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332dThe Bulletin by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Smith ton seals nine-wicket win

Subcontinental conditions and the presence of three left-arm spinners did nothing to scare off the South Africans as their openers, Graeme Smith and Herschelle Gibbs, added a century opening stand to help South Africa go 1-0 up in the three-match series

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Bangladesh , elected to bat first

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Series result

South Africa led the 3-match series 1-0

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Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15

Match days

9 March 2008 (50-over match)

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Bangladesh crash to another loss after their batsmen turn in yet another poor performance. They won the toss, batted but only eked out 178. Smith and Gibbs shared a 143-run opening partnership to charge the visitors to a facile win. That's it from us. Thanks for logging in. Bye.

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, FOUR runs, Smith gets his hundred and SA seal the win. His 7th ODI ton. He came down the track, was beaten in the flight but lunged forward to chip it over the infield and it rolls over to the long-on boundary.
Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, sweeps this time but sends it again to that man at square leg
Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, shuffles to the off side and whips a delivery to square leg, but straight to the fielder
Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, spins in from outside off and he is struck on the pad
Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, leans forward, on drives to left of short midwicket where Ashraful makes a neat diving stop

36 | 3 Runs | SA: 176/1 (3 runs required from 13.1 overs, RR: 4.88, RRR: 0.21)

  • HM Amla9 (19b)
  • GC Smith99 (113b)
  • Abdur Razzak8-0-42-0
Abdur Razzak to Amla, no run, fires it quick, at the blockhole, dug out to the leg side