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)

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.

Bangladesh 5/0   Tamim Iqbal 4* (1b 1x4)   M Ntini 0.1-0-5-0

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   Tamim Iqbal 8* (6b 2x4)   M Ntini 1-0-9-0

Pollock to Javed Omar, FOUR, Omar breaks free with a cut. Short and outside off, Omar waited and cut it past point. He didn't move back and across, just shifted his weight on to the back foot, and cut at the width

Bangladesh 22/0   Javed Omar 7* (16b 1x4)   SM Pollock 3.2-1-8-0

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   Tamim Iqbal 18* (27b 3x4)   M Ntini 4-1-20-0

Pollock to Javed Omar, FOUR, whipped past square-leg. Fullish, on the legs and he wrists it away. That bottom-hand meant the ball went in the air and over square-leg.

Bangladesh 33/0   Javed Omar 12* (23b 2x4)   SM Pollock 4.2-1-13-0

Langeveldt to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, Wow. Short and outside off stump, Tamim flat-bats it, ala Gilchrist, over extra cover. A lady in the crowd certainly loved it. She cradles a baby doll. Like how Bebeto and Romario used to do in the football World Cup.

Bangladesh 46/1   Tamim Iqbal 26* (43b 4x4)   CK Langeveldt 0.2-0-4-0

Langeveldt to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, Crash. Bang. Wallop. He charges down the track and flat-bats a short of length delivery over the bowler. Tennis shot. Double-handed fore hand down the line.

Bangladesh 59/1   Tamim Iqbal 33* (49b 5x4)   CK Langeveldt 2-0-13-0

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.

Bangladesh 69/2   Tamim Iqbal 38* (58b 6x4)   A Nel 4.4-1-13-2

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)   A Nel 5-1-17-3

Langeveldt to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, slap. Short and outside off, Saqib goes back and across, gets on top of the bounce and cuts it to left of backward point

Bangladesh 83/3   Shakib Al Hasan 8* (22b 1x4)   CK Langeveldt 4.3-0-20-0

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)   GC Smith 3-0-16-0

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

Bangladesh 113/4   Mohammad Ashraful 16* (27b 2x4)   JH Kallis 3.3-0-13-1

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

Bangladesh 117/4   Mohammad Ashraful 20* (28b 3x4)   JH Kallis 3.4-0-17-1

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

Bangladesh 125/4   Mohammad Ashraful 27* (36b 4x4)   JH Kallis 4.5-0-23-1

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

Bangladesh 157/4   Aftab Ahmed 33* (35b 2x4 2x6)   CK Langeveldt 5.3-0-26-0

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

Bangladesh 166/5   Mohammad Ashraful 40* (52b 5x4)   CK Langeveldt 6.4-0-33-0

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.

Bangladesh 186/6   Mohammad Ashraful 51* (64b 6x4)   M Ntini 8.3-1-38-1

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.

Bangladesh 190/6   Mohammad Ashraful 55* (65b 7x4)   M Ntini 8.4-1-42-1

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)   M Ntini 9-1-48-1

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.

Bangladesh 202/6   Mashrafe Mortaza 8* (8b 1x4)   A Nel 7.3-1-30-3

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   Mashrafe Mortaza 13* (10b 2x4)   A Nel 8-1-36-3

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   Mashrafe Mortaza 24* (13b 3x4 1x6)   M Ntini 10-1-61-1

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.

Bangladesh 225/6   Mohammad Ashraful 68* (73b 9x4)   CK Langeveldt 8.2-0-41-0

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.

Bangladesh 231/6   Mohammad Ashraful 73* (75b 10x4)   CK Langeveldt 8.5-0-47-0

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.

Bangladesh 238/7   Mohammad Ashraful 79* (77b 11x4)   A Nel 8.5-1-41-4

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.

Bangladesh 245/7   Mohammad Ashraful 85* (80b 12x4)   CK Langeveldt 9.3-0-54-0





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