Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

GC Smith
232(277) 33x4 - 1x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 0 0 0 11 5 1 5
Shahriar Nafees
69(98) 12x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 1 2 4 0 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

M Ntini
O13.4
M3
R35
W4
Eco2.56
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RJ Peterson
O13.0
M2
R33
W5
Eco2.53
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

South Africa wrap it up in just over an hour today with a victory by an innings and 205 runs. That's a predictable 2-0 series win and Bangladesh's frailties at the Test level have been exposed for the umpteenth time. The top order failed to stick it out and plan for five days rather than one session. We keep saying that for a struggling team, the only way is up, but Bangladesh just don't seem to be showing any improvement on a consistent basis. They gave the South Africans a scare in Mirpur but couldn't sustain the momentum.

Peterson will be very happy with his performance of 5 for 33. I understand he's been in good form this season for the Warriors, picking up 24 wickets in ten SuperSport matches. Smith and McKenzie added a world record 415 for the first wicket and most of their players have had their moments.

Graeme Smith, speaking at the post-match presentation, said: "It has been fantastic. The guys will take a lot of confidence before going to India. It's nice mentally to get into the right frame of mind when playing in the subcontinent. This tour has been beneficial so far."

Here's what Mohammad Ashraful had to say about Mohammad Rafique, who just played his final Test: "He has been a legend for our country." Rafique also collected a commemorative plaque from the Bangladesh board. He ends his Test career with an exact 100 wickets. He's been a real stalwart for Bangladesh and one who managed to keep the cheer amidst all the heavy defeats. Here's wishing him all the best for his future from all of us here in Cricinfo.

Dale Steyn in the Player of the Series. When reminded that India woud be much warmer than this, he said: "I'm sweating like a pig already."

Thanks for joining us. The first one-dayer is also in Chittagong, starting March 9. Play starts at 9.30 local, 3.30 GMT. This is Kanishkaa Balachandran signing off. Cheers!

39.5
W
Morkel to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, superb catch to end the series..... Morkel bangs it in short outside off and gets it to curve in, Mortaza tries to weave away but the ball flies off the face of the bat to McKenzie at gully who flings himself to his left and cups it with both hands. That ends a very satisfying Test for McKenzie
39.4
4
Morkel to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR runs, good timing, pitches on a good length on off and middle and curves back in, he closes the face of the bat and tucks it off the meat of the bat wide of midwicket, the timing is good and the outfield does the rest

Three slips, a widish fourth slip and a gully in place

39.3
1lb
Morkel to Abdur Razzak, 1 leg bye, slides towards the pads, he nudges it softly wide of forward short-leg
39.2
0
Morkel to Abdur Razzak, no run, shuffles just a touch across his stumps and shoulders arms
39.1
0
Morkel to Abdur Razzak, no run, walks across his stumps a little, he decides to defend back to the bowler

Morkel replaces Steyn

END OF OVER:
39 | (wicket maiden) | BDESH: 114/8

  • Mashrafe Mortaza0 (1b)
  • Abdur Razzak32 (37b)
  • RJ Peterson13-2-33-5
  • DW Steyn11-2-35-3
38.6
0
Peterson to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, pokes forward and the nearly feathers it through to the keeper

South Africa are one wicket away from victory

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

GC Smith
232(277) 33x4 - 1x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 0 0 0 11 5 1 5
Shahriar Nafees
69(98) 12x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 1 2 4 0 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

M Ntini
O13.4
M3
R35
W4
Eco2.56
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RJ Peterson
O13.0
M2
R33
W5
Eco2.53
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF