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

30.2

Shafiul Islam to du Plessis, 1 run, dropped into the off side for a single wide of cover

South Africa 145/3   F du Plessis 1* (1b)

31.1

Shakib Al Hasan to du Plessis, 1 run, slightly short on middle, nudged into the leg side behind square for a single

31.6

Shakib Al Hasan to du Plessis, 1 run, shortish on middle, turned away past square leg for a single

South Africa 154/3   F du Plessis 3* (3b)

32.1

Shafiul Islam to du Plessis, no run, slightly short of a good length on the off, pushed towards mid-off from the crease

32.2

Shafiul Islam to du Plessis, 2 runs, came down the track, fetched it from outside off to nudge it down wide of third man, rushed back for the second and completed it easily in the end

32.3

Shafiul Islam to du Plessis, 1 run, gets across and flicks it away towards deep square leg for a single

South Africa 157/3   F du Plessis 6* (6b)

33.1

Rubel Hossain to du Plessis, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets back and drops it in front of midwicket

33.2

Rubel Hossain to du Plessis, no run, got some reverse there, good length on the off, driven firmly but straight to mid-on

33.3

Rubel Hossain to du Plessis, no run, slightly short on the off, gets across and knocks it down in front of midwicket

33.4

Rubel Hossain to du Plessis, 1 run, turned away off the back foot wide of midwicket for a single

South Africa 160/3   F du Plessis 7* (10b)

34.1

Mahmudullah to du Plessis, 1 run, slightly short on middle, worked away wide of square leg for a single

34.3

Mahmudullah to du Plessis, 1 run, slightly short on middle, pulled through square leg into the deep for a single

34.5

Mahmudullah to du Plessis, 1 run, pushed past midwicket for one more

South Africa 165/3   F du Plessis 10* (13b)

35.1

Abdur Razzak to du Plessis, no run, short of a good length outside off, smacked towards extra cover

35.2

Abdur Razzak to du Plessis, 2 runs, short and wide, cut away past a diving point for a couple of runs

35.3

Abdur Razzak to du Plessis, no run, pushed away towards midwicket off the back foot

35.4

Abdur Razzak to du Plessis, 1 run, ooh some bounce, kicked off the pitch and du Plessis did well to take one hand off that, played it down towards short third for a quick single

South Africa 168/3   F du Plessis 13* (17b)

36.1

Shakib Al Hasan to du Plessis, no run, slower through the air, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot and whips it to square leg but can't get the single

36.2

Shakib Al Hasan to du Plessis, FOUR, plenty of power behind that, short on the off, rocks back and thwacks it past extra cover, there is a deep cover in place but he had no chance

36.3

Shakib Al Hasan to du Plessis, no run, floating it on middle and off, reaches forward and defends

36.4

Shakib Al Hasan to du Plessis, no run, gets on the back foot, shortish on middle and off, played to extra cover

36.5

Shakib Al Hasan to du Plessis, 1 run, floated outside off, reaches forward and drives it past extra cover for a single

South Africa 173/3   F du Plessis 18* (22b 1x4)

37.1

Abdur Razzak to du Plessis, no run, short of a good length on the oiff, punched towards extra cover

37.2

Abdur Razzak to du Plessis, 1 run, dabs it off the back foot wide of point for a single

37.4

Abdur Razzak to du Plessis, no run, a touch risky playing that fullish delivery off the back foot, defended to cover

37.5

Abdur Razzak to du Plessis, no run, fires it into the blockhole on middle, dug out back to the bowler

37.6

Abdur Razzak to du Plessis, 1 run, gets back and works it away past square leg for a single

South Africa 180/3   F du Plessis 20* (27b 1x4)

38.1

Naeem Islam to du Plessis, FOUR, horrible ball first up, short ball on leg stump, du Plessis swivels and helps that on its way past short fine leg for a boundary

38.2

Naeem Islam to du Plessis, no run, pitched up outside off, gave it some air, dug out towards extra cpver

38.3

Naeem Islam to du Plessis, no run, targeting middle and off, gets across and pushes it back to the bowler

38.4

Naeem Islam to du Plessis, 1 run, worked away off the back foot past midwicket for a single

