South Africa tour of Bangladesh, 3rd ODI: Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka, Mar 14, 2008
South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 94 balls remaining)
14 March 2008 (50-over match)

All set for the chase. One slip and a short cover in.

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gibbs, no run, probing deiivery to start the proceedings. It landed short of length, climbed and moved away as well. Gibbs was sucked into a forward prod and was beaten

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gibbs, no run, full and swinging well outside off stump, Gibbs flashes it to backward point.

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gibbs, no run, lovely leg cutter. It landed on a length, on the middle and cut away, Gibbs was squared up a touch but manages to push it to the off side

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gibbs, 2 runs, fuller, straighter, trying to trap him lbw and Gibbs manages to get his bat around the front pad and turn it past square leg. Mortaza thought he had his man there.

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gibbs, no run, short in length, just outside off stump, defended on the front foot

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gibbs, no run, full in length and in the zone outside off, left alone

End of over 1 (2 runs) South Africa 2/0 (142 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 2.89)

    • HH Gibbs 2 (6b)
    • GC Smith 0 (0b)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 1-0-2-0

Ashraful is going to attack with the spin

1.1

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, pushed through quick outside off, left alone

1.2

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, goes back to turn it to midwicket

slip and short midwicket in

1.3

Abdur Razzak to Smith, 1 run, he walks to the off stump and clips it to fine leg

slip and short cover for Gibbs

1.4

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, no run, on the off stump, flatter, defended down the front foot

1.5

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, no run, on the off stump line, steered to backward point

1.6

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, FOUR, Gibbs begins the attack. He moved down the track, didn't reach the pitch of the ball but went through with his shot and heaved it to right of mid-on

End of over 2 (5 runs) South Africa 7/0 (137 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 2.85)

    • HH Gibbs 6 (9b 1x4)
    • GC Smith 1 (3b)
    • Abdur Razzak 1-0-5-0
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 1-0-2-0
2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, 1 run, rotates the strike with a single. The plan must be to have Gibbs attack.

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gibbs, no run

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gibbs, no run

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gibbs, 2 runs

End of over 3 (3 runs) South Africa 10/0 (134 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 3.33, RRR: 2.85)

    • HH Gibbs 8 (12b 1x4)
    • GC Smith 2 (6b)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 2-0-5-0
    • Abdur Razzak 1-0-5-0
3.1

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run

3.2

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run

3.3

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run

3.4

Abdur Razzak to Smith, 1 run

3.5

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, no run

3.6

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, no run

End of over 4 (1 run) South Africa 11/0 (133 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 2.75, RRR: 2.89)

    • HH Gibbs 8 (14b 1x4)
    • GC Smith 3 (10b)
    • Abdur Razzak 2-0-6-0
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 2-0-5-0
4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, FOUR, moves down the wicket and flat-bats a slightly wide delivery over covers

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, on the stumps, pushed back to the bowler

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, 1 run, on a length, outside off stump, cut to wide third man

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gibbs, 2 runs, length delivery angling in towards hips, tucked behind square leg

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gibbs, no run, length delivery, around the off and middle, jabbed to the leg side

End of over 5 (7 runs) South Africa 18/0 (126 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 3.60, RRR: 2.80)

    • HH Gibbs 10 (16b 1x4)
    • GC Smith 8 (14b 1x4)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 3-0-12-0
    • Abdur Razzak 2-0-6-0
5.1

Abdur Razzak to Smith, 1 run, shuffles outside off and swings it to deep square leg

5.2

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, OUT, caught at covers. It landed on the off and middle and turned away from Gibbs who tried to force it off the back foot but hit it straight to covers. He was not in the right position and the ball turned a bit more than he thought.

