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

Good morning and welcome to this first Test-match between South Africa and the visitors, Bangladesh. This will be the first Test match in a series of two, this one being in Bloemfontein and the second one will be played in Pretoria.

News from the middle is that Bangladesh have won the toss and elected to field first.

Neil McKenzie and Graeme Smith to open the batting for South Africa. Mashrafe Mortaza to open the bowling.

It is a good day for cricket weather-wise. It is a hot day with showers predicted for the late afternoon. We do have quite a strong Northernly wind blowing though.

We should see some pace and bounce on this deck they are playing on today. Play is due to start at 10.30am

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.

End of over 1 (4 runs) South Africa 4/0
GC Smith    4* (6b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-4-0
ND McKenzie    0* (0b)     

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.

End of over 2 (1 run) South Africa 5/0
ND McKenzie    1* (6b)      Mahbubul Alam    1-0-1-0
GC Smith    4* (6b 1x4)     

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.

End of over 3 (4 runs) South Africa 9/0
ND McKenzie    5* (12b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-8-0
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.

End of over 4 (maiden) South Africa 9/0
GC Smith    4* (12b 1x4)      Mahbubul Alam    2-1-1-0
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.

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.

End of over 5 (1 run) South Africa 10/0
GC Smith    4* (17b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-9-0
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.

End of over 6 (maiden) South Africa 10/0
ND McKenzie    6* (19b 1x4)      Mahbubul Alam    3-2-1-0
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

6.5

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.

End of over 7 (2 runs) South Africa 12/0
GC Smith    5* (22b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-11-0
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.

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End of over 8 (maiden) South Africa 12/0
ND McKenzie    7* (26b 1x4)      Mahbubul Alam    4-3-1-0
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.

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.

End of over 9 (1 run) South Africa 13/0
ND McKenzie    7* (30b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-0-12-0
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.

9.3

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

End of over 10 (9 runs) South Africa 22/0
GC Smith    13* (30b 2x4)      Mahbubul Alam    5-3-10-0
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.

End of over 11 (maiden) South Africa 22/0
ND McKenzie    8* (37b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-1-12-0
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

Match State: Drinks

End of over 12 (maiden) South Africa 22/0
GC Smith    13* (36b 2x4)      Mahbubul Alam    6-4-10-0
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.

End of over 13 (4 runs) South Africa 26/0
ND McKenzie    12* (43b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    1-0-4-0
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.

End of over 14 (maiden) South Africa 26/0
GC Smith    13* (42b 2x4)      Mahbubul Alam    7-5-10-0
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

End of over 15 (4 runs) South Africa 30/0
ND McKenzie    16* (49b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    2-0-8-0
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.

End of over 16 (8 runs) South Africa 38/0
GC Smith    21* (48b 4x4)      Mahbubul Alam    8-5-18-0
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.

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.

End of over 17 (5 runs) South Africa 43/0
GC Smith    25* (50b 5x4)      Shahadat Hossain    3-0-13-0
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.

End of over 18 (maiden) South Africa 43/0
ND McKenzie    17* (59b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-2-12-0
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.

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.

End of over 19 (3 runs) South Africa 46/0
ND McKenzie    17* (63b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    4-0-16-0
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.

End of over 20 (6 runs) South Africa 52/0
GC Smith    34* (58b 6x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-2-18-0
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.

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

End of over 21 (1 run) South Africa 53/0
GC Smith    34* (62b 6x4)      Shahadat Hossain    5-0-17-0
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.

21.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run

21.4

Shakib Al Hasan to McKenzie, 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.

End of over 22 (4 runs) South Africa 57/0
GC Smith    36* (65b 6x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-4-0
ND McKenzie    20* (68b 3x4)     

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.

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.

this should be the last over before lunch.

End of over 23 (2 runs) South Africa 59/0
ND McKenzie    20* (73b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    6-0-19-0
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.

Match State: Lunch - Day 1

End of over 24 (2 runs) South Africa 61/0
GC Smith    39* (73b 6x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-6-0
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.

End of over 25 (maiden) South Africa 61/0
ND McKenzie    20* (79b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-3-18-0
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.

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.

End of over 26 (11 runs) South Africa 72/0
ND McKenzie    30* (84b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-16-0
GC Smith    39* (74b 6x4)     

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.

End of over 27 (2 runs) South Africa 74/0
ND McKenzie    30* (90b 5x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    10-3-20-0
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.

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.

End of over 28 (1 run) South Africa 75/0
ND McKenzie    30* (94b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-17-0
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

End of over 29 (maiden) South Africa 75/0
GC Smith    41* (83b 6x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    11-4-20-0
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.

End of over 30 (maiden) South Africa 75/0
ND McKenzie    30* (100b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-1-17-0
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

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.

End of over 31 (6 runs) South Africa 81/0
ND McKenzie    30* (103b 5x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    12-4-26-0
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.

