ICC World Cup - 34th match, Super Eights

Bangladesh v South Africa

Bangladesh won by 67 runs

Graeme Smith will take first strike. Here we go

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, bowled on the pads, Smith plays a streaky inside out shot, the ball rolls to the off side

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, turned to the on side

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, full in length, on the middle and leg, turned to the on side

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, 1 run, length-delivery, around the off stump line, dabbed to third man

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to de Villiers, no run, rushes through the channel outside off, left alone. One slip and a short cover in place

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to de Villiers, 1 wide, lands outside off stump, full in length, swings away, left alone

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to de Villiers, no run, slightly closer to the off stump line and moves away, again left alone

End of over 1 (2 runs) South Africa 2/0 (250 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 5.10)
AB de Villiers    0* (2b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-2-0
GC Smith    1* (4b)     

Rahim is standing up to the stumps. Silp and a short fine leg in place.

1.1

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, on the off stump line, defended down the track

1.2

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, length-delivery outside off stump, driven to point

1.3

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, lands on a length, on the off stump line, bent away, driven to mid-on

1.4

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, on the middle stump line, shovelled to midwicket

1.5

Syed Rasel to Smith, 2 runs, short in length, outside off stump, cut through cover point

1.6

Syed Rasel to Smith, 1 run, sliding on to the leg and middle, flicked away past square-leg

End of over 2 (3 runs) South Africa 5/0 (247 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 2.50, RRR: 5.14)
GC Smith    4* (10b)      Syed Rasel    1-0-3-0
AB de Villiers    0* (2b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-2-0

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, full in length, on the middle and off stump line, driven back down the track

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, FOUR, length-delivery on the middle stump line, punched through midwicket. That's his strong area.

Short cover and short midwicket in place

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, short of length, outside off, Smith shapes to cut but mistimes it to cover point

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, full in length, on the middle and off stump line, Smith leans forward, opens the bat-face, guides to point

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, fullish, on the middle stump line, turned straight to short midwicket

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, 1 run, on the leg and middle, glanced behind square-leg

End of over 3 (5 runs) South Africa 10/0 (242 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 3.33, RRR: 5.14)
GC Smith    9* (16b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-7-0
AB de Villiers    0* (2b)      Syed Rasel    1-0-3-0

3.1

Syed Rasel to Smith, 1 run, full and outside off stump, run down to Rafique at wide third man

3.2

Syed Rasel to de Villiers, no run, lands on a length, on the middle stump line, straightens a touch, driven back down the track. Rasel swoops to his left to make the stop.

3.3

Syed Rasel to de Villiers, 1 run, pitched on the middle stump line, curved in slightly, punched towards mid-on and he will get a single.

3.4

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, full in length, on the off stump line, goes straight on, Smith guides to point. Pretty animated chat going on in the field.

3.5

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run

3.6

Syed Rasel to Smith, 2 runs, full-pitched on the middle and leg, driven through midwicket. Mortaza rushes across from deep square-leg and cuts it off. They get only two. De Villiers had turned for the third but was sent back by Smith.

End of over 4 (4 runs) South Africa 14/0 (238 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 5.17)
GC Smith    12* (20b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    2-0-7-0
AB de Villiers    1* (4b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-7-0

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to de Villiers, no run, length-delivery on the off stump line, de Villiers leans forward, pushes it towards mid-off

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to de Villiers, no run, length-delivery on the off and middle, punched down the track, Mortaza jumped up, to his right, to make the stop

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to de Villiers, no run, fuller, around off stump, de Villiers respects the line and length and defends

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to de Villiers, 2 runs, slightly short in length, outside off stump, punched on the up, past point.

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to de Villiers, no run, good length ball, straight on middle, worked away towards mid-on

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to de Villiers, no run, good length ball, straight on middle, worked away towards mid-on

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to de Villiers, 2 runs, driven wide of mid-on for a brace

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to de Villiers, 2 runs, driven wide of mid-on for a brace

End of over 5 (4 runs) South Africa 18/0 (234 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 3.60, RRR: 5.20)
AB de Villiers    5* (10b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-11-0
GC Smith    12* (20b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    2-0-7-0

5.1

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, accurate from Rasel again, he keeps it straight and waits for the batsmen to try something adventurous. Smith pushes it back to mid-on.

5.2

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, fielder at short extra cover does well to intercept Smith's crisp drive

5.3

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, pushed down to mid-off.

5.4

Syed Rasel to Smith, OUT, That's the mistake they were waiting for. Smith backs away from his stumps, Rasel keeps it straight on off. Smith realises he has gone too far outside off and tries to glide it to third man but misses and loses his off stump. Rasel is ecstatic. This is a big one for Bangladesh and do they know it

GC Smith b Syed Rasel 12 (26m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Jacques Kallis is the new man in

5.5

Syed Rasel to Kallis, 1 run, Slightly wide outside off and Kallis goes for the flash straight away, thickish edge flies to third man. That was streaky

5.6

Syed Rasel to de Villiers, no run, accurate again, good length ball on off. de Villiers taps it to the off side. Bangladesh's fielders on the prowl now. There is a sting in their tail

End of over 6 (1 run) South Africa 19/1 (233 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 3.16, RRR: 5.29)
AB de Villiers    5* (11b)      Syed Rasel    3-0-8-1
JH Kallis    1* (1b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-11-0

6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kallis, no run, Mashrafe continues to probe away. 133kph. Good length outside off. Kallis defends it to the off side solidly

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kallis, FOUR, nibbles at one outside off again, Kallis gets a thick edge and it flies past the wicketkeeper. First slip might have had a chance but Kallis living dangerously here.

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kallis, no run, straight and slightly full, turned away to the leg side

6.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kallis, no run, That was a jaffa. Pitched on off and moves away after pitching, even kicks up a bit and Kallis pokes tentatively. Beaten all ends up. Surpisingly still no slip. Bashar where art thou?

