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

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

1.6

Rubel Hossain to Amla, FOUR, Amla's looking good, just eased that through the game, a driving length, leans forward and just caresses it through the covers

South Africa 17/0   Rubel Hossain 1-0-9-0

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

3.5

Rubel Hossain to Amla, no run, short and wide and Amla senses a chance, slashes hard but misses

3.6

Rubel Hossain to Amla, no run, beautifully struck, on a length and it's crunched elegantly towards Shakib at extra cover, what a pity, Amla would think

South Africa 30/0   Rubel Hossain 2-0-12-0

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

5.6

Rubel Hossain to Amla, FOUR, edged but there's no slip, short of a good length, gets on the back foot to try to punch it past over, gets a thick outside edge and flies through the vacant slip region to the third-man boundary, Rubel's upset, but he knew there was no slip

South Africa 44/0   Rubel Hossain 3-0-23-0

27.1

Rubel Hossain to Kallis, 1 run, back of a length outside off, runs it down to third man for a single

27.2

Rubel Hossain to Duminy, no run, back of a length on middle, Duminy gets back and defends it down the pitch

27.3

Rubel Hossain to Duminy, 2 runs, shortish on leg stump, nice placement, nudged it in front of fine leg, the fielder was quite deep and that gave them enough time to get back for the second

27.4

Rubel Hossain to Duminy, 1 run, shortish outside off, guided down to third man for a single

27.5

Rubel Hossain to Kallis, no run, good length on the off, pushed towards extra cover

27.6

Rubel Hossain to Kallis, 1 run, back of a length outside off, knocked down towards point, a tidy over from Rubel

South Africa 129/2   Rubel Hossain 4-0-28-0

29.1

Rubel Hossain to Duminy, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, run down to third man for a single

29.2

Rubel Hossain to Kallis, no run, back of a length on the off, punched off the back foot past mid-off

29.3

Rubel Hossain to Kallis, no run, nicely timed, pushed it firmly off the back foot, aimed to get it past extra cover but Imrul Kayes did well to stop that diving to his left, fell on the ball but no damage done

29.4

Rubel Hossain to Kallis, FOUR, superbly driven, drove it on the up, good length and he just rocked forward to thread it between mid-off and extra cover for a boundary

29.5

Rubel Hossain to Kallis, 1 run, similar shot but didn't have the timing to back it up, wide of mid-off for a single

29.6

Rubel Hossain to Duminy, OUT, that's out, Duminy has faltered off what was a poor ball, it's a short ball down the leg side and was there for the taking, was trying to send it down the fine-leg boundary, it caught the glove and Mushfiqur made no mistake behind the stumps

JP Duminy c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Rubel Hossain 17 (26m 22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 77.27

South Africa 141/3   Rubel Hossain 5-0-34-1

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

33.5

Rubel Hossain to Kallis, no run, short and wide, was the slower one, cut straight to point

33.6

Rubel Hossain to Kallis, no run, good over from Rubel, some reverse again, lands on a length, it's a full-fledged Kallis drive but straight to extra cover

South Africa 160/3   Rubel Hossain 6-0-35-1

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

47.2

Rubel Hossain to Botha, 1 run, full toss on middle, worked away to deep midwicket for a single

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

47.4

Rubel Hossain to Peterson, FOUR, edged and four, he would be familiar with that shot, inside edge as he went for a pull over midwicket, went instead to the fine-leg boundary, 250 up for South Africa

47.5

Rubel Hossain to Peterson, 1 run, pushed off the front foot towards mid-off for a quick single

47.6

Rubel Hossain to Botha, FOUR, Botha plays the scoop and it pays off, there is a short fine leg in place but he just managed to evade him, full on middle and leg and he scoops it over the in-field to the ropes

South Africa 258/6   Rubel Hossain 7-0-45-2

49.1

Rubel Hossain to Peterson, OUT, run-out, in the blockhole outside off, Peterson digs it out, Botha wants the single, Peterson sends him back, Rubel collects and throws down the stumps at his end to catch Botha short

J Botha run out 12 (15m 6b 2x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

49.2

Rubel Hossain to Peterson, FOUR, Peterson's enjoying himself here, length ball and he moved away to loft it beautifully over mid-off for a boundary

49.3

Rubel Hossain to Peterson, 3 runs, the ramp shot again, slower one bowled short outside off, gets across and scoops it over short fine, didn't quite get hold of it, nevertheless they get three as Kayes slipped while trying to chase it down, they've got to 280

49.4

Rubel Hossain to Parnell, OUT, bowled first ball, short of a good length on middel, tried to punch it past midwicket, missed, it clipped his pads and then crashed into the stumps, flurry of wickets at the death but also amid a flurry of boundaries

WD Parnell b Rubel Hossain 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

49.5

Rubel Hossain to Tsotsobe, no run, good delivery, banged in short outside off, Tsotsobe didn't play at it, backed away, that's a dot ball

49.6

Rubel Hossain to Tsotsobe, FOUR, clubs it down the ground, that was a short delivery on middle and he swatted it back past the bowler to collect a boundary

South Africa 284/8   Rubel Hossain 8-0-56-3

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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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