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.

End of over 32 (3 runs) South Africa 84/0
ND McKenzie    30* (106b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-1-20-0
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.

End of over 33 (4 runs) South Africa 88/0
GC Smith    53* (96b 8x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    13-4-30-0
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

End of over 34 (6 runs) South Africa 94/0
ND McKenzie    36* (112b 6x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-1-26-0
GC Smith    53* (96b 8x4)     

34.1

Shahadat Hossain to Smith, 1 run

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

End of over 35 (8 runs) South Africa 102/1
     Shahadat Hossain    7-0-27-1
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

35.3

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

35.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, 1 run, pushed to mid-on to get off the mark.

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

End of over 36 (4 runs) South Africa 106/1
GC Smith    57* (101b 8x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-1-30-0
HM Amla    1* (2b)     

36.1

Shahadat Hossain to Amla, 3 runs, cover drive from Amla, not timed to perfection but still gets three runs easily.

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

Match State: Drinks

End of over 37 (9 runs) South Africa 115/1
GC Smith    63* (106b 9x4)      Shahadat Hossain    8-0-36-1
HM Amla    4* (3b)     

37.1

Naeem Islam to Amla, 1 run, flicked away to deep square leg.

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.

End of over 38 (1 run) South Africa 116/1
GC Smith    63* (111b 9x4)      Naeem Islam    1-0-1-0
HM Amla    5* (4b)     

38.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, no run

38.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, no run

38.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, 1 run, tickled around the corner for another easy single.

38.4

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

38.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, 1 run

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.

End of over 39 (3 runs) South Africa 119/1
GC Smith    64* (113b 9x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-1-33-0
HM Amla    7* (8b)     

39.1

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

39.2

Naeem Islam to Amla, 2 runs, flicked with the wrists through mid-wicket.

39.3

Naeem Islam to Amla, 2 runs, same shot, just going a bit more towards square this time and deep square leg does the tidying up.

39.4

Naeem Islam to Amla, 1 run, punched down the ground to long-on for another single.

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.

End of over 40 (5 runs) South Africa 124/1
GC Smith    64* (115b 9x4)      Naeem Islam    2-0-6-0
HM Amla    12* (12b)     

40.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, no run

40.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, 1 run

40.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run

40.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, no run

40.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, no run

40.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, no run, defended to the on-side again.

End of over 41 (2 runs) South Africa 126/1
HM Amla    13* (17b)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-1-35-0
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.

41.3

Naeem Islam to Amla, no run

41.4

Naeem Islam to Amla, no run

41.5

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

41.6

Naeem Islam to Amla, 1 run, flicked to the on-side again.

End of over 42 (6 runs) South Africa 132/1
HM Amla    18* (21b 1x4)      Naeem Islam    3-0-12-0
GC Smith    66* (118b 9x4)     

42.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, 1 run, punched to mid-off gets another quick single.

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.

42.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, no run

42.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, no run, punched to cover off the backfoot after giving himself some room.

42.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, no run, another great shot but straight to cover.

42.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, 1 run, tickled around the corner for the single

End of over 43 (3 runs) South Africa 135/1
HM Amla    20* (26b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    11-1-38-0
GC Smith    67* (119b 9x4)     

43.1

Naeem Islam to Amla, no run, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.

43.2

Naeem Islam to Amla, no run, punched straight to mid-off.

43.3

Naeem Islam to Amla, 1 run

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.

43.6

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

End of over 44 (6 runs) South Africa 141/1
HM Amla    25* (30b 2x4)      Naeem Islam    4-0-18-0
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.

44.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, no run

44.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, 1 run

End of over 45 (6 runs) South Africa 147/1
HM Amla    26* (32b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    12-1-44-0
GC Smith    73* (125b 10x4)     

45.1

Naeem Islam to Amla, 1 run

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.

End of over 46 (1 run) South Africa 148/1
GC Smith    73* (130b 10x4)      Naeem Islam    5-0-19-0
HM Amla    27* (33b 2x4)     

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.

Match State: Delay - Day 1 - Rain Match State: Tea - Day 1

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.

End of over 47 (8 runs) South Africa 156/1
HM Amla    35* (39b 3x4)      Mahbubul Alam    9-5-26-0
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.

47.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, no run

47.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, no run, beautifully bowled, beaten all ends up.

47.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Amla, 1 run, flicked away onto the on side once again.

End of over 48 (2 runs) South Africa 158/1
HM Amla    36* (42b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    13-1-46-0
GC Smith    74* (133b 10x4)     

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.

End of over 49 (6 runs) South Africa 164/1
HM Amla    38* (48b 3x4)      Mahbubul Alam    10-5-28-0
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.

End of over 50 (4 runs) South Africa 168/1
GC Smith    78* (139b 11x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    14-1-50-0
HM Amla    38* (48b 3x4)     
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
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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