6.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kallis, 1 run, glides it to third man for a single, good probing line again

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to de Villiers, 1 run, tipped towards short midwicket and scampers a quick single. There is a buzz around. Bangladesh sniff an opening

End of over 7 (6 runs) South Africa 25/1 (227 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 3.57, RRR: 5.27)
AB de Villiers    6* (12b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-17-0
JH Kallis    6* (6b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    3-0-8-1

7.1

Syed Rasel to de Villiers, FOUR, stand and deliver stuff. Straight ball from Rasel again, good length ball on middle and de Villiers goes for the pull wide of mid-on. Beats the field and races away

7.2

Syed Rasel to de Villiers, no run, outside off and this time he defends it to the off side

Herschelle Gibbs can't bat till No.7. He went off the field early in the Bangladesh innings after a calf strain

7.3

Syed Rasel to de Villiers, 1 run, Worked it to the leg side and complete a quick single. Javed Omar runs in and nails a direct hit but de Villiers just makes his ground

7.4

Syed Rasel to Kallis, 1 run, glided to third man for a single. Kallis knows how to play those

short midwicket and short extra-cover in place for catching.

7.5

Syed Rasel to de Villiers, no run, straight and accurate, blocked solidly down the ground

7.6

Syed Rasel to de Villiers, no run, driven crisply but straight to the fielder at cover.

End of over 8 (6 runs) South Africa 31/1 (221 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 3.87, RRR: 5.26)
AB de Villiers    11* (17b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    4-0-14-1
JH Kallis    7* (7b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-17-0

8.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kallis, 2 leg byes, drifting down leg and Kallis moves across and gets a deflection off his pads for a couple to fine leg. Leg byes signalled.

8.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kallis, 1 run, fullish outside off, Kallis uses his typical poke to third man for another single. Kallis is the big wicket. The longer he stays the longer Bangladesh will fret.

8.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to de Villiers, no run, back of a length outside off, moving back in well. de Villiers cramped for room, works it away to the leg side but no run

8.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to de Villiers, no run, keeping it tight, straight and back of a length, de Villiers on the back foot and driving to mid-off

8.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to de Villiers, no run, good variation of length, fuller this time. Most importantly, it's straight. No room for de Villiers to use and he pushes it to the off side firmly

8.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to de Villiers, no run, not that short but de Villiers goes for the pull anyway. Can't get hold of it and the under-edge deflects off his pads. As long as it's straight, the batsmen will need to manufacture the strokes. Bangladesh working on that premise and waiting for the errors

End of over 9 (3 runs) South Africa 34/1 (218 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 3.77, RRR: 5.31)
AB de Villiers    11* (21b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-0-18-0
JH Kallis    8* (9b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    4-0-14-1

9.1

Syed Rasel to Kallis, FOUR, too full, a bit too wide and Kallis goes boom. Leaning forward and driving through the covers for a crisp four. Width and he pounces

9.2

Syed Rasel to Kallis, no run, full and straight, much better. Driven down to mid-off. No room for him to free his arms

9.3

Syed Rasel to Kallis, no run, straight and effective. Full and just outside off, angling from over the wicket. Kallis tries a cute deflection to third man but misses. Opening the face but that was close to an edge.

9.4

Syed Rasel to Kallis, 1 run, straight again but Kallis manages to back-cut it to third man for a single. Good cat-and-mouse battle here.

9.5

Syed Rasel to de Villiers, no run, slightly slower, on his pads, turned away straight to square leg

9.6

Syed Rasel to de Villiers, no run, full and straight, de Villiers pushes forward, that was close to the pad. Had it struck the pad first, a huge appeal would have definitely gone up.

End of over 10 (5 runs) South Africa 39/1 (213 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 3.90, RRR: 5.32)
AB de Villiers    11* (23b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    5-0-19-1
JH Kallis    13* (13b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-0-18-0

2nd Powerplay on

10.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kallis, no run, length-delivery on the off and middle, pushed out to cover

10.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kallis, 4 runs, first he threatened to back away to leg, then he shuffled across and clipped a length-delivery on the hips, past square-leg. Ashraful gives the chase, dives in front, he dragged the rope behind. But they ran four

10.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kallis, no run

10.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kallis, no run, leans across, drives to cover

10.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kallis, 1 run, lands on a length, outside off, cuts back in, Kallis is cramped for room as he shapes to force it off the back foot, gets a outside edge to third man

10.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to de Villiers, no run, full and outside off, de Villiers crashes it to cover but Omar pulls of a fine stop

End of over 11 (5 runs) South Africa 44/1 (208 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 5.33)
AB de Villiers    11* (24b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-0-23-0
JH Kallis    18* (18b 2x4)      Syed Rasel    5-0-19-1

11.1

Syed Rasel to Kallis, no run, fullish, on the middle and leg, slower one, pushed back to the bowler

11.2

Syed Rasel to Kallis, 1 run, full and around off stump, Kallis tries to spear it through the off side, edges it down to third man

11.3

Syed Rasel to de Villiers, 1 run, length-delivery, on the leg and middle, worked past square-leg

11.4

Syed Rasel to Kallis, FOUR, Classy Kallis. Full-pitched, on the off stump line, driven inside-out through extra cover.

11.5

Syed Rasel to Kallis, no run, beaten. full in length, outside off stump, goes on with the angle, Kallis again tries to drive inside-out, misses

11.6

Syed Rasel to Kallis, no run, on the middle and leg, worked to square-leg

End of over 12 (6 runs) South Africa 50/1 (202 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 4.16, RRR: 5.31)
JH Kallis    23* (23b 3x4)      Syed Rasel    6-0-25-1
AB de Villiers    12* (25b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-0-23-0

12.1

Abdur Razzak to de Villiers, no run, floated in, de Villiers tries to charge down, stops, dabs it short third man

12.2

Abdur Razzak to de Villiers, 2 runs, short in length and pulled through midwicket

12.3

Abdur Razzak to de Villiers, no run

12.4

Abdur Razzak to de Villiers, no run, full in length, on the middle stump line, driven to cover

12.5

Abdur Razzak to de Villiers, no run, flatter on the off stump line, cut to point

12.6

Abdur Razzak to de Villiers, no run

End of over 13 (2 runs) South Africa 52/1 (200 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 5.40)
AB de Villiers    14* (31b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-2-0
JH Kallis    23* (23b 3x4)      Syed Rasel    6-0-25-1

13.1

Syed Rasel to Kallis, no run, full, straight, on the middle stump line, driven to cover

13.2

Syed Rasel to Kallis, no run, on a length, on the off stump line, Kallis tries to force it away, goes too hard with the delivery, to cover

13.3

Syed Rasel to Kallis, no run, full in length, on the off stump line, he tries to drive, gets a inside-edge to midwicket

13.4

Syed Rasel to Kallis, FOUR, Full and on the leg and middle, Kallis leans forward and picks it over wide midwicket.

