South Africa tour of Bangladesh, 1st ODI: Bangladesh v South Africa at Chittagong, Mar 9, 2008
South Africa won by 9 wickets (with 79 balls remaining)
9 March 2008 (50-over match)
0.1

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, no run, lands on a length, just outside off stump, shapes in a touch, defended on the front foot

One slip and short cover in

0.2

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, no run, length delivery around the off stump, pushed to covers

0.3

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, 2 runs, he plays an audacious sweep shot! He leaned forward and paddled it to fine leg.

0.4

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, no run, leans forward and gets behind a line of a delivery around the off stump and guides to point

0.5

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, no run, slanted across Gibbs who lets it go and Dhiman, standing up to the stumps, gathers

0.6

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, no run, and again

End of over 1 (2 runs) South Africa 2/0 (177 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 3.61)

    • HH Gibbs 2 (6b)
    • GC Smith 0 (0b)
    • Syed Rasel 1-0-2-0
1.1

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, starts off with a spinner. It turns in from outside off stump and is defended on the front foot

1.2

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, beaten outside off. Smith plays for the turn but there is none

1.3

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, fuller and Smith gets behind the line to play a solid defensive stroke

1.4

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, short and sharp turn to evade the poke and hits him on the pad

1.5

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, fuller, outside off, Smith shuffles across, goes for a sweep, misses and is struck on the pad but outside the line of off stump.

1.6

Abdur Razzak to Smith, FOUR, outside off stump, Smith pushes at it and gets a outside edge that takes the ball, along the ground, past the lone slip and to the boundary.

End of over 2 (4 runs) South Africa 6/0 (173 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 3.60)

    • GC Smith 4 (6b 1x4)
    • HH Gibbs 2 (6b)
    • Abdur Razzak 1-0-4-0
    • Syed Rasel 1-0-2-0
2.1

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, no run, full and straight, hint of inward movement, defended on the front foot. Dhiman is standing up to the stumps

2.2

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, no run, short in length, worked to mid-on

2.3

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, 1 run, again short of length, outside off and that length allows Gibbs to wrist it behind square leg for a single

slip and short cover in

2.4

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, on the off stump, again back of length, pushed to covers

2.5

Syed Rasel to Smith, 1 run, worked to left of mid-on for a well-placed single

2.6

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, no run, slanted across Gibbs who lets Dhiman gather

End of over 3 (2 runs) South Africa 8/0 (171 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 2.66, RRR: 3.63)

    • HH Gibbs 3 (10b)
    • GC Smith 5 (8b 1x4)
    • Syed Rasel 2-0-4-0
    • Abdur Razzak 1-0-4-0
3.1

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, leans across and pushes back to the bowler

3.2

Abdur Razzak to Smith, 2 wides, spins down the leg side and Dhiman fails to gather cleanly

3.2

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, no run, quicker, on the leg and middle, turned to midwicket

3.3

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, FOUR, fuller, on the middle, Gibbs jabs at it and it ran off the outside edge to third man boundary

3.4

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, no run, quick again, short of length, pushed to point

3.5

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, no run, 104.3 kmph really quickish one, outside off, left alone

3.6

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, no run, slower, spins outside off, left alone

End of over 4 (6 runs) South Africa 14/0 (165 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 3.58)

    • HH Gibbs 7 (15b 1x4)
    • GC Smith 5 (9b 1x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 2-0-10-0
    • Syed Rasel 2-0-4-0
4.1

Syed Rasel to Smith, 1 run, in the zone outside off stump, steered to backward point where its misfield by Shakib

4.2

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, 1 run, short of length, angling away, slower one, run down to third man

4.3

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, back of length, outside off stump, holds its line, Smith stabs and gets a inside edge to the on side

4.4

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, fuller, just outside off, runs off the inner edge to midwicket

4.5

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, leans forward to drive on the up to covers

4.6

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, in the zone outside off and guided to backward point

End of over 5 (maiden) South Africa 16/0 (163 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 3.20, RRR: 3.62)

    • GC Smith 6 (14b 1x4)
    • HH Gibbs 8 (16b 1x4)
    • Syed Rasel 3-1-6-0
5.1

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, no run, Gibbs shapes to sweep but realises its a short of length delivery outside off and cuts to point

5.2

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, no run, spins away from Gibbs who shoulders arms

5.3

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, 1 wide, down the leg side and Dhiman can't take it cleanly

5.3

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, no run, and again. That initial move to sweep and this time the bowler bowls if full outside off and he adjusts to steer it to point

5.4

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, no run, Dhiman appeals for a catch behind but not given as the bat hit the pad and the ball spun past the edge

5.5

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, FOUR, Gibbs goes over mid-on. SA are on 21 for 0. He went down on his knee and swung it over. He didn't connect properly but will get his boundary

5.6

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, 5 wides, goes for the quicker one again but slips well down leg side

5.6

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, no run

End of over 6 (10 runs) South Africa 26/0 (153 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 4.33, RRR: 3.47)

    • HH Gibbs 12 (22b 2x4)
    • GC Smith 6 (14b 1x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 3-0-20-0
6.1

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, full in length, just outside off, defended on the front foot

6.2

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, outside off and pushed to point

6.3

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, fullish, outside off, worked to midwicket

6.4

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, leans forward to drive to short cover

6.5

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run

6.6

Syed Rasel to Smith, FOUR, full pitched and drilled through extra cover

End of over 7 (4 runs) South Africa 30/0 (149 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 4.28, RRR: 3.46)

    • GC Smith 10 (20b 2x4)
    • HH Gibbs 12 (22b 2x4)
    • Syed Rasel 4-1-10-0
7.1

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, no run, spins past Gibbs who shoulders arms

7.2

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, FOUR, charges down the track and smashes it over the bowler's head.

7.3

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, no run, driven hard off the back foot but can't beat the cover fielder

7.4

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, no run, armer and defended on the front foot

7.5

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, no run, outside off, full, tries to sweep and gets a bottom edge on to the pad

7.6

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, no run, short of length, spins away, Gibbs tries to force off the back foot and gets a inner edge to the on side

End of over 8 (4 runs) South Africa 34/0 (145 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 4.25, RRR: 3.45)

    • HH Gibbs 16 (28b 3x4)
    • GC Smith 10 (20b 2x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 4-0-24-0
8.1

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, fullish, hint of movement away, driven to mid-on

8.2

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, full in length, on the off stump line, defended to the covers

8.3

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run

8.4

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, short in length, keeps low and pushed out to covers

8.5

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, shuffles across and drives back to the bowler

8.6

Syed Rasel to Smith, 1 run, full pitched, outside off stump, edged to third man

End of over 9 (1 run) South Africa 35/0 (144 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 3.88, RRR: 3.51)

    • GC Smith 11 (26b 2x4)
    • HH Gibbs 16 (28b 3x4)
    • Syed Rasel 5-1-11-0
9.1

Abdur Razzak to Smith, 1 run, loopy delivery, turned to left of mid-on for a single

9.2

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, no run, landed on a length, around off and turned past the bat and Dhiman couldn't gather cleanly

9.3

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, no run

9.4

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, no run, turns outside off, short in length, Gibbs shapes to cut but the ball holds on him and he gets a bottom edge on to the ground

9.5

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, 1 wide, way outside off. Wide called

9.5

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, no run, appeal for lbw but it struck him marginally outside off. Gibbs leaned across to defend a armer.

9.6

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, no run

End of over 10 (2 runs) South Africa 37/0 (142 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 3.70, RRR: 3.55)

    • HH Gibbs 16 (33b 3x4)
    • GC Smith 12 (27b 2x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 5-0-26-0

Powerplay 2

10.1

Syed Rasel to Smith, FOUR, full pitched and Smith drives cleanly past the diving mid-off fielder

Powerplay 2

10.1

Syed Rasel to Smith, FOUR, full pitched and Smith drives cleanly past the diving mid-off fielder

10.2

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, hit a wider length, Smith reaches out but cant beat cover

10.3

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, straighter one, middle and off, on-driven for an easy single

10.4

Syed Rasel to Smith, FOUR, much, much wider and he reaches out and slaps it past point

10.5

Syed Rasel to Smith, 1 run, that one sits up a touch but he guides it to third man

10.6

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, no run, lands on middle and leg and he turns it to midwicket

