Bangladesh tour of South Africa, 2008/09 / Commentary

Bangladesh in South Africa T20I Match

South Africa v Bangladesh

South Africa won by 12 runs (D/L method)

Good evening and welcome to this live ball-by-ball commentary of the Pro20 match between the Hosts, South Africa and Bangladesh. Today's game will be the only 20/20 game of this tour and will be played,should the weather allow it, at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

We have had some rain in the surrounding areas of Johannesburg today. Let's hope we won't have weather delays tonight. News from the middle is that Bangladesh have won the toss and elected to take to the field first. I am Niel Wyma and will be taking you through this game.

0.1

Syed Rasel to Bosman, no run

0.2

Syed Rasel to Bosman, 1 run, And we're off. Bosman off the mark working that one to midwicket.

0.3

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, 1 run, Full and just outside off. Gibbs just opens the blade and runs it down to 3rd man.

0.4

Syed Rasel to Bosman, no run, Short and straight. Pulled away straight to midwicket. No single this time

0.5

Syed Rasel to Bosman, 1 run, Short and just too straight, Bosman pulls it away too deep square leg. Gets a walkable single.

0.6

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, no run, Is that a drop? Gibbs seemed to might have just gotten a little edge, but the keeper, standing up, puts it down any way. That's the end of the first over.

End of over 1 (3 runs) South Africa 3/0 (RR: 3.00)
HH Gibbs    1* (2b)      Syed Rasel    1-0-3-0
LE Bosman    2* (4b)     

1.1

Shahadat Hossain to Bosman, no run, Excellent delivery! Bosman hs a hard swing at it, but the away swing only manages to beat the edge.

1.2

Shahadat Hossain to Bosman, no run, Half volley. Bosman hammers it hard into the ground and straight to cover. Should have capitilized on that.

1.3

Shahadat Hossain to Bosman, no run, Good line and length from Shahadat, forcing Bosman to play and defend at that.

1.4

Shahadat Hossain to Bosman, no run, Shorter this time, Good bounce and Bosman tries to work it past point. Not succeeding this time though. Four dots.

1.5

Shahadat Hossain to Bosman, no run, Another good delivery leading to another defensive shot. Shahadat getting Bosman out of his comfort zone here.

1.6

Shahadat Hossain to Bosman, FOUR, Finally Bosman gets the boundary. Just too straight this time. Bosman hammers it through midwicket this time. Classic Bosman.

End of over 2 (4 runs) South Africa 7/0 (RR: 3.50)
LE Bosman    6* (10b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    1-0-4-0
HH Gibbs    1* (2b)      Syed Rasel    1-0-3-0

2.1

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, FOUR, Another boundary, Gibbs goes for is traditional little leg glance/sweepshot. This time gets an top edge straight over the keeper. No fielders there.

2.2

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, FOUR, Half volley outside off. Punished by Gibbs this time. Cover had o chance to get to that. Went like a bullet.

2.3

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, no run, Forward defence from Gibbs this time. Better line and length.

2.4

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, FOUR, This time the paddle-sweep works better. The outfield lightening fast tonight.

2.5

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, FOUR, Another one, hammered through the covers once again. You simply can't bowl half-volleys to Gibbs. Take that!

2.6

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, no run, Better from Syed Rasel this time. Good line and length. Good over for the South Africans.

End of over 3 (16 runs) South Africa 23/0 (RR: 7.66)
HH Gibbs    17* (8b 4x4)      Syed Rasel    2-0-19-0
LE Bosman    6* (10b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    1-0-4-0

3.1

Shahadat Hossain to Bosman, 2 runs, Bosman goes across the line attempting to clear midwicket but gets a leading edge over the top of cover.

3.2

Shahadat Hossain to Bosman, FOUR, Short and straight. Bosman rocks back on the backfoot and pulls it away mightily over the vacant midwicket fence.

3.3

Shahadat Hossain to Bosman, 5 leg byes, Oh no.. Leg-byes to the short 45 fielder, takes a shy down to the bowler's end. Goes straight through all the fielders backing up.