13.5

Syed Rasel to Kallis, 1 run, on a length, around off and middle, tapped to backward point

13.6

Syed Rasel to de Villiers, no run

End of over 14 (5 runs) South Africa 57/1 (195 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 4.07, RRR: 5.41)
AB de Villiers    14* (32b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    7-0-30-1
JH Kallis    28* (28b 4x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-2-0

14.1

Abdur Razzak to Kallis, no run, fired in on the leg, fullish, Kallis tries to work it away, misses and it hits him on the boot

14.2

Abdur Razzak to Kallis, 1 wide, slips down the leg side

14.2

Abdur Razzak to Kallis, no run

14.3

Abdur Razzak to Kallis, FOUR, Dances down the track and plays it inside out over extra cover.

Nazmul 'Hasan screams, "we need Kallis. "

14.4

Abdur Razzak to Kallis, no run, slightly short, outside off, cut to point

14.5

Abdur Razzak to Kallis, no run, flatter, on the off stump line, keeps a tad low, Kallis brings his bat down, pushes it back

14.6

Abdur Razzak to Kallis, no run

End of over 15 (5 runs) South Africa 62/1 (190 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 4.13, RRR: 5.42)
JH Kallis    32* (34b 5x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-7-0
AB de Villiers    14* (32b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    7-0-30-1

3rd Powerplay taken

15.1

Syed Rasel to de Villiers, no run, on the middle stump line, turned to the on side

15.2

Syed Rasel to de Villiers, 1 run, short in length, slanting away from de Villiers who forces it to sweeper cover

15.3

Syed Rasel to Kallis, no run, lands on a length, on the middle stump line, defended away

Rahim is one exuberant kid. Keeps shouting words of encouragement. "Excellent boy" and such....

15.4

Syed Rasel to Kallis, OUT, Big wicket. Kallis falls. Lands on a length, goes with the angle, on the off and middle stump line, Kallis tries to heave it away, over the bowler, ends up dragging it towards mid-on. A dolly of a catch and Bangladeshi fielders erupt in joy. Rasel pumps his fist, Rahim runs towards him. The tigers are beginning to roar.

JH Kallis c Tamim Iqbal b Syed Rasel 32 (41m 36b 5x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

Kemp is the new batsman. He pulls out just as Rasel was about to deliver. Puts his hand up to apoligise. Here we go again.

15.5

Syed Rasel to Kemp, no run, fullish, outside off stump, defended to cover.

15.6

Syed Rasel to Kemp, 1 wide, slips down the leg side. Rahim moves across to gather. Remember, he is standing up to the stumps.

Some of you have asked about Powerplay. Please refer to wikipedia

15.6

Syed Rasel to Kemp, no run, full-pitched ,outside off stump, Kemp tries to thrash it through off side, the bat-face shuts as he goes hard at it and the ball rolls back to the bowler.

End of over 16 (2 runs) South Africa 64/2 (188 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 5.52)
JM Kemp    0* (2b)      Syed Rasel    8-0-32-2
AB de Villiers    15* (34b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-7-0

16.1

Abdur Razzak to de Villiers, no run

16.2

Abdur Razzak to de Villiers, no run, lands on the off and middle, turns away, cut to point

16.3

Abdur Razzak to de Villiers, no run, floats in on the middle and leg, turns and de Villiers is squared-up a touch. Rahim likes that delivery. Says as much to the bowler

16.4

Abdur Razzak to de Villiers, no run

16.5

Abdur Razzak to de Villiers, OUT, Razzak strikes with a lovely change of pace delivery. Slow through the air, lands on a length on the middle stump line and goes on straight with the arm. de Villiers is beaten by the lack of pace, then tries to cut it to thirdman and is beaten by the arm-ball. The middle stump is pegged back. Razzaq is ecstatic, Rahim ... well.... is over the moon. All the fielders converge. Bangladesh are on top here. England and West Indies will be extremely interested in this one.

AB de Villiers b Abdur Razzak 15 (73m 39b 1x4 0x6) SR: 38.46

16.6

Abdur Razzak to Prince, no run, lands outside off, turns in, deflected to midwicket

End of over 17 (wicket maiden) South Africa 64/3 (188 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 3.76, RRR: 5.69)
AG Prince    0* (1b)      Abdur Razzak    3-1-7-1
JM Kemp    0* (2b)      Syed Rasel    8-0-32-2

Rafique comes on.

17.1

Mohammad Rafique to Kemp, no run, quickish arm-ball, on the off and middle, jabbed back to the bowler

17.2

Mohammad Rafique to Kemp, no run, leans forward, turns a full delivery to midwicket

17.3

Mohammad Rafique to Kemp, no run, on the off and middle, worked to cover

17.4

Mohammad Rafique to Kemp, no run, lands on the off and middle stump line, defended back down the track

17.5

Mohammad Rafique to Kemp, no run, on the middle and leg, goes on straight, dabbed to the on side

17.6

Mohammad Rafique to Kemp, no run, arm-ball and defended back down the track. The pressure is on.

End of over 18 (maiden) South Africa 64/3 (188 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 3.55, RRR: 5.87)
JM Kemp    0* (8b)      Mohammad Rafique    1-1-0-0
AG Prince    0* (1b)      Abdur Razzak    3-1-7-1

18.1

Abdur Razzak to Prince, no run, fullish, outside off stump, driven to cover

18.2

Abdur Razzak to Prince, no run, turns in from outside off, dabbed back down the track

18.3

Abdur Razzak to Prince, no run, spins in from outside off stump, Prince leans forward, plays it back to the bowler

18.4

Abdur Razzak to Prince, no run, on the middle stump line, turned to midwicket

18.5

Abdur Razzak to Prince, 1 run, spins in from outside off, slightly short in length, punched towards mid-on for a quick single

18.6

Abdur Razzak to Kemp, 1 run, full and on the off and middle, drives towards mid-off

End of over 19 (2 runs) South Africa 66/3 (186 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 3.47, RRR: 6.00)
JM Kemp    1* (9b)      Abdur Razzak    4-1-9-1
AG Prince    1* (6b)      Mohammad Rafique    1-1-0-0

19.1

Mohammad Rafique to Kemp, no run, leans forward to defend.

