Bangladesh tour of South Africa, 2008/09 / Commentary

Bangladesh in South Africa Test Series - 1st Test

South Africa v Bangladesh

South Africa won by an innings and 129 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, widush outside off, no shot offered.

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, defended off the back-foot. Much better line from Mortaza, making Smith play.

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, widish again. No shot ofered.

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, good line and length, moving away from Smith, attempted forward defence. Play and miss.

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, FOUR, shortish and wide, Smith gets an edge and the ball runs past the slips.

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, no shot offered, shortish and just outside off.

South Africa 4/0   GC Smith 4* (6b 1x4)

3.1

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run

3.2

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, no shot offered

3.3

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, defended off the backfoot.

3.4

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, defended of the frontfoot this time.

3.5

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, punched down the ground but mid-off gets around and cuts it off.

3.6

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, no shot offered. Good over.

South Africa 9/0   GC Smith 4* (12b 1x4)

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, no shot offered

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, play and miss from Smith, excellent delivery though.

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, short and outside off, swinging away from Smith. No shot offered by the skipper.

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, straighter this time, Smith goes across the line, tries to flick it away. Misses, big appeal for LBW, but turned down, that hit too high.

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, no shot offered once again. Swings the ball back at Smith this time.

South Africa 10/0   GC Smith 4* (17b 1x4)

6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, no shot offered.

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, hit on the body again. There seems to be quite a bit of movement from both the pitch and through the air.

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run

6.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, 1 run, drop and go from Smith, well-called by McKenzie

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, no shot offered.

South Africa 12/0   GC Smith 5* (22b 1x4)

8.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, down leg, keeper takes it well.

8.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, 1 run, flicked to midwicket.

South Africa 13/0   GC Smith 6* (24b 1x4)

9.1

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run

9.2

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, 2 runs, to straight to Smith, flicked away to mid-wicket.

9.3

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, (no ball) 1 run, Full toss outside off, gets away with just conceding a single.

9.4

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, good delivery outside the line of off-stump. No shot offered though.

9.5

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, FOUR, high-risk shot. Tucked away past mid-wicket, goes across the line though. If he had missed that, he was gone.

9.6

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run

South Africa 22/0   GC Smith 13* (30b 2x4)

11.1

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, good delivery outside the line of off-stump. No shot offered.

11.2

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, defended off the frontfoot.

11.3

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, well bowled. Defended off the frontfoot again.

11.4

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run

11.5

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, big shout for LBW, Smith going across the line again, but that hit him too high.

11.6

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run

South Africa 22/0   GC Smith 13* (36b 2x4)

13.1

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, defended off the frontfoot.

13.2

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, solid forward defence.

13.3

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, well-bowled, making him play. Forward defence once more.

13.4

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, straight and shortish, nips back at Smith and hits him on the body. Ouch that hit the sensitive bits.

13.5

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, defence again.

13.6

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, beautifull straight drive, but the bowler gets a hand on it and save the boundary.

South Africa 26/0   GC Smith 13* (42b 2x4)

15.1

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, frontfoot defence.

15.2

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, defended off the frontfoot once again.

15.3

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, FOUR, short and wide, Smith cuts away powerfully. Another boundary for Smith.

15.4

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, FOUR, another one. This time too straight and full, can't bowl there to Smith. Flicks it away to the deep mid-wicket fence.

15.5

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run

15.6

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, defended off the frontfoot again.

South Africa 38/0   GC Smith 21* (48b 4x4)

16.5

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, no run, good delivery outside the line of off-stump. No shot offered.

16.6

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, FOUR, steered past the slips and runs away down to third man fence.

South Africa 43/0   GC Smith 25* (50b 5x4)

18.1

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, no run, no shot offered, very wide though.

18.2

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, 3 runs, driven through the covers, beating both cover and mid-off. Good running gets them a third.

South Africa 46/0   GC Smith 28* (52b 5x4)

19.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run

19.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, 2 runs, too full and straight again. Flicked away on the onside and gets an easy second.

19.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, defended off the back-foot.

19.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, pushed to cover off the backfoot.

