Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    13.4 Gone! Slashes away to his peril. Short of length and outside off, Omar's eyes lit up at the width, has a slash but it flashes fast but straight to Smith at Gully.Omar falls after a patient knock. He has laid the platform. Can the rest do something with it? Time will tell. 42/1
    19.5 For the first time Tamim tried heaving over the leg side while advancing down the track. He didn't quite pull it off. Ended up nicking it to Boucher. He ran down the track to a back-of-length delivery and tried to pull but .... 69/3
    17.1 Super reflex catch. Full in length, on the middle stump line, Bashar drives uppishly to right of Nel who is in the middle of his follow-through. No problem though. He stretches his right hand out and the ball nestles into his palm. 59/2
    23.4 Another one caught behind point. It was banged in short, rises up shoulder-level, just outside off, Saqib went back, hopped up, tried to get on top of the bounce but couldn't. And he ended up patting it straight to Smith at backward point. 84/4
    49.1 Would you believe it? There was no short fine leg, just a regulation deep fine leg. Ashraful shuffles across, paddles a low full-toss, connects sweetly and it flies straight to that man in the deep. Did Ashraful not see that the man was standing back or ...? Five-for for Nel who has impressed today and sent out a notice to the selectors. But what a gem of a knock from Ashraful. Delightful and Yummy! 248/8
    37.6 It was a fluent drive. I thought it was going to go to four. Instead, it goes to the man at sweeper cover. Fullish, outside off and he drove it uppishly over cover. Nel moves to his right , swoops low to take the catch. 160/5
    42.1 Rahim sacrifices his wicket. That was the right thing to do but he created the mess in the first place. Ashraful had driven a full-pitched delivery to left of mid-on where Kemp dived to make a fine stop. Ashraful had called early and had run right across. Rahim had started but for some reason stalled, was caught ball-watching and tried to get back to his crease. Then he saw Ashraful rushing across. For a moment both were at similar position. Who will get first to the safety of the crease? Suddenly, Rahim decides he has get to the other end and save Ashraful's wicket. He doesn't manage to reach the other end though. 179/6
    47.2 Nel comes up with a super yorker. Full, straight, homing in on the middle stump. Mortaza tries to bring his bat down but the ball evades the blade and the furniture is disturbed. A nice little cameo comes to an end. 233/7
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    42.85
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    100.00
    Extras
    24 (lb 7, nb 5, w 12)
    TOTAL
    251/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.02)
    Did not bat: Syed Rasel
    Fall of wickets: 1-42 (Javed Omar, 13.4 ov), 2-59 (Habibul Bashar, 17.1 ov), 3-69 (Tamim Iqbal, 19.5 ov), 4-84 (Shakib Al Hasan, 23.4 ov), 5-160 (Aftab Ahmed, 37.6 ov), 6-179 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 42.1 ov), 7-233 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 47.2 ov), 8-248 (Mohammad Ashraful, 49.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SM Pollock1012502.50432020
    M Ntini1016116.10317120
    A Nel1014554.50395023
    CK Langeveldt1005705.70328002
    JH Kallis602714.50243030
    GC Smith301605.3381030
    JM Kemp1013013.0030200
  • BATSMEN
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    5.4 That's the mistake they were waiting for. Smith backs away from his stumps, Rasel keeps it straight on off. Smith realises he has gone too far outside off and tries to glide it to third man but misses and loses his off stump. Rasel is ecstatic. This is a big one for Bangladesh and do they know it 18/1
    16.5 Razzak strikes with a lovely change of pace delivery. Slow through the air, lands on a length on the middle stump line and goes on straight with the arm. de Villiers is beaten by the lack of pace, then tries to cut it to thirdman and is beaten by the arm-ball. The middle stump is pegged back. Razzaq is ecstatic, Rahim ... well.... is over the moon. All the fielders converge. Bangladesh are on top here. England and West Indies will be extremely interested in this one. 64/3