19.2

Mohammad Rafique to Kemp, no run, lands on the off and middle , turns towards off, pushed down the track

19.3

Mohammad Rafique to Kemp, no run, full and outside off, steered to point

19.4

Mohammad Rafique to Kemp, 1 run, slower through the air, on the middle stump line, driven to left of mid-on and they rush across for a quick single

19.5

Mohammad Rafique to Prince, OUT, Bangladesh tighten the screws further. They are climbing all over SA. Slow through the air, outside off stump, Prince tries to drive through the off side, is beaten in the flight, gets a inside-edge between mid-on and midwicket. Aftab swoops in from midwicket, throws the ball to Rafique who whips the bails off. Prince is short of the crease. They refer it upstairs. Out. Whatmore is delighted. He is seen clapping in the pavilion.

AG Prince run out 1 (11m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

19.6

Mohammad Rafique to Kemp, no run, driven to mid-on

End of over 20 (1 run) South Africa 67/4 (185 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 3.35, RRR: 6.16)
JM Kemp    2* (14b)      Mohammad Rafique    2-1-1-0
MV Boucher    0* (0b)      Abdur Razzak    4-1-9-1

20.1

Abdur Razzak to Boucher, 1 run, slipping on the leg side, turned past squareleg

20.2

Abdur Razzak to Kemp, no run, floats in from outside off, leans forward and defended to the on side

20.3

Abdur Razzak to Kemp, 2 wides, slips down the leg wide, Kemp tries to tickle it fine, misses and Rahim also fails to gather.

20.3

Abdur Razzak to Boucher, no run, slightly short in length, turns outside off, Boucher tries to cut, gets a under edge to the ground and Rahim makes the stop

20.4

Abdur Razzak to Boucher, no run, fuller, yorker-length, jabbed back to the bowler.

20.5

Abdur Razzak to Boucher, no run, lands on the off stump line, stops on Boucher who shaped to cut and ends up pushing to off side

20.6

Abdur Razzak to Boucher, no run, fires in full and quick, driven back to the bowler.

The spinners are really applying the squeeze.

End of over 21 (3 runs) South Africa 70/4 (182 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 3.33, RRR: 6.27)
MV Boucher    1* (5b)      Abdur Razzak    5-1-12-1
JM Kemp    2* (15b)      Mohammad Rafique    2-1-1-0

One more comes on now. Saqibul Hasan.

21.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Kemp, no run, arm-ball on the off stump line, nudged to point

21.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Kemp, 1 run, comes in with the arm, on the middle and off, the bat comes a touch outside the line, gets a inside-edge to the leg side.

Rahim is chirping away.

21.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Boucher, no run, leans forward to defend

21.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Boucher, no run, on the middle and leg, Boucher tries to sweep it hard, doesn't connect well

21.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Boucher, no run, on the middle stump line, tapped down the track

21.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Boucher, no run, outside off stump, full in length, it stops on Boucher who tries to drive, ends up turning it to midwicket. Just a single in the over.

End of over 22 (1 run) South Africa 71/4 (181 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 3.22, RRR: 6.46)
MV Boucher    1* (9b)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-1-0
JM Kemp    3* (17b)      Abdur Razzak    5-1-12-1

22.1

Abdur Razzak to Kemp, no run, That one kept low. Real low. Landed on a length outside off, Kemp shaped to cut but the ball shooted through and he is beaten.

22.2

Abdur Razzak to Kemp, 1 wide, slips down leg side

22.2

Abdur Razzak to Kemp, no run, fuller, driven towards mid-off, Mashrafe moves across from extra cover, dives to make the stop. The body language of the fielders is something to watch. They sense something real special here.

22.3

Abdur Razzak to Kemp, no run, driven to cover.

Mortaza is down. Might be cramps. Physio is out. He walks off the field now. He might have pulled his left leg. He has bowled 6 overs so far.

22.4

Abdur Razzak to Kemp, no run

22.5

Abdur Razzak to Kemp, no run, faster one, on the middle stump line, it turned sharply, dabbed to short third man.

22.6

Abdur Razzak to Kemp, no run, leans forward to push at a arm-ball.

The pitch is getting slower and lower. The ball has started to grip the surface. All good news if you are a Bangladeshi fan. The spinners will be tough to get away.

End of over 23 (1 run) South Africa 72/4 (180 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 3.13, RRR: 6.66)
JM Kemp    3* (23b)      Abdur Razzak    6-1-13-1
MV Boucher    1* (9b)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-1-0

23.1

Mohammad Rafique to Boucher, no run, lands outside off, comes with the arm, pushed to cover

23.2

Mohammad Rafique to Boucher, no run, slightly short, keeps a touch low, Boucher shapes to cut but is beaten by the lack of bounce and pace, swats it to cover.

23.3

Mohammad Rafique to Boucher, no run

23.4

Mohammad Rafique to Boucher, no run, arm-ball that keeps low . Boucher brings his bat down in a hurry, jabs it away to point

23.5

Mohammad Rafique to Boucher, no run, comes down the track, Rafique drags back the length and Boucher adjust to defend

23.6

Mohammad Rafique to Boucher, 1 run, on the middle stump line, flicked to right of midwicket

End of over 24 (1 run) South Africa 73/4 (179 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 3.04, RRR: 6.88)
MV Boucher    2* (15b)      Mohammad Rafique    3-1-2-0
JM Kemp    3* (23b)      Abdur Razzak    6-1-13-1

24.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Boucher, 1 run, comes down the track, drives to long on

24.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Kemp, 1 run, floats in on the middle, driven through midwicket.

The 3rd Powerplay was very good for Bangladesh. Three wickets and only five runs

24.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Boucher, 1 run, leans forward, drives through the on side

24.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Kemp, no run, Smart work from Rahim. Flighted delivery that landed on the off and middle and turned away. Kemp was beaten in the flight and then, by the turn. Rahim whips the bails off. They refer it to third ump. Kemp has dragged his foot back in time.