End of over 11 (9 runs) South Africa 46/0 (133 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 4.18, RRR: 3.41)

    • HH Gibbs 16 (34b 3x4)
    • GC Smith 21 (32b 4x4)
    • Syed Rasel 6-1-20-0
11.1

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, flat outside off stump, he reaches and drives to cover

11.2

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, flatter still, worked off the pads but the 'keeper fields

11.3

Abdur Razzak to Smith, FOUR, full and flat, whipped it from off stump past a diving mid-on, hard shot

Thats the 50 up for South Africa

11.4

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, quicker one, off stump, he gets back and across to defend

11.5

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, slower through the air, loops down Smith's pads, he tries to turn but the ball balloons up and an enthusiastic Dhiman collects, diving forward

11.6

Abdur Razzak to Smith, 1 run, full on the pads and he flicks past square leg

End of over 12 (5 runs) South Africa 51/0 (128 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 4.25, RRR: 3.36)

    • GC Smith 26 (38b 5x4)
    • HH Gibbs 16 (34b 3x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 6-0-31-0

The openers having no hassles against this attack. Time for a change in tactics, me thinks.

12.1

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, sits up from a length, Smith is beaten and Dhiman takes very well

12.2

Syed Rasel to Smith, 1 run, very wide, Smith chases but mistimes it to a diving point fielder

12.3

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, no run, good line and length, no width, turned back to the bowler

12.4

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, no run, sees the length and tries to paddle it, but it ends up going wider and he changes his mind at the last second, opening the face and playing to point, very odd shot

12.5

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, FOUR, superb stroke, played on the up, with the width, past cover-point

12.6

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, no run, better delivery, off stump, Gibbs defends off the front foot

Dil: 'I am emailing from Mississauga, Canada and its snowing from last 24 hours. We had a great cricket game today here, which we played in snow, with skiing shoes. we had six player in each team and i think we invented skiing cricket today. "

End of over 13 (5 runs) South Africa 56/0 (123 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 4.30, RRR: 3.32)

    • HH Gibbs 20 (38b 4x4)
    • GC Smith 27 (40b 5x4)
    • Syed Rasel 7-1-25-0

Mosharraf Hossain to bowl his first international delivery. Yet another left-arm spinner from Bangladesh.

13.1

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, 1 run, spins towards leg, tucked past square for a single

13.2

Mosharraf Hossain to Gibbs, no run, comes in with the arm from round the stumps, keeps low, pretty slow and pushed to on side

13.3

Mosharraf Hossain to Gibbs, 1 run, leans forward to paddle a fuller delivery to fine leg

13.4

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, FOUR, stays back, waits for a short of length delivery to spin in before punching it through wide mid-on.

13.5

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, 1 run, on the pads, turned to deep midwicket

13.6

Mosharraf Hossain to Gibbs, no run, floated outside off, driven to covers

End of over 14 (7 runs) South Africa 63/0 (116 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 3.22)

    • HH Gibbs 21 (41b 4x4)
    • GC Smith 33 (43b 6x4)
    • Mosharraf Hossain 1-0-7-0
14.1

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, length delivery on the off stump, pushed back to bowler

14.2

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, full in length, around off stump, defended to covers

14.3

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, length delivery, on the off stump, guided to point

14.4

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, threatens to back away, shuffles back to off and turns to the leg side

14.5

Syed Rasel to Smith, 1 run, length delivery, outside off, guided to third man

14.6

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, no run, fullish, square driven to point

End of over 15 (1 run) South Africa 64/0 (115 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 4.26, RRR: 3.28)

    • HH Gibbs 21 (42b 4x4)
    • GC Smith 34 (48b 6x4)
    • Syed Rasel 8-1-26-0

Powerplay 3 on

15.1

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, 1 run, turns from outside off, nudged to right of backward square leg

15.2

Mosharraf Hossain to Gibbs, no run, leans across and guides to point

15.3

Mosharraf Hossain to Gibbs, 1 run, comes down the track and drives to long-off for a single

15.4

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, no run, floating it outside off, defended to the off side

15.5

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, FOUR, low full toss and put away to cover boundary with ease. No sweat.