HH Gibbs c Mohammad Ashraful b Abdur Razzak 10 (22m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 58.82

5.3

Abdur Razzak to Petersen, 1 run, fullish, on the middle and leg, turned behind square leg

5.4

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, flighted outside off, full, driven to mid-off

5.5

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, quicker, on the middle stump line, worked to midwicket

5.6

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, lets it turn in before wristing it to square leg

End of over 6 (2 runs) South Africa 20/1 (124 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 3.33, RRR: 2.81)

    • GC Smith 9 (18b 1x4)
    • AN Petersen 1 (1b)
    • Abdur Razzak 3-0-8-1
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 3-0-12-0
6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Petersen, no run

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Petersen, no run

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Petersen, 1 run

6.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, 1 run

6.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Petersen, FOUR, short in length and Peterson got quickly into position to pull it to deep square leg boundary

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Petersen, no run, fuller and pushed towards mid-on

End of over 7 (6 runs) South Africa 26/1 (118 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 3.71, RRR: 2.74)

    • AN Petersen 6 (6b 1x4)
    • GC Smith 10 (19b 1x4)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 4-0-18-0
    • Abdur Razzak 3-0-8-1
7.1

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, well outside off stump, Smith shuffles across and shoulders arms

7.2

Abdur Razzak to Smith, 1 run, again walks to the off stump, allows it to spin in towards middle before he wrists it behind square leg

7.3

Abdur Razzak to Petersen, no run, quicker, on the off stump line and defended on the front foot

7.4

Abdur Razzak to Petersen, 2 runs, loopy flighted delivery and Peterson takes it on the full and whips it through midwicket

slip and short cover in

7.5

Abdur Razzak to Petersen, no run, arm-ball, on the middle, appeal for lbw as he stretched forward in defense. It hit the pad in front of middle and leg and looked pretty close.

7.6

Abdur Razzak to Petersen, no run, on the middle and stump line, turned to the leg side

End of over 8 (3 runs) South Africa 29/1 (115 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 3.62, RRR: 2.73)

    • AN Petersen 8 (10b 1x4)
    • GC Smith 11 (21b 1x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 4-0-11-1
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 4-0-18-0
8.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, walks towards off, works it behind square leg for a single

8.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Petersen, no run, on the middle stump line, nice loop there and defended on the front foot

8.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Petersen, no run, just outside off and nudged away

8.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Petersen, no run, slower, bit more air, full and defended to the off side

8.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Petersen, no run, on the off stump line, dead batted away

8.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Petersen, 1 run, on the legs, Peterson stayed back and worked it behind square leg

End of over 9 (2 runs) South Africa 31/1 (113 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 3.44, RRR: 2.75)

    • AN Petersen 9 (15b 1x4)
    • GC Smith 12 (22b 1x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 1-0-2-0
    • Abdur Razzak 4-0-11-1
9.1

Abdur Razzak to Petersen, no run, just outside off and pushed to the off side

9.2

Abdur Razzak to Petersen, no run, a tad slow, turning away, pushed to covers

9.3

Abdur Razzak to Petersen, no run, turn there. It landed full, on the middle and leg, he pushed at it and got a leading edge to the point

9.4

Abdur Razzak to Petersen, no run, goes right back to defend

9.5

Abdur Razzak to Petersen, no run, beaten. Tossed up, outside off stump, and spun past the edge

9.6

Abdur Razzak to Petersen, 1 run, pushed through quicker, worked to right of midwicket

End of over 10 (1 run) South Africa 32/1 (112 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 3.20, RRR: 2.80)

    • AN Petersen 10 (21b 1x4)
    • GC Smith 12 (22b 1x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 5-0-12-1
    • Shakib Al Hasan 1-0-2-0

2nd power play on and he has opted for three fielders outside the ring

10.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Petersen, no run, flighted outside off, a loose drive and he is beaten

10.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Petersen, no run

10.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Petersen, no run, struck on the pad outside off stump as he pushes forward to defend

10.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Petersen, no run, gets in another armer, defended.

10.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Petersen, no run, leans forward to defend

10.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Petersen, no run, on the middle, again he plays it late and nudges to the on side

End of over 11 (maiden) South Africa 32/1 (112 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 2.90, RRR: 2.87)

    • AN Petersen 10 (27b 1x4)
    • GC Smith 12 (22b 1x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 2-1-2-0
    • Abdur Razzak 5-0-12-1
11.1

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, turns in from outside off, defended to the off side.

11.2

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, leans across to work a flighted delivery outside off to midwicket

11.3

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, quicker and Smith moves across to stab it to the off side

11.4

Abdur Razzak to Smith, 1 run, flighted one, driven to right of mid-on for a single

11.5

Abdur Razzak to Petersen, no run, what a jaffa! Turn and bounce. It was ripped across quickly, landed on the middle and leg and turned Peterson inside out and went past the outside edge. Just a slip in, though.

11.6

Abdur Razzak to Petersen, no run, shorter and worked to the on side

End of over 12 (1 run) South Africa 33/1 (111 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 2.75, RRR: 2.92)

    • AN Petersen 10 (29b 1x4)
    • GC Smith 13 (26b 1x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 6-0-13-1
    • Shakib Al Hasan 2-1-2-0
12.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, leans across to defend the turning delivery to the on side

12.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, top edges a sweep but it falls short of long leg fielder

12.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Petersen, no run, huge turn again. This one starts from just outside off, though and Peterson lets it go past him

Just a slip in, though. Hmm...

12.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Petersen, no run, fuller, outside off, driven to covers

12.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Petersen, 1 run, on the middle, turns towards off and middle, turned around the corner for a single

12.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, walks across, leans forward and turns a full delivery outside off, with the turn, to square leg

End of over 13 (2 runs) South Africa 35/1 (109 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 2.69, RRR: 2.94)

    • GC Smith 14 (29b 1x4)
    • AN Petersen 11 (32b 1x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 3-1-4-0
    • Abdur Razzak 6-0-13-1

We have two slips in now.

13.1

Abdur Razzak to Petersen, 1 run, full and on the middle, turned to midwicket for a single.

One slip for Smith

13.2

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, turn and bounce and Smith withdraws his bat from the line and allows it to hit this thigh pad

13.3

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, fuller and Smith gets forward to defend

13.4

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, shuffles across and works it to midwicket

13.5

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, just outside off stump, nudged to the off side

13.6

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, turns in from outside off, taken on the pad

End of over 14 (1 run) South Africa 36/1 (108 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 2.57, RRR: 3.00)

    • GC Smith 14 (34b 1x4)
    • AN Petersen 12 (33b 1x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 7-0-14-1
    • Shakib Al Hasan 3-1-4-0
14.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Petersen, no run, full and outside off stump, pushed to backward point

14.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Petersen, no run, fullish, on the middle and defended on the front foot

14.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Petersen, no run, on the middle and leg, pushed to the off side

14.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Petersen, no run, full and on the middle and jabbed to the pad

Slip and silly point in now. The spinner are strangling the batsmen.

14.5

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

14.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Petersen, FOUR, Super shot. Tossed up, around the off stump and he stretched forward to thread it inside-out to wide mid-off boundary

End of over 15 (4 runs) South Africa 40/1 (104 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 2.66, RRR: 2.97)

    • AN Petersen 16 (39b 2x4)
    • GC Smith 14 (34b 1x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 4-1-8-0
    • Abdur Razzak 7-0-14-1
15.1

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, no run, misses a sweep shot and is hit on the legs but well outside off stump. Too full for that shot.

15.2

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, no run, walks across and works it with the turn to midwicket region

15.3

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, 1 run, connects with the sweep shot this time and gets a single down to long leg

15.4

Mosharraf Hossain to Petersen, no run, on the off and middle, defended to the on side

15.5

Mosharraf Hossain to Petersen, 1 leg bye, on the leg side, strikes the pad before running away towards short fine leg region

15.6

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, 2 runs, outside off stump, on a length, paddles to fine leg

End of over 16 (4 runs) South Africa 44/1 (100 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 2.75, RRR: 2.94)

    • GC Smith 17 (38b 1x4)
    • AN Petersen 16 (41b 2x4)
    • Mosharraf Hossain 1-0-3-0
    • Shakib Al Hasan 4-1-8-0
16.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Petersen, 1 run, flighted outside off, drives and gets a edge to left of backward point

16.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, moves outside off, tries to slog sweep but misses

16.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, slower in the air, outside off, nudged to the on side

16.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, inside-edges a jab to a delivery that turns in from outside off

16.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, SIX, Six over deep midwicket boundary. AGain, he walked outside off and swept it high and over.

