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   Mashrafe Mortaza 1-0-4-0

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   Mashrafe Mortaza 2-0-8-0

4.1

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

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   Mashrafe Mortaza 3-0-9-0

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

6.5

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

6.6

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

South Africa 12/0   Mashrafe Mortaza 4-0-11-0

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.

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   Mashrafe Mortaza 5-0-12-0

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   Mashrafe Mortaza 6-1-12-0

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   Mashrafe Mortaza 7-2-12-0

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   Mashrafe Mortaza 8-2-18-0

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   Mashrafe Mortaza 9-3-18-0

26.1

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

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   Mashrafe Mortaza 10-3-20-0

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   Mashrafe Mortaza 11-4-20-0

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

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   Mashrafe Mortaza 12-4-26-0

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   Mashrafe Mortaza 13-4-30-0

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.

66.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, no run, just straying down leg and Amla missing out.

66.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, no run, well-bowled. Amla chases the ball outside off, bounced and nipped from the deck.

66.6

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

South Africa 234/1   Mashrafe Mortaza 14-4-31-0

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.

68.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, no run

68.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, no run, defended to the covers

68.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, no run

68.6

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

South Africa 238/1   Mashrafe Mortaza 15-4-32-0

70.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, 1 run, inside edge into his pads and sets off immediately for the quick single.

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.

70.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, FOUR, horrible fielding down on the deep extra cover fence. Great backfoot drive though.

70.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, 2 runs, driven off the backfoot again. Only two this time though. That bings up the 250 for South Africa.

70.6

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

South Africa 250/1   Mashrafe Mortaza 16-4-40-0

72.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, no run, forward defence

72.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, 1 run, flicked down the leg side to fine leg. Gets the easy single.

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.

72.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, no run, bouncer! Good one, the first one we have seen today.

72.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, 1 run, another one out to deep cover off the backfoot.

72.6

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

South Africa 261/1   Mashrafe Mortaza 17-4-43-0

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   Mashrafe Mortaza 18-4-47-0

84.1

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

84.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, no run, good delivery, quite bouncy. Gets te edge, but drops short of slip.

84.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, no run, flicked to mid-wicket once more.

84.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, FOUR, short and wide, hammered through the covers off the backfoot.

84.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, no run, this one bounced, quite a lot too. Fooled Amla completely.

84.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, no run, good delivery just outside the line of off, no shot offered.

South Africa 317/1   Mashrafe Mortaza 19-4-54-0

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

86.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, OUT, gone! Amla seems to just have played around it a bit, got good swing and some movement off the deckand Amla edges it right into his stumps. Good innings comes to an end.

HM Amla b Mashrafe Mortaza 112 (205m 165b 12x4 0x6) SR: 67.87

86.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kallis, no run, bouncer, Kallis ducks under it.

86.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kallis, no run, huge appeal for LBW, seemed to be a good shout too, but no says the umpire.

South Africa 327/2   Mashrafe Mortaza 20-4-59-1

88.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Prince, 1 run, flicked down to long leg.

88.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kallis, FOUR, full and straight, clipped away by Kallis and that went like a bullet.

88.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kallis, no run, backward defence.

88.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kallis, no run, pushed out to extra cover.

88.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kallis, no run, forward defence.

88.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kallis, no run, forward defence once more.

South Africa 333/3   Mashrafe Mortaza 21-4-64-1

104.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Prince, (no ball) 3 runs, flicked through mid-wicket, well fielded down on the deep midwicket fence.

104.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Boucher, 1 leg bye, hits the thigh pad and runs down in the direction of fine leg, keeper cuts it off.

104.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Prince, 1 run, pushed out to deep extra cover.

104.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Boucher, no run, defended off the backfoot.

104.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Boucher, no run

104.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Boucher, no run, flicked straight to mid-wicket.

104.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Boucher, no run, defended off the frontfoot out to cover.

South Africa 379/5   Mashrafe Mortaza 22-4-69-1
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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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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