ICC World Cup, 34th Match, Super Eights: Bangladesh v South Africa at Providence, Apr 7, 2007
ICC World Cup - 34th match, Super Eights
Bangladesh won by 67 runs
Played at Providence Stadium, Guyana (neutral venue)
7 April 2007 (50-over match)
19.6

Nel to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, attempted yorker, ends up low full toss, on the legs, flicked away behind square-leg

Bangladesh 73/3   Mohammad Ashraful 4* (1b 1x4)
20.6

Langeveldt to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short of length, outside off, pushed to point

Bangladesh 74/3   Mohammad Ashraful 4* (2b 1x4)
21.5

Nel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

21.6

Nel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, lands outside off stump, comes in a touch, left alone

Bangladesh 79/3   Mohammad Ashraful 4* (4b 1x4)
22.5

Langeveldt to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, length-delivery, outside off, pushed to cover point

22.6

Langeveldt to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, change of pace. Slower one, on the off and middle, pushed back down the track.

Bangladesh 84/3   Mohammad Ashraful 4* (6b 1x4)
24.4

Smith to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run

24.6

Smith to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, leans forward to defend to off side

Bangladesh 92/4   Mohammad Ashraful 5* (8b 1x4)
25.2

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, back of a length this time, defended off the back foot down the ground

25.3

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short outside off, Ashraful thinks of the slash but holds himself back. This isn't the time for rashness, he seems to be thinking. Kallis varying his length well here

25.4

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, back of a length, rising on the batsman, Ashraful pats it to the off side and attempts a single but the batsmen decide against it. Pressure, pressure.

25.5

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide, short and slightly outside leg side, Ashraful thinks of the pull but holds back. Wide called

25.5

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length outside off, tapped to the off side, inside edge onto pads. Ball drops close to the batsmen but they decide against a risky single

25.6

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, deflected to third man and the batsmen scamper a quick two. Pollock picks up the ball and flings it in quickly but the throw is slightly wide and Boucher takes that little extra time to take the bails off. Third umpire is consulted and the verdict is an expected not out

Bangladesh 96/4   Mohammad Ashraful 7* (13b 1x4)
26.3

Smith to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-on

26.6

Smith to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, driven to long-on, 100 up for Bangladesh. Aftab and Ashraful doing it sensible here. Bangladesh will hope they continue in the same vein

Bangladesh 100/4   Mohammad Ashraful 9* (15b 1x4)
27.1

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full length ball outside off, patted to the off side

27.2

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, full outside off again, cutely glided to third man for a single. He waited for the offcutter and turned the bat at the last moment. Sweet shot

27.3

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended to the off side cautiously

27.4

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, back of a length on middle, Ashraful gets carefully behind the line and defends it to mid-on

27.5

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, back of a length on off, defended patiently

27.6

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, slightly slower from Kallis, good length on off. Ashraful pats it back to the bowler

Bangladesh 102/4   Mohammad Ashraful 11* (21b 1x4)
28.2

Smith to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, Oh! Slightly shot and wide, Ashraful goes for the cut and there appears to be a touch. Boucher lets out a huge appeal but umpire Benson doesn't give in. Replays show there might have been a nick

28.3

Smith to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

28.4

Smith to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide

28.4

Smith to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, driven to long-on for a single

Bangladesh 105/4   Mohammad Ashraful 12* (24b 1x4)
29.1

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, left alone to the keeper

29.2

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, off cutter on off stump, pushed to the off side

29.3

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, not the most convincing hook, short on middle and leg, Ashraful gets a thick glove to it and the ball beats Boucher to the fine leg fence

29.4

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, that was worth driving miles to see! short, Ashraful picks the length early and pulls off the meat of the bat, ball races to the square leg fence

29.5

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, left alone to the keeper watchfully

29.6

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, Kallis bowls this one fuller, Ashraful drives hard but straight to mid-off

Bangladesh 117/4   Mohammad Ashraful 20* (30b 3x4)
30.6

Pollock to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, offcutter this time a touch wide outside off, Aftab reads it well, opens the face of the bat and steers it to third man

Bangladesh 119/4   Mohammad Ashraful 21* (31b 3x4)
31.1

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, Kallis too slips in his offcutters, pushed back to the bowler off the front foot

31.2

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, just a tad short of a length, no room to cut or pull, played back to the bowler

31.3

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, steered towards third man past the diving gully, the batsmen scamper through for a double and Ashraful just makes his ground, no need for a referral

31.4

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, offcutter again, Ashraful is drawn forward, defended back to the bowler

31.5

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, on the pads,picked away off the front foot with ease over the infield, ball races over midwicket

31.6

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, driven towards the on side

Bangladesh 125/4   Mohammad Ashraful 27* (37b 4x4)
32.4

Pollock to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, fullish, on the middle stump line, driven down the ground

Bangladesh 127/4   Mohammad Ashraful 28* (38b 4x4)
33.2

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

33.3

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, short in length, outside off stump, Ashraful goes back and across, late cuts it to third man

33.6

Kallis to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, Cute. Slower one - off cutter ,outside off, Ashraful moved back and across, opened the bat-face and late cut it.

Bangladesh 136/4   Mohammad Ashraful 30* (41b 4x4)
34.1

Pollock to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

34.2

Pollock to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, Another cut to third man. Easy.

34.4

Pollock to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short in length, around off stump, tapped to cover

34.5

Pollock to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, Again third man comes into play. Another late cut.

Bangladesh 139/4   Mohammad Ashraful 32* (45b 4x4)
35.1

Kemp to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, short and wide, cut to deep point.