24.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Kemp, 1 run, turning away from Kemp who runs it down to shor third man

24.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Boucher, no run, on the middle stump line, driven to midwicket

End of over 25 (4 runs) South Africa 77/4 (175 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 3.08, RRR: 7.00)
MV Boucher    4* (18b)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-5-0
JM Kemp    5* (26b)      Mohammad Rafique    3-1-2-0

25.1

Mohammad Rafique to Kemp, 1 run, on the off stump line, driven to long-off

25.2

Mohammad Rafique to Boucher, 1 run, drifts on to the leg side, tucked past square-leg

"Cmon boys, Cmon lads.. Come on!," screams Rahim.

25.3

Mohammad Rafique to Kemp, 1 run, on the middle stump line, driven to long off

25.4

Mohammad Rafique to Boucher, no run

25.5

Mohammad Rafique to Boucher, no run, flighted delivery outside off stump, Boucher goes for a slog-sweep, edges it to the pad

25.6

Mohammad Rafique to Boucher, 1 run, came down the track, tried to whip it to on side, gets a edge to short third man

End of over 26 (4 runs) South Africa 81/4 (171 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 3.11, RRR: 7.12)
MV Boucher    6* (22b)      Mohammad Rafique    4-1-6-0
JM Kemp    7* (28b)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-5-0

26.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Boucher, no run, tossed up, defended back to the bowler

26.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Boucher, no run, fired in on leg stump, turned to short fine leg

26.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Boucher, SIX, big shot! Boucher charges out to his crease, bowler fires it wide, he reaches across and goes through with his shot, and sends it miles into the stands over extra cover!

26.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Boucher, OUT, but not this time! Boucher goes! Again he shimmies down the track, again the bowler smartly fires it a little wider, he's not to the pitch of it but goes through with an attempted chip over the infield, gets under it, and ends up scooping it tamely down long-off's throat! Bangladesh on fire!

MV Boucher c Syed Rasel b Shakib Al Hasan 12 (19m 26b 0x4 1x6) SR: 46.15

87 for 5. Here's Herschelle Gibbs.

26.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Kemp, OUT, gone! Saqibul! Wow! Fires it in on middle and leg, the ball doesnt come onto the bat at all, Kemp loosely drives back down the track, leaden-footed, and Saqibul moves quickly to his right and pouches it, getting into a tangle with Prince, running for Gibbs, at the other end, but he's got two in two! South Africa in dire straits! What a game, this cricket!

JM Kemp c & b Shakib Al Hasan 7 (40m 29b 0x4 0x6) SR: 24.13

You should have a look at the Bangladeshis. Pumped up, the ground is abuzz. He's on a hat-trick. Here's Pollock

26.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Pollock, 1 run, gently tossed up on middle and leg, worked to midwicket for one

A great over from Saqibul. Take a bow.

End of over 27 (7 runs) South Africa 88/6 (164 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 3.25, RRR: 7.13)
SM Pollock    1* (1b)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-12-2
HH Gibbs    0* (0b)      Mohammad Rafique    4-1-6-0

27.1

Mohammad Rafique to Pollock, no run, lands on the middle and off, stops, Pollock drives, inside-edge on to the boot, bounds off the ground into Rahim's gloves.

27.2

Mohammad Rafique to Pollock, no run

27.3

Mohammad Rafique to Pollock, 2 runs, slightly short in length, outside off, cut past point

27.4

Mohammad Rafique to Pollock, 1 run, on the middle and leg, flicked past square-leg

Required run rate is 7.23. The heat is on.

27.5

Mohammad Rafique to Gibbs, no run, slow through the air, o nthe off stump line, Gibbs is made to wait and he dabs it to off side.

27.6

Mohammad Rafique to Gibbs, no run, faster this time - Rafique is mixing 'em up beautifully, nudged to the on side

End of over 28 (3 runs) South Africa 91/6 (161 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 3.25, RRR: 7.31)
HH Gibbs    0* (2b)      Mohammad Rafique    5-1-9-0
SM Pollock    4* (5b)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-12-2

28.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Pollock, no run, floates in from outside off, Pollock tries to make room, no luck, dabs it to the off side

28.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Pollock, 1 run, works this one towards mid-on for a single

28.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, no run, from wide of the crease, on the middle stump line, Gibbs leans forward to defend

28.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, no run, on the off stump line, pushed to cover

28.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, no run, down the leg side, Gibbs tries to sweep, misses, goes off the pad

28.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, 1 run, picks up a single with a deflection to behind square

End of over 29 (2 runs) South Africa 93/6 (159 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 3.20, RRR: 7.57)
HH Gibbs    1* (6b)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-14-2
SM Pollock    5* (7b)      Mohammad Rafique    5-1-9-0

29.1

Mohammad Rafique to Gibbs, 1 run, short in length, on the off stump line, Gibbs tries to cut but is cramped for the room and punches it to cover point

29.2

Mohammad Rafique to Pollock, 1 run, comes in with the arm, driven to long on

29.3

Mohammad Rafique to Gibbs, no run, on the off stump line, again he tries to back away. Again he is cramped. Ends up swatting it back to the bowler. That's a risky shot in these conditions.

29.4

Mohammad Rafique to Gibbs, no run, on the middle stump line, driven down the track

29.5

Mohammad Rafique to Gibbs, 2 runs, full and on the legs, flicked past short fine leg fielder.

29.6

Mohammad Rafique to Gibbs, 1 run, comes in with the arm, on the off and middle, driven to mid-off and they rush across for a quick single

End of over 30 (5 runs) South Africa 98/6 (154 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 3.26, RRR: 7.70)
HH Gibbs    5* (11b)      Mohammad Rafique    6-1-14-0
SM Pollock    6* (8b)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-14-2

30.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, no run

30.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, 2 runs, lands outside off stump, spins with a bit of bounce, cut to right of the sweeper cover.

Gav, from UK. :"I am following the match through my laptop, with my sick 21 month old daughter cuddled into me. Every wicket fall is met by laughs from me and smiles from my girl! I would like to thank Bangladesh for helping my daughter get better!"

30.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, no run, on the off and middle, goes on with the arm, pushed to the on side.

30.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, FOUR, faster. short in length, outside off stump, Gibbs goes back, forces it to left of cover where Mortaza dives but can't stop. He is angry with himself.

