ICC World Cup - 34th match, Super Eights

Bangladesh v South Africa

Bangladesh won by 67 runs

11.1

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Hits the target rightaway. Fullish and slanting away from Tamim who goes for an expansive drive, misses.

11.2

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, Comes down the track, backs away in the process, slashes a length-delivery to widish third man

11.3

Nel to Javed Omar, 2 runs, fuller, outside off, Omar leans forward, opens the bat-face, guides it through backward point

11.4

Nel to Javed Omar, no run, full again, on the middle and leg this time, driven to mid-on.

11.5

Nel to Javed Omar, no run, They will have to wait. Omar continues to stick adhesively to the crease. Stands up tall to defend a short of length delivery on the middle stump line.

11.6

Nel to Javed Omar, no run, Outside off, full in length and Omar icily leaves it well alone.

Bangladesh 40/0   A Nel 1-0-3-0

13.1

Nel to Javed Omar, no run, full in length, on the off and middle stump line, defended to cover

13.2

Nel to Javed Omar, no run, length-delivery, coming in from outside off, nudged to point

13.3

Nel to Javed Omar, no run, short of length, angling in, on the hips, tucked away to fine leg

13.4

Nel to Javed Omar, OUT, 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.

Javed Omar c Smith b Nel 17 (57m 41b 2x4 0x6) SR: 41.46

13.5

Nel to Habibul Bashar, no run, beaten by the pace. Short of lenght, cuts in and thuds into the inner thigh and bounds away to first slip. Boucher didn't get his bat down. Hmm..

13.6

Nel to Habibul Bashar, no run, snorter. Kicks up from short of length, rears up at the throat like cobra, Bashar is surprised but does well to take the bottom-hand out of the handle, arches back to fend it away. Welcome to the crease Mr Bashar.

Bangladesh 42/1   A Nel 2-1-3-1

15.1

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Full in length, on the middle and off , eased to cover

15.2

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lands on the middle, on a length, angles in, Tamim leans forward, pushes it, right-elbow high, back to the bowler.

15.3

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, on the leg stump line, bounces a touch, Tamim taps it to the on side, towards mid-on and they rush across for a quick single.

15.4

Nel to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, length-delivery on the middle and leg, Bashar opens up his stance, tucks it behind square-leg.

15.5

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, banged it in, rises up at the chest, on the leg stump line, tucked to fine leg. 50 up for Bangladesh. Slow and steady.

15.6

Nel to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, fuller, on the middle and leg stump line, Bashar arrests his front foot movement, leans forward, flicks it to fine leg

Bangladesh 51/1   A Nel 3-1-7-1

17.1

Nel to Habibul Bashar, OUT, 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.

Habibul Bashar c & b Nel 5 (19m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 35.71

17.2

Nel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, from round the stump, full and straight on the middle stump line, pushed down the track

17.3

Nel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, A bouncer. Ducked under.

17.4

Nel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, lands on a length, around off stump, comes in a touch, played to backward point.

17.5

Nel to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 leg bye, yorker, ends up as a low full-toss, on the legs, clipped away

17.6

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, 1 no ball, slips down the leg side, above waist-high.

17.6

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, banged in short of length, swayed away and it sails down the leg side

17.6

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, leans forward, drives to mid-off

Bangladesh 62/2   A Nel 4-1-9-2

19.1

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, from round the stumps, on the middle and leg, defended back down the track

19.2

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fuller, on the middle stump line, Tamim is caught at the crease, his feet stuck and he adjusts to the length, by lunging forward, inside-edges a drive to the on side

19.3

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, no run

19.4

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, lapped over Boucher. Tamim is surprised by the bouncer, tries to pull and ends up lapping it up over Boucher who had moved to his right, down the leg side.

19.5

Nel to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, 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 ....

Tamim Iqbal c †Boucher b Nel 38 (90m 59b 6x4 0x6) SR: 64.40

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   A Nel 5-1-17-3

21.1

Nel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, length-delivery, on the off stump line, punched to cover

21.2

Nel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, from round the stumps, speared on the leg stump line, tries to work it to leg side, gets a inside-edge on to the pads

21.3

Nel to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 no ball, close run. Pushed to extra cover, Ashraful wants a run, comes down the track but is sent back

21.3

Nel to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, Slightly short in length, Saqib pulls, gets under it and it balloons over wide mid-on

21.4

Nel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run

21.5

Nel to Shakib Al Hasan, (no ball) 1 run, bouncer, Saqib shapes to pull, ends up gloving it to the on side

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   A Nel 6-1-22-3

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

42.2

Nel to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, leans forward, defends a full-pitched delivery to the off side

42.3

Nel to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run

42.4

Nel to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, slower one, full in length, driven to long on

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   A Nel 7-1-24-3

44.1

Nel to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, full and slipping on to the legs, tries to flick it away, misses and the ball thuds into pad

44.2

Nel to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs, full in length, on middle and leg, swung behind square-leg

44.3

Nel to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, forehand down the line. Tamim did it before, Mortaza smashes one now. Short in length and outside off, Mortaza takes the left leg out of the way and blasts it down the ground.

44.4

Nel to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, full toss, pushed down the ground

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

44.6

Nel to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, Runs keep coming. Fullish, on the legs, flicked past that man in short fine leg region. Better to flick than paddle.

Bangladesh 208/6   A Nel 8-1-36-3

47.1

Nel to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, full-toss, on the stumps, smashed straight to cover

47.2

Nel to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, 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.

Mashrafe Mortaza b Nel 25 (20m 16b 3x4 1x6) SR: 156.25

47.3

Nel to Mohammad Rafique, no run, another yorker, on the middle and leg, dug out, back to the bowler.

47.4

Nel to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run

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   A Nel 9-1-42-4

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

49.2

Nel to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, yorker-length, on the middle stump line, jabbed away to cover region

49.3

Nel to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run, yorker on the leg side, Rafique backs away, places it to cover region for a single

49.4

Nel to Abdur Razzak, 1 run

49.5

Nel to Mohammad Rafique, no run, slower one and he backed away and had a swing but doesn't connect. Just one delivery left.

49.6

Nel to Mohammad Rafique, no run, charges down the track, swings at a length-delivery, misses and it bounces over the stumps.

Bangladesh 251/8   A Nel 10-1-45-5
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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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