16.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, goes back to punch a turning delivery to midwicket

End of over 17 (7 runs) South Africa 51/1 (93 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 2.81)

    • GC Smith 23 (43b 1x4 1x6)
    • AN Petersen 17 (42b 2x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 5-1-15-0
    • Mosharraf Hossain 1-0-3-0
17.1

Mosharraf Hossain to Petersen, no run

17.2

Mosharraf Hossain to Petersen, 2 runs, A slight shuffle towards off and paddles a full delivery to fine leg

17.3

Mosharraf Hossain to Petersen, no run, he leans forward to defend

17.4

Mosharraf Hossain to Petersen, 1 run, floated full and paddled away from outside off to fine leg

17.5

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, no run, lets it to turn in before wristing it to square leg

17.6

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, no run, that shuffle outside off and he shapes to sweep, the bowler drags back the length and fires it quick, Smith doesn't connect and is struck on the pad outside off stump

End of over 18 (3 runs) South Africa 54/1 (90 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 2.81)

    • GC Smith 23 (45b 1x4 1x6)
    • AN Petersen 20 (46b 2x4)
    • Mosharraf Hossain 2-0-6-0
    • Shakib Al Hasan 5-1-15-0
18.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Petersen, no run, beaten by the turn. It floated in from round the stumps, landed on off and middle before turning past the outside edge

18.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Petersen, no run, leans forward to tap it to covers

18.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Petersen, no run, and again. He has to pitch it slightly fuller

18.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Petersen, FOUR, he does it and produces a edge but it doesn't carry to slip. Peterson is sucked into a forward prod and the ball took the edge and bisected Nafees and the 'keeper

18.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Petersen, no run, shoulders arms to a turning delivery

18.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Petersen, no run, outside off and is left alone. Drinks on the field.

End of over 19 (4 runs) South Africa 58/1 (86 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 3.05, RRR: 2.77)

    • AN Petersen 24 (52b 3x4)
    • GC Smith 23 (45b 1x4 1x6)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 6-1-19-0
    • Mosharraf Hossain 2-0-6-0
19.1

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, 1 run, on the legs, nudged to short fine leg

19.2

Mosharraf Hossain to Petersen, no run, full and on the off stump, driven to mid-off

19.3

Mosharraf Hossain to Petersen, OUT, trapped in front. Quicker armer, on the middle stump line and it zipped off the track to strike him in front of the stumps.

AN Petersen lbw b Mosharraf Hossain 24 (54m 54b 3x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

19.4

Mosharraf Hossain to de Villiers, 1 run, slightly short in length, punched to sweeper cover

19.5

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, no run, on the pads, turned behind square leg

19.6

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, no run, again that walk to get outside the stumps and pushes to midwicket. By that movement, even if he is beaten by the turn, he will be struck outside off stump and can't be given out

End of over 20 (2 runs) South Africa 60/2 (84 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 2.80)

    • GC Smith 24 (48b 1x4 1x6)
    • AB de Villiers 1 (1b)
    • Mosharraf Hossain 3-0-8-1
    • Shakib Al Hasan 6-1-19-0
20.1

Shakib Al Hasan to de Villiers, 2 runs, leans forward to paddle sweep a full delivery on the middle for couple of runs

20.2

Shakib Al Hasan to de Villiers, no run, leans across to drive to cover point

20.3

Shakib Al Hasan to de Villiers, 3 runs, comes down the track, doesn't reach the pitch and gets a inside-edge on the on drive and the ball runs through wide mid-on region

20.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, flat, quicker, punched to the bowler

20.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, slower and defended to the off side

20.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, gets outside off again and sweeps to long leg for a single

End of over 21 (6 runs) South Africa 66/2 (78 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 3.14, RRR: 2.68)

    • GC Smith 25 (51b 1x4 1x6)
    • AB de Villiers 6 (4b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 7-1-25-0
    • Mosharraf Hossain 3-0-8-1
21.1

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, 1 wide, flat down the pads, Smith misses,Dhiman whips off the bails

21.1

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, no run, flat, wide outside off, Smith gets across and misses the sweep

21.2

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, 2 runs, connects this sweep, but with a top-edge safely over midwicket

21.3

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, no run, arm ball outside off, he opens the face and tries to run it fine

21.4

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, no run, flat on off stump, whipped to midwicket

21.5

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, no run, plants his leg outside the line and sweeps, but misses

21.6

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, 1 run, flat on the stumps, he shuffles and drives to midwicket

End of over 22 (4 runs) South Africa 70/2 (74 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 3.18, RRR: 2.64)

    • GC Smith 28 (57b 1x4 1x6)
    • AB de Villiers 6 (4b)
    • Mosharraf Hossain 4-0-12-1
    • Shakib Al Hasan 7-1-25-0
22.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 2 runs, full and flat, flicked from outside off to deep midwicket sweeper

22.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, bit of air, tries to sweep across the line but cant connect

22.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, wide outside off, he gets forward and leaves it alone

22.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, spins in from outside off, he gets back and works it to midwicket

22.5

Shakib Al Hasan to de Villiers, 1 run, flat on the pads, tucked into the gap at square leg

22.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, strides forward and flicks across the line to midwicket again

End of over 23 (5 runs) South Africa 75/2 (69 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 3.26, RRR: 2.55)

    • GC Smith 32 (62b 1x4 1x6)
    • AB de Villiers 7 (5b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 8-1-30-0
    • Mosharraf Hossain 4-0-12-1
23.1

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, no run, flat outside off, another trademark whip to midwicket

23.2

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, 1 run, a touch shorter and he drives it back past de Villiers for one

23.3

Mosharraf Hossain to de Villiers, no run, drives off the front foot but is beaten by the flight

23.4

Mosharraf Hossain to de Villiers, no run, quicker one, he meets it with a huge stride forward

23.5

Mosharraf Hossain to de Villiers, 1 run, gets some width and cracks it out to deep cover sweeper

23.6

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, 1 run, short again, he shuffles and punches to long-on for one more

End of over 24 (3 runs) South Africa 78/2 (66 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 3.25, RRR: 2.53)

    • GC Smith 34 (65b 1x4 1x6)
    • AB de Villiers 8 (8b)
    • Mosharraf Hossain 5-0-15-1
    • Shakib Al Hasan 8-1-30-0

Farhad Reza, the medium pacer, comes on to bowl. Dhiman is standing up to the stumps.

24.1

Farhad Reza to Smith, 2 runs, slips on to the pads and Smith clips it to long leg region

24.2

Farhad Reza to Smith, FOUR, poor delivery; Too short and it has been dispatched to midwicket boundary

24.3

Farhad Reza to Smith, 1 run, from round the stumps this time, full and outside off, chopped to third man fro a single .

24.4

Farhad Reza to de Villiers, no run, on the middle, tapped to the leg side

24.5

Farhad Reza to de Villiers, no run, cuts in from just outside off, pushed to mid-on

24.6

Farhad Reza to de Villiers, no run, stands tall to punch to mid-off

End of over 25 (7 runs) South Africa 85/2 (59 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 3.40, RRR: 2.36)

    • AB de Villiers 8 (11b)
    • GC Smith 41 (68b 2x4 1x6)
    • Farhad Reza 1-0-7-0
    • Mosharraf Hossain 5-0-15-1
25.1

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, 1 run, lands outside off, spins down leg, Smith shuffles across as his wont and turns it past square leg

25.2

Mosharraf Hossain to de Villiers, 1 run, just outside off stump, punched to cover region

25.3

Mosharraf Hossain to Smith, 1 run, stays back, waits for spin to play out before punching it past the bowler

25.4

Mosharraf Hossain to de Villiers, no run, floated full outside off, defended on the front foot

25.5

Mosharraf Hossain to de Villiers, FOUR, slightly short, arm ball but de Villiers pounces on the length to pull it over midwicket

25.6

Mosharraf Hossain to de Villiers, FOUR, again too short and de Villiers goes over mid-on this time. SA move to 96

End of over 26 (11 runs) South Africa 96/2 (48 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 3.69, RRR: 2.00)

    • AB de Villiers 17 (15b 2x4)
    • GC Smith 43 (70b 2x4 1x6)
    • Mosharraf Hossain 6-0-26-1
    • Farhad Reza 1-0-7-0
26.1

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, well outside the off stump, really full and Smith pushes it tamely to point and is livid with himself for playing a soft shot

26.2

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, outside off, left alone

26.3

Abdur Razzak to Smith, 1 run, leans forward to whip with the turn to long-on

26.4

Abdur Razzak to de Villiers, no run, quickish spin, full but de Villiers stays back to jab it to the on side

26.5

Abdur Razzak to de Villiers, 2 runs, on the middle and leg, turned behind square leg

26.6

Abdur Razzak to de Villiers, no run, flighted full and driven to mid-off

End of over 27 (3 runs) South Africa 99/2 (45 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 3.66, RRR: 1.95)

    • AB de Villiers 19 (18b 2x4)
    • GC Smith 44 (73b 2x4 1x6)
    • Abdur Razzak 8-0-17-1
    • Mosharraf Hossain 6-0-26-1
27.1

Farhad Reza to Smith, no run, from round the stumps, on the middle and off, whipped to midwicket

27.2

Farhad Reza to Smith, 2 runs, on the leg and middle, clipped past square leg for couple of runs

27.3

Farhad Reza to Smith, no run, length delivery on the off stump, pushed to mid-off

27.4

Farhad Reza to Smith, 1 run, length delivery, coming in a touch and Smith fists it on the up to long on

27.5

Farhad Reza to de Villiers, no run, full pitched outside off, driven to covers

27.6

Farhad Reza to de Villiers, FOUR, Really nice shot. fullish, outside off stump and de Villiers plays a lovely square drive past point. He just bent his knee a touch to get in right balance.

End of over 28 (7 runs) South Africa 106/2 (38 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 3.78, RRR: 1.72)

    • AB de Villiers 23 (20b 3x4)
    • GC Smith 47 (77b 2x4 1x6)
    • Farhad Reza 2-0-14-0
    • Abdur Razzak 8-0-17-1
28.1

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, shuffles across again, gets outside line of off stump and works to the on side

28.2

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run

28.3

Abdur Razzak to Smith, 1 run, turns in from outside off stump , worked past square leg

28.4

Abdur Razzak to de Villiers, no run, floated on the middle and off, driven to covers

28.5

Abdur Razzak to de Villiers, no run, fuller, quicker and de Villiers takes care not to press his front foot across and drivs down the track

28.6

Abdur Razzak to de Villiers, FOUR, Shot! slightly short and turning away from de Villiers who cracks it past the diving backward point fielder. He looks in great nick.

End of over 29 (5 runs) South Africa 111/2 (33 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 3.82, RRR: 1.57)

    • AB de Villiers 27 (23b 4x4)
    • GC Smith 48 (80b 2x4 1x6)
    • Abdur Razzak 9-0-22-1
    • Farhad Reza 2-0-14-0
29.1

Farhad Reza to Smith, no run, full pitched, around off stump, mistimes a drive to covers

29.2

Farhad Reza to Smith, 1 run, moves to 49 with a slice over backward point and down to wide third man

29.3

Farhad Reza to de Villiers, no run

29.4

Farhad Reza to de Villiers, no run, on a length, around middle and off, gets a inside-edge on the off drive

29.5

Farhad Reza to de Villiers, no run, full pitched, on the off stump, driven to covers

29.6

Farhad Reza to de Villiers, FOUR, walks forward and across, gets outside off, takes it on the full and picks it over midwicket

End of over 30 (5 runs) South Africa 116/2 (28 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 3.86, RRR: 1.40)

    • AB de Villiers 31 (27b 5x4)
    • GC Smith 49 (82b 2x4 1x6)
    • Farhad Reza 3-0-19-0
    • Abdur Razzak 9-0-22-1
30.1

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, walks outside off and works it to midwicket

30.2

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, flighted full, on driven to midwicket

30.3

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, tossed outside off, turns in , worked to midwicket

30.4

Abdur Razzak to Smith, FOUR, That's his 36th ODI fifty with a drill through extra cover. It was tossed up, he reached out and drove against the turn.