19.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, defnded off the front foot again.,

19.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, FOUR, short and wide, Smith punces on the short one and smacks it past point and the ball races to the vacant third man fence.

South Africa 52/0   GC Smith 34* (58b 6x4)

20.3

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, no run, defended off the backfoot.

20.4

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, no run, good delivery outside the line of off-stump. No shot offered.

20.5

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, no run, pushed down leg this time by Shahadat.

20.6

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, no run

South Africa 53/0   GC Smith 34* (62b 6x4)

21.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run

21.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, defended off the front-foot by Smith. Nearly time for lunch, they shouldn't do something stupid now.

21.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, flicked away to deep square again.

South Africa 57/0   GC Smith 36* (65b 6x4)

22.1

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, no run, miss-timed after getting his footwork messed up a bit.

22.2

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, 1 run, shortish and just straying too straight. Flicked down to fine leg.

South Africa 58/0   GC Smith 37* (67b 6x4)

23.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, defnded off the front-foot.

23.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, flicked away but straight to midwicket

23.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, defended off the front-foot again.

23.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, defended again.

23.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, defended again

23.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 2 runs, flicked away past midwicket. And that is Lunch. Please join us again after the lunch-break for the rest of the day's play.

South Africa 61/0   GC Smith 39* (73b 6x4)

25.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 leg bye, just straying down leg, hits the pads and flies over the keeper.

South Africa 62/0   GC Smith 39* (74b 6x4)

26.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, 1 run, pushed out to cover and gets the easy single.

South Africa 73/0   GC Smith 40* (75b 6x4)

27.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run

27.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, flicked away to square leg.

South Africa 75/0   GC Smith 41* (77b 6x4)

28.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, flicked straight to square leg.

28.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, forward defence from the captain. Well bowled

28.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, good delivery outside the line of off-stump. No shot offered.

28.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, defended off the back-foot.

28.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, good delivery outside the line of off-stump. No shot offered.

28.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run

South Africa 75/0   GC Smith 41* (83b 6x4)

30.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, good delivery outside the line of off-stump. No shot offered.

30.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, FOUR, short and wide, run down through the gap between slip and gully. Well-placed.

30.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, better line and length this time.

30.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, 1 run

South Africa 80/0   GC Smith 46* (87b 7x4)

31.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run

31.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 2 runs, flicked away to deep square leg. Well run for a couple, but good fielding saved the boundary.

31.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, flicked away in the same direction again. Not timed too well though this time.

South Africa 84/0   GC Smith 49* (90b 7x4)

32.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, good delivery outside the line of off-stump. No shot offered.

32.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, FOUR, that brings up his half-century. Thickish outside edge runs away to the third man fence.

32.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, good delivery outside the line of off-stump. No shot offered.

32.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, defended off te backfoot. Good line and length again.

32.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, defended once more, off the frontfoot though this time.

32.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, defended off the frontfoot once more to end the over.

South Africa 88/0   GC Smith 53* (96b 8x4)

34.1

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, 1 run

South Africa 95/0   GC Smith 54* (97b 8x4)

35.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run

35.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, driven down to long-on for an easy single and to get Amla on strike for the first time

35.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, good delivery outside the line of off-stump. No shot offered.

35.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 2 runs

South Africa 106/1   GC Smith 57* (101b 8x4)

36.2

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, no run, defended off the frontfoot.

36.3

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, FOUR, beautiful straight-drive by Smith. Cashing in a boundary playing his favorite shot. Good balance and excellent timing. Good cricket by the skipper.

36.4

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, no run, good delivery outside the line of off-stump. No shot offered.

36.5

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, 2 runs, goes over the top unintentionally, a bit loose from Smith, pitched outside off, wider than the previous one he hit straight. Only just clears the man at extra cover.

36.6

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, no run

South Africa 115/1   GC Smith 63* (106b 9x4)

37.2

Naeem Islam to Smith, no run, good widish delivery outside the line of off-stump. No shot offered.

37.3

Naeem Islam to Smith, no run, swing and a miss from Smith.

37.4

Naeem Islam to Smith, no run, good delivery outside the line of off-stump. No shot offered.

37.5

Naeem Islam to Smith, no run, pushed out to the covers.

37.6

Naeem Islam to Smith, no run, forward defence.

South Africa 116/1   GC Smith 63* (111b 9x4)

38.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, this time Smith tickles the ball around for short forty five to cut it off.

38.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, fishing outside off and getting away with it this time, tried to run the ball down to third man.

South Africa 119/1   GC Smith 64* (113b 9x4)

39.5

Naeem Islam to Smith, no run, good delivery outside the line of off-stump. No shot offered.

39.6

Naeem Islam to Smith, no run, cut away but straight to the shortish third man and they're not taking any chances.

39.6

Naeem Islam to Smith, no run, cut away but straight to the shortish third man and they're not taking any chances.

South Africa 124/1   GC Smith 64* (115b 9x4)

40.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run

South Africa 126/1   GC Smith 65* (116b 9x4)

41.1

Naeem Islam to Smith, no run, defended off the front-foot.

41.2

Naeem Islam to Smith, 1 run, punched down to mid-on.

South Africa 127/1   GC Smith 66* (118b 9x4)

42.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, in the air but safely down to long on and they get another single. Rotating the strike well.

South Africa 134/1   GC Smith 67* (119b 9x4)

43.4

Naeem Islam to Smith, no run, defended off the frontfoot.

43.5

Naeem Islam to Smith, 1 run, tickled around the corner once again. Easy as you like.

South Africa 137/1   GC Smith 68* (121b 9x4)

44.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, FOUR, goes over the top after coming down the track and smacks it over deep midwicket.

44.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, defended off the frontfoot.

44.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, punched to cover this time.

44.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, punched out past cover and gets a single.

South Africa 146/1   GC Smith 73* (125b 10x4)

45.2

Naeem Islam to Smith, no run

45.3

Naeem Islam to Smith, no run

45.4

Naeem Islam to Smith, no run

45.5

Naeem Islam to Smith, no run, defended off the frontfoot.

45.6

Naeem Islam to Smith, no run, pushed to point. No run though.

South Africa 148/1   GC Smith 73* (130b 10x4)

47.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, flicked straight to mid-wicket.

47.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, defended off the front-foot.

47.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, driven down the ground. Bangladesh's captain does some good fielding to save it.

South Africa 157/1   GC Smith 74* (133b 10x4)

49.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, bowled down leg

49.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, flicked away to mid-wiket.

49.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, FOUR, good shot, comes down the track and gives it a real hard stumping through mid-wicket.

49.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, punched to mid-on again.

49.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, flicked into the shins off short leg.

49.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, driven traight to mid-off.

South Africa 168/1   GC Smith 78* (139b 11x4)

51.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, swept away out to deep square leg.

51.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, down leg, Smith tickles it around the corner.

South Africa 173/1   GC Smith 80* (141b 11x4)

52.1

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, 2 runs, shortish and wide, cut out to deep extra cover.

52.2

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, 1 leg bye, short and straight this time. Hits the thigh pad.

South Africa 176/1   GC Smith 82* (143b 11x4)

53.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, punched down the ground.

53.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 2 byes, comes down the track, misses everything, beats the keeper too. Thats a missed stumping.

53.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run

South Africa 180/1   GC Smith 83* (146b 11x4)

54.5

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, 2 runs, just outside the line of off. Smith punches it out to deep cover.

54.6

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, flicked straight to mid-wicket.

South Africa 183/1   GC Smith 85* (148b 11x4)

55.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, defended off the front-foot.

55.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, bowled down leg.

55.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, punched down the ground to long-on.

South Africa 185/1   GC Smith 86* (151b 11x4)

56.1

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, 1 run, cut out to extra cover.

56.3

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, defended away to the onside.

56.4

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, driven straight to mid on. Not taking any chances.

56.5

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, driven out to mid-off again.

56.6

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, defence off the frontfoot to end off te over with a dot.

South Africa 187/1   GC Smith 87* (156b 11x4)

57.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, Tries to give himself some room, not getting it past shortish third man.

57.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 2 runs

57.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, flicked away out to the legside once again. square leg does the fielding.

South Africa 195/1   GC Smith 90* (159b 11x4)

58.1

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, 1 run, flicked away to square leg.

58.5

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, half-volley, driven straight to mid-off.

58.6

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, half-volley again, straighter this time, flicked away powerfully to mid-wicket.

South Africa 197/1   GC Smith 91* (162b 11x4)

59.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, defended off the backfoot.

59.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, attempted sweep, big shout for LBW, but that hit him way outside off even though he went across the line.

59.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, flicked straight to mid-wicket.

59.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, driven straight back at the bowler.

South Africa 202/1   GC Smith 91* (166b 11x4)

60.3

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, 1 run, pulled away to deep square leg.

South Africa 208/1   GC Smith 92* (167b 11x4)

61.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run

61.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, punched out for another single.

61.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, forward defence.

61.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, driven back to the bowler.

61.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, driven back to the bowler off the backfoot this time.

South Africa 214/1   GC Smith 93* (172b 11x4)

62.3

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, FOUR, full and wide, Smith takes a slash at it, thick edge runs away to the third man fence.

62.4

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, 1 run, cut out to the off-side sweeper.

South Africa 220/1   GC Smith 98* (174b 12x4)

63.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, driven down te ground to mid-off, gets an easy single.

63.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, not yet. Flicked straight to mid-wicket.

63.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, FOUR, goes over the top of mid-wicket, and that brings up his 17th Test hundred.

63.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, down leg, good take y the keeper.

South Africa 230/1   GC Smith 103* (178b 13x4)

64.4

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Smith, 1 run, flicked out to deep mid-wicket.

South Africa 232/1   GC Smith 104* (179b 13x4)

65.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, flicked to the midwicket.

65.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, forward defence.

65.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, flicked to the onside once again.

South Africa 233/1   GC Smith 105* (182b 13x4)

66.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, driven straight to cover.

66.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, defended straight to the bowler.

66.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, 1 run, pushed out to point.

South Africa 234/1   GC Smith 106* (185b 13x4)

67.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, flicked out to midwicket.

67.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, inside edge into his pads.

67.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, flicked out to deep mid-wicket.

South Africa 237/1   GC Smith 108* (188b 13x4)

68.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, miss-timed cover drive straight to the fielder

68.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, 1 run, cut past point to the offside-sweeper.

South Africa 238/1   GC Smith 109* (190b 13x4)

69.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run

South Africa 239/1   GC Smith 110* (191b 13x4)

70.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, good delivery outside the line of off-stump, no shot offered.

70.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, 1 run, rotates the strike once again.

South Africa 244/1   GC Smith 111* (193b 13x4)

71.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, tickled around the corner

71.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run

71.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, SIX, comes down the track, goes over the top and hits a huge one over the sight-screen.

71.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, flicked straight to short leg

71.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, forward defence.

South Africa 258/1   GC Smith 118* (198b 13x4 1x6)

72.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, 1 run, square drive out to deep point. Full and widish delivery and Smith has a go at it.

72.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, miss timed cut-shot. No runs there.

South Africa 261/1   GC Smith 119* (200b 13x4 1x6)

73.2

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Smith, no run, right in the blockhole.

73.3

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Smith, no run, wow! That nearly turned a mile! Suprised Smith quite a lot too.

73.4

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Smith, no run

73.5

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Smith, 1 run, flicked out to mid-wicket.

South Africa 263/1   GC Smith 120* (204b 13x4 1x6)

74.2

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, no run, driven straight to mid-off.

74.3

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, (no ball) 1 run, flicked away for yet another single.

74.4

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, (no ball) 1 run, and another no-ball. Smith flicks it down to fine leg this time.

South Africa 273/1   GC Smith 122* (207b 13x4 1x6)

75.1

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Smith, 1 run

South Africa 274/1   GC Smith 123* (208b 13x4 1x6)

76.1

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, 2 runs, pulled over mid-wicket

76.2

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, 1 run, flicked down to fine leg.

