ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 12th match, Group A

South Africa v Bangladesh

South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

0.1

Pollock to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, lovely start and Bangladesh are under way! wide outside off and Tamim rocks on the backfoot and punches it past cover

0.2

Pollock to Tamim Iqbal, no run, better line, brings it closer to the batsman, punched back to the bowler

0.3

Pollock to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good comeback, Pollock finds the right length, draws Tamim forward, beaten for pace and bounce

0.4

Pollock to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, flicked over mid-on, Tamim feasts on an overpitched delivery on off stump, uses his wrists

0.5

Pollock to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good length outside off, Tamim pushes it to point

0.6

Pollock to Tamim Iqbal, no run, beaten, just in the channel outside off and the batsman nearly gets an edge while poking at it

Bangladesh 8/0   SM Pollock 1-0-8-0

2.1

Pollock to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, rush of blood but it doesn't pay off, Tamim advances down the track after backing away to the leg side, tries to loft over mid-off but the doesnt get the distance and elevation, Smith runs backwards and takes it easily

Tamim Iqbal c Smith b Pollock 8 (9m 7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

2.2

Pollock to Mohammad Ashraful, SIX, wow! good length on middle and leg, Ashraful effortlessly lofts with his wrists over deep square leg, first ball

2.3

Pollock to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, the Marillier scoop this time! on leg stump, Asharful walks across his stumps and scoops it over short fine-leg

2.4

Pollock to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, Pollock wins this argument! good length on off stump, Ashraful goes for the loft over the bowler's head, mistimes it, gets a top edge and Smith at mid-on runs to his left and takes it

Mohammad Ashraful c Smith b Pollock 10 (3m 3b 1x4 1x6) SR: 333.33

2.5

Pollock to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, on leg stump and Aftab works this away in his trademark manner over square leg

2.6

Pollock to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, fullish, on off and middle, driven along the turf to mid-on, quick single taken

Bangladesh 39/3   SM Pollock 2-0-23-2

14.1

Pollock to Alok Kapali, 1 run, short in length, just outside the off stump, stays on the back foot, guided past backward point

14.2

Pollock to Farhad Reza, 1 run, again short in length, outside off stump, run down to third man

14.3

Pollock to Alok Kapali, 1 run, fuller, around that off stump, tries to drive through the off side but gets an edge down to third man

14.4

Pollock to Farhad Reza, SIX, That's a biggie. Slower one, Reza picks it up early, waits on the ball, thrusts his front foot out and lofts it over long-on.

14.5

Pollock to Farhad Reza, 1 run, banged in short this time, climbs chest-high, Reza tries to pull it but is beaten by the pace and instead just mistimes it to midwicket

14.6

Pollock to Alok Kapali, 1 run, length delivery, on the off stump, tapped to left of de Villiers at backward point

Bangladesh 119/6   SM Pollock 3-0-34-2

19.1

Pollock to Syed Rasel, 2 runs, short and on the middle and leg, pulled through square leg

19.2

Pollock to Syed Rasel, FOUR, slower one, angling away from Razzak who tries to run it to third man - partly edged, partly steered, through the vacant slip region

19.3

Pollock to Syed Rasel, OUT, yorker gets him. Homing in on the base of the off stump, Razzak has a stab at it but can't prevent the ball from crashing into the off stump. Bangladesh have been restricted to 144

Syed Rasel b Pollock 6 (5m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

Bangladesh 144/10   SM Pollock 3.3-0-40-3
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Photos

Sep 15, 2007

Morne Morkel player portrait, South Africa v Bangladesh, Group A, ICC World Twenty20, Cape Town, September 15, 2007

Morne Morkel player portrait

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Sep 15, 2007

Justin Kemp step outs and hits a boundary through the off side, South Africa v Bangladesh, Group A, ICC World Twenty20, Cape Town, September 15, 2007

Justin Kemp step outs and hits a boundary through the off side

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