Bangladesh 140/4   Mohammad Ashraful 33* (46b 4x4)
36.1

Langeveldt to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, length-delivery, outside off stump, defended back down the track

36.2

Langeveldt to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, fullish, on the middle stump line, tucked behind square-leg. Aftab wanted a second, takes a few steps, is sent back and he dives to get back into his crease

Bangladesh 153/4   Mohammad Ashraful 34* (48b 4x4)
37.5

Ntini to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, leans forward to a full-length delivery outside off, opens the bat-face and steers it to third man. Lots of singles have come in that area as the two continue to cut and dab.

Bangladesh 160/4   Mohammad Ashraful 35* (49b 4x4)
38.1

Langeveldt to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, on the off stump line, Ashraful shuffles across, wants to tickle it to leg side, doesn't connect well

38.2

Langeveldt to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, No shuffling this time, he pulls out his favourite dab to third man

38.4

Langeveldt to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, banged in short, on the middle and leg, Ashraful rocked back and pulled it fine. Very fine.

38.5

Langeveldt to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, length-delivery on the middle and leg, worked to square-leg for a single

Bangladesh 167/5   Mohammad Ashraful 41* (53b 5x4)
39.1

Ntini to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, length-delivery, outside off and you know where it went. Yep, to third man

39.5

Ntini to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, ooh. Swing and a miss. Full and outside off, enough for Ashraful to decide it has to go to Dhaka, has one mighty swing but doesn't connect

39.6

Ntini to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run

Bangladesh 171/5   Mohammad Ashraful 43* (56b 5x4)
40.1

Langeveldt to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, leans back, pats a length-delivery to third man. I am running out of words to describe his shots to third man

40.6

Langeveldt to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, Ah! You know where this one went.

Bangladesh 174/5   Mohammad Ashraful 45* (58b 5x4)
41.1

Ntini to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, slightly short and cut past point

41.6

Ntini to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, retains the strike with a drive past the bowler

Bangladesh 179/5   Mohammad Ashraful 47* (60b 5x4)
42.1

Nel to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, 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.

Mushfiqur Rahim run out 6 (16m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 46.15

42.5

Nel to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide, Cute. Too cute. Ashraful shuffles right across the stumps. Nel fires in a low full toss down the leg side. Ashraful tries to paddle it away, misses.

42.5

Nel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, beamer down the leg side, defended to the leg side. Nel shouts out, "Sorry Mate" to the batsman.

42.6

Nel to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

Bangladesh 181/6   Mohammad Ashraful 47* (63b 5x4)
43.3

Ntini to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, Ashraful just smoked it. Full-pitched, on the middle and off and he creamed it right over the bowler's head.

43.4

Ntini to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, Cheeky. Very cheeky. A shuffle to outside the off stump and he scoop-paddled a full-length delivery from there to fine leg. Ashraful is upping the ante.

43.5

Ntini to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, Full-pitched outside off, he goes for a slog drive, ends up scooping it over cover

43.6

Ntini to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, Bosh. Length-delivery off, cut fiercely past point. This is the Ashraful that we know.

Bangladesh 196/6   Mohammad Ashraful 61* (67b 8x4)
44.5

Nel to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, yorker-length delivery, on the middle and leg, Ashraful moves across, tries another paddle-sweep, doesn't quite manage it and the ball rolls to left of short fine leg

Bangladesh 204/6   Mohammad Ashraful 62* (68b 8x4)
45.1

Ntini to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, almost at the blockhole, on the off stump line, driven to mid-off

45.2

Ntini to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, slashed away. Full-pitched, well outside off stump, Ashraful reaches out and slices it through backward point

45.4

Ntini to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, full in length, on the off stump line, Ashraful drills it to mid-off and picks up a single.

Bangladesh 211/6   Mohammad Ashraful 64* (71b 8x4)
46.1

Langeveldt to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, overpitched on the off stump line, driven down the track

46.2

Langeveldt to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, Fab shot. Fullish, outside off and Ashraful went down on his knee and just punched it through point. Nonchalantly played.

46.3

Langeveldt to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, yorker-length, on the middle, bunted through square-leg

46.5

Langeveldt to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, Oh ho! Ashraful you little beauty. Again he goes right across the stumps, takes a full-toss on the off and middle and guides to between the keeper and the short fine leg fielder. Paddling away merrily.

46.6

Langeveldt to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, Backs away this time. Another low full toss arrives on the middle stump line. He doesn't swing or slog. Just stands up, punches it through extra cover to widish long off region. Another well-executed stroke.

Bangladesh 233/6   Mohammad Ashraful 75* (76b 10x4)
47.5

Nel to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, There he goes again. Another paddle shot. Shuffles across the line, swoops low and helps a fullish delivery on the middle stump line, over the man at short fine leg. Scoop paddle. It's a risky shot but he is making it look a percentage stroke. That is no mean achievement.

47.6

Nel to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, retains the strike with a nudge to the on side . Two overs to go.

Bangladesh 239/7   Mohammad Ashraful 80* (78b 11x4)
48.1

Langeveldt to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, full and straight, outside off stump, Ashraful drives but it makes contact with the bottom-half of the bat and it rolls over towards long off

48.3

Langeveldt to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, Another impressive stroke. Full in length, outside off stump and he drove it inside-out, over extra cover. Orthodox and classy.

48.4

Langeveldt to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, a low full-toss, bunted to long-on.

48.6

Langeveldt to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, almost holed out to long-off. Full-pitched on the off stump line and Ashraful drives uppishly, one bounce to the man at deep. He will face the first ball of the last over. Should be fun.

Bangladesh 248/7   Mohammad Ashraful 87* (82b 12x4)
49.1

Nel to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, 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!

Mohammad Ashraful c Langeveldt b Nel 87 (127m 83b 12x4 0x6) SR: 104.81

Bangladesh 248/8   Mohammad Ashraful 87 (83b 12x4)
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