Result
1st T20I (N), Bloemfontein, Oct 26 2017, Bangladesh tour of South Africa
195/4
(20 ov, target 196)
175/9
South Africa won by 20 runs
Player Of The Match
South Africa
3y
• The Report by Mohammad Isam

De Kock, Phehlukwayo keep up SA's dominant run

Cameos from de Villiers and Behardien gave an inexperienced bowling attack enough runs as cushion and they used it well to topple Bangladesh

Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Sreshth Shah
Scorecard summary
South Africa195/4(20 overs)
Bangladesh175/9(20 overs)
end of over 2015 runs
BDESH: 175/9CRR: 8.75 
Mohammad Saifuddin39 (27)
Rubel Hossain2 (3)
Beuran Hendricks4-0-42-2
Dane Paterson4-0-29-2

9.40 pm That's that, then. Not one person will say they are surprised with this result, but at one point Bangladesh were ahead in this chase. But regular wickets hurt you so much in this format, and South Africa inflicted exactly that lesson upon the visitors. Some enjoyable batting from de Kock, de Villiers, Behardien and Sarkar. Overall, an enjoyable evening of T20 cricket. See you on Sunday for the tour's last match. On behalf of Alagappan, this is Sreshth signing off.

9.35 pm Time for the presentation.

And AB de Villiers is the Man of the Match. He says: "Jonty inspired me to be a cricketer when I grew up. I was disappointed getting out for 49. Wanted to get 70 plus. I believe a lot in sitting from the side and assessing conditions. So I noticed pace, bounce and spin. Bangladesh pacers were trying a lot of things, they bowled too many slower balls, and we cashed in. We didn't overhit, they missed the mark. I really enjoy batting at No. 3 in this format. Enjoyed my catch at the deep, especially since that got debutant Frylinck his first wicket.

JP Duminy says: "I thought 195 was a good score. They bowled pretty well at the death, some good yorkers. Great partnership between Behardien and Miller. We knew they'd come all guns blazing in the first six overs. But our guys stayed calm, used their variations, and we came through. Keeping calm is quite challenging, especially in this format, but we just think on our feet, and our boys knew our plans. Very happy with our new boys and the debutant. Their variations and field placements were excellent. We'll give ourselves 8/10 on execution. For the next game, we want to end with a 2-0 win. When we came out to field, we wanted to keep them under 170."

Shakib says: "I thought SA batted really well, especially in the final five overs. Those overs cost us the match. Overall, I thought we had given 15-20 more, but at the ten over's mark (while batting) we were great, but we couldn't capitalise. Their batting is good, and our spinners were good as well, but some poor fielding here and there hurt us. We were right in there after our first ten overs, they kept taking wickets and the pressure increased. Some areas to improve, with one game to go. We talked about it (our dot-ball count), that hurt us. There should be aggression and sensible batting as well."

Sajid: "Interesting fact: # of six from SA: 4! From BD: 7. #of four SA: 16 from BD: 14. So this is the "singles" that hurt BD"

Mahneel: "We have had way more disappointing defeats, this is like everyday business for BD fans. "

9.25 pm South Africa's inexperienced bowling held on despite an early charge from Soumya Sarkar (47) and Kayes. But as we know in this format: you keep chipping away at the wicket column, and the chase will continue to get tougher by the over. Paterson was quick, Phehlukwayo was accurate, Frylinck was nifty and Hendricks bowled smart. Overall, lots for South Africa to be happy about. For Bangladesh, though, it's back to the drawing board. Stick around for comments from the two captains and the Man of the Match.

19.6
2
Hendricks to Mohammad Saifuddin, 2 runs
full on middle, punched to mid of for some runs and that's it! South Africa win by twenty runs.
19.5
4
Hendricks to Mohammad Saifuddin, FOUR runs
short and wide outside off, cut square and the sweeper-fielder has it covered. Oh no, he doesn't. It's misfielded, the ball goes between