30.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, no run, on the middle and leg, turned to short fine-leg

30.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, no run, slower through the air, on the off stump line, defended on the front foot

End of over 31 (6 runs) South Africa 104/6 (148 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 3.35, RRR: 7.78)
HH Gibbs    11* (17b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-20-2
SM Pollock    6* (8b)      Mohammad Rafique    6-1-14-0

31.1

Mohammad Rafique to Pollock, no run, on the middle stump line, pushed to the on side

31.2

Mohammad Rafique to Pollock, 1 run, arm-ball that rushes on straight after landing just outside off stump, cut to deep point

Jayantha Jayman "Well done Tigers! Another banana skin? No, just Tigers getting into a habit!"

31.3

Mohammad Rafique to Gibbs, 1 run, short and on the middle, pulled away past square-leg

31.4

Mohammad Rafique to Pollock, no run, full, straight, on the middle and leg, turned to midwicket

31.5

Mohammad Rafique to Pollock, 1 run, slow in the air, drifts on the middle, goes on straight, Pollock waits, wrists it past square-leg

31.6

Mohammad Rafique to Gibbs, no run, on the off stump line, punched back to the bowler

End of over 32 (3 runs) South Africa 107/6 (145 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 3.34, RRR: 8.05)
HH Gibbs    12* (19b 1x4)      Mohammad Rafique    7-1-17-0
SM Pollock    8* (12b)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-20-2

32.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Pollock, 1 run, on the off stump line, patted to cover point for a quick single

32.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, SIX, up up and over long on. Gibbs waltzes down the track and lofts it over long on. Pollock is pretty happy with the stroke. The fielder was not on the ropes, was well inside and he couldn't back peddle in time. It just went over the ropes.

32.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, 1 run, on the middle and leg, swept to short fine leg

32.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Pollock, 1 run

32.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, 1 run, another sweep. Another single.

32.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Pollock, 1 run, tossed-up, outside off, driven to long-on.

End of over 33 (11 runs) South Africa 118/6 (134 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 3.57, RRR: 7.88)
SM Pollock    11* (15b)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-31-2
HH Gibbs    20* (22b 1x4 1x6)      Mohammad Rafique    7-1-17-0

33.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Pollock, 1 run, lands on length, outside off stump, driven to left of cover.

Ozzy, in UK. "I'm an 18year old law student doing an essay on the house of lords reform with a headache and severe lack of sleep..but i have cricinfo in the background keeping me awake! come on bangladesh! "

Hmm..... you finish that essay. I doubt it though.

33.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gibbs, no run, length-delivery outside off, Gibbs eases forward, turns it to point

33.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gibbs, no run, short in length, outside off, driven to mid-off

33.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gibbs, 1 run, slower one, outside off, Gibbs waits, opens the bat-face, guides it to left of backward point

33.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Pollock, 2 runs, run out chance missed. Gibbs survives. Another slower one, Pollock cuts to left of Aftab Ahmed at point. Prince, the bye-runner for Gibbs, rushes across. Pollock retreats but Aftab fires a throw at the striker's end. Wrong end. misses and they run for the over throw

33.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Pollock, no run

End of over 34 (4 runs) South Africa 122/6 (130 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 3.58, RRR: 8.12)
SM Pollock    14* (18b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-0-27-0
HH Gibbs    21* (25b 1x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-31-2

34.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, 2 runs, floated outside off, cut to right of sweeper cover where Omar rushes to his right, slides to make a neat stop

34.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, 1 run, on the middle and leg, swept to long leg

34.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Pollock, 1 run, on the middle stump line, Pollock leans forward, waits, places it to left of midwicket

34.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, 1 run, slightly short on length, Gibbs backs away and cuts through the off side.

34.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Pollock, 1 run, Now it's the turn of Pollock to cut.

34.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, 1 run, drifts on to the leg and middle, Gibbs goes back, wrists it past square-leg for a single

End of over 35 (7 runs) South Africa 129/6 (123 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 3.68, RRR: 8.20)
HH Gibbs    26* (29b 1x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-38-2
SM Pollock    16* (20b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-0-27-0

Akthar Ali Khan's club team-mate writes in, "By the way - how is the SA body language. I am from Bangladesh originally and played cricket for Dhaka University - Athar Ali Khan was one of my team mates"

The men in the middle - Gibbs and Pollock are looking pretty fine. Experienced hands. Gibbs is batting fluently and Pollock is a good player of spin. The cat will be among the pigeons if a wicket falls though. This is the partnership for them.

35.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gibbs, 1 run, length-delivery outside off, slashed away to third man

35.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Pollock, 1 run, length ball, driven to sweeper cover for a single

35.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gibbs, 1 run, slightly short and Gibbs is quick to rock back and pull it in front of square for another single. Crisply struck but straight to the sweeper on the leg side

35.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Pollock, no run, full and wide, Pollock goes for the drive but can't get the timing right. Probably trying to hit too hard, trickles to short third man

35.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Pollock, OUT, Nailed 'em. Driven to mid-off and takes off for a single. And there he is ... Tamim Iqbal swoops down on the ball, picks up in one motion and lets rip a cracker of a direct hit. Pollock struggles to make his ground and is just short of his crease. It's referred upstairs and he's a goner. This appeared to be a promising partnership developing but one direct hit can change it all. Bangladesh, Bangladesh ... the chants go around the stadium

SM Pollock run out 17 (32m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 73.91

35.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gibbs, 1 run, full and straight, swinging in. Gibbs presents the full face of the bat, gets on the front foot and drives crisply past the bowler. Beats mid-off but long-on mops up near the boundary line.

End of over 36 (4 runs) South Africa 133/7 (119 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 3.69, RRR: 8.50)
HH Gibbs    29* (32b 1x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-0-31-0
A Nel    0* (0b)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-38-2

36.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, no run, dropped short, spinning away wide. Gibbs cuts but can't get the timing right.

