Zimbabwe Twenty20 Triangular Series - 5th match

Bangladesh XI v South Africa XI

Bangladesh XI won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)

ESPN Cricinfo welcomes you to game 5 in the T20 Tri-Series match played in Harae between Bangladesh and South Africa.

Bangladesh comes in after a win against Zimbabwe yesterday and South Africa looks to a vast improvement after their loss to Zimbabwe two days ago.

Both teams have one win and will be looking for a win today to reach the final on Sunday. Zimbabwe being the only team to have registered two wins.

I am Keith and will be bringing this match to you.

A maximum of 22 is expected today with some cloud cover. The North East wind is gusting at about 25 kph, but as has been shown batting first in Harare is a bonus so winning the toss is important. The pitch is not expected to be any diffent so a slow track is on the cards.

Toss: South Africa has won the toss and will bat first.

Teams: South Africa: 3 changes for South Africa, Faf du Plessis, Farhaan Behardien and Chris Morris come in for Richard Levi, JP Duminy and Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

Bangladesh: Junaid Siddique and Farhad Reza are the Bangladesh additions.

The reason given for the exclusion of JP Duminy is that he was always only going to play the first two games and has returned home to cape Town.

0.1

Abdur Razzak to Amla, no run, Razzak starts to Amla and is on the spot, defended to the bowler

Bangladesh have read the conditions very well only giving away 7 fours and 2 sixes. Lets see if South Africa has learnt anything, with 4 seamers that is not going to be easy

0.1

Abdur Razzak to Amla, no run

0.1

Abdur Razzak to Amla, no run, stroked off the toes down the ground towards long on

0.2

Abdur Razzak to Amla, no run, defends again from length and line to cover

0.3

Abdur Razzak to Amla, FOUR, slight width but the fuller length is what gets the ball driven through the covers

0.4

Abdur Razzak to Amla, no run, playing from the crease, strokes the drive to mid-off

0.5

Abdur Razzak to Amla, no run, shorter ball, cuts straight at cover point

0.6

Abdur Razzak to Amla, no run, good over finishes with a ball angled in at the legs, defends from the front foot to the bowler

End of over 1 (4 runs) South Africa XI 4/0
HM Amla    4* (6b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-4-0
F du Plessis    0* (0b)     

1.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to du Plessis, 2 runs, Mortaza shares the new ball with a width ball outside off, chops to third man, fumble gives them the couple

1.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to du Plessis, no run, firmly punched off the backfoot, cover point cuts it off

1.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to du Plessis, FOUR, shuffles down the pitch, drives cleanly down the ground, good timing

1.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to du Plessis, 1 run, well forward on the leg side, nudges wide of mid-on for the quick run

1.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, 1 run, well forward, looks to clear mid-off, does, but only just

1.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to du Plessis, 1 run, down the pitch again, this is flicked off the legs to the deep backwward square leg

End of over 2 (9 runs) South Africa XI 13/0
F du Plessis    8* (5b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-9-0
HM Amla    5* (7b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-4-0

2.1

Abdur Razzak to du Plessis, 1 run, leg stump line, turned off the hips wide of fine leg, good fielding keeps them to one

2.2

Abdur Razzak to Amla, FOUR, touch short, brings the Amla wrists into the game, whips that through the off field

2.3

Abdur Razzak to Amla, 1 run, gently nudges from the leg stump to the on side

2.4

Abdur Razzak to du Plessis, no run, arm ball, back to cut, no turn, beaten, great delivery

2.5

Abdur Razzak to du Plessis, no run, all defensive and pushes down the pitch to the bowler

2.6

Abdur Razzak to du Plessis, no run, another good ball, no width, no length to work with, so he gently pats that back up the pitch

End of over 3 (6 runs) South Africa XI 19/0
F du Plessis    9* (9b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-10-0
HM Amla    10* (9b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-9-0

3.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, 2 runs, well played by Amla, gets to the off side, nudges genly into the gap at midwicket, great running

3.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, no run, outside off, slower off cutter, beats Amla's inside edge as it comes back from a shortish length

3.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, 1 run, gets inside the line and nudges down towards fine leg

