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Bangladesh v South Africa, Group B, World Cup 2011, Mirpur

The great Bangla tragedy

Bangladesh's performance in Mirpur seemed to follow the script of a Shakespeare tragedy, with unfulfilled ambition, revenge and eventually the fall of would-be heroes

Bangladesh v South Africa, Group B, World Cup 2011, Mirpur

South Africa made the ideal changes

Having already qualified for the quarter-finals, South Africa showed a killer instinct by bringing in two hungry fast bowlers and then brutally dictating Bangladesh's exit from the tournament

Bangladesh v South Africa, Group B, World Cup 2011, Mirpur

Abject Bangladesh surrender meekly

Bangladesh were not favourites to win against the might of South Africa, especially after the visitors breezed away to 284, but it was the meek manner of their batting surrender that would have jarred even their most faithful fan

Bangladesh v South Africa, Group B, World Cup 2011, Mirpur

Can Bangladesh keep the party alive?

If Bangladesh stay in the World Cup, it will do more than just give the competition life. It will give it boisterousness, it will give it energy, it will give it a new character. But South Africa are standing in the way.