15.6

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, no run, on the middle and leg, dabbed to the on side

End of over 16 (6 runs) South Africa 70/0 (109 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 4.37, RRR: 3.20)

    • GC Smith 39 (52b 7x4)
    • HH Gibbs 22 (44b 4x4)
    • Mosharraf Hossain 2-0-13-0

Mir Arman: "It was a good call from Ashraful for spinning the ball early. But he should have changed and brought Shahadat after 7 or 8 overs. If you want to win a low scoring game you have to pick up wickets. and Shahadat is in really wicket taking form. So poor captaincy at the end in my point of view."

16.1

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, no run, full and outside off, tries to paddle away but doesn't make proper contact and the ball rolls away to the leg side

16.2

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, no run, slanted across, tries to tap it to third man but doesn't make contact

16.3

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, no run, full in length, a tad quicker, square driven to backward point

16.4

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, no run, on a length, outside off, pushed to covers

16.5

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, 1 run, fullish, driven past covers

16.6

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, full and driven to mid-on

Ibrahim Shaaz Habeeb: "Dear Dil, it would not be called cricket unless the ball hits the ground or snow, and i don't think the ball will bounce if it hits the snow, in that case you have to throw the ball to the batter without hitting the grounds, so more likely you have invented snow baseball and not snow cricket."

End of over 17 (1 run) South Africa 71/0 (108 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 4.17, RRR: 3.27)

    • GC Smith 39 (53b 7x4)
    • HH Gibbs 23 (49b 4x4)
    • Syed Rasel 9-1-27-0
17.1

Mosharraf Hossain to Gibbs, no run, flighted outside off, pushed to the off side

17.2

Mosharraf Hossain to Gibbs, 1 run, skips down the track and drives inside-out to sweeper cover

short cover and short midwicket in

17.3

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, no run, tossed up well outside off and Smith fails to connect with his sweep and is struck on the pad. They appeal for a lbw but it hit him well outside off.

17.4

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, no run, stays back to tuck a length delivery to square leg

17.5

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, no run, another failed sweep, again struck on the pad but this time they don't appeal

17.6

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, no run, turned to the on side

Match State: Drinks Hasan: "Can't understand what the captain Ashraful wants to happen. It's already 16 overs of the match and we've not seen the main strike bowler in action yet. Does he want to give the old ball to Shahadat and want him to get wickets? Poor captaincy indeed."

End of over 18 (1 run) South Africa 72/0 (107 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 3.34)

    • GC Smith 39 (57b 7x4)
    • HH Gibbs 24 (51b 4x4)
    • Mosharraf Hossain 3-0-14-0
18.1

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, FOUR, creamed through covers. Very full, very wide and four is the result.

18.2

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, no run

18.3

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, 1 run, full and outside off stump, steered to third man

18.4

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, on a length, around the off stump, pushed back to the bowler

18.5

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run

18.6

Syed Rasel to Smith, 1 run, fullish, just outside off, worked to midwicket for yet another single

End of over 19 (6 runs) South Africa 78/0 (101 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 4.10, RRR: 3.25)

    • GC Smith 40 (60b 7x4)
    • HH Gibbs 29 (54b 5x4)
    • Syed Rasel 10-1-33-0

So on public demand Sharapova Shahadat comes into the attack

19.1

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, FOUR, welcomed with an imperious pull. Shahadat hurls it short, from round the stumps and Smith dismisses it from his presence.

19.2

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, no run, outside off stump, short in length, hit straight to point

19.3

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, 3 runs, short of length again and Smith clips it to deep square leg region

Dil : "bro. Ibrahim Shaaz Habeeb: We played cricket on snow/ice with cricket equipment such as cricket bat and "tape ball". It was -20 C in our area and ice was enough hard, where you can bounce a tape ball. It was fun to play, I don't care what it was but I played it as cricket."

19.4

Shahadat Hossain to Gibbs, no run, short of length again, punched hard to covers

19.5

Shahadat Hossain to Gibbs, FOUR, Gibbs too gets a boundary against Shahadat. He leaned forward and whipped a fullish delivery through wide mid-on

19.6

Shahadat Hossain to Gibbs, 1 run, pretty short in length and pulled away to right of deep midwicket

End of over 20 (12 runs) South Africa 90/0 (89 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 2.96)

    • HH Gibbs 34 (57b 6x4)
    • GC Smith 47 (63b 8x4)
    • Shahadat Hossain 1-0-12-0
20.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, no run

20.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, 1 run, leans forward to turn a full delivery past square leg

20.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, FOUR, edged through the vacant slip region. ODI fifty no 36. It was tossed up full and well outside off, Smith reached out to drive and got an edge.