3.4

Shahadat Hossain to Gibbs, 1 run, Forward defence. Gibs sees the fielders are pushed to the edge of the inner ring and takes the quick single. Well run.

3.5

Shahadat Hossain to Bosman, FOUR, Half-volley again! Bosman goes over the top of mid off. Splendid shot!

3.6

Shahadat Hossain to Bosman, FOUR, Another half-volley to Bosman! This time straight into the legs though, Bosman flicks it over midwicket for another boundary. 20 from the over.

End of over 4 (20 runs) South Africa 43/0 (RR: 10.75)
LE Bosman    20* (15b 4x4)      Shahadat Hossain    2-0-19-0
HH Gibbs    18* (9b 4x4)      Syed Rasel    2-0-19-0

4.1

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, OUT, Gone! Gibbs swings at a widish one, gets an inside edge and the ball crashes into his stumps. Gibbs, the dangerman, gone scoring a quickfire 18. Dropped early in his innings but luckily for Bangladesh not too costly.

HH Gibbs b Syed Rasel 18 (20m 10b 4x4 0x6) SR: 180.00

4.2

Syed Rasel to Ontong, 5 wides, Wide down leg. Keeper standing up to the stumps had no chance of stopping that.Lady Luck seems to favour the South Africans.

4.2

Syed Rasel to Ontong, no run

4.3

Syed Rasel to Ontong, no run, Good delivery, Forward defence.

4.4

Syed Rasel to Ontong, 1 leg bye, Just too straight. Struck on the pads but scampers a single anyway.

4.5

Syed Rasel to Bosman, 2 runs, Worked just past midwicket, Ontong very quick with the running and they manage an easy second

4.6

Syed Rasel to Bosman, SIX, HUGE ONE! Full and straight into his legs again. Bosman picks that one up and knocks it into the scoreboard over square leg. That's enormous!

End of over 5 (14 runs) South Africa 57/1 (RR: 11.40)
LE Bosman    28* (17b 4x4 1x6)      Syed Rasel    3-0-32-1
JL Ontong    0* (3b)      Shahadat Hossain    2-0-19-0

5.1

Abdur Razzak to Ontong, 1 run, Spinner pushed to mid off. Ontong gets off the mark.

5.2

Abdur Razzak to Bosman, OUT, Bosman tries to take on the spinner first ball he faces, looking to go over the top, gets a thickish top edge and skies it straight up to mid off.

LE Bosman c Mohammad Ashraful b Abdur Razzak 28 (26m 18b 4x4 1x6) SR: 155.55

5.3

Abdur Razzak to Ontong, 2 runs, Ontong cuts it out to the deep cover fence. Overthrows causes a second.

5.4

Abdur Razzak to Ontong, 1 run, Worked away to deep cover again.

5.5

Abdur Razzak to de Villiers, 1 run, Comes down the track and works it to shortish 3rd man.

5.6

Abdur Razzak to Ontong, no run, Well-bowled. Beats the edge of Justin Ontong's blade. Good over.

End of over 6 (5 runs) South Africa 62/2 (RR: 10.33)
JL Ontong    4* (7b)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-5-1
AB de Villiers    1* (1b)      Syed Rasel    3-0-32-1

6.1

Syed Rasel to de Villiers, no run, Driven staight to mid off. Good delivery though right in the blockhole.

6.2

Syed Rasel to de Villiers, 2 runs, EDGE! Goes just past the keeper standing up. Excellent slower delivery!

6.3

Syed Rasel to de Villiers, 1 run, Right in the blockhole again. Pushed down to long on though. Just one this time although Ontong ran hard.

6.4

Syed Rasel to Ontong, no run, Full and straight. Hits the pads. No legs. Shout for lbw tuned down/. Must have pitched outside leg.

6.5

Syed Rasel to Ontong, no run, Huge appeal for a stumping, not out though by Mr Howell. Looked close on the 3rd umpire replay though. Bangladesh might feel a bit unlucky. Just enough doubt I would say. Only just.