30.5

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, pushed back to the bowler

30.6

Abdur Razzak to Smith, 1 run, unfurls a slog sweep from outside off stump

End of over 31 (5 runs) South Africa 121/2 (23 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 3.90, RRR: 1.21)

    • GC Smith 54 (88b 3x4 1x6)
    • AB de Villiers 31 (27b 5x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 10-0-27-1
    • Farhad Reza 3-0-19-0
31.1

Farhad Reza to Smith, 1 run, short in length, on the stumps, punched to right of mid-on

31.2

Farhad Reza to de Villiers, FOUR, full pitched outside off stump, de Villiers knives it through extra cover. Fab shot.

31.3

Farhad Reza to de Villiers, FOUR, Even better. Super shot this. He stood up tall and fisted a short-of-length delivery on the up and to the left of mid-off.

31.4

Farhad Reza to de Villiers, no run, on the stumps, pushed to mid-on

31.5

Farhad Reza to de Villiers, no run, leans forward to drive to covers

31.6

Farhad Reza to de Villiers, no run, overpitched and he mistimes a drive to covers

End of over 32 (9 runs) South Africa 130/2 (14 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.06, RRR: 0.77)

    • AB de Villiers 39 (32b 7x4)
    • GC Smith 55 (89b 3x4 1x6)
    • Farhad Reza 4-0-28-0
    • Abdur Razzak 10-0-27-1

Nel comes out with the drinks for the batsman. Good to see him out there.

32.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, turns in from outside off, dabbed to fine leg

32.2

Shakib Al Hasan to de Villiers, no run, turned sharply from middle and leg, de Villiers was shaping to pull but adjusts to punch it to covers

32.3

Shakib Al Hasan to de Villiers, no run

32.4

Shakib Al Hasan to de Villiers, 1 run, goes back to force a length delivery to sweeper cover

32.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, SIX, slog sweep over midwicket. They are finishing it in a hurry. Off he went outside off stump, went down on his knee and fetched it from outside off and sent it soaring over the boundary.

32.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run

End of over 33 (8 runs) South Africa 138/2 (6 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.18, RRR: 0.35)

    • GC Smith 62 (92b 3x4 2x6)
    • AB de Villiers 40 (35b 7x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 9-1-38-0
    • Farhad Reza 4-0-28-0

Felix "Wanted to mention that Smith reaches 5000 ODI runs. Now he has 5K runs in Tests and ODIs. Well done, mate!"

33.1

Farhad Reza to de Villiers, no run, shapes in from outside off, defended on the front foot

33.2

Farhad Reza to de Villiers, OUT, done in by the nip-backer. It cut in from outside off stump, the bat came down outside the line and it hit the pad in front of middle and went on to disturb the furniture. He would have been out lbw even if it didn't go on to hit the stumps. But a refreshing innings from de Villiers. He came in and immediately upped the ante.

AB de Villiers b Farhad Reza 40 (53m 37b 7x4 0x6) SR: 108.10

33.3

Farhad Reza to Duminy, no run, on the off and middle, nudged to the on side

33.4

Farhad Reza to Duminy, no run, just outside off stump, defended to the off side

33.5

Farhad Reza to Duminy, no run, stays back to punch it to mid-on

33.6

Farhad Reza to Duminy, no run, leans forward to drive to extra cover

End of over 34 (wicket maiden) South Africa 138/3 (6 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.05, RRR: 0.37)

    • JP Duminy 0 (4b)
    • GC Smith 62 (92b 3x4 2x6)
    • Farhad Reza 5-1-28-1
    • Shakib Al Hasan 9-1-38-0
34.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 3 wides, spins down the leg side and Dhiman can't gather it

34.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, walks to the off stump and on drives to midwicket

34.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, SIX, Sweeps the series with a six. Emphatic win. He went down the track, getting outside off in the process and lofted it over long-on. With that South Africa move to no 1 position in the ODI rankings.

Man of the Match: Albie Morkel

Player of the series Graeme Smith

Smith: I have been around for a fair bit now obviously the responsibility is on me with a few youngsters coming in the team. This has been a great preparation for the India tour. We have done it the hard way here on slightly under-prepared wickets. We have bowled, batted and fielded well. We have lots of respect for Indian team, they have lots of experience. We have had a great time here.

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