South Africa tour of Bangladesh, 2007/08 / Commentary

South Africa in Bangladesh ODI Series - 3rd ODI

Bangladesh v South Africa

South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 94 balls remaining)

0.1

Steyn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, On target: Full in length, around that off stump and moves away, he has a flash and a miss.

0.2

Steyn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, beaten again. Quite a deja-vu there. In the zone outside off, the front foot moves very little, just a itsy bitsy tiny weeny step and he has a big go at it.

0.3

Steyn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, this one swings in and the bat comes outside the line but he manages to get a inside-edge on to the pad

0.4

Steyn to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, full and outside off, another intended drive and he gets a outside edge through to third man

0.5

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, full pitched and Nafees places it to right of mid-off

0.6

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, no run, corrects the length, on a good length and whizzing past the off stump, left alone

Bangladesh 3/0   DW Steyn 1-0-3-0

2.1

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, 1 wide, wide outside off stump and the umpire extends his arms. The batsman was going after that, though. It was so wide but he still went for that shot but couldn't reach it

2.1

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, no run, closer to the off stump, left alone

2.2

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, no run, length delivery outside off stump and Nafees shoulders arms

2.3

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, curves in off a length, around middle and off, Nafees pushes at it and gets a outside edge to wide third man

2.4

Steyn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fuller, well outside off and Tamim has another airy fairy drive and a miss. He has beaten repeatedly today.

2.5

Steyn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, finally lets one go past him

2.6

Steyn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, and again. Steyn tried to tempt him again but Tamim, it seems, has had enough of getting beaten and shoulders arms again.

Bangladesh 5/0   DW Steyn 2-0-5-0

4.1

Steyn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside the off stump and another play and a miss. Hmm..

4.2

Steyn to Tamim Iqbal, no run

4.3

Steyn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, length delivery around the off stump and punched to mid-off

4.4

Steyn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, I have lost count of how many times Tamim has been beaten. Again here, the same flashy drive and the ball rushes past the outside edge. The feet doesn't go anywhere and he seems perennially late on the drive and in search of the delivery.

4.5

Steyn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Trust me, he didn't get beaten this time. He shouldered arms.

4.6

Steyn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of length and he punches it to point

Bangladesh 11/0   DW Steyn 3-1-5-0

6.1

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, no run, it landed outside leg stump, moved in to strike the pad

6.2

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, no run, this one landed on the middle and straightened, defended to the off side

6.3

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, edged over slips. Length delivery outside off stump and Nafees has another go and gets an edge and the ball flies over the slips.

6.4

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, no run

6.5

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, short in length, slanting across Nafees who runs it down to third man.

6.6

Steyn to Tamim Iqbal, no run

Bangladesh 19/0   DW Steyn 4-1-10-0

8.1

Steyn to Tamim Iqbal, no run

8.2

Steyn to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, Tamim breaks free with a square drive. It was a length delivery and he connects with his on-the-up drive. He has been trying that for 8 overs now

8.3

Steyn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, back to regular programming; beaten outside off

8.4

Steyn to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, better, opens the bat-face and runs it down to third man

8.5

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, swiped to deep square leg! It was on the off stump line but he just slogged it across.

8.6

Steyn to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short in length, around the off stump, Nafees goes back and across and defends to the off side

Bangladesh 34/0   DW Steyn 5-1-19-0

10.1

Steyn to Nazimuddin, no run, bangs it in slightly short of a length and that hurries onto him as he tries to tuck it to the on side

10.2

Steyn to Nazimuddin, no run, beats him outside off with another skiddy delivery

10.3

Steyn to Nazimuddin, no run, shoulders arms outside the offstump, this one was wider

10.4

Steyn to Nazimuddin, no run, fuller in length off, he drives square but straight to point

10.5

Steyn to Nazimuddin, no run, holds the length back outside off, he gets back and defends

10.6

Steyn to Nazimuddin, no run, this one kicks on him outside the offstump, he uneasily manages to fend it off

Bangladesh 38/1   DW Steyn 6-2-19-0

34.1

Steyn to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, appeal for a catch behind. Full in length, just outside the off stump, tried to opend the bat-face and run it to third man. Was there a little nick? Hmm.. The bowler didn't appeal initially and only joined in after de Villiers appealed. It appears as if it went off the face of the bat.

34.2

Steyn to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, outside the off stump and de Villiers gathers

34.3

Steyn to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run

34.4

Steyn to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, short in length, in the zone outside off, Mortaza lets it go past him

34.5

Steyn to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, short of length and steered to point

34.6

Steyn to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, outside off again and Mortaza tries to drive on the up but makes no contact

Bangladesh 126/8   DW Steyn 7-3-19-0

36.1

Steyn to Farhad Reza, no run, beaten outside off stump. Probing line and length, just outside off and he pushes inside the line

36.2

Steyn to Farhad Reza, no run, cuts in from outside off, left alone but the ball kept coming in and went dangerously close to the off stump

36.3

Steyn to Farhad Reza, no run, on a length, on the stumps, pushed to covers

36.4

Steyn to Farhad Reza, no run, jumps from a length and he is beaten on the attempted dab to third man

36.5

Steyn to Farhad Reza, no run, slower one, full and outside off and he is beaten on the poke

36.6

Steyn to Farhad Reza, no run, beaten again.Some how he survives. A short of length delivery this time, he tried to run it down to third man

Bangladesh 130/8   DW Steyn 8-4-19-0
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South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 94 balls remaining)
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South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v South Africa at Chittagong - Mar 9, 2008
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Photos

Mar 14, 2008

Alviro Petersen pulls on his way to 24, Bangladesh v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Mirpur, March 14, 2008

Alviro Petersen pulls on his way to 24

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Mar 14, 2008

Graeme Smith is delighted at winning the Man-of-the-Series award, Bangladesh v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Mirpur, March 14, 2008

Graeme Smith is delighted at winning the Man-of-the-Series award

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