South Africa 185/3   F du Plessis 25* (31b 2x4)

39.2

Mahmudullah to du Plessis, 1 run, gets on the back foot and plays it towards square leg

39.4

Mahmudullah to du Plessis, 1 run, slightly short on leg stump, played past square leg for one more to raise the 50-stand

South Africa 191/3   F du Plessis 27* (33b 2x4)

40.4

Naeem Islam to du Plessis, 1 run, rocks on the back foot and knocks it in front of square leg for a single

South Africa 194/3   F du Plessis 28* (34b 2x4)

41.2

Mahmudullah to du Plessis, 1 run, worked away past square leg into the deep for a single

41.4

Mahmudullah to du Plessis, no run, tries to open the face there but it doesn't turn in, was trying to play it behind short third, didn't connect

41.5

Mahmudullah to du Plessis, 1 run, kept a little low, punched it past extra cover to bring up the 200

South Africa 200/3   F du Plessis 30* (37b 2x4)

42.3

Naeem Islam to du Plessis, 1 run, short outside off, cut away towards deep point for one more

42.6

Naeem Islam to du Plessis, 1 run, slightly short on the off, slapped down to long-on for a single

South Africa 211/3   F du Plessis 32* (39b 2x4)

43.1

Mahmudullah to du Plessis, 1 run, short from round the wicket, pulled to deep square leg for a single

43.3

Mahmudullah to du Plessis, 1 run, back of a length on middle and off, gets back and drops it wide of square leg for a single

South Africa 214/3   F du Plessis 34* (41b 2x4)

44.2

Shakib Al Hasan to du Plessis, 1 run, played away off the back foot past square leg for a single

44.5

Shakib Al Hasan to du Plessis, no run, short ball down the leg side, tries to clip it square, misses, it's called a wide, Mushfiqur has appealed for a stumping as du Plessis did leave the crease for just a moment. The appeal for the stumping has been turned on but the review is for a caught-behind. Replays show there is definitely a deflection, but we can't really make out for sure if that was off the thigh pad or the bat. There is no Hot Spot. It's really difficult to make out. It's definitely not a wide, that's for sure. But even close-up replays are inconclusive. The benefit of the doubt goes to the batsman in the end. The wide has been reversed. Worth a review, definitely, but lack of technology the problem this time.

44.6

Shakib Al Hasan to du Plessis, 1 run, worked away off the back foot through square leg for a single

South Africa 225/4   F du Plessis 36* (44b 2x4)

45.1

Abdur Razzak to du Plessis, no run, short ball on middle and off, punched hard but straight to cover

45.2

Abdur Razzak to du Plessis, SIX, short and he connects it well, rocked back and pulled it high and handsome over long-on, came off the meat, poor delivery

45.3

Abdur Razzak to du Plessis, FOUR, another short delivery, short on middle and he rocks back to pull it over midwicket for a one-bounce four

45.4

Abdur Razzak to du Plessis, FOUR, unfortunate this time is Razzak, hurried onto the batsman, was the arm ball, and kept low as well. du Plessis got low and his bat down in time, it took the inside edge, went past short fine, Shafiul chased well and dived but his body made contact with the ropes as he was trying to drag it back in

45.5

Abdur Razzak to du Plessis, 1 run, worked away off the back foot wide of square leg for a single

South Africa 240/4   F du Plessis 51* (49b 4x4 1x6)

46.2

Shakib Al Hasan to du Plessis, 1 run, edged, was tossed up, tried to drive that over extra cover, spun away to take the outside edge, just a single to short third man

South Africa 243/4   F du Plessis 52* (50b 4x4 1x6)

47.1

Rubel Hossain to du Plessis, 1 leg bye, getting it to reverse but slightly misdirected, strayed on the pads but du Plessis couldn't glance it down fine

47.3

Rubel Hossain to du Plessis, OUT, Are South Africa slipping up here? Full toss and he chips it straight into the hands of Tamim at mid-off, three wickets for not many this Powerplay

F du Plessis c Tamim Iqbal b Rubel Hossain 52 (73m 52b 4x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

South Africa 249/6   F du Plessis 52 (52b 4x4 1x6)

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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