20.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, now unfurls the sweep shot and SA are on 96 without loss.

20.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, no run, leans across to defend to covers

20.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, no run, armer, struck on the pad but going down leg side

End of over 21 (6 runs) South Africa 96/0 (83 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 4.57, RRR: 2.86)

    • HH Gibbs 35 (61b 6x4)
    • GC Smith 52 (65b 9x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 1-0-6-0
21.1

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, 1 run

21.2

Shahadat Hossain to Gibbs, FOUR, Gibbs goes down town. Charges down the track to drive straight down the ground.

21.3

Shahadat Hossain to Gibbs, 1 run, full pitched, on the middle and leg, worked to long leg

21.4

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, 1 wide, drifts down leg side, wide called.

21.4

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, 2 runs, full pitched, on the middle and off, worked to deep midwicket

21.5

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, no run, low full toss, driven hard to short cover. Shahadat thought it was a catch but it had clearly bumped as soon as it hit the bat

21.6

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, FOUR, The boundaries keep coming. Overpitched, on the leg stump line and is whipped to wide long-on boundary.

End of over 22 (13 runs) South Africa 109/0 (70 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 4.95, RRR: 2.50)

    • GC Smith 59 (69b 10x4)
    • HH Gibbs 40 (63b 7x4)
    • Shahadat Hossain 2-0-25-0
22.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, no run

22.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

22.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, no run, around off, tapped to backward point

22.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, no run, around that off stump, opens the bat-face and guides to backward point again

22.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, no run, on the middle and leg, misses a sweep and is struck on the pad

22.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, 1 run, very short in length and pulled to deep square leg

End of over 23 (1 run) South Africa 110/0 (69 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 4.78, RRR: 2.55)

    • HH Gibbs 41 (69b 7x4)
    • GC Smith 59 (69b 10x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 2-0-7-0
23.1

Mosharraf Hossain to Gibbs, 1 run, short in length, Gibbs waits before punching it straight to long-off

23.2

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, FOUR, yet another boundary. Smith pulls off a sweep shot. He has been trying that for some time now.

23.3

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, 2 runs, unfurls a paddle sweep this time.

23.4

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, no run, goes back to a delivery that keeps low as it turns in and he manages to jab it away

23.5

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, no run, full and outside off, Smith tries to pull off another sweep but is struck in the pad.

23.6

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, 1 run, turned right of square leg for a quick single

End of over 24 (8 runs) South Africa 118/0 (61 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 4.91, RRR: 2.34)

    • GC Smith 66 (74b 11x4)
    • HH Gibbs 42 (70b 7x4)
    • Mosharraf Hossain 4-0-22-0
24.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, The reverse sweep goes awry. Almost fatal. It got the top edge and ballooned towards short fine leg where Shahadat ran in to take a low 'catch'. Did it touch the ground? The umpires refer it upstairs .and the verdict is not out.

24.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, quickish turn and jabbed away with pad and bat to the on side.

24.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run

24.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, outside off, tapped to the off side

24.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, full and driven back to the bowler

24.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, really full and driven to long-on for a single

End of over 25 (1 run) South Africa 119/0 (60 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 4.76, RRR: 2.40)

    • GC Smith 67 (80b 11x4)
    • HH Gibbs 42 (70b 7x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 3-0-8-0
25.1

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, no run, comes in from outside off, a tad low and is pushed to point

25.2

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, 1 run, shuffles across, waits for the turn before paddling to short fine-leg region

25.3

Mosharraf Hossain to Gibbs, 1 run, leans forward to defend a straight delivery to cover region

25.4

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, FOUR, very nice shot. It was flighted full and he waited a touch before driving it inside-out through extra cover. He had initially, before the release, acted as if he was going to play a paddle sweep and as the bowler tried to adjust by bowling well outside off, he changed his position and went for the drive

