ICC World Cup - 34th match, Super Eights

Bangladesh v South Africa

Bangladesh won by 67 runs

23.5

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, 1 wide, Kallis tries another short-pitched stuff but this one sails down the leg side

23.5

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, no run, fuller, outside off stump, Aftab, who has had the quiet WC so far, leans forward to defend

23.6

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, 1 wide, Another bouncer, ducked under and it's called a wide. The height was the problem.

23.6

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, gets off the mark with a dab to widish mid-on.

Bangladesh 87/4   Aftab Ahmed 1* (2b)

24.1

Smith to Aftab Ahmed, no run

24.2

Smith to Aftab Ahmed, no run, turns down the leg side.

24.3

Smith to Aftab Ahmed, 1 wide, And again.

24.3

Smith to Aftab Ahmed, 1 wide

24.3

Smith to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, short in length, turns in from off stump line, bunted past midwicket

24.5

Smith to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run

Bangladesh 92/4   Aftab Ahmed 3* (6b)

25.1

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, full outside off, driven through cover for an easy single

Bangladesh 93/4   Aftab Ahmed 4* (7b)

26.1

Smith to Aftab Ahmed, no run, turned to short fine leg

26.2

Smith to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-off, collision between Petersen at cover and Smith. Both miss the ball and the batsmen complete a single

26.4

Smith to Aftab Ahmed, no run

26.5

Smith to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, turned behind square for a single

Bangladesh 99/4   Aftab Ahmed 6* (11b)

28.1

Smith to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, turned away behind square for a sensible single

28.5

Smith to Aftab Ahmed, no run, played away to the on-side

28.6

Smith to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, lofted over mid-on for a fine four. Aftab waited for that, saw the gap and went for the loft. Good thinking

Bangladesh 109/4   Aftab Ahmed 11* (14b 1x4)

30.1

Pollock to Aftab Ahmed, no run, Boucher stands upto the stumps, pushed back to the bowler

30.2

Pollock to Aftab Ahmed, no run, off cutter outside off, Aftab gets forward and dabs it to point, mid off and mid on are in the circle

30.3

Pollock to Aftab Ahmed, no run, a bit of width offered, Aftab gets on the backfoot and cuts hard to point

30.4

Pollock to Aftab Ahmed, no run, pushed back to the bowler, Pollock managing to keep Aftab quiet here

30.5

Pollock to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, even slower offcutter drifting on the pads, Aftab turns it to fine leg

Bangladesh 118/4   Aftab Ahmed 12* (19b 1x4)

32.1

Pollock to Aftab Ahmed, no run, length-delivery on the leg and middle, dabbed to midwicket

32.2

Pollock to Aftab Ahmed, no run, fullish, outside off, square-driven to point

32.3

Pollock to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, short of length, outside off, he waited for it and ran it down to third man

32.5

Pollock to Aftab Ahmed, no run, slower one, outside off and is beaten

32.6

Pollock to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, length-delivery, outside off, again dabbed to third man region

Bangladesh 128/4   Aftab Ahmed 14* (24b 1x4)

33.1

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, around the off stump line, he leans forward, guides to gully region

33.4

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, 4 leg byes, short in length, slipping down the leg side, Aftab shapes to pull, misses, and it runs off the pad to fine leg boundary

33.5

Kallis to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, Full in length, outside off, nicely guided to third man.

Bangladesh 135/4   Aftab Ahmed 16* (27b 1x4)

34.3

Pollock to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, slower one, fullish, outside off stump, Aftab tries to drill it square, gets a outside-edge, down to third man.

34.6

Pollock to Aftab Ahmed, no run, full in length, on the middle and off, Aftab tries to steer it third man, can't get it past backward point.

Bangladesh 139/4   Aftab Ahmed 17* (29b 1x4)

35.2

Kemp to Aftab Ahmed, no run, short in length, lands outside off, goes on straight, Aftab tries to square-cut but doesn't make contact

35.3

Kemp to Aftab Ahmed, no run

35.4

Kemp to Aftab Ahmed, SIX, Super strike. Fullish, drifting on to the legs, Aftab leant forward, swung it over long leg. Wonderfully picked up. Clean swing of the bat.

35.5

Kemp to Aftab Ahmed, no run, length-delivery around off stump line, pushed to cover point

35.6

Kemp to Aftab Ahmed, SIX, That's a biggie. A slower-one, full and on the middle and leg stump line, Aftab clears his front leg from the line and swings it over deep midwicket. Up... up and over. Big hit.

Bangladesh 152/4   Aftab Ahmed 29* (34b 1x4 2x6)

36.3

Langeveldt to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, Classy. Full and on the leg and middle, nonchalantly glanced away. Eye-catching stroke. Easy on the eye.

36.4

Langeveldt to Aftab Ahmed, no run, leans forward, turns a length-delivery to midwicket

36.5

Langeveldt to Aftab Ahmed, no run, again slipping down leg, Aftab tries to glance it away , doesn't get much wood behind that.

36.6

Langeveldt to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, on the hips, clipped away to fine leg

Bangladesh 158/4   Aftab Ahmed 34* (38b 2x4 2x6)

37.1

Ntini to Aftab Ahmed, no run, full in length, outside off, tapped to the cover region

37.2

Ntini to Aftab Ahmed, no run

37.3

Ntini to Aftab Ahmed, no run, length-delivery outside off stump, tries to run it down to third man, gets a under-edge, on to the ground and it runs to Boucher

37.4

Ntini to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, tastes success this time. A single down to third man.

37.6

Ntini to Aftab Ahmed, OUT, 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.

Aftab Ahmed c Nel b Ntini 35 (59m 43b 2x4 2x6) SR: 81.39

Bangladesh 160/5   Aftab Ahmed 35 (43b 2x4 2x6)
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Photos

Apr 7, 2007

A few Bangladesh players celebrate the victory from the viewing area, Bangladesh vs South Africa, Super Eights, Guyana, April 7, 2007

A few Bangladesh players celebrate the victory from the viewing area

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Apr 7, 2007

Bangladesh fans take to the streets, celebrating their team's victory against South Africa, Dhaka, April 7, 2007

Bangladesh fans take to the streets, celebrating their team's victory against South Africa

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