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

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0.5

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

South Africa 4/0   GC Smith 4* (5b 1x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 0.5-0-4-0

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.

South Africa 9/0   ND McKenzie 5* (10b 1x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 1.4-0-8-0

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.

South Africa 22/0   GC Smith 13* (29b 2x4)   Mahbubul Alam 4.5-3-10-0

12.5

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

South Africa 26/0   ND McKenzie 12* (42b 2x4)   Shahadat Hossain 0.5-0-4-0

14.1

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

South Africa 30/0   ND McKenzie 16* (44b 3x4)   Shahadat Hossain 1.1-0-8-0

15.3

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

South Africa 34/0   GC Smith 17* (45b 3x4)   Mahbubul Alam 7.3-5-14-0

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.

South Africa 38/0   GC Smith 21* (46b 4x4)   Mahbubul Alam 7.4-5-18-0

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)   Shahadat Hossain 3-0-13-0

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)   Mashrafe Mortaza 8-2-18-0

25.4

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

South Africa 68/0   ND McKenzie 26* (82b 4x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 2.4-0-12-0

25.5

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

South Africa 72/0   ND McKenzie 30* (83b 5x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 2.5-0-16-0

30.2

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

South Africa 79/0   GC Smith 45* (85b 7x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 11.2-4-24-0

32.2

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

South Africa 88/0   GC Smith 53* (92b 8x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 12.2-4-30-0

33.1

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

South Africa 92/0   ND McKenzie 34* (107b 6x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 6.1-1-24-0

34.2

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

South Africa 99/0   ND McKenzie 40* (113b 7x4)   Shahadat Hossain 6.2-0-24-0

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.

South Africa 113/1   GC Smith 61* (103b 9x4)   Shahadat Hossain 7.3-0-34-1

41.5

Naeem Islam to Amla, FOUR, short, Amla gives himself some room and punches the ball past cover for a boundary.

South Africa 131/1   HM Amla 17* (20b 1x4)   Naeem Islam 2.5-0-11-0

43.6

Naeem Islam to Amla, FOUR, Punched through the covers off the backfoot once more.

South Africa 141/1   HM Amla 25* (30b 2x4)   Naeem Islam 4-0-18-0

44.1

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

South Africa 145/1   GC Smith 72* (122b 10x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 11.1-1-42-0

46.3

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

South Africa 154/1   HM Amla 33* (36b 3x4)   Mahbubul Alam 8.3-5-24-0

49.3

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

South Africa 168/1   GC Smith 78* (136b 11x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 13.3-1-50-0

57.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, FOUR, comes down the track and smacks it right over the top, one bounce and boom! right into the advertisement boards.

South Africa 191/1   HM Amla 49* (75b 4x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 17.2-1-62-0

59.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, FOUR, short, wide enough to cut and Amla has put it away for another boundary. Late cut behind square.

South Africa 201/1   HM Amla 55* (80b 5x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 18.1-1-70-0

60.1

Shahadat Hossain to Amla, FOUR, straight drive, beautiful. Hammered that one, was too full, too straight.

South Africa 206/1   HM Amla 60* (82b 6x4)   Shahadat Hossain 8.1-0-40-1

60.6

Shahadat Hossain to Amla, FOUR, short and wide, Amla pounces on that one and hammers it through point and the ball races away to the fence.

South Africa 212/1   HM Amla 65* (86b 7x4)   Shahadat Hossain 9-0-46-1

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.

South Africa 219/1   GC Smith 97* (173b 12x4)   Shahadat Hossain 9.3-0-51-1

62.6

Shahadat Hossain to Amla, FOUR, short and wide, beautifully timed and it races away past deep extra cover.

South Africa 224/1   HM Amla 71* (91b 8x4)   Shahadat Hossain 10-0-56-1

63.5

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

South Africa 230/1   GC Smith 103* (177b 13x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 20.5-1-79-0

70.4

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

South Africa 248/1   HM Amla 82* (118b 9x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 15.4-4-38-0

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.

South Africa 288/1   GC Smith 134* (214b 14x4 1x6)   Shahadat Hossain 12.2-0-76-1

79.1

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Amla, FOUR, straight down the ground, goes over the top. That brings up Amla's 6th Test hundred and the third this year.

South Africa 294/1   HM Amla 101* (149b 10x4)   Mehrab Hossain jnr 4.1-0-13-0

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.

South Africa 304/1   GC Smith 143* (229b 15x4 1x6)   Mashrafe Mortaza 17.1-4-47-0

83.6

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

South Africa 310/1   HM Amla 108* (157b 11x4)   Mahbubul Alam 17-5-45-0

84.4

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

South Africa 317/1   HM Amla 112* (160b 12x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 18.4-4-54-0

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.

South Africa 321/1   GC Smith 151* (239b 16x4 1x6)   Mahbubul Alam 17.1-5-49-0

86.1

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

South Africa 326/1   GC Smith 156* (243b 17x4 1x6)   Mashrafe Mortaza 19.1-4-58-0

88.2

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

South Africa 333/3   JH Kallis 4* (5b 1x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 20.2-4-64-1

93.1

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

South Africa 339/3   AG Prince 7* (15b 1x4)   Mahbubul Alam 21.1-7-55-1

94.1

Shahadat Hossain to Kallis, FOUR, too straight, flicked fine past fine leg.

South Africa 343/3   JH Kallis 8* (22b 2x4)   Shahadat Hossain 16.1-1-86-1

96.4

Shahadat Hossain to Kallis, FOUR, short and straihgt, Kallis rocks onto the backfoot and hammers it away to long-leg

South Africa 347/3   JH Kallis 12* (31b 3x4)   Shahadat Hossain 17.4-1-90-1

96.6

Shahadat Hossain to Kallis, FOUR, flicked away through the on-side once again.

South Africa 351/3   JH Kallis 16* (33b 4x4)   Shahadat Hossain 18-1-94-1

98.2

Shahadat Hossain to Prince, FOUR, beautiful cover drive, no one was ever going to stop that.

South Africa 356/4   AG Prince 12* (31b 2x4)   Shahadat Hossain 18.2-1-98-1

102.3

Shahadat Hossain to Prince, FOUR, short and wide, Prince hammers it through the covers off the backfoot.

South Africa 369/5   AG Prince 20* (40b 3x4)   Shahadat Hossain 20.3-1-107-1

110.1

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Boucher, FOUR, beautiful cover drive from Boucher brings up South Africa's 400.

South Africa 403/5   MV Boucher 14* (28b 1x4)   Mehrab Hossain jnr 7.1-0-23-0

114.2

Shahadat Hossain to Prince, FOUR, flicked away powerfully and hitting the gap perfectly. Take that!

South Africa 414/6   AG Prince 43* (72b 4x4 1x6)   Shahadat Hossain 22.2-1-116-1

115.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Morkel, FOUR, scooped over midwicket. just free's the arms and goes over the top.

South Africa 420/6   M Morkel 8* (10b 1x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 34.1-3-123-3

118.6

Shahadat Hossain to Ntini, (no ball) FOUR, beautiful cut-shot from Ntini, as good as you'll get.

South Africa 433/8   M Ntini 4* (2b 1x4)   Shahadat Hossain 24.5-1-125-1

120.1

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

South Africa 438/8   AG Prince 57* (90b 5x4 1x6)   Mahbubul Alam 23.1-8-59-1
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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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