-off

12.3

Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, no run, slow off cutter, turning in from outside leg and he misses to connect with a swing and is struck on the pad

12.4

Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, he fetches this from the off stump line and swings it through wide mid-on

12.5

Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, slower one, full and on the middle and leg, tapped gently to the leg side for a single

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   JA Morkel 2-0-12-0

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

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   JA Morkel 3-0-15-0

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   JA Morkel 4-1-15-0

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

18.2

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

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   JA Morkel 5-1-16-0

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

20.6

Morkel to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, full pitched, driven to sweeper cover

Bangladesh 80/3   JA Morkel 6-1-23-1

39.1

Morkel to Mosharraf Hossain, no run, flash and a miss. Full and slanting away and another lazy flash. No foot movement.

39.2

Morkel to Mosharraf Hossain, 1 leg bye, landed outside leg, comes in and runs off the pad past square leg. Morkel appeals but it pitched outside leg.

39.3

Morkel to Dhiman Ghosh, 2 runs, takes his front foot from the line and swings it to left of deep midwicket

39.4

Morkel to Dhiman Ghosh, 1 run, slips on to the pads, clipped to fine leg for a single

39.5

Morkel to Mosharraf Hossain, 1 run, slower one, full and on the leg and middle, tickled past square leg

39.6

Morkel to Dhiman Ghosh, no run, straight, full and nudged back down the track

Bangladesh 145/6   JA Morkel 7-1-27-1

41.1

Morkel to Mosharraf Hossain, no run

41.2

Morkel to Mosharraf Hossain, 1 run, slower one, full and pushed gently towards mid-on for a single

41.3

Morkel to Dhiman Ghosh, 1 run, on a length, on the middle and leg, scooped to midwicket

41.4

Morkel to Mosharraf Hossain, no run, takes a step and tries to square drive but is beaten. He seems to be perennially late on that shot.

41.5

Morkel to Mosharraf Hossain, no run, again de Villiers comes into picture as the ball rushes across the bat

41.6

Morkel to Mosharraf Hossain, no run

Bangladesh 148/6   JA Morkel 8-1-29-1

48.1

Morkel to Dhiman Ghosh, 1 run, yorker on the middle stump line, edges a off drive to midwicket

48.2

Morkel to Syed Rasel, OUT, the outside edge is taken and Bangladesh restricted for 178. Full in length, angling away and he tried to drive on the up and is gone.

Syed Rasel c †de Villiers b Morkel 0 (6m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Bangladesh 178/10   JA Morkel 8.2-1-30-2
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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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