36.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, 1 run, driven to long-on for a single. Asking rate upto 8.63 now. Gibbs will need to do it all now

36.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Nel, no run, drifting on the pads, strikes Nel on the leg and trickles to short fine

36.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Nel, 1 run, slightly back of a length and faster. Driven to long-off for a single

36.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, 2 runs, Cutely done that time. Outside off, slightly short, Gibbs turns the face of the bat at the last moment and nudges it down to third man for a couple. Well executed that

36.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, no run, Sees the ball slightly short and backs away trying to cut, works it to the off side but it's straight to the cover fielder

End of over 37 (4 runs) South Africa 137/7 (115 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 3.70, RRR: 8.84)
HH Gibbs    32* (36b 1x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-42-2
A Nel    1* (2b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-0-31-0

Mohammad Rafique replaces Mortaza. Round the wicket to Nel

37.1

Mohammad Rafique to Nel, no run, Straight and quick, pushed back to the bowler

37.2

Mohammad Rafique to Nel, no run, pitched on leg and spinning away, patted back

37.3

Mohammad Rafique to Nel, OUT, Classical left-arm spinner dismissal that. Flight and loop, unlike the quicker ones that preceeded it. Nel tries to push it back again but is beaten by the flight and only manages to tamely pop it back to the bowler. Rafique is waiting and plucks off a good low catch, throws the ball up in celebration and is mobbed by his team-mates. Rafique da, that old warhorse, knows a thing or two about this game, it seems

A Nel c & b Mohammad Rafique 1 (4m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

Charl Langeveldt comes in

37.4

Mohammad Rafique to Langeveldt, no run, turned to short fine leg, no run

37.5

Mohammad Rafique to Langeveldt, no run, dart fired in quickly, Langeveldt gets his bat down just in time, back to the bowler

37.6

Mohammad Rafique to Langeveldt, no run, defended and gets a deflection from the pads

End of over 38 (wicket maiden) South Africa 137/8 (115 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 3.60, RRR: 9.58)
CK Langeveldt    0* (3b)      Mohammad Rafique    8-2-17-1
HH Gibbs    32* (36b 1x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-42-2

38.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, 1 run, short in length, outside off, stops on the ball, swatted to the off side

38.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Langeveldt, no run, arm-ball, on the off stump line, drives, gets a inside-edge to pad

38.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Langeveldt, no run, lands on a length, goes on straight, defended on the front foot

38.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Langeveldt, 1 run, outside off stump, short in length, cut past point

38.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, 1 run, on the middle and off stump, Gibbs goes down on a bent knee, sweeps it to long leg

38.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Langeveldt, no run, lands on a length, on the off stump, moves in, played to right of the bowler

End of over 39 (3 runs) South Africa 140/8 (112 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 3.58, RRR: 10.18)
CK Langeveldt    1* (7b)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-0-45-2
HH Gibbs    34* (38b 1x4 1x6)      Mohammad Rafique    8-2-17-1

39.1

Mohammad Rafique to Gibbs, 1 run, slightly short in length, pulled pst midwicket

There are bunch of school boys in the crowd. And they are all clapping and cheering as Rafique runs in.

39.2

Mohammad Rafique to Langeveldt, no run

39.3

Mohammad Rafique to Langeveldt, no run, full and straigth, defended with a straight face of the bat

39.4

Mohammad Rafique to Langeveldt, no run

39.5

Mohammad Rafique to Langeveldt, no run, tossed-up, on the middle, driven to midwicket

39.6

Mohammad Rafique to Langeveldt, no run, lands short in length, on the off and middle, hurries off the turf, the bat comes down in time and he keeps it out.

End of over 40 (1 run) South Africa 141/8 (111 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 3.52, RRR: 11.10)
CK Langeveldt    1* (12b)      Mohammad Rafique    9-2-18-1
HH Gibbs    35* (39b 1x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-0-45-2

40.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, 1 run, on the middle stump line, turned to left of midwicket.

40.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Langeveldt, no run, from wide of the crease, it lands on the off stump, keeps low, goes on straight, defended on the front foot

40.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Langeveldt, no run, full and straight, pushed back to the bowler

40.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Langeveldt, no run, on the off stump line, played quietly to cover.

40.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Langeveldt, 1 run, fuller, driven to long off

"Good going boys," says Rahim. who else.

40.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Gibbs, 2 runs, Another sweep shot from Gibbs. He will get two. That brings Langeveldt on strike. Bangladesh won't complain.

End of over 41 (4 runs) South Africa 145/8 (107 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 3.53, RRR: 11.88)
HH Gibbs    38* (41b 1x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-0-49-2
CK Langeveldt    2* (16b)      Mohammad Rafique    9-2-18-1

Sarath: " I'm an Indian in the US still trying to digest my country's early dismissal from the World Cup. But seeing this match it gives me great satisfaction that we lost to a country that is so committed and passionate about this game. Go Bangla Tigers!"

41.1

Mohammad Rafique to Langeveldt, 1 run, Langeveldt gets off the strike with a drive to long-off

41.2

Mohammad Rafique to Gibbs, no run, lands on the off and middle, turns away, pushed to cover

41.3

Mohammad Rafique to Gibbs, no run, lands outside off, goes on straight, Gibbs is on the front foot, late-cuts it to short third man. The game is meandering.

41.4

Mohammad Rafique to Gibbs, 1 run, o nthe middle stump line, driven through midwicket. Just one run screams you- know-who.

41.5

Mohammad Rafique to Langeveldt, 1 run

41.6

Mohammad Rafique to Gibbs, 1 run, 10overs. 1 wicket and 22 runs. That's Rafique's figures. Slightly short in length, outside off, cut to sweeper cover

End of over 42 (4 runs) South Africa 149/8 (103 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 3.54, RRR: 12.87)
HH Gibbs    40* (45b 1x4 1x6)      Mohammad Rafique    10-2-22-1
CK Langeveldt    4* (18b)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-0-49-2

42.1

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, 1 run, on the middle and leg, flicked to deep midwicket

Ozzy our man with the essay assingment says he has done 1500 words so far. Another 1500 to go and shouts, "special thanks to Wikipedia for my progress thus far!"

Aha! btw after your mail, there was a slew of mails from other students studying law saying how they have to finish essays but this game.....

no wonder we are not getting good justice these days. Can we stop watching the game and do our work please?!

42.2

Abdur Razzak to Langeveldt, no run, turns past Langeveldt who shapes to cut but misses

42.3

Abdur Razzak to Langeveldt, 1 run, outside off, driven through cover

42.4

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, no run

42.5

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, no run, full and straight, driven back to the bowler

42.6

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, 1 run, short in length, turned to square-leg

End of over 43 (3 runs) South Africa 152/8 (100 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 3.53, RRR: 14.28)
HH Gibbs    42* (49b 1x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    7-1-16-1
CK Langeveldt    5* (20b)      Mohammad Rafique    10-2-22-1

43.1

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, 1 run, low full-toss, on the off and middle, driven to long on

Bashar has a chat with Rasel. Now we are ready

43.2

Syed Rasel to Langeveldt, no run, slower one, off cutter, around off stump, dabbed to backward point

43.3

Syed Rasel to Langeveldt, no run, slightly short in length, on the middle and off stump line, pushed back to the bowler

43.4

Syed Rasel to Langeveldt, 1 run, on the middle and leg, flicked past square-leg

Rahim is still screaming words of encouragement. He is one enthusiastic kid.

