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)

1.1

M Morkel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of length, on the middle stump, tucked to square leg

1.2

M Morkel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, rushing through the channel outside off stump, he shapes to poke before withdrawing his bat.

1.3

M Morkel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, beaten. Another ambitious drive. The ball is moving around a touch. This one left Tamim who has a flash and a miss

1.4

M Morkel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, bangs it in short of length ,climbs chest-high and Tamim is troubled by the extra bounce but manages to fend it away, albeit a little ungainly, to the off side

1.5

M Morkel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, 142 kmph delivery on the middle and leg, defended towards square leg

1.6

M Morkel to Tamim Iqbal, no run

Bangladesh 3/0   M Morkel 1-1-0-0

3.1

M Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, no run, on a length, angling away and defended to the off side

3.2

M Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, 1 wide, banged in short but its down the leg side. Morkel is working up some pace here.

3.2

M Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, no run, 144.5 kmph delivery, lands on a good length and moves away, left alone by the batsman

3.3

M Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, 1 no ball, ah.. front foot no ball and a free hit coming up.

3.3

M Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, no run, wild swing and a miss. He backed to the leg side and tried to heave a short of length delivery over midwicket but couldn't make contact

3.4

M Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, no run, beaten outside off stump. It lands on a length and cuts away, Nafees tries to drill it on the up but ...

3.5

M Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, Finally they connect with one. Full pitched and he moved well towards the line of the delivery and played a neat cover drive.

3.6

M Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, no run, further outside off and he goes hard at another cover drive, the bat handle rotates in his hands and the ball rolls back to the bowler

Bangladesh 11/0   M Morkel 2-1-6-0

5.1

M Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, no run, on a length, around the off stump line, tapped to the onside

5.2

M Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, no run, closer to the off stump and shaping away, Nafees covers his off stump and lets it go through to the 'keeper.

5.3

M Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, no run, Nafees does a Tamim. He flashes at a length delivery outside off and is beaten

5.4

M Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, 3 runs, too short and Nafees pulls it from outside off to deep midwicket region

5.5

M Morkel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, he continues to struggle. This delivery straightened after landing on the middle stump line and rapped him high on the pad

5.6

M Morkel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Well... Tamim is beaten. Again. Short of length delivery angling away from him at pace and he tries to punch on the up.

Bangladesh 14/0   M Morkel 3-1-9-0

7.1

M Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, on the pads, clipped to fine leg. Tamim will be on strike. This should get interesting. What would be his approach now?

7.2

M Morkel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, bounces into the pad and rolls over to the leg side

7.3

M Morkel to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, he rotates the strike. Wise decision. On the leg and middle, he wristed it to the leg side for a single

7.4

M Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, full and swinging in to the legs, flicked away to long leg region and Steyn makes a fabulous stop running around from fine leg

7.5

M Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run

7.6

M Morkel to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, lands on a length, around leg and middle, cuts in towards middle,Tamim is squared up a touch but adjusts to push it to cover point

Bangladesh 25/0   M Morkel 4-1-15-0

12.1

M Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, no run, coming in from round the stumps, cramping him up but he opens the bat-face and guides to backward point where its fielded well by Gibbs

12.2

M Morkel to Shahriar Nafees, OUT, Nafees is gone too. This one too came in from round the wicket and again Nafees was cramped up and tried to play it quite similarly to the previous delivery : opening the bat face and trying to steer but this one bounced more and took the edge

Shahriar Nafees c †de Villiers b M Morkel 25 (53m 33b 3x4 0x6) SR: 75.75

12.3

M Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, streaky edge to third man. On a length, around the off stump, a tentative poke results in couple of runs

12.4

M Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, Hit on the helmet. It was a short-of-length delivery and Ashraful went for his pull shot and top edged it to the helmet grill

12.5

M Morkel to Nazimuddin, no run, oh ho! He tries to heave a full one over the bowler's head and misses it completely.

12.6

M Morkel to Nazimuddin, 1 bye, another swing and a miss. It was banged in short and he didn't connect with his pull and Boucher jumped but could only make a half-stop

Bangladesh 45/2   M Morkel 5-1-18-1

14.1

M Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full in length, in the zone outside off, left alone

14.2

M Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

14.3

M Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, They are counterattacking. The crowd is going wild. Slightly short in length, outside off stump and Ash pulls it through wide mid-on region.

14.4

M Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide, down the leg side, Ash tries to play a pick-up stroke to fine leg but can't reach it

14.4

M Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, beaten on the flirt. In the channel, holding its line and Ashraful has a flirtatious poke.

14.5

M Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, leans forward this time, moves towards the line to defend a length delivery to point

14.6

M Morkel to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, edged to third man for a single. He stabbed a delivery outside off.

Bangladesh 61/2   M Morkel 6-1-24-1

16.1

M Morkel to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, shuffles across to the off side and nudges it to short fine leg

16.2

M Morkel to Nazimuddin, 1 wide, slips down the leg, the batsman can't reach it, the 'keeper does.

16.2

M Morkel to Nazimuddin, 1 run, on the legs, turned to fine leg for a single

16.3

M Morkel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, comes in from round the stumps and the left-hander Shakib defends down the track

16.4

M Morkel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short in length, outside off stump, pushed to cover point

16.5

M Morkel to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, on the pads, worked to long leg for couple of runs

16.6

M Morkel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, beaten outside off. Short in length, rushing through the channel and Shakib tries to cut but can't connect.

Bangladesh 66/3   M Morkel 7-1-29-1

37.1

M Morkel to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, fullish, outside off, driven, partly steered, partly edged to third man

37.2

M Morkel to Farhad Reza, 1 run, jabs a length delivery to third man. The throw from Albie almost takes out his skipper Smith standing at wide slip. Smiles all around. Not a good idea to hit your captain.

37.3

M Morkel to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run

37.4

M Morkel to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, fuller and steered to point. Mortaza has been patient so far.

37.5

M Morkel to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run

37.6

M Morkel to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, full in length, outside off, dabbed to third man

Bangladesh 133/8   M Morkel 8-1-32-1
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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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