6.6

Syed Rasel to Ontong, 1 run

End of over 7 (4 runs) South Africa 66/2 (RR: 9.42)
JL Ontong    5* (10b)      Syed Rasel    4-0-36-1
AB de Villiers    4* (4b)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-5-1

7.1

Abdur Razzak to Ontong, 1 run, Worked to point and scampers a quick single. Rain seems to be imminent

7.2

Abdur Razzak to de Villiers, FOUR, Shortish and wide. AB hammers it through the covers.

7.3

Abdur Razzak to de Villiers, no run, Beats the outside edge again. Only just. Huge thunderstorms around the ground. And some lightening too.

Umpires taking the players off the field now. Rain, lightening and thunder. We will be taking a short break then. Please stay tuned for the rest of this game after the weather delay.

7.4

Abdur Razzak to de Villiers, no run, Dropped!! First ball back after the delay. Cut straight to cover and dropped.

7.5

Abdur Razzak to de Villiers, 1 run, Worked to third man, gets aquick single again aand we are off again. Raining again..

Still raining hard I am affraid. Will keep you posted on our weather situation. The covers have come off and the umpires have decided that play can continue. The game has been reduced to a 14 over a side match.

7.6

Abdur Razzak to Ontong, OUT, Gone! First ball after the weather delay. Ontong goes for the big heave over deep midwicket. Gives it a bit too much air and hits it down the fielder's throaght.

JL Ontong c Shakib Al Hasan b Abdur Razzak 6 (18m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

End of over 8 (6 runs) South Africa 72/3 (RR: 9.00)
     Abdur Razzak    2-0-11-2
AB de Villiers    9* (8b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    4-0-36-1

8.1

Shakib Al Hasan to de Villiers, 3 runs, EDGE! Gets a little bottom edge on that attempted late cut and flies through the keepers legs and down to the fence where it is cut off and Dminy comes charging back for a third.

8.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Duminy, 3 runs

8.3

Shakib Al Hasan to de Villiers, no run, Play and miss. Quicker delivery. Attempted late cut.

8.4

Shakib Al Hasan to de Villiers, 1 run, Drop and go. Keeper takes a shy at the bowler's end. Luckily for AB it's far wide.

8.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Duminy, 1 run, Top edge from the sweep shot down to fine leg.

8.6

Shakib Al Hasan to de Villiers, 2 runs, Dropped! De Villiers comes down the track, has a real crack at it and hits it as high as a cricket ball goes. Dropped by the fielder at mid on.

End of over 9 (10 runs) South Africa 82/3 (RR: 9.11)
AB de Villiers    15* (12b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-10-0
JP Duminy    4* (2b)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-11-2

9.1

Naeem Islam to Duminy, 1 run, Worked away for an easy single.

9.2

Naeem Islam to de Villiers, 2 runs, Driven through the coers to the deep cover fielder. Easily manages the second.

9.3

Naeem Islam to de Villiers, 1 run, Crunched down to long off this time. No second this time.

9.4

Naeem Islam to Duminy, 1 leg bye, Another risky quick one. This time off the pads.

9.5

Naeem Islam to de Villiers, 1 run, Down the track and across the line. Just drops about 5 metres farther. Gets another quick one.

9.6

Naeem Islam to Duminy, 1 run, Tickled around the corner and gets a walkable single.

End of over 10 (7 runs) South Africa 89/3 (RR: 8.90)
JP Duminy    6* (5b)      Naeem Islam    1-0-6-0
AB de Villiers    19* (15b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-10-0

10.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Duminy, OUT, Fine little snick through to to the keeper. Duminy tries to late cut the ball down to third man. Gets the fine edge and the keeper takes it second time around.

JP Duminy c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Shakib Al Hasan 6 (10m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

10.2

Shakib Al Hasan to JA Morkel, no run, Good delivery first up. Tentative forward defence.

10.3

Shakib Al Hasan to JA Morkel, 1 run, Short and wide. Pushed just past point and gets the easy one.

10.4

Shakib Al Hasan to de Villiers, 1 run, Forward defence. Quick run stolen.

10.5

Shakib Al Hasan to JA Morkel, 3 runs, Good delivery, Morkel edges it down to third man and gets three as a reward for some good running.