43.5

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, 1 run

43.6

Syed Rasel to Langeveldt, no run, back of length, on the middle and leg, it keeps low, kept out by the batsman.

Rahim cooes, "Oh! yes! Oh! yes!"

End of over 44 (3 runs) South Africa 155/8 (97 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 3.52, RRR: 16.16)
CK Langeveldt    6* (24b)      Syed Rasel    9-0-35-2
HH Gibbs    44* (51b 1x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    7-1-16-1

44.1

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, no run, leans forward to defend a length-delivery.

44.2

Abdur Razzak to Gibbs, 1 run, on the middle and leg, worked to deep midwicket.

44.3

Abdur Razzak to Langeveldt, no run, beaten. Flighted delivery, on the off stump line, lands on the rough, grips and turns away. Langeveldt is beaten trying to drive

44.4

Abdur Razzak to Langeveldt, no run, this one is quicker and flatter. Thuds into the pad, loud shout for lbw but it was slipping down the leg side

44.5

Abdur Razzak to Langeveldt, no run, lands on the middle and off, breaks away, Langeveldt leans forward and shoulders arms. Rahim doesn't think it was a genuine leave. ooh's and aah's from him.

44.6

Abdur Razzak to Langeveldt, no run

End of over 45 (1 run) South Africa 156/8 (96 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 3.46, RRR: 19.20)
CK Langeveldt    6* (28b)      Abdur Razzak    8-1-17-1
HH Gibbs    45* (53b 1x4 1x6)      Syed Rasel    9-0-35-2

45.1

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, 1 run, full and straight, driven to long on

45.2

Syed Rasel to Langeveldt, 1 run, on the middle and leg, fullish, driven uppishly, to widish long on

45.3

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, 1 run, overpitched outside off, driven to long off

No boundaries in the last 12 overs. The squeeze is truly on.

45.4

Syed Rasel to Langeveldt, 1 run, full and outside off, slashed away to sweeper cover

45.5

Syed Rasel to Gibbs, 1 run, slower one, on the middle and off, driven to long on

45.6

Syed Rasel to Langeveldt, 1 run, length-delivery on the off stump line, defended on the off side

End of over 46 (6 runs) South Africa 162/8 (90 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 3.52, RRR: 22.50)
CK Langeveldt    9* (31b)      Syed Rasel    10-0-41-2
HH Gibbs    48* (56b 1x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    8-1-17-1

46.1

Abdur Razzak to Langeveldt, OUT, And then they were one. Plumb. Landed on the middle stump line, went straight on, the bat came outside the line and the ball thudded into the back pad. In front of middle. Bangladesh inch closer to a famous win.

CK Langeveldt lbw b Abdur Razzak 9 (28m 32b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.12

46.2

Abdur Razzak to Ntini, 1 wide, slips down the leg side, wide called.

46.2

Abdur Razzak to Ntini, no run, lands on the off stump line, Ntini goes for an expansive drive, misses and the ball spits away

46.3

Abdur Razzak to Ntini, no run, goes back, waits for the turn before pushing it to the off side

46.4

Abdur Razzak to Ntini, no run, huge shout for a catch. Ntini pushes at a delivery which breaks away sharply and Rahim takes it and goes up in appeal. Not sure whether he got a nick there.

46.5

Abdur Razzak to Ntini, 2 runs, slightly short and cut past point

End of over 47 (3 runs) South Africa 165/9 (87 runs required from 19 balls, RR: 3.52, RRR: 27.47)
M Ntini    2* (4b)      Abdur Razzak    8.5-1-20-2
HH Gibbs    48* (56b 1x4 1x6)      Syed Rasel    10-0-41-2

Joydip Das: "During the 90s, I spent a lot of time (and money) to watch Bangladesh lose match after match in Dhaka's Bangabandhu Stadium, even against Kenya. Guess now I'm being paid back by this wonderful Bangladeshi team..."

47.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gibbs, 1 run, goes for a yorker, ends up as a low full-toss, driven to mid-off

47.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ntini, FOUR, Hello? FIrst four in quite some time. Overpitched outside offstump and Ntini drills it through extra cover

47.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ntini, 1 run, low full-toss, outside off stump, Ntini gets off the strike with a drive to long off

47.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gibbs, SIX, That's a monster hit. Low full-toss, on the middle and off stump line, swung over deep midwicket.

47.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gibbs, 1 run, another full-toss, outside off stump, hit to sweeper cover

47.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ntini, 1 run, another low full-toss - quite a poor over this, driven to long off

End of over 48 (14 runs) South Africa 179/9 (73 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 3.72, RRR: 36.50)
M Ntini    8* (7b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-0-45-0
HH Gibbs    56* (59b 1x4 2x6)      Abdur Razzak    8.5-1-20-2

48.1

Abdur Razzak to Ntini, no run, on the middle and leg, defended on the front foot

48.2

Abdur Razzak to Ntini, no run, on the off stump line, driven to cover

48.3

Abdur Razzak to Ntini, 5 wides, slips down the leg side, Rahim can't get across in time and it runs down to fine-leg boundary

48.3

Abdur Razzak to Ntini, no run, on the off stump line, run down to backward point

48.4

Abdur Razzak to Ntini, OUT, Another famous win for Bangladesh. The players hug each other. This is definitely bigger than the win against India. SA were ranked no 1. No longer though. Now they slip to the second position. Tossed-up on the stumps, Ntini tries to flick it to the on side, gets a leading edge which balloons over cover. Mortaza runs back and takes it. The players mob each other. Stumps are grabbed as souvenirs. The show has just begun for Bangladesh. The celebrations will go long in the night in Dhaka and other parts of Bangladesh. They have a devoted contigent who live outside the country. This will be a special moment to all of them.

This is Sriram Veera, signing off for Cricinfo. Good bye and good luck.

M Ntini c Mashrafe Mortaza b Abdur Razzak 8 (10m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

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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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