ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 39th match, Group B

Bangladesh v South Africa

South Africa won by 206 runs

0.3

Shafiul Islam to Smith, no run, good length on the off, Smith gets behind it nicely and defends it back to the bowler

0.4

Shafiul Islam to Smith, 1 run, good length, just outside off, gets forward and crunches it wide of mid-off for a single

South Africa 2/0   GC Smith 1* (2b)

1.1

Rubel Hossain to Smith, no run, short on the off stump and Smith drags it straight to midwicket, didn't time it well enough

1.2

Rubel Hossain to Smith, 2 leg byes, short ball down the leg side, tries to tickle it fine does Smith, clips the thighs and they scramble for a couple

1.3

Rubel Hossain to Smith, FOUR, four, poor line from Rubel, full on the pads and it's flicked away past short fine leg for a boundary

1.4

Rubel Hossain to Smith, no run, appeal for lbw, short of a good length, hurries on to Smith who is struck on the thighs as he tries to play that off the back foot, seemed to be too high, Daryl Harper ruled it Not Out. Was struck on the knee roll was Smith, the Bangladeshis don't refer. It also pitched outside leg

1.5

Rubel Hossain to Smith, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, guided behind point for a single

South Africa 13/0   GC Smith 6* (7b 1x4)

2.1

Shafiul Islam to Smith, no run, good length on the off, gets a stride out and defends it with a full face back to the bowler

2.2

Shafiul Islam to Smith, FOUR, four more, straying on the pads is Shafiul, it's easy pickings for Smith who whips it away past short fine leg, poor line with such a field

2.3

Shafiul Islam to Smith, no run, goodish length on the off, that's the way to go, Smith gets forward and defends solidly

2.4

Shafiul Islam to Smith, 1 run, got him to drive at that one, was overpitched and Smith chased it, tried to cream it through the covers, got a thick outside edge down to third man

South Africa 22/0   GC Smith 11* (11b 2x4)

3.1

Rubel Hossain to Smith, no run, goodish length on the off, gets forward and taps it in front of point

3.2

Rubel Hossain to Smith, no run, back of a length on the off, stands tall and punches it towards extra cover

3.3

Rubel Hossain to Smith, no run, short of a good length on the off, rocks back and plays it back to the bowler

3.4

Rubel Hossain to Smith, 3 runs, shortish outside off, nicely timed by Smith, chops it past point, Razzak runs across from third man and dives to his left to haul it back in, they snatch three and Amla collides with Mushfiqur after completing the third run, no major damage done

South Africa 30/0   GC Smith 14* (15b 2x4)

4.1

Abdur Razzak to Smith, 1 run, slightly short on the off, turns in, rocks onto the back foot and punches it past midwicket for a single

South Africa 31/0   GC Smith 15* (16b 2x4)

5.1

Rubel Hossain to Smith, no run, good length outside off, gets forward and pushes that to point

5.2

Rubel Hossain to Smith, no run, forces it on middle, a touch too straight but Smith can't quite cash in even though it's in his zone, driven straight to midwicket

5.3

Rubel Hossain to Smith, FOUR, that should give him lots of encouragement, full and wide and Smith leans forward to ease that through extra cover for a boundary, lovely timing

5.4

Rubel Hossain to Smith, 2 runs, getting into his groove gradually is Smith, back of a length and he pulls it away wide of deep square leg for a couple more

5.5

Rubel Hossain to Smith, 1 run, slower one, lands slightly short on leg stump, turns it away past square leg for a single

South Africa 40/0   GC Smith 22* (21b 3x4)

6.1

Naeem Islam to Smith, 1 run, tossed it up outside off, driven wide of mid-off for a quick single

6.4

Naeem Islam to Smith, no run, shuffles across does Smith, Naeem targets middle and leg, Smith defends him to midwicket

6.5

Naeem Islam to Smith, no run, looping it on the off stump, gets forward and drops it on the pitch

6.6

Naeem Islam to Smith, no run, tosses it up on the off, lands on a length, reaches forward and defends him cautiously towards extra cover

South Africa 46/0   GC Smith 23* (25b 3x4)

7.4

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, short of a good length outside off, turned back in, Smith judged it well, left it be

7.5

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, slightly short on middle, gets across and taps it down to square leg

7.6

Abdur Razzak to Smith, 1 run, Smith comes down the track, takes it off a length and drives it down to long-on for a single

South Africa 48/0   GC Smith 24* (28b 3x4)

8.1

Naeem Islam to Smith, 1 run, comes down the track and pushes it down to long-on for one more

8.4

Naeem Islam to Smith, no run, slightly quicker through the air, on a good length on the off, gets forward and drops it on the off side

8.5

Naeem Islam to Smith, 1 run, putting pressure on the fielder there, comes down the track and drives it wide of Tamim, quick single and Tamim fumbles and messes up an attempted throw at the non-striker's end. The ball slips out of his hand

South Africa 51/0   GC Smith 26* (31b 3x4)

9.1

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, gets forward and drives it back to the bowler

9.2

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, referral, Harper's given it out as Smith tries to sweep it from outside off, lands outside off, turns in and Smith tries to sweep it square. Replays show there was no inside edge, but the impact was outside the line. Harper overturns his decision, was an on-field call but the impact was clearly outside off

