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   Mahbubul Alam 1-0-1-0

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   Mahbubul Alam 2-1-1-0

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   Mahbubul Alam 3-2-1-0

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   Mahbubul Alam 4-3-1-0

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.

9.3

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

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   Mahbubul Alam 5-3-10-0

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   Mahbubul Alam 6-4-10-0

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   Mahbubul Alam 7-5-10-0

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   Mahbubul Alam 8-5-18-0

46.1

Mahbubul Alam to Amla, no run, noi shot offered

46.2

Mahbubul Alam to Amla, 2 runs, flicked it away to deep square leg.

46.3

Mahbubul Alam to Amla, FOUR, short and wide, Amla pounces on the ball and smacks it through the covers.

46.4

Mahbubul Alam to Amla, no run, beaten all ends up. The fielders leave the field due to rain.

46.5

Mahbubul Alam to Amla, 2 runs, to straight first up, flicked away to the on-side fence.

46.6

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

South Africa 156/1   Mahbubul Alam 9-5-26-0

48.1

Mahbubul Alam to Amla, no run

48.2

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

48.3

Mahbubul Alam to Amla, no run, defended off the front-foot.

48.4

Mahbubul Alam to Amla, 2 runs, shortish and wide, cut away past point who only gets a hand on.

48.5

Mahbubul Alam to Amla, 4 leg byes, just straying a bit down leg, flicks the pads o the way through and the ball races away.

48.6

Mahbubul Alam to Amla, no run, punched straight to mid-on.

South Africa 164/1   Mahbubul Alam 10-5-28-0

50.1

Mahbubul Alam to Amla, no run

50.2

Mahbubul Alam to Amla, no run, pushed out to cover.

50.3

Mahbubul Alam to Amla, no run, flicked to mid-wicket.

50.4

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

50.5

Mahbubul Alam to Amla, no run, punched hard to mid-off off the back-foot, well fielded.

50.6

Mahbubul Alam to Amla, 1 run, punched a bit wider to mid-off again, gets the single this time.

South Africa 169/1   Mahbubul Alam 11-5-29-0

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.

52.3

Mahbubul Alam to Amla, no run, defended solidly off the back-foot.

52.4

Mahbubul Alam to Amla, no run, driven to cover off the back-foot.

52.5

Mahbubul Alam to Amla, no run

52.6

Mahbubul Alam to Amla, no run, defended off the back-foot.

South Africa 176/1   Mahbubul Alam 12-5-31-0

54.1

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

54.2

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

54.3

Mahbubul Alam to Amla, no run, defended off the back-foot straight back to the bowler.

54.4

Mahbubul Alam to Amla, 1 run, Amla hits a nice square drive out to the deep.

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   Mahbubul Alam 13-5-34-0

56.1

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

56.2

Mahbubul Alam to Amla, 1 run, full and just outside off, square drive from Amla goes out to deep 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   Mahbubul Alam 14-5-36-0

58.1

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

58.2

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

58.3

Mahbubul Alam to Amla, no run, cut straight out to cover off the backfoot.

58.4

Mahbubul Alam to Amla, 1 run

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   Mahbubul Alam 15-5-38-0

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   Mahbubul Alam 16-5-39-0

83.1

Mahbubul Alam to Amla, 1 run, Amla gets his first run for today straight off.

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

83.5

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

83.6

Mahbubul Alam to Amla, FOUR, beautiful straight-drive from Amla. Boundary-time.

South Africa 310/1   Mahbubul Alam 17-5-45-0

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.

85.5

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

85.6

Mahbubul Alam to Amla, no run, good delivery just outside the line of off, no shot offered. Excellent over, unlucky ot to have gotten at least one wicket.

South Africa 322/1   Mahbubul Alam 18-5-50-0

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

87.4

Mahbubul Alam to Prince, 1 run, flicked to mid-wicket first ball to get off the mark.

87.5

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

87.6

Mahbubul Alam to Kallis, no run, forward defence.

South Africa 328/3   Mahbubul Alam 19-5-51-1

89.1

Mahbubul Alam to Prince, no run, defended off the frontfoot straight back to the bowler.

89.2

Mahbubul Alam to Prince, no run, forward defence.

89.3

Mahbubul Alam to Prince, 1 leg bye, hits the pads and trickles away on the on-side.

89.4

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

89.5

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

89.6

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

South Africa 334/3   Mahbubul Alam 20-6-51-1

91.1

Mahbubul Alam to Prince, no run

91.2

Mahbubul Alam to Prince, no run, shortish and straight. Defended solidly off the backfoot.

91.3

Mahbubul Alam to Prince, no run, full and straight, good line and length. Defended off the frontfoot.

91.4

Mahbubul Alam to Prince, no run, short and straight, Price attempts to pull it but is way too early on the shot.

91.5

Mahbubul Alam to Prince, no run, down leg

91.6

Mahbubul Alam to Prince, no run, shortish and straight. Defended solidly off the backfoot.

South Africa 335/3   Mahbubul Alam 21-7-51-1

93.1

Mahbubul Alam to Prince, FOUR, over-throws! Oh no, that was unnecessary.

93.2

Mahbubul Alam to Prince, no run, driven straight to mid-on.

93.3

Mahbubul Alam to Prince, no run, full and straight, good line and length. Defended off the frontfoot.

93.4

Mahbubul Alam to Prince, no run, and another big shou for lbw, but that swung just too much, might be missing down leg

93.5

Mahbubul Alam to Prince, no run, just straying too straight, clipped to the leg-side.

93.6

Mahbubul Alam to Prince, no run, just straying too straight, clipped to the leg-side again. Bt mid-wicket does the fielding.

South Africa 339/3   Mahbubul Alam 22-7-55-1

95.1

Mahbubul Alam to Prince, no run

95.2

Mahbubul Alam to Prince, no run, full and straight, good line and length. Defended off the frontfoot.

95.3

Mahbubul Alam to Prince, no run, full and straight, good line and length. Defended off the frontfoot.

95.4

Mahbubul Alam to Prince, no run, way down leg, keeper dives to get to it.

95.5

Mahbubul Alam to Prince, no run

95.6

Mahbubul Alam to Prince, no run, punched out to cover.

South Africa 343/3   Mahbubul Alam 23-8-55-1

120.1

Mahbubul Alam to Prince, FOUR, short and wide, smashed through the covers.

120.2

Mahbubul Alam to Prince, 1 run, tickled around the corner

120.3

Mahbubul Alam to Ntini, no run, play and miss, only just beats the outside edge there.

120.4

Mahbubul Alam to Ntini, 1 run, flicked to mid-wicket, well played.

120.5

Mahbubul Alam to Prince, 1 run

120.6

Mahbubul Alam to Ntini, no run, swing and miss.

South Africa 441/8   Mahbubul Alam 24-8-62-1

122.1

Mahbubul Alam to Ntini, no run, play and miss

122.2

Mahbubul Alam to Ntini, no run, driven down to mid-on.

122.3

Mahbubul Alam to Ntini, no run

122.4

Mahbubul Alam to Ntini, no run, huge appeal for lbw once more. Mr Davis says no.

122.5

Mahbubul Alam to Ntini, OUT, and that is the end. Ntini edges the ball through to the keeper. South Africa declare their innings.

M Ntini c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mahbubul Alam 5 (21m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 38.46

South Africa 441/9   Mahbubul Alam 24.5-8-62-2
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Series Results
South Africa v Bangladesh at Centurion - Nov 26-28, 2008
South Africa won by an innings and 48 runs
South Africa v Bangladesh at Bloemfontein - Nov 19-22, 2008
South Africa won by an innings and 129 runs
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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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