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

0.1

Shafiul Islam to Amla, no run, starts well, some movement away from the right hander, lands on a good length, Amla lets it go

0.2

Shafiul Islam to Amla, 1 run, closer to the off stump, opens the face to steer it down towards third man for a single, he's off

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

0.5

Shafiul Islam to Amla, no run, keeps low, seems slowish, short of a good length outside off, holds its line, Amla leaves it alone

0.6

Shafiul Islam to Amla, FOUR, found the gap, short of a good length outside off, Amla gets back and plays his favourite punch through point and cover, races away and silences the crowd

South Africa 6/0   Shafiul Islam 1-0-6-0

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

2.5

Shafiul Islam to Amla, FOUR, no stopping Amla, Amla receives an almost identical delivery to what Smith got the previous ball. But one's in form, the other's not. Amla absolutely cannons that through the covers, Smith had got an outside edge to third man. Complete contrast

2.6

Shafiul Islam to Amla, 1 wide, a touch too wide this time, Amla doesn't have to bother chasing it, moved away as well, leaves it alone and it's a wide

2.6

Shafiul Islam to Amla, no run, oooh, Amla would have been worried for a second or two there, pitched up on the off stump and he slices it in front of point, was uppish but it landed in front of the fielder

South Africa 27/0   Shafiul Islam 2-0-16-0

30.1

Shafiul Islam to Kallis, 3 runs, misfield by midwicket, fullish on middle and leg and it was driven through the leg side, the fumble, with the mid-on up, gave South Africa three runs

30.2

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

30.3

Shafiul Islam to Kallis, no run, pushed on the up into the off side

30.4

Shafiul Islam to Kallis, no run, targeting middle, bowled short of a good length, punched into the leg side in the direction of midwicket

30.5

Shafiul Islam to Kallis, FOUR, lovely shot by Kallis, presented the full face, good length and he just stroked it through the line to beat the diving mid-on

30.6

Shafiul Islam to Kallis, no run, short of a good length on the off, Kallis rocks back and punches it to mid-off

South Africa 149/3   Shafiul Islam 3-0-24-0

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

32.4

Shafiul Islam to Kallis, no run, good length outside off, square-driven towards Shuvo at point, who prevents the single

32.5

Shafiul Islam to Kallis, 2 runs, slower one bowled full on the pads, clipped off the pads through midwicket into the deep for a couple more

32.6

Shafiul Islam to Kallis, no run, gets on the front foot, slightly across, and punches it straight to midwicket

South Africa 159/3   Shafiul Islam 4-0-29-0

48.1

Shafiul Islam to Peterson, 1 run, quick single, was a full toss, Peterson came down the track and punched it to mid-off

48.2

Shafiul Islam to Botha, 1 run, slower one bowled short outside off, chopped wide of extra cover for a single

48.3

Shafiul Islam to Peterson, FOUR, Peterson gets it past short fine, slower one bowled down the leg side, was a poor delivery and Peterson swings it over that fielder for four more

48.4

Shafiul Islam to Peterson, FOUR, smashed, a poor full toss outside off and he absolutely creams it between mid-off and extra cover for a boundary

48.5

Shafiul Islam to Peterson, 1 run, slower one and another inside edge bit this one rolls down in the direction of square leg, tried to make room and loft him over extra cover

48.6

Shafiul Islam to Botha, FOUR, Botha cases in on a length ball, pitched up on the off and he hammers that over mid-off to complete the Powerplay on a high for South Africa

South Africa 273/6   Shafiul Islam 5-0-44-0

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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