Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AB de Villiers
46(73) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 1 4 4 10
Aftab Ahmed
44(84) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 2 6 0 0 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

M Morkel
O13.0
M2
R50
W5
Eco3.84
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shahadat Hossain
O15.3
M8
R27
W6
Eco1.74
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorecard Summary

BANGLADESH 192(54.4 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

SOUTH AFRICA 170(60.3 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

BANGLADESH 182(73 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

SOUTH AFRICA 205(67.5 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

Commentary

Handshakes all round as the two teams appreciate each other's efforts. The batting again let Bangladesh down. Some adrenalin rush as ever and the starts were wasted. It has been an good tight contest, though and was good to watch. Shahadat had a great match, picking up nine wickets in the game but he would be disappointed by the effort of his batsmen. SA would be relieved they have sewed this one up and happy that their batsmen adapted to the conditions better in the second innings.

Ashraful: "The boys played well. I think we needed 50 or 60 runs more. We should have scored 250+ in the first innings. Shahadat bowled really well on this kind of track."

Smith: It was a hard-fought game and I am very happy. Our batting let us down in the first innings but when the pressure was on and it really counted the boys played well in the second innings. It has taken some time to get used to the conditions here and they showed in the second innings that they have done that. It augurs well for the second Test and the Indian series coming up.' Smith goes on to praise Boucher and the young fast bowlers.

Man of the Match: Jacques Kallis for his 5 for 30. "It's nice to contribute with the ball. I put them in the right areas and got some reverse swing. The guys have been to subcontinent before and it's a learning curve for the young fast bowlers."

That's it from us. Bye!

67.5
1
Mohammad Rafique to Boucher, 1 run, Game over. SA win the first Test. Short and outside off, cut past point. This is the highest run-chase by South Africa in the subcontinent.
67.4
0
Mohammad Rafique to Boucher, no run, fuller and is driven hard but Rafique dives to his right to make a stop
67.3
0
Mohammad Rafique to Boucher, no run, a touch short and is pushed to covers
67.2
0
Mohammad Rafique to Boucher, no run
67.1
0
Mohammad Rafique to Boucher, no run, loud shout for lbw and that looked close. Another armer and Boucher was beaten on the forward prod. It would have hit the stumps but Bucknor doesn't think so. Ashraful had already started to celebrate but ....

One run to win.

END OF OVER:
67 | 9 Runs | SA: 204/5

  • AB de Villiers19 (80b)
  • MV Boucher1 (9b)
  • Shahadat Hossain19-0-70-3
  • Mohammad Rafique27-6-53-2
66.6
4
Shahadat Hossain to de Villiers, FOUR runs, the scores are level. Shahadat grunts at the release, goes for a yorker but sends down a low full toss which is drilled past mid-on

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AB de Villiers
46(73) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 1 4 4 10
Aftab Ahmed
44(84) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 2 6 0 0 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

M Morkel
O13.0
M2
R50
W5
Eco3.84
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shahadat Hossain
O15.3
M8
R27
W6
Eco1.74
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF