Zimbabwe Twenty20 Triangular Series - 2nd match

Bangladesh XI v South Africa XI

South Africa XI won by 39 runs

Welcome to ESPN Cricinfo's coverage of this unofficial T20 Tri-Series, played in Harare, between Zimbabwe, South Africa and Bangladesh.

Today we see South Africa play its first match against Bangladesh who came unstuck against Zimbabwe in the series opener.

My name is Keith and I will try and make this game as live as possible to you.

News is that Bangladesh will have one change with the injured Tamin Iqbal (grade-one left quad tear) sitting out for the 19-year old Anamul Haque.

At this stage it is unclear what team South Africa will put into the field as they are still testing different combinations.

With Johan Botha unavailable Hashim Amla has been named captain for this week.

The weather in Harare is good, almost cloudless and a maximum of 23 expected. The Easterly wind may get up to about 15 kph.

As soon as we have more news we will be back.

News is that the match has been delayed by 15 minutes due to a power failure at the ground. There may be another reason, South Africa thought the match starts at 13:30 local and arrived at the ground a touch late.

Teams:

Bangladesh: Anamul Haque, Mohammad Ashraful, Ziaur Raman, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza, Elias Sunny, Abdur Razzaq, Jahurul Islam and Abul Hasan.

South Africa: Richard Levi, Hashim Amla, Colin Ingram, JP Duminy, Albie Morkel, Justin Ontong, Robin Petersen, Dane Vilas, Wayne Parnell, Marchant de Lange and Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

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

Richard Levi and Hashim Amla will start for South Africa, Mortaza gets the new ball.

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Levi, 1 wide, Starts full and very wide, gets an edge as it swings away but well short of the keeper

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Levi, no run, Full just outside off, works that to the on side with the strong right hand, drags it to mid-on

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Levi, no run, left alone outside off, some nice away swing from Mortaza

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Levi, FOUR, Bang .. width and full, lofts that well over mid-off, one bounce over the rope

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Levi, 1 wide, wide outside off, left alone. Called

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Levi, SIX, In the arc, outside off, free flow of the bat, sends it sailing over the bowlers head

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Levi, no run, line and length, angled into the pads, defends down the pitch

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Levi, no run, angled into the pads, worked off the legs from the front foot towards mid wicket

End of over 1 (12 runs) South Africa XI 12/0
RE Levi    10* (6b 1x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-12-0
HM Amla    0* (0b)     

1.1

Abdur Razzak to Amla, 1 run, Razzak starts a bit straight, worked away to the on side

1.2

Abdur Razzak to Levi, no run, outside off, back and slaps that on the cut to cover point

1.3

Abdur Razzak to Levi, FOUR, lodted over the mid-off, gets it well over, skids one bounce over the ropes

1.4

Abdur Razzak to Levi, SIX, Handsome and high, huge crack over long off

1.5

Abdur Razzak to Levi, FOUR, fetches this one on the slog sweep from outside off, just clears the ropes at wide deep mid wicket

1.6

Abdur Razzak to Levi, 1 wide, wide ball down the leg side, looked to flick, no bat on it

1.6

Abdur Razzak to Levi, no run, defends cleanly towards cover

End of over 2 (16 runs) South Africa XI 28/0
RE Levi    24* (11b 3x4 2x6)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-16-0
HM Amla    1* (1b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-12-0

2.1

Abul Hasan to Amla, 1 run, early change in bowling, Hassan starts a bit straight, worked on side, good fielding at mid wicket, fumble gets them through

2.2

Abul Hasan to Levi, FOUR, short outside off, slaps that firmly behind point, races away

2.3

Abul Hasan to Levi, 1 run, defends cleanly towards covers who is caught on his heels, quick but easy run taken

2.4

Abul Hasan to Amla, 1 wide, wide outside off, no need to chase after that, leaves

2.4

Abul Hasan to Amla, FOUR, on the front foot, slashes the drive at it, in the air, but over and wide of point, played so late, quick hands gets that flying away

2.5

Abul Hasan to Amla, 1 run, short again, leg stump line, drags that on the pull to deep midwicket

2.6

Abul Hasan to Levi, no run, slower ball, does catch Levi out, caught in two minds, beaten

End of over 3 (12 runs) South Africa XI 40/0
RE Levi    29* (14b 4x4 2x6)      Abul Hasan    1-0-12-0
HM Amla    7* (4b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-16-0

3.1

Elias Sunny to Amla, no run, Sunny now on, drives firmly to cover, timed to well to get a run

TV called for a stumping, replay has Amla sliding the foot in.

3.2

Elias Sunny to Amla, no run, Amla comes down the pitch driving, beaten, bails are off, TV called, but he gets the foot back in time

3.3

Elias Sunny to Amla, 1 run, drives well, fumble gets the through for the one

3.4

Elias Sunny to Levi, no run, worked off the legs to backward square leg, no chance of a run

3.5

Elias Sunny to Levi, no run, drives firmly to mid-on, timed too well, no run

3.6

Elias Sunny to Levi, no run, a bit of turn away from the bat that time and Levi is beaten as he gets a big stride in

End of over 4 (1 run) South Africa XI 41/0
RE Levi    29* (17b 4x4 2x6)      Elias Sunny    1-0-1-0
HM Amla    8* (7b 1x4)      Abul Hasan    1-0-12-0

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, no run, Mortaza back on

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, FOUR

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, FOUR

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, 2 runs

Appologies for the lack of commentary but we have a slight technical problem

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, 1 run

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Levi, FOUR

End of over 5 (15 runs) South Africa XI 56/0
RE Levi    33* (18b 5x4 2x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-27-0
HM Amla    19* (12b 3x4)      Elias Sunny    1-0-1-0

5.1

Elias Sunny to Amla, FOUR, flighted up, comes down, inside out, great timing over cover

5.2

Elias Sunny to Amla, FOUR, and again, stayes in the crease, quick hands again off the front foot, flies away square on the off

5.3

Elias Sunny to Amla, no run, defends this down the pitch, encouragement from the keeper

5.4

Elias Sunny to Amla, 1 run, worked off the legs down to fine leg

5.5

Elias Sunny to Levi, no run, big stride on the off, drives into the covers

5.6

Elias Sunny to Levi, FOUR, thyats a good shot, similar ball, gets down on the knee and sweeps from outside off to backward square leg

End of over 6 (13 runs) South Africa XI 69/0
RE Levi    37* (20b 6x4 2x6)      Elias Sunny    2-0-14-0
HM Amla    28* (16b 5x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-27-0

6.1

Ziaur Rahman to Amla, 1 run, touch straigh and just short, worked off the stumps into the gap forward of square

6.2

Ziaur Rahman to Levi, OUT, slower ball does it, sucker punch, gets into the shot too early, spoons it high but straight back at the bowler who holds on to it

RE Levi c & b Ziaur Rahman 37 (30m 21b 6x4 2x6) SR: 176.19

6.3

Ziaur Rahman to Amla, 1 run, Amla works that to the on side to bring Colin Ingram to the strike

6.4

Ziaur Rahman to Ingram, no run, gets a yorker first up, beats the bat and lucky for him it is wide of the off stump, well bowled

6.5

Ziaur Rahman to Ingram, no run, line and length gets all the respect from the batsman as he pushes forward defensively

6.6

Ziaur Rahman to Ingram, 1 wide, such a good over spoiled by a wayward wide ball outside off

6.6

Ziaur Rahman to Ingram, 1 run, just outside off, slaps that off the front foot to backward point, fumble has them taking the run

End of over 7 (4 runs) South Africa XI 73/1
CA Ingram    1* (3b)      Ziaur Rahman    1-0-4-1
HM Amla    30* (18b 5x4)      Elias Sunny    2-0-14-0

7.1

Mahmudullah to Ingram, 1 leg bye, angled and flooted into the pads, flicks to onside, beats the bat, not the pad, squirts past slip

7.2

Mahmudullah to Amla, 1 run, worked off the pads to the on side

7.3

Mahmudullah to Ingram, 1 run, on the back foot, plays late, chops it to a deep backward point

7.4

Mahmudullah to Amla, 1 run, straight again at Amla, steps inside that and whips it away to the deep square leg

7.5

Mahmudullah to Ingram, no run, again beaten on the leg side, floating it into the pads, looks to play on-side, thuds into the pad outside leg

7.6

Mahmudullah to Ingram, 1 run, full again, cramping him up, feet in a better position this time as he clips out to deep wide midwicket

End of over 8 (5 runs) South Africa XI 78/1
CA Ingram    3* (7b)      Mahmudullah    1-0-4-0
HM Amla    32* (20b 5x4)      Ziaur Rahman    1-0-4-1

8.1

Ziaur Rahman to Ingram, FOUR, a touch wide, just a bit short, cuts well and late, races forward of the third man, great timing, third man did not have a lot to do but never got close

8.2

Ziaur Rahman to Ingram, no run, defends to the off

8.3

Ziaur Rahman to Ingram, no run, looks to the on side, not timed at all, rolls away

8.4

Ziaur Rahman to Ingram, 1 run, improvises as he gets outside leg, worked behind square on off

8.5

Ziaur Rahman to Amla, no run, defends from just on the off,

8.6

Ziaur Rahman to Amla, 1 run, maybe a dropped catch at short cover, Amla standing tall and driving in the air, tough chance, had to get down to it, Mortaza could not hold on

End of over 9 (6 runs) South Africa XI 84/1
HM Amla    33* (22b 5x4)      Ziaur Rahman    2-0-10-1
CA Ingram    8* (11b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    1-0-4-0

9.1

Mahmudullah to Amla, 1 run, works that from line to the on side

9.2

Mahmudullah to Ingram, FOUR, works that well with a sweep that drags that very fine

9.3

Mahmudullah to Ingram, no run, defends as it angles into the legs

9.4

Mahmudullah to Ingram, FOUR, that was not too wide of off, cuts very late, runs it down where a 3rd slip may have been

9.5

Mahmudullah to Ingram, 1 run, gets half forward and strokes to and just wide of cover

9.6

Mahmudullah to Amla, 1 run, fullish on the legs, stroked firmly down the ground to the long on

End of over 10 (11 runs) South Africa XI 95/1
HM Amla    35* (24b 5x4)      Mahmudullah    2-0-15-0
CA Ingram    17* (15b 3x4)      Ziaur Rahman    2-0-10-1

10.1

Abdur Razzak to Amla, 1 run, Razzak baqck, nearly gets through, Amla looking to the off, gets the inside of the bat, squirts it away to the on side

10.2

Abdur Razzak to Ingram, 1 run, shuffles across to the off, worked off the thigh to backward square leg

10.3

Abdur Razzak to Amla, no run, looks to run that past the short third man, ingram sends him back

10.4

Abdur Razzak to Amla, FOUR, down the pitch, inside out, lofted one bounce over cover

10.5

Abdur Razzak to Amla, FOUR, again Amla is waiting, drags the pull away forward of square leg

10.6

Abdur Razzak to Amla, 2 runs, drives well this time, along the ground but placed wide of the long off for an easy two

End of over 11 (12 runs) South Africa XI 107/1
HM Amla    46* (29b 7x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-28-0
CA Ingram    18* (16b 3x4)      Mahmudullah    2-0-15-0

11.1

Ziaur Rahman to Ingram, 1 run, Rahman back on, starts just outsie off, touch short, chops that to a short third man, Amla through in a flash

11.2

Ziaur Rahman to Amla, SIX, great shot, goes to 50 with the shot of the innings, stands tall and drives that well over the cover boundary

11.3

Ziaur Rahman to Amla, 1 run, drags the shorter ball down to deep backward square leg

11.4

Ziaur Rahman to Ingram, FOUR, loves the late cut from inches outside off, chops that inside the wide slip

11.5

Ziaur Rahman to Ingram, 2 runs, DROPPED, Ingram goes aerial towards long off, who makes a lot of ground, dives, takes it, but pops out as his arms hit the ground, Mortaza again

11.6

Ziaur Rahman to Ingram, FOUR, too short, slowish track, gets back and picks his spot backward of square leg

Big over that 18, highest of the innings

End of over 12 (18 runs) South Africa XI 125/1
CA Ingram    29* (20b 5x4)      Ziaur Rahman    3-0-28-1
HM Amla    53* (31b 7x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-28-0

12.1

Elias Sunny to Amla, no run, leg side, looks to work that, thuds into the pads

12.2

Elias Sunny to Amla, no run, has a full swing at that, beaten again, just goes over the middle stump

12.3

Elias Sunny to Amla, 2 runs, dabs that into the vacant leg side field, easy two

12.4

Elias Sunny to Amla, SIX, again the kitchen sink goes after it, gets it in the middle of the bat and sends that flying over forward square leg

Ball lost in the crowd, eventually makes it way back

12.5

Elias Sunny to Amla, no run, defends neatly to the off side

12.6

Elias Sunny to Amla, 2 runs, dabs that away on the leg side, placed and paced well to get an easy two from it

End of over 13 (10 runs) South Africa XI 135/1
HM Amla    63* (37b 7x4 2x6)      Elias Sunny    3-0-24-0
CA Ingram    29* (20b 5x4)      Ziaur Rahman    3-0-28-1

13.1

Mahmudullah to Ingram, no run, looks to use the late cut again, does not beat the gully

13.2

Mahmudullah to Ingram, OUT, shuffles down the pitch, beats the bat, comes off the pads, rolls away towards the stumps, Ingram does not know where the ball is, the keeper does and whips the ball into the stumps, TV confirms that Ingram is well short

CA Ingram run out 29 (30m 22b 5x4 0x6) SR: 131.81

Albie Morkel makes his way to the crease

13.3

Mahmudullah to Morkel, 1 run, stroked down the ground into the gap at deep midwicket and long off, Morkel wants two, Amla want one

13.4

Mahmudullah to Amla, 1 run, slower ball, on line, stroked away to the on side

13.5

Mahmudullah to Morkel, no run, shortish on the off, cuts late, short thrid man cuts it off

13.6

Mahmudullah to Morkel, no run, full, almost a yorker is dug out back to the bowler, good spell from Mahmudullah

End of over 14 (2 runs) South Africa XI 137/2
JA Morkel    1* (3b)      Mahmudullah    3-0-17-0
HM Amla    64* (38b 7x4 2x6)      Elias Sunny    3-0-24-0

14.1

Elias Sunny to Amla, no run, wide outside off, cuts straight at the gully, Amla not happy with that, should have done better

14.2

Elias Sunny to Amla, 1 run, dabs away to the on side, easy single

14.3

Elias Sunny to Morkel, 1 leg bye, gets back then forward, skids onto him turning back into the left hander, high on the back leg past the keeper

14.4

Elias Sunny to Amla, 1 run, Amla goes after that, does not get hold of it, one bounce that to deep mid wicket

14.5

Elias Sunny to Morkel, 1 run, shuffles down, maybe spotted him, has to adjust dabs to the on side

14.6

Elias Sunny to Amla, FOUR, goes after it again, gets the middle of the bat and races away on the off side

Amla making his intentions very clear now, he is looking to speed up the rate

End of over 15 (8 runs) South Africa XI 145/2
HM Amla    70* (42b 8x4 2x6)      Elias Sunny    4-0-31-0
JA Morkel    2* (5b)      Mahmudullah    3-0-17-0

15.1

Abul Hasan to Morkel, 2 runs, A fumble and and a wild return from long off allows them to get a couple

15.2

Abul Hasan to Morkel, no run, good bouncer that, gets through neck high and beaten as he pulls

15.3

Abul Hasan to Morkel, 1 leg bye, leg stump ball, looks to flick fine, no contact

15.4

Abul Hasan to Amla, 1 run, open the face on the off side, can not beat the short third man

15.5

Abul Hasan to Morkel, SIX, short again, this time Morkel makes connection and sends a low flat six behind square

15.6

Abul Hasan to Morkel, 1 run, learns quick, that is fuller on the off, dabs towards cover for a quick but easy run

End of over 16 (11 runs) South Africa XI 156/2
JA Morkel    11* (10b 1x6)      Abul Hasan    2-0-22-0
HM Amla    71* (43b 8x4 2x6)      Elias Sunny    4-0-31-0

16.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Morkel, 1 run, makes room to the leg side, frees the arms as he cuts well to the deep cover sweeper

16.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, 1 run, worked to the on side but can not beat the man at deep square leg

16.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Morkel, no run, short again, Morkel really goes after this, that ball would never have come back if he connected, beaten

16.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Morkel, 1 run, slpas the drive over cover, not timed at all, bounces away to the sweeper

