ICC World Cup - 34th match, Super Eights

Bangladesh v South Africa

Bangladesh won by 67 runs

1.1

Ntini to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, way outside the off stump. That Ntini angle takes it even further. Wide called.

1.1

Ntini to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, Sweet. Fullish and outside off, Tamim is quick to get on to that front foot and drives through extra cover. Driven on a bent knee. Eye-catching.

1.2

Ntini to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lands outside leg stump, full in length, Tamim, who also has a open-stance, tries to flick it, misses and it thuds in to the pad.

1.3

Ntini to Tamim Iqbal, no run, beaten. Beauty. Landed outside leg stump, shaped away and Tamim is squared-up and ends up poking at it.

1.4

Ntini to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lands on a length, outside leg stump, moves towards middle, Tamim taps it to on side, wants a single but Omar sends him back.

1.5

Ntini to Tamim Iqbal, no run, beaten again. Perfect length, on the middle stump line and moves away, Tamim is sucked into the forward prod.

1.6

Ntini to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, Dropped by Kemp at second slip. It was full and wide and Tamim couldn't resist the urge. He threw his arm at it, got an thick outside edge and the ball flew fast to right of Kemp, above head-high, who palmed it away.

Bangladesh 9/0   M Ntini 1-0-9-0

3.1

Ntini to Tamim Iqbal, no run, almost chopped on. Full in length, lands outside leg stump, moves across Tamim who tries to play it with soft hands. Too soft and the ball almost rolls back on to the off stump.

3.2

Ntini to Tamim Iqbal, no run, squared-up. Landed outside leg, moved in, Tamim pushes at it, edges it to the off side.

3.3

Ntini to Tamim Iqbal, no run, whooshes through the off stump line, left alone

3.4

Ntini to Tamim Iqbal, no run, swing and a miss. Again Tamim got itchy seeing the width- it was full and well outside off, but he doesn't move his feet towards the line. Misses.

3.5

Ntini to Tamim Iqbal, no run, beaten. Rushes through the zone, just outside off, Tamim plays at it, inside the line and the ball teases the outside edge.

3.6

Ntini to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Another wild swing. Another miss. It was full and outside off, Tamim tried to drill it through cover.

Bangladesh 12/0   M Ntini 2-1-9-0

5.1

Ntini to Javed Omar, 1 run, fullish, on the legs, glanced away to fine leg

5.2

Ntini to Tamim Iqbal, no run, landed outside leg stump, moves towards middle and off, Tamim nudges it to the on side

5.3

Ntini to Tamim Iqbal, no run, There he goes. Charges out, backing outside leg stump in the process, Ntini follows him and he pushes it to cover.

5.4

Ntini to Tamim Iqbal, no run, he is beaten again. I have lost count of the no of times he has been beaten. But importantly, for Bangladesh, he is still there. Again outside off and sharp movement away and another play and a miss.

5.5

Ntini to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, Smooth. Leans forward, towards the line and caresses it straight down the track.

5.6

Ntini to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, landed outside leg stump, on a length, moves in towards the hips, clipped past square-leg.

Bangladesh 18/0   M Ntini 3-1-14-0

7.1

Ntini to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the middle and leg, worked to square-leg

7.2

Ntini to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, banged in short, at the body, Tamim hops up, lets the ball move across him, opens the bat-face, runs it down to third man

7.3

Ntini to Javed Omar, 1 run, short in length, comes in from outside off stump, Omar goes back, dabs it to the third man region

7.4

Ntini to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitched on a length, outside leg stump, cuts across Tamim who goes back, plays it to cover

7.5

Ntini to Tamim Iqbal, no run, full in length, angling away, Tamim eases towards the line, drives on the up but straight to cover

7.6

Ntini to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, A mad dash down the track and a heave over cover. Typical Tamim. He did that quite profitably against the Indians. He tried earlier against Ntini but the bowler changed the line that time. Here it was going away from him and he drove on the up, over cover.

Bangladesh 29/0   M Ntini 4-1-20-0

9.1

Ntini to Javed Omar, no run, length-delivery, angling in towards the middle, pushed to the on side

9.2

Ntini to Javed Omar, no run, loud shout for lbw. From wide of the crease, Ntini hurled in a full and at the stumps. Omar is rapped on the pad, in front of middle stump. It looked pretty close. It would have leg stump but Billy Doctrove is not convinced.

9.3

Ntini to Javed Omar, 1 run

9.4

Ntini to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, landed outside leg stump, comes in a touch but it's still outside leg and flicked away to fine leg.

9.5

Ntini to Javed Omar, no run, again from wide of the crease, short in length, on the middle stump line, Omar hops across, tries to dab it to the on side, ends up defending

9.6

Ntini to Javed Omar, no run, back of length, rises up, outside off stump, Omar shapes to push at it, in an effort to run it down to third man, but withdraws his bat at the last minute.

Bangladesh 36/0   M Ntini 5-1-22-0

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.

37.5

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.

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   M Ntini 6-1-24-1

39.1

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

39.2

Ntini to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of length, around off stump, nudged to cover point, both want a single initially, both realise there isn't one and retreat

39.3

Ntini to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 wide, short and wide. Very wide.

39.3

Ntini to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fuller and outside off, left alone

39.4

Ntini to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, There was a gully and a backward point. Still he finds the gap between them. Another run 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   M Ntini 7-1-28-1

41.1

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

41.2

Ntini to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, from wide of the crease, short in length, angling in, Rahim tries to cut, bat comes in a angle, neither vertical nor horizontal and he almost chops it on to the stumps

41.3

Ntini to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, short in length and Rahim pulls. Pulls wells to left of Prince at deep midwicket

41.4

Ntini to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fuller, just outside off stump, square-driven to cover point

41.5

Ntini to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, overpitched outside off stump, driven to cover where Peterson, the sub, dives to make a stop.

41.6

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

Bangladesh 179/5   M Ntini 8-1-33-1

43.1

Ntini to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, full and around off, pushed to the off side.

43.2

Ntini to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, quick single. A dab to the on side. Ashraful back on strike.

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   M Ntini 9-1-48-1

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

45.3

Ntini to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, low full-toss, on the off stump line, swung to long on

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.

45.5

Ntini to Mashrafe Mortaza, SIX, The white ball is flying everywhere. Overpitched on the stumps, down comes the bat, under the ball and she soars over the bowler and over the ropes. Good clean hit.

45.6

Ntini to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, ANOTHER. This one disappears into the deep midwicket boundary. Another lusty swing, this time across the line. Mortaza is doing more than his bit here.

Bangladesh 221/6   M Ntini 10-1-61-1
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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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