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

1.1

Mahbubul Alam to McKenzie, no run, short and outside off, ball keeps quite low. No shot offered.

1.2

Mahbubul Alam to McKenzie, no run, another good delivery from Alam, McKenzie solid on defence.

1.3

Mahbubul Alam to McKenzie, no run, good movement away from McKenzie this time. Just tucks the bat behind his frontfoot and let's the ball pass.

1.4

Mahbubul Alam to McKenzie, no run, half-volley, driven out to cover. A lot of away-swing from Alam.

1.5

Mahbubul Alam to McKenzie, no run, pulls the bat away just in time again. Just sees it through to the keeper.

1.6

Mahbubul Alam to McKenzie, 1 run, defended off the frontfoot, gets a thickish outside edge out and past point. Gets an easy single and that takes him off the mark as well.

South Africa 5/0   ND McKenzie 1* (6b)

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, no run, no shot offered, good pace and bounce.

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, no run, down leg, no shot offered.

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, no run, defended off the backfoot again.

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, FOUR, opens the blade, plays with soft hands and runs the ball through the slips and that's the second boundary off this Test-match.

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, no run, wide outside off, no shot offered.

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, no run, excelent delivery to end off the over. Good movement from the deck. That would be a great sight to see for all the Bangladesh bowlers, especially the seamers.

South Africa 9/0   ND McKenzie 5* (12b 1x4)

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, 1 run, drop and run to point. Very well played and good calling gets them the single.

South Africa 10/0   ND McKenzie 6* (13b 1x4)

5.1

Mahbubul Alam to McKenzie, no run, driven powerfuly straight to cover.

5.2

Mahbubul Alam to McKenzie, no run, short and wide, cut away straight to the fielder at backward pont. That's two missed chances for McKenzie in two deliveries.

5.3

Mahbubul Alam to McKenzie, no run, no shot offered.

5.4

Mahbubul Alam to McKenzie, no run, straighter this time, defended away on the on side.

5.5

Mahbubul Alam to McKenzie, no run

5.6

Mahbubul Alam to McKenzie, no run, shortish and straight, nips back into McKenzie off the deck like an off-cutter, hits him on the body. No harm done.

South Africa 10/0   ND McKenzie 6* (19b 1x4)

6.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, 1 run, flicked away to square leg, just too straight from Mortaza.

South Africa 12/0   ND McKenzie 7* (20b 1x4)

7.1

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

7.2

Mahbubul Alam to McKenzie, no run, huge appeal for caught behind, not out says the umpire.

7.3

Mahbubul Alam to McKenzie, no run, no shot offered.

7.4

Mahbubul Alam to McKenzie, no run, no shot offered

7.5

Mahbubul Alam to McKenzie, no run, no shot offerd.

7.6

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

South Africa 12/0   ND McKenzie 7* (26b 1x4)

8.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, no run

8.4

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

8.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, no run, short and straight, nips back into McKenzie's body. Cries of "catch it' goes up but that didn't hit bat or glove.

8.6

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

South Africa 13/0   ND McKenzie 7* (30b 1x4)

9.3

Mahbubul Alam to McKenzie, 1 run, another little drop and go from McKenzie, just rotating the strike with good running.

South Africa 18/0   ND McKenzie 8* (31b 1x4)

10.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, no run, defnded off the front-foot.

10.2

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

10.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, no run, defended off the frontfoot

10.4

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

10.5

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

10.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, no run, good delivery outside the line of off-stump. No shot offered. Good over from Mortaza.

South Africa 22/0   ND McKenzie 8* (37b 1x4)

12.1

Shahadat Hossain to McKenzie, no run

12.2

Shahadat Hossain to McKenzie, no run, no shot offered this time.

12.3

Shahadat Hossain to McKenzie, no run, pushed out to cover. no run this time though.

12.4

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

12.5

Shahadat Hossain to McKenzie, FOUR, short and straight, McKenzie onto that in a flash and pulls it away powerfully.

12.6

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

South Africa 26/0   ND McKenzie 12* (43b 2x4)

14.1

Shahadat Hossain to McKenzie, FOUR, short and wide, McKenzie hits a beautifully placed square cut. Runs away to the third man fence.

14.2

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

14.3

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

14.4

Shahadat Hossain to McKenzie, no run, play and miss from McKenzie.

14.5

Shahadat Hossain to McKenzie, no run

14.6

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

South Africa 30/0   ND McKenzie 16* (49b 3x4)

16.1

Shahadat Hossain to McKenzie, no run, defended off the backfoot this time.

16.2

Shahadat Hossain to McKenzie, no run, defended off the back-foot this time.

16.3

Shahadat Hossain to McKenzie, no run, missed opportunity, short and wide, miss timed the cut-shot.

16.4

Shahadat Hossain to McKenzie, 1 run, pulled away to deep mid-wicket.

South Africa 39/0   ND McKenzie 17* (53b 3x4)

17.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, no run

17.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, no run, tucked awat to short mid-wicket,

17.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, no run, flicked away to midwicket.

17.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, no run, full and outside off, no shot offered.

17.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, no run, outside off again, no shot offered once more. Good line and length though.

17.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, no run, and another one goes past to the keeper uninterupted. Good over.

South Africa 43/0   ND McKenzie 17* (59b 3x4)

18.3

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

18.4

Shahadat Hossain to McKenzie, no run, defended off the front-foot.