16.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, 1 run, short, Amla pulls, not timed and runs away to square leg, good over for Mortaza this

16.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Morkel, 1 run, and he finishes well with a very full ball that can only be dug out to the on side

End of over 17 (5 runs) South Africa XI 161/2
JA Morkel    14* (14b 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-32-0
HM Amla    73* (45b 8x4 2x6)      Abul Hasan    2-0-22-0

17.2

Abul Hasan to Amla, no run, slower ball, Amla is caught out, gets through the shot before it reaches him

17.3

Abul Hasan to Amla, 2 runs, worked into the gap at deep midwicket

17.4

Abul Hasan to Amla, SIX, lodted over extra cover, great wrists, sails over extra cover

17.5

Abul Hasan to Amla, FOUR, goes again, great hand and bat speed, this time one bounce over extra cover

17.6

Abul Hasan to Amla, no run, tries to steer that past the short third man, gets too far inside the line and is beaten

End of over 18 (13 runs) South Africa XI 174/2
HM Amla    85* (50b 9x4 3x6)      Abul Hasan    3-0-35-0
JA Morkel    15* (15b 1x6)     

18.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Morkel, 1 run, Mortaza goes short again, this time the slow bouncer, Morkel steers that just wide and towards the short third man

18.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, (no ball) 2 runs, fumble in the field and the no-ball brings South Africa closer to the 200

TV shows that the umpire may have erred for the no-ball call ... and then a second replay, the correct one, does show it was a no-ball

18.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, 1 run, drives down the ground to long off

18.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Morkel, SIX, fetch that one, in his arc, width, stood up tall and swung through, sweet spot sends it well over wide long off

18.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Morkel, OUT, outside off, a touch shorter, Morkel forcing off the back foot edges and Mortaza gets his man

JA Morkel c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mashrafe Mortaza 22 (24m 18b 0x4 2x6) SR: 122.22

JP Duminy to the crease

18.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Duminy, 1 run, gets off the mark with a little dab towards and wide short third man

18.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Amla, no run, swing and a miss outside the off as Mortaza finishes his 4th over

End of over 19 (12 runs) South Africa XI 186/3
HM Amla    88* (53b 9x4 3x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-44-1
JP Duminy    1* (1b)      Abul Hasan    3-0-35-0

19.1

Abul Hasan to Duminy, FOUR, short, pulls, execution good, placing better, races away past the deep square leg

19.2

Abul Hasan to Duminy, 1 wide, leg side wide, not what you need at this stage of the innings

19.2

Abul Hasan to Duminy, 2 runs, swings at the full ball outside off, goes high to the off, fielder coming off the cover boundary can not get to it

19.3

Abul Hasan to Duminy, 2 runs, pulls again at the short ball, placing not as good, gathered at deep mid wicket, Duminy very quick gets two out oif it

19.4

Abul Hasan to Duminy, SIX, MAXIMUM, short again, pulls and that sails over midwicket for the 200 to come up

19.5

Abul Hasan to Duminy, FOUR, full outside the off, drives firmly cover sweeper dives but too late

19.6

Abul Hasan to Duminy, FOUR, full, goes straight, driven very firmly, all along the ground, to get the score to 209 with 23 runs in the last over

A very difficult task now for Bangladesh after not the best bowling performance and not a very good display in the field. We will be back for the start of their innings

End of over 20 (23 runs) South Africa XI 209/3
JP Duminy    23* (7b 3x4 1x6)      Abul Hasan    4-0-58-0
HM Amla    88* (53b 9x4 3x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-44-1
Tournament Results
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Zim XI won by 9 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
Zim XI v SAf XI at Harare - Jun 23, 2012
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Bdesh XI v SAf XI at Harare - Jun 22, 2012
Bdesh XI won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Zim XI v Bdesh XI at Harare - Jun 21, 2012
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Zim XI v SAf XI at Harare - Jun 20, 2012
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Photos

Jun 17, 2012

Hashim Amla on way to an unbeaten 88, Bangladesh v South Africa, Twenty20 tri-series, Harare, June 19, 2012

Hashim Amla on way to an unbeaten 88

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Jun 17, 2012

Hashim Amla pulls, Bangladesh v South Africa, Twenty20 tri-series, Harare, June 19, 2012

Hashim Amla pulls

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