    15.4 Big wicket. Kallis falls. Lands on a length, goes with the angle, on the off and middle stump line, Kallis tries to heave it away, over the bowler, ends up dragging it towards mid-on. A dolly of a catch and Bangladeshi fielders erupt in joy. Rasel pumps his fist, Rahim runs towards him. The tigers are beginning to roar. 63/2
    26.5 gone! Saqibul! Wow! Fires it in on middle and leg, the ball doesnt come onto the bat at all, Kemp loosely drives back down the track, leaden-footed, and Saqibul moves quickly to his right and pouches it, getting into a tangle with Prince, running for Gibbs, at the other end, but he's got two in two! South Africa in dire straits! What a game, this cricket! 87/6
    19.5 Bangladesh tighten the screws further. They are climbing all over SA. Slow through the air, outside off stump, Prince tries to drive through the off side, is beaten in the flight, gets a inside-edge between mid-on and midwicket. Aftab swoops in from midwicket, throws the ball to Rafique who whips the bails off. Prince is short of the crease. They refer it upstairs. Out. Whatmore is delighted. He is seen clapping in the pavilion. 67/4
    26.4 but not this time! Boucher goes! Again he shimmies down the track, again the bowler smartly fires it a little wider, he's not to the pitch of it but goes through with an attempted chip over the infield, gets under it, and ends up scooping it tamely down long-off's throat! Bangladesh on fire! 87/5
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    35.5 Nailed 'em. Driven to mid-off and takes off for a single. And there he is ... Tamim Iqbal swoops down on the ball, picks up in one motion and lets rip a cracker of a direct hit. Pollock struggles to make his ground and is just short of his crease. It's referred upstairs and he's a goner. This appeared to be a promising partnership developing but one direct hit can change it all. Bangladesh, Bangladesh ... the chants go around the stadium 132/7
    37.3 Classical left-arm spinner dismissal that. Flight and loop, unlike the quicker ones that preceeded it. Nel tries to push it back again but is beaten by the flight and only manages to tamely pop it back to the bowler. Rafique is waiting and plucks off a good low catch, throws the ball up in celebration and is mobbed by his team-mates. Rafique da, that old warhorse, knows a thing or two about this game, it seems 137/8
    46.1 And then they were one. Plumb. Landed on the middle stump line, went straight on, the bat came outside the line and the ball thudded into the back pad. In front of middle. Bangladesh inch closer to a famous win. 162/9
    48.4 Another famous win for Bangladesh. The players hug each other. This is definitely bigger than the win against India. SA were ranked no 1. No longer though. Now they slip to the second position. Tossed-up on the stumps, Ntini tries to flick it to the on side, gets a leading edge which balloons over cover. Mortaza runs back and takes it. The players mob each other. Stumps are grabbed as souvenirs. The show has just begun for Bangladesh. The celebrations will go long in the night in Dhaka and other parts of Bangladesh. They have a devoted contigent who live outside the country. This will be a special moment to all of them. This is Sriram Veera, signing off for Cricinfo. Good bye and good luck. 184/10
    Extras
    14 (lb 2, w 12)
    TOTAL
    184 all out (48.4 Overs, RR: 3.78)
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (GC Smith, 5.4 ov), 2-63 (JH Kallis, 15.4 ov), 3-64 (AB de Villiers, 16.5 ov), 4-67 (AG Prince, 19.5 ov), 5-87 (MV Boucher, 26.4 ov), 6-87 (JM Kemp, 26.5 ov), 7-132 (SM Pollock, 35.5 ov), 8-137 (A Nel, 37.3 ov), 9-162 (CK Langeveldt, 46.1 ov), 10-184 (M Ntini, 48.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Mashrafe Mortaza904505.00303110
    Syed Rasel1004124.10344010
    Abdur Razzak9.412532.58471050
    Mohammad Rafique1022212.20400000
    Shakib Al Hasan1004924.90281200

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