18.5

Shahadat Hossain to McKenzie, no run, defended off the back-foot once more.

18.6

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

South Africa 46/0   ND McKenzie 17* (63b 3x4)

20.1

Shahadat Hossain to McKenzie, no run

20.2

Shahadat Hossain to McKenzie, 1 run, gets the easy single and rotates the strike.

South Africa 53/0   ND McKenzie 18* (65b 3x4)

21.1

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

21.2

Shakib Al Hasan to McKenzie, 1 run, pushed out to deep cover. Walks a single.

21.4

Shakib Al Hasan to McKenzie, 1 run

South Africa 56/0   ND McKenzie 20* (68b 3x4)

22.3

Shahadat Hossain to McKenzie, 1 no ball, driven straight to mid-off. But a no-ball none the less

22.3

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

22.4

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

22.5

Shahadat Hossain to McKenzie, no run, good delivery outside the line of off-stump. No shot offered. Nice bounce on that one too.

22.6

Shahadat Hossain to McKenzie, no run, pushed to midwicket.

South Africa 59/0   ND McKenzie 20* (73b 3x4)

24.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, no run, excellent delivery first up after lunch. Bouncy and a lot of carry, he must've enjoyed lunch a lot.

24.2

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

24.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, no run, forward defence.

24.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, no run, big shout for LBW but that hit way too high, that must've hurt, right on the box. Ultra Motion makes that look unbearably painful.

24.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, no run, down leg.

24.6

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

South Africa 61/0   ND McKenzie 20* (79b 3x4)

25.2

Shakib Al Hasan to McKenzie, no run, defended forward

25.3

Shakib Al Hasan to McKenzie, 2 runs, attempted shot over the top, not too smart, hit straight up but goes over the chasing fielder at mid-off.

25.4

Shakib Al Hasan to McKenzie, FOUR, comes down the track and hammers it through the covers.

25.5

Shakib Al Hasan to McKenzie, FOUR, comes down the track again and hits it over the top of mid-on.

25.6

Shakib Al Hasan to McKenzie, no run, forward defence. Better ball to end an expensive over.

South Africa 72/0   ND McKenzie 30* (84b 5x4)

26.2

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

26.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, no run, forward defence.

26.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, no run

26.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, 1 no ball, good delivery outside the line of off-stump. No shot offered.

26.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, no run

26.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, no run, defended away to end the over.

South Africa 74/0   ND McKenzie 30* (90b 5x4)

27.3

Shakib Al Hasan to McKenzie, no run, big shout for lbw, too ar forward and hitting him outside the line though.

27.4

Shakib Al Hasan to McKenzie, no run, tickled around to square leg.

27.5

Shakib Al Hasan to McKenzie, no run

27.6

Shakib Al Hasan to McKenzie, no run, very wide outside off. Better over from Al Hasan this time.

South Africa 75/0   ND McKenzie 30* (94b 5x4)

29.1

Shakib Al Hasan to McKenzie, no run, defended away to cover.

29.2

Shakib Al Hasan to McKenzie, no run

29.3

Shakib Al Hasan to McKenzie, no run, no shot offered.

29.4

Shakib Al Hasan to McKenzie, no run, defended away to the off-side.

29.5

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

29.6

Shakib Al Hasan to McKenzie, no run, forward defence once more.

South Africa 75/0   ND McKenzie 30* (100b 5x4)

30.5

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

30.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to McKenzie, 1 no ball, another no-ball, this time driven beautifully but straight to mid-off.

30.6

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

South Africa 81/0   ND McKenzie 30* (103b 5x4)

31.4

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

31.5

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

31.6

Shakib Al Hasan to McKenzie, no run, another big shout for LBW, turned down once more.

South Africa 84/0   ND McKenzie 30* (106b 5x4)

33.1

Shakib Al Hasan to McKenzie, FOUR, full and outside off, driven away through the covers.

33.2

Shakib Al Hasan to McKenzie, 2 runs, uses his feet again, punches the ball through the inner-ring and gets an easy couple.

33.3

Shakib Al Hasan to McKenzie, no run

33.4

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

33.5

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

33.6

Shakib Al Hasan to McKenzie, no run

South Africa 94/0   ND McKenzie 36* (112b 6x4)

34.2

Shahadat Hossain to McKenzie, FOUR, short and straight, McKenzie runs it over the keeper and gets the boundary as reward.

34.3

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

34.4

Shahadat Hossain to McKenzie, 2 runs, and that brings up the 100 for the South Africans

34.5

Shahadat Hossain to McKenzie, 1 no ball, good delivery outside the line of off-stump. No shot offered.

34.5

Shahadat Hossain to McKenzie, no run, no shot offered once again, not making the South Africans play enough here today. Not building any sort of pressure.

34.6

Shahadat Hossain to McKenzie, OUT, and there he goes. McKenzie goes for the big square drive after Hossain bowls a wide half-volley. Scoops it just enough so that backward point can grab it out of the air.

ND McKenzie c Mehrab Hossain jnr b Shahadat Hossain 42 (172m 118b 7x4 0x6) SR: 35.59

South Africa 102/1   ND McKenzie 42 (117b 7x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
Series Results
South Africa v Bangladesh at Centurion - Nov 26-28, 2008
South Africa won by an innings and 48 runs
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South Africa won by an innings and 129 runs
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Photos

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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