3.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to du Plessis, 2 runs, gets well forward, opens the blade and strokes that past cover point who chases to the rope

3.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to du Plessis, no run, makes room to the off, ball sits up from the slow track, nudges down the pitch

3.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to du Plessis, no run, down the pitch, rash shot, almost a hoik as he swings hard at that, beats the outside edge

End of over 4 (5 runs) South Africa XI 24/0
F du Plessis    11* (12b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-14-0
HM Amla    13* (12b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-10-0

4.1

Elias Sunny to Amla, 2 runs, Sunny is given the ball and starts leg side, looks to go on side, thick edge, spoons that just over the covers

4.2

Elias Sunny to Amla, 1 run, uses the feet and again gets the outside half of the bat to the extra cover, good running

4.3

Elias Sunny to du Plessis, 2 runs, goes aerial and leg side, almost likes a golf wedge shot, hauled in short of the rope

4.4

Elias Sunny to du Plessis, OUT, slower ball, and is swung away to the on side, gets it high on the bat and a very good catch by Rahman, back pedaling and then diving behind him to get two hands on it

F du Plessis c Ziaur Rahman b Elias Sunny 13 (17m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 92.85

4.5

Elias Sunny to Amla, no run, turn and bounce surprises Amla who pulls the bat out of the way

4.6

Elias Sunny to Amla, 1 run, nudges that into the on side from the back foot

End of over 5 (6 runs) South Africa XI 30/1
HM Amla    17* (16b 2x4)      Elias Sunny    1-0-6-1
CA Ingram    0* (0b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-14-0

5.1

Mahmudullah to Amla, 1 run, Mahmadulla's turn to turn the arm and his nudges to the on side

5.2

Mahmudullah to Ingram, no run, well forward on the off as he goes round the wicket to the left hander, in the air but short of the short cover

5.3

Mahmudullah to Ingram, no run, has to hurry the shot punching to the off

5.4

Mahmudullah to Ingram, 1 run, that too pops up off the bat but again just clears the man at midwicket

5.5

Mahmudullah to Amla, 1 run, nudges to the on side, almost a get out of jail shot for Amla

5.6

Mahmudullah to Ingram, OUT, GONE, comes down the pitch, does not get to the ball, has to reach for it, haurries back to the bowlers right, taken very low, another good catch

CA Ingram c & b Mahmudullah 1 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

End of over 6 (3 runs) South Africa XI 33/2
     Mahmudullah    1-0-3-1
HM Amla    19* (18b 2x4)      Elias Sunny    1-0-6-1

6.1

Elias Sunny to Amla, 1 run, on the back foot, soft hands to the off, point in but they are through in a flash

6.2

Elias Sunny to Ontong, OUT, gets well forward, nudges towards point, run is never on, Amla is sent back, does not turn quick enough, Hossain collects, fires, direct hit, GONE

HM Amla run out 20 (25m 19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 105.26

6.3

Elias Sunny to Ontong, no run, defends to point, no run this time

6.4

Elias Sunny to Ontong, no run, again he is on the back foot, pushes to the off, Hossain gathers

6.5

Elias Sunny to Ontong, no run, on the back foot forcing, turn and bounce beats the outside edge

6.6

Elias Sunny to Ontong, no run, gets back in the crease, pushes to the off, great over, 1 run, 2 wickets

End of over 7 (1 run) South Africa XI 34/3
JL Ontong    0* (5b)      Elias Sunny    2-0-7-1
F Behardien    0* (0b)      Mahmudullah    1-0-3-1

7.1

Mahmudullah to Behardien, 1 run, gets well forward, works that towards the short fine leg

7.2

Mahmudullah to Ontong, 1 run, full toss surpeises him, maybe in a defensive mode with the current situation, nudges to midwicket

7.3

Mahmudullah to Behardien, no run, well forward on the leg, pushes firmly to midwicket

7.4

Mahmudullah to Behardien, no run, just outside off, drives, beaten

7.5

Mahmudullah to Behardien, no run, defends from the front foot to the bowler

7.6

Mahmudullah to Behardien, 2 runs, gets well to that, strokes the on drive past the midwicket for an easy two

End of over 8 (4 runs) South Africa XI 38/3
F Behardien    3* (5b)      Mahmudullah    2-0-7-1
JL Ontong    1* (6b)      Elias Sunny    2-0-7-1

8.1

Elias Sunny to Ontong, FOUR, sweeps from length, gets the bottom edge to short fine leg, throw comes in, direct hit, Ontong is safe, but the ball continues to the boundary

8.2

Elias Sunny to Ontong, no run, defends to the off

8.3

Elias Sunny to Ontong, no run, gets well forward again, nudges that wide of cover

8.4

Elias Sunny to Ontong, 2 runs, slashes the drive to the off, runs away behind square, fielder does get fingers to it, takes the pace out of the ball and save the boundary

8.5

Elias Sunny to Ontong, 1 run, runs that off leg to the on side, gently played to get the run out of it

8.6

Elias Sunny to Behardien, 1 run, defensive push outside off towards cover

End of over 9 (8 runs) South Africa XI 46/3
F Behardien    4* (6b)      Elias Sunny    3-0-15-1
JL Ontong    8* (11b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    2-0-7-1

9.1

Nasir Hossain to Ontong, 1 run, on the back foot, worked to the on side from outside off, quick but easy run taken

9.2

Nasir Hossain to Behardien, 1 run, worked from line to the on side, lots of singles available on the leg side

9.3

Nasir Hossain to Ontong, 1 run, Ontong playing everything off the back foot now, worked off the legs to short fine leg

9.4

Nasir Hossain to Behardien, 1 run

9.5

Nasir Hossain to Ontong, 1 run, sweeps well this time, actually came forward, deep square leg in the way

9.6

Nasir Hossain to Behardien, no run, gets one flight on the off, good length that, stroked straight at cover

End of over 10 (5 runs) South Africa XI 51/3
F Behardien    6* (9b)      Nasir Hossain    1-0-5-0
JL Ontong    11* (14b 1x4)      Elias Sunny    3-0-15-1

10.1

Abdur Razzak to Ontong, 1 run, playes the cut from a fairly straight ball, played late, gets a run to third man

10.2

Abdur Razzak to Behardien, no run, beaten outside off as he forces from the back foot

10.3

Abdur Razzak to Behardien, 1 run, drives firmly down the ground, long on cleans up

10.4

Abdur Razzak to Ontong, no run, uses his feet, gets to the pitch, drives towards the deep cover

10.5

Abdur Razzak to Ontong, no run, short ball, back on the pull, forces and is beaten, missed out there

10.6

Abdur Razzak to Ontong, no run, touch short and wide, cuts well this time, no justice for the batsman, finds the backward point

End of over 11 (2 runs) South Africa XI 53/3
JL Ontong    12* (18b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-12-0
F Behardien    7* (11b)      Nasir Hossain    1-0-5-0

11.1

Nasir Hossain to Behardien, 1 run, full on the toes flicked away towards the deep square leg

11.2

Nasir Hossain to Ontong, SIX, much needed this, slog sweep goes high and handsome over the midwicket rope

11.3

Nasir Hossain to Ontong, 2 runs, leg side, back, plays very fine, deft touch

11.4

Nasir Hossain to Ontong, 1 run, round the wicket, fires in leg side, again tickles that off the legs towards and wide of short fine leg

11.5

Nasir Hossain to Behardien, no run, round the wicket, angles that well across the right hander, beaten on the back foot

11.6

Nasir Hossain to Behardien, no run, drives down the ground, 12th fielder, the stumps, does well at the bowlers end

End of over 12 (11 runs) South Africa XI 64/3
F Behardien    8* (14b)      Nasir Hossain    2-0-15-0
JL Ontong    22* (21b 1x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-12-0

12.1

Abdur Razzak to Ontong, 2 runs, leg stump line is flicked away to deep midwicket, a fumble gets them trhough for the two

12.2

Abdur Razzak to Ontong, no run, drives, can not find the gap

12.3

Abdur Razzak to Ontong, 1 run, full at the toes, nudges to the on side

12.4

Abdur Razzak to Behardien, 1 run, makes room to the off side, pushes into the gap at midwicket

12.5

Abdur Razzak to Ontong, no run, down the pitch, forces the drive, not timed, bowler cuts it off

12.6

Abdur Razzak to Ontong, 1 run, back in the crease and again nudges to the on side

End of over 13 (5 runs) South Africa XI 69/3
JL Ontong    26* (24b 1x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-17-0
F Behardien    9* (17b)      Nasir Hossain    2-0-15-0

13.1

Mahmudullah to Ontong, 2 runs, All spin except for 2 overs, shuffles down the pitch, worked off the legs to wide square leg

13.2

Mahmudullah to Ontong, 1 run, well forward on the off, pushes wide of midwicket

13.3

Mahmudullah to Behardien, 1 wide, wide leg side as he goes round the wicket

13.3

Mahmudullah to Behardien, 1 run, angled acorss him this time, slaps down to the cover sweeper

13.4

Mahmudullah to Ontong, FOUR, down the pitch, swings hard, chances his arm, gets the edge, just misses the stumps but runs away for the boundary

13.5

Mahmudullah to Ontong, no run, defends towards the midwicket, he is wide awake, in quick saves the run

13.6

Mahmudullah to Ontong, 2 runs, full on the legs, clips that forward of deep square leg, better over for the batting team

End of over 14 (11 runs) South Africa XI 80/3
JL Ontong    35* (29b 2x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    3-0-18-1
F Behardien    10* (18b)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-17-0

14.1

Farhad Reza to Behardien, no run, We get some seam, Reza, starts just on off and is pushed to the off

14.2

Farhad Reza to Behardien, 1 run, touch short, scoops that pull safely to the man at backward square lef

14.3

Farhad Reza to Ontong, no run, outside off, looking to scoop that over the keeper, appeal for catch (bowler) and stumping (keeper), both turned down

14.4

Farhad Reza to Ontong, no run, huge swing and a miss outside off

14.5

Farhad Reza to Ontong, 1 run, full toss on the legs, clipped out to the deep midwicket

14.6

Farhad Reza to Behardien, 1 run, drives the half volley straight at the cover sweeper

End of over 15 (3 runs) South Africa XI 83/3
F Behardien    12* (21b)      Farhad Reza    1-0-3-0
JL Ontong    36* (32b 2x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    3-0-18-1

15.1

Ziaur Rahman to Behardien, 1 run, Mortaza back, is nudges to the on side, Mortaza is across, picks up, and dircet hit, batsman was quicker

15.2

Ziaur Rahman to Ontong, 1 run, short ball is dragged down to ground but can not beat the deep midwicket

15.3

Ziaur Rahman to Behardien, 1 run, on the back foor, just outside off, opens the face, runs it to the thrid man in the circle

15.4

Ziaur Rahman to Ontong, 2 runs, heaves this into the on side, does not connect cleanly, midwicket gets round to cut off

15.5

Ziaur Rahman to Ontong, 2 runs, and again, similar shot across the line, midwicket working hard and cuts it off again

15.6

Ziaur Rahman to Ontong, OUT, outside off, looks acroos the line again, beaten, keeper standing up takes clean and has the bails off, no need to call a replay for that

JL Ontong st †Mushfiqur Rahim b Ziaur Rahman 41 (37m 36b 2x4 1x6) SR: 113.88

End of over 16 (7 runs) South Africa XI 90/4
     Ziaur Rahman    1-0-7-1
F Behardien    14* (23b)      Farhad Reza    1-0-3-0

16.1

Elias Sunny to Behardien, 1 run, on the back foot, nudges it into the open on side, bowler goes after it but it beaten to the ball by the long on

16.2

Elias Sunny to Morkel, 1 run, on the legs, paddles that fine from the crease, fine leg round to gather

16.3

Elias Sunny to Behardien, 1 run, on the back foot, tries to muscle that down the ground, not timed, rolls away towards long on

16.4

Elias Sunny to Morkel, 2 runs, works that off the legs to the on side, great fielding from the cover sweeper has Morkel diving to get home for the second

16.5

Elias Sunny to Morkel, 1 run, well forward on the off, soft hands that towards point, quick run

16.6

Elias Sunny to Behardien, OUT, outside off, on the back foot, hangs that bat out at that as he forces, thin edge into the keepers gloves

F Behardien c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Elias Sunny 16 (39m 26b 0x4 0x6) SR: 61.53

End of over 17 (6 runs) South Africa XI 96/5
     Elias Sunny    4-0-21-2
JA Morkel    4* (3b)      Ziaur Rahman    1-0-7-1

17.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Morkel, 1 wide, as he did in the first game fires a short ball at Morkel, that loops up a bit too high and is called

17.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Morkel, no run, outside off, back, chops down on that, straight at the wide gully

17.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Morkel, FOUR, muscles that away on the on side, was a touch short but he whipped that away from outside off

17.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Morkel, 2 runs, drives hard at that, not timed, bounds away towards long off and they get two out of it, great running

17.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Morkel, 2 runs, full toss outside off, drives, slices that away wide of the thrid man who does get around

17.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Morkel, OUT, GONE, gets one on the off, looks to try and get under that, too flow, sends it straight at long off

JA Morkel c sub (Jahurul Islam) b Mashrafe Mortaza 12 (10m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

17.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vilas, 1 run, appeal for lbw, but the thin edge gets him a run to fine leg

End of over 18 (10 runs) South Africa XI 106/6
DJ Vilas    1* (1b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-24-1
CH Morris    0* (0b)      Elias Sunny    4-0-21-2

18.1

Farhad Reza to Vilas, 1 run, full and straight, driven at cover, fumble, turns the quick run into a easy single

18.2

Farhad Reza to Morris, 1 leg bye, low full toss, plays across the line, huge appeal, but going down the leg, ball squirts away to gully

18.3

Farhad Reza to Vilas, 1 run, OUT, and now a silly run out, swings that off the stumps, wide of square leg, goes for the run, gets to the other end, turns and then calls NO, Morris already halfway down the pitch, no chance to get back

CH Morris run out 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18.4

Farhad Reza to Peterson, 2 runs, flicked off the legs towards wide fine leg

18.5

Farhad Reza to Peterson, 4 byes, full on the legs, batsman makes room to the leg, drives, beats the bat and the keeper

18.6

Farhad Reza to Peterson, 1 run, gets forward, makes room to the leg, then plays the reverse sweep, off the gloves to a short third man

End of over 19 (10 runs) South Africa XI 116/7
RJ Peterson    3* (3b)      Farhad Reza    2-0-8-0
DJ Vilas    3* (3b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-24-1

19.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Peterson, SIX, at last a South Africa gets under a delivery, on the front foot, swings that away high and mighty at midwicket

19.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Peterson, 1 run, across the line from the front foot, full outside off, drags it across to the on side

19.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vilas, no run, swing and a miss outside off

19.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vilas, FOUR, full, on line, swinging away at that to the on side, thick edge goes over the short third man

19.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vilas, 1 run, short on the leg side, hooks that well but straight at backward square leg

19.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Peterson, 1 run, full toss outside the off is dragged from the front foot to the long on and that is a great effort by Bangladesh

Match State: Innings Break

A target of 130 is one of those in-between totals, but even with the slowness of the pitch should not be too difficult for Bangladesh, but as Robin Jackman often says, "You can only judge a pitch after both teams have batted".

South Africa are going to have to perform some Houdini trick to get away with this one.

We will be back for their innings.

End of over 20 (13 runs) South Africa XI 129/7
RJ Peterson    11* (6b 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-37-1
DJ Vilas    8* (6b 1x4)      Farhad Reza    2-0-8-0
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Photos

Jun 22, 2012

Mashrafe Mortaza and Ziaur Rahman celebrate victory off the penultimate ball, Bangladesh v South Africa, T20 tri-series, Harare, June 22, 2012

Mashrafe Mortaza and Ziaur Rahman celebrate victory off the penultimate ball

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Jun 22, 2012

Chris Morris finished with 2.5-0-23-1 in his first game, Bangladesh v South Africa, T20 tri-series, Harare, June 22, 2012

Chris Morris finished with 2.5-0-23-1 in his first game for South Africa

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