25.5

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, 1 run, straighter and he sends it towards long-on for a single

25.6

Mosharraf Hossain to Gibbs, 1 run, stays back to punch through the off side for a single

End of over 26 (8 runs) South Africa 127/0 (52 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 4.88, RRR: 2.16)

    • HH Gibbs 44 (72b 7x4)
    • GC Smith 73 (84b 12x4)
    • Mosharraf Hossain 5-0-30-0
26.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, no run, leans forward, opens the bat-face and guides to backward point

26.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, 1 run, skips down the track and lofts inside-out to sweeper cover

26.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, outside off stump, goes on straight and he pushes inside the line and is beaten

26.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, turned to deep midwicket for a single

26.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, no run, on the off stump line, coming in with the angle, tapped to backward point

26.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, 1 run, fuller and square driven to deep point region

End of over 27 (3 runs) South Africa 130/0 (49 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 4.81, RRR: 2.13)

    • HH Gibbs 46 (76b 7x4)
    • GC Smith 74 (86b 12x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 4-0-11-0
27.1

Mosharraf Hossain to Gibbs, no run, leans forward to dead-bat a full delivery

27.2

Mosharraf Hossain to Gibbs, FOUR, charges out and drives inside-out to extra cover boundary. ODI fifty no 34 for
Gibbs.

27.3

Mosharraf Hossain to Gibbs, no run, on the middle, worked to point

27.4

Mosharraf Hossain to Gibbs, SIX, sails over the straight boundary. He waltzed down the track and sent it soaring over the ropes.

27.5

Mosharraf Hossain to Gibbs, no run, outside off stump, tries to crash it through covers but misses

27.6

Mosharraf Hossain to Gibbs, no run, on the middle and leg, turned to short fine leg

End of over 28 (10 runs) South Africa 140/0 (39 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 1.77)

    • HH Gibbs 56 (82b 8x4 1x6)
    • GC Smith 74 (86b 12x4)
    • Mosharraf Hossain 6-0-40-0
28.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, slightly short of length, cut to point

28.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, 1 run

28.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, turns in with bounce and as Dhiman was about to gather, Smith pulls off a late cut!

28.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, OUT, caught in front by an armer that kept low. Gibbs rocked back to pull but was undone by the lack of bounce.

HH Gibbs lbw b Shakib Al Hasan 57 (123m 84b 8x4 1x6) SR: 67.85

28.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, 1 run, turns his first delivery to short fine leg

28.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, spins in towards middle and off, worked to the on side

End of over 29 (4 runs) South Africa 144/1 (35 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 4.96, RRR: 1.66)

    • GC Smith 76 (89b 12x4)
    • HM Amla 1 (1b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 5-0-15-1
29.1

Junaid Siddique to Amla, no run, on the off stump line, driven back to the bowler

29.2

Junaid Siddique to Amla, 1 run, short of length, outside off, cut to sweeper cover

29.3

Junaid Siddique to Smith, 1 run, spins towards off stump, punched to long-off

29.4

Junaid Siddique to Amla, 1 run, full and outside off, driven to long-off for yet another single

29.5

Junaid Siddique to Smith, 1 run, short and Smith pings the long-off again

29.6

Junaid Siddique to Amla, no run, leans across to defend

End of over 30 (4 runs) South Africa 148/1 (31 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 4.93, RRR: 1.55)

    • HM Amla 3 (5b)
    • GC Smith 78 (91b 12x4)
    • Junaid Siddique 1-0-4-0
30.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, leans forward to drive back to the bowler

30.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run

30.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 2 runs, flighted full and driven past the diving cover fielder who gets a hand to it

30.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, goes back to punch a length delivery to long-on

30.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, 1 run, stays back to fist a delivery around off stump to long-off

30.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, spins towards the pad and is tucked past square leg

End of over 31 (5 runs) South Africa 153/1 (26 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.93, RRR: 1.36)

    • GC Smith 82 (96b 12x4)
    • HM Amla 4 (6b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 6-0-20-1
31.1

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, 1 run, short of length, from round the stumps, pulled to deep midwicket

31.2

Shahadat Hossain to Amla, no run, length delivery coming in towards middle and off, worked to midwicket

31.3

Shahadat Hossain to Amla, 1 bye, beats the drive, rushes past the off stump and Dhiman clangs it as well

31.4

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, no run, short of length, on the pads, tucked to square leg

31.5

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, FOUR, murder! charges out to a length delivery and smokes it over mid-off. Fab shot.

