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)

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

South Africa 18/1   AB de Villiers 5* (10b)   Syed Rasel 2.4-0-7-1

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

South Africa 63/2   AB de Villiers 15* (34b 1x4)   Syed Rasel 7.4-0-31-2

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

South Africa 64/3   JM Kemp 0* (2b)   Abdur Razzak 2.5-0-7-1

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

South Africa 67/4   JM Kemp 2* (13b)   Mohammad Rafique 1.5-1-1-0

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

South Africa 87/5   JM Kemp 7* (28b)   Shakib Al Hasan 2.4-0-11-1

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

South Africa 87/6   HH Gibbs 0* (0b)   Shakib Al Hasan 2.5-0-11-2

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

South Africa 132/7   HH Gibbs 28* (31b 1x4 1x6)   Mashrafe Mortaza 7.5-0-30-0

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

South Africa 137/8   HH Gibbs 32* (36b 1x4 1x6)   Mohammad Rafique 7.3-1-17-1

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

South Africa 162/9   HH Gibbs 48* (56b 1x4 1x6)   Abdur Razzak 8.1-1-17-2

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

South Africa 184/10   HH Gibbs 56* (59b 1x4 2x6)   Abdur Razzak 9.4-1-25-3





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