10.6

Shakib Al Hasan to de Villiers, 1 run, Pushed to cover. Good over for Bangladesh. 3 overs remaining

End of over 11 (6 runs) South Africa 95/4 (RR: 8.63)
AB de Villiers    21* (17b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-16-1
JA Morkel    4* (3b)      Naeem Islam    1-0-6-0

11.1

Naeem Islam to de Villiers, no run, Right in the blockhole. De Villiers takes a swing. Nothing there.

11.2

Naeem Islam to de Villiers, 1 run, Pushes a wide one out to deep cover for another easy single.

11.3

Naeem Islam to JA Morkel, 1 run, Another single. Pushed to cover this time. Just nudging away here.

11.4

Naeem Islam to de Villiers, SIX, Big one. Hammers high and handsome over deep cover. Gives himself some room to free his arms.

11.5

Naeem Islam to de Villiers, FOUR, Down the track and over the top this time. Boundary again!

11.6

Naeem Islam to de Villiers, 1 run, Pushed out to the deep again. Remains on strike.

End of over 12 (13 runs) South Africa 108/4 (RR: 9.00)
AB de Villiers    33* (22b 2x4 1x6)      Naeem Islam    2-0-19-0
JA Morkel    5* (4b)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-16-1

12.1

Shakib Al Hasan to de Villiers, 1 run, Shortish and outside off. Smacked out to deep cover again.

12.2

Shakib Al Hasan to JA Morkel, 1 run, Helped along to third man. Short and widish again.

12.3

Shakib Al Hasan to de Villiers, 1 run, Cuts it powerfully to cover off the backfoot again by De Viliiers.

12.4

Shakib Al Hasan to JA Morkel, OUT, Morkel goes for the big heave over midwicket. Nowhere near the ball tough and all he hears is the clash off the ball and his stumps. Well bowled.

JA Morkel b Shakib Al Hasan 6 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

12.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Kleinveldt, 1 run, Another drop and go single. Just worked to midwicket.

12.6

Shakib Al Hasan to de Villiers, 1 run, Comes down the track and works it to shortish third man.

End of over 13 (5 runs) South Africa 113/5 (RR: 8.69)
AB de Villiers    36* (25b 2x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-21-2
RK Kleinveldt    1* (1b)      Naeem Islam    2-0-19-0

13.1

Abdur Razzak to de Villiers, OUT, Gone! De Villiers looking for the big slog-sweep this time. Just too full I would say and the ball crashes into his stumps.

AB de Villiers b Abdur Razzak 36 (32m 26b 2x4 1x6) SR: 138.46

13.2

Abdur Razzak to Botha, 1 run, Right in the blockhole. Squeezed out to deep midwicket though for an easy single.

13.3

Abdur Razzak to Kleinveldt, 1 run, Driven powerfully down the ground but straight to long off this time.

13.4

Abdur Razzak to Botha, OUT, Another wicket for Razzak. otha attempts a reverse sweepshot. Bowled around his legs though. Leg stump hit hard this time.

J Botha b Abdur Razzak 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

13.5

Abdur Razzak to Louw, 1 wide, Wide down leg.

13.5

Abdur Razzak to Louw, 1 run, Worked away to deep point for another single. Last ball to come

13.6

Abdur Razzak to Kleinveldt, 1 run, Right in the blockhole again. Kleinveldt punches it down to long on. So Bangladesh will chase 122 to win using D/L method.

End of over 14 (5 runs) South Africa 118/7
RK Kleinveldt    3* (3b)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-16-4
J Louw    1* (1b)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-21-2
Series Results
South Africa v Bangladesh at Johannesburg - Nov 5, 2008
South Africa won by 12 runs (D/L method)
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Photos

Nov 5, 2008

Naeem Islam lashes the ball down the ground, South Africa v Bangladesh, Twenty20, Johannesburg, November 5, 2008

Naeem Islam lashes the ball down the ground

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Nov 5, 2008

Dale Steyn is pumped up after getting rid of Naeem Islam, South Africa v Bangladesh, Twenty20, Johannesburg, November 5, 2008

Dale Steyn is pumped up after getting rid of Naeem Islam

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