31.6

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, 1 run, slower one, on the pads, clipped to deep square leg

End of over 32 (7 runs) South Africa 160/1 (19 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 1.05)

    • GC Smith 88 (100b 13x4)
    • HM Amla 4 (8b)
    • Shahadat Hossain 3-0-31-0
32.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, beaten. Full in length and that doesn't spin in as much as Smith expected

32.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run

32.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run

32.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, full and driven to long-on for a single

32.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, no run, stays back to armer and pushes it to mid-on

32.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, no run, fuller, quicker and defended to the on side

Match State: Drinks

End of over 33 (1 run) South Africa 161/1 (18 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.87, RRR: 1.05)

    • HM Amla 4 (10b)
    • GC Smith 89 (104b 13x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 7-0-21-1
33.1

Abdur Razzak to Smith, 1 run, spins in from outside off, SMith goes back, waits before punching it for a single down to long on

33.2

Abdur Razzak to Amla, 1 run, Amla stays back to hit a slightly short of length delivery to sweeper cover

33.3

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, loud appeal for lbw but there is an inside edge. It was full and spun in sharply but hit the wood en route to the pad

33.4

Abdur Razzak to Smith, SIX, There he goes. He just lunged forward and swung a tossed-up delivery over the long-on fielder

33.5

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run

33.6

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, on the stumps, worked to midwicket

End of over 34 (8 runs) South Africa 169/1 (10 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.97, RRR: 0.62)

    • GC Smith 96 (109b 13x4 1x6)
    • HM Amla 5 (11b)
    • Abdur Razzak 7-0-39-0
34.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, FOUR, Amla gets four of 'em. He rocked back and cut to cover boundary. SA need 6 to win, Smith needs 4 of 'em to get to his ton but he is not on strike.

34.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, no run, leans forward to push it to backward point

34.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, no run, floated full, pushed to covers

34.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, no run, leans forward to dead-bat

34.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, no run, stays back and pushes a spinning delivery to point

34.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, no run, he allows SMith to take the strike next over by offering the full face of the bat in defense. Smith needs 4 to get to his ton

End of over 35 (4 runs) South Africa 173/1 (6 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 4.94, RRR: 0.40)

    • HM Amla 9 (17b 1x4)
    • GC Smith 96 (109b 13x4 1x6)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 8-0-25-1
35.1

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, spins from outside off, beats the intended sweep and goes down leg

35.2

Abdur Razzak to Smith, 2 runs, stays back to pull a short of length delivery to right of deep midwicket

35.3

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, tossed up full outside off, Smith goes for a cut - perhaps, not the length for it - and misses

35.4

Abdur Razzak to Smith, 1 run, comes down the track, the bowler pushes it flat and its turned past square leg

Smith needs one run for his ton and SA need 3 to win. Amla on strike.

35.5

Abdur Razzak to Amla, no run, full and straight, dead-batted away.

35.6

Abdur Razzak to Amla, no run, fires it quick, at the blockhole, dug out to the leg side

End of over 36 (3 runs) South Africa 176/1 (3 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.88, RRR: 0.21)

    • HM Amla 9 (19b 1x4)
    • GC Smith 99 (113b 13x4 1x6)
    • Abdur Razzak 8-0-42-0
36.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, leans forward, on drives to left of short midwicket where Ashraful makes a neat diving stop

36.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, spins in from outside off and he is struck on the pad

36.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, shuffles to the off side and whips a delivery to square leg, but straight to the fielder

36.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, sweeps this time but sends it again to that man at square leg

36.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, FOUR, Smith gets his hundred and SA seal the win. His 7th ODI ton. He came down the track, was beaten in the flight but lunged forward to chip it over the infield and it rolls over to the long-on boundary.

Bangladesh crash to another loss after their batsmen turn in yet another poor performance. They won the toss, batted but only eked out 178. Smith and Gibbs shared a 143-run opening partnership to charge the visitors to a facile win. That's it from us. Thanks for logging in. Bye.

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