South Africa 277/1   GC Smith 126* (210b 13x4 1x6)

77.1

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Smith, 1 run, flicked away to mid-wicket.

77.3

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Smith, 1 run

South Africa 282/1   GC Smith 128* (212b 13x4 1x6)

78.1

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, 2 runs, flicked out to deep mid-wicket this time.

78.2

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, FOUR, beautifully run down to the vacant third man area. No need to hit the ball, just guiding it past the slips and gully.

78.3

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, 1 run, driven out to cover.

78.6

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, no run, just falls short of mid-off this time, a bit unlucky today are the Bangladesh team.

South Africa 290/1   GC Smith 135* (216b 14x4 1x6)

79.4

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Smith, no run, play and miss, just beats the outside edge.

79.5

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Smith, 1 run, turned away to short forty-five

South Africa 296/1   GC Smith 136* (218b 14x4 1x6)

80.1

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, no run, backward defence. They have taken the new ball.

80.2

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, 1 run, rotating the strike again

80.5

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, no run

80.6

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, 1 run, tucked away to mid-wicket and set off immediately. They are off the field for bad light. Play will start at 10.16 (8.16 GMT) tomorrow

South Africa 299/1   GC Smith 138* (222b 14x4 1x6)

81.1

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, and we're off! Good delivery first up, late swing, forward defence from Smith.

81.2

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, backward defence this time. Well bowled.

81.3

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, play and miss from Smith, only just beating the edge.

81.4

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, flicked away to mid-wicket.

81.5

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, short of a length and straight. Forward defence from Smith.

81.6

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, 1 run, driven out to mid-off and that brings up the three hundred for South Africa and is also the first run for the day.

South Africa 300/1   GC Smith 139* (228b 14x4 1x6)

82.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, FOUR, short and wide, and slow, and Smith hammers the ball past point. That brings up the two-hundred partnership too.

82.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, flicked away to midwicket

82.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, defended off the frontfoot.

82.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run

82.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, full and straight, right into Smith's legs. Missed out there on another boundary.

82.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, driven straight to mid-off.

South Africa 304/1   GC Smith 143* (234b 15x4 1x6)

83.2

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run

83.3

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, driven straight down to the bowler.

83.4

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, 1 run, too straight this time. flicked away

South Africa 306/1   GC Smith 144* (237b 15x4 1x6)

84.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, 3 runs, flicked away through mid-wicket.

South Africa 313/1   GC Smith 147* (238b 15x4 1x6)

85.1

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, FOUR, edged! Goes through the slips, might have dropped just short, the slip just a bit too wide I would think. But that brings up his 150 anyway.

85.2

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, dropped!!! Same slip-fielder. Smith goes down the track, gets an edge to first slip who fumbles the ball and eventually puts it down.

85.3

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run

85.4

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, 1 run, flicked out to midwicket.

South Africa 322/1   GC Smith 152* (242b 16x4 1x6)

86.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, FOUR, short and Smith gets enough on it and flies away behind square leg.

86.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, swing and miss from Smith

86.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, 1 run

South Africa 327/1   GC Smith 157* (245b 17x4 1x6)

87.1

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run

87.2

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, no run, good delivery just outside the line of off, no shot offered.

87.3

Mahbubul Alam to Smith, OUT, and another one! Full and just outside off, nips back and Smith tries to go through the leg side again, misses and the ball cannons into his off-stump. Another good innings from the skipper.

GC Smith b Mahbubul Alam 157 (422m 248b 17x4 1x6) SR: 63.30

South Africa 327/3   GC Smith 157 (248b 17x4 1x6)
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Nov 22, 2008

How not to play the yorker: Shahadat Hossain gives himself room and is bowled, South Africa v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Bloemfontein, November 22, 2008

How not to play the yorker: Shahadat Hossain gives himself room and is bowled

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Nov 22, 2008

Graeme Smith and AB de Villiers celebrate South Africa's victory, South Africa v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Bloemfontein, November 22, 2008

Graeme Smith and AB de Villiers celebrate South Africa's victory

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