9.3

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, gets forward and dabs that turning delivery into the leg side

9.4

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, punched off the back foot to the bowler

9.5

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, ooh, wasn;t too far from the leg stump, tried to sweep that short of a good length delivery really fine, got a touch to it but he almost swept it back onto this stumps

9.6

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, good over from Razzak, a maiden, gets back and works it to midwicket

South Africa 51/0   GC Smith 26* (37b 3x4)

10.3

Naeem Islam to Smith, no run, short of a good length on leg, walks across and clips it down to short fine leg

10.4

Naeem Islam to Smith, 1 run, comes down the track, he;s done that consistently against the slow bowlers, works it away through square leg

South Africa 55/0   GC Smith 27* (39b 3x4)

11.2

Abdur Razzak to Smith, FOUR, short and Smith seizes the chance, waits for it to turn in and cuts it behind point, through the short-third man region for four welcome runs, used the pace well there

11.3

Abdur Razzak to Smith, 1 run, now steps down the track and drives it with the turn past a diving midwicket for a single

11.5

Abdur Razzak to Smith, 1 run, flighted on middle, gets across and works it down to deep square leg

South Africa 64/0   GC Smith 33* (42b 4x4)

12.2

Naeem Islam to Smith, 1 run, slightly short on middle, clipped through square leg for one more

12.4

Naeem Islam to Smith, 1 run, driven past the bowler towards long-on for one more

South Africa 69/0   GC Smith 35* (44b 4x4)

13.1

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, tossed up outside off, gets forward and opens the face to play it behind point

13.2

Abdur Razzak to Smith, 1 run, comes down the track, yet again, pushes it down to long-on for a single

13.5

Abdur Razzak to Smith, 1 run, leading edge as he turned the face a touch too early, expecting it to turn in, gets it wide of slip for a single

South Africa 80/0   GC Smith 37* (47b 4x4)

14.1

Mahmudullah to Smith, no run, short of a good length outside off, chopped towards point

14.2

Mahmudullah to Smith, no run, slightly short on the off, gets on the back foot and plays it to midwicket

14.3

Mahmudullah to Smith, 1 run, floating it on middle, turns the face to play it behind square leg

14.5

Mahmudullah to Smith, 1 run, flighted on leg stump, chipped towards long-on for one more

South Africa 83/0   GC Smith 39* (51b 4x4)

15.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, slightly short on middle, punched down the ground to long-on

15.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, one more, waits for it, it's slightly short, punched down to long-on

15.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, keeps a little low that, played away to midwicket from the crease

15.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, gave it some air and pushed it fuller, Smith drove at it but straight to extra cover

South Africa 87/0   GC Smith 41* (55b 4x4)

16.2

Mahmudullah to Smith, no run, floating it on middle, gets forward and defends with bat close to pad

16.3

Mahmudullah to Smith, no run, comes down the track and offers his pad, with the bat hidden behind

16.4

Mahmudullah to Smith, no run, slightly short on the off, punched back to the bowler

16.5

Mahmudullah to Smith, 1 run, shortish outside off, really slow through the air that ball, cracked to deep cover for a single

South Africa 89/0   GC Smith 42* (59b 4x4)

18.4

Mahmudullah to Smith, no run, short on the off, tries to crash it through the covers, mistimes it, Naeem does a good job at extra cover preventing the single with a dive

18.5

Mahmudullah to Smith, no run, things have slowed down a bit here, pushed into the off side from the crease

18.6

Mahmudullah to Smith, 2 runs, the fielding has been sloppy today, Smith punched it to mid-on and called for the single, it would have ben tight had the fielder picked it up and aimed accurately, instead he fumbled and even allowed them a second run, Mahmudullah isn't happy

South Africa 94/0   GC Smith 44* (62b 4x4)

19.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, floated it on the off, closes the face slightly to play it back to the bowler

19.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, fetches it from well outside off and turns it away to midwicket

19.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, quicker delivery bowled on a length outside off, pushed past mid-off for a quick one

South Africa 96/0   GC Smith 45* (65b 4x4)

20.2

Mahmudullah to Smith, no run, slightly short outside off, cracked towards point off the back foot

20.3

Mahmudullah to Smith, no run, bowled flat on middle and off, dropped into the off side, no single on offer there

20.4

Mahmudullah to Smith, OUT, stumped, Smith danced down the track, Mahmudullah bowled well there, held back the length, it turned away as Smith tried to reach for it, Mushfiqur took it way to his left and Smith had a chance to get his bat back in. But he didn't ground it and didn't react quickly enough, Mushfiqur took off the bails to catch him short

GC Smith st †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mahmudullah 45 (86m 68b 4x4 0x6) SR: 66.17

South Africa 98/1   GC Smith 45 (68b 4x4)

Photos

Mar 19, 2011

Faf du Plessis reaches his half-century, Bangladesh v South Africa, Group B, World Cup 2011, Mirpur, March 19, 2011

Faf du Plessis reaches his half-century

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Mar 19, 2011

Bangladesh's players walk off dejected after being dumped out of the World Cup, Bangladesh v South Africa, Group B, World Cup 2011, March 19, 2011

Bangladesh's players walk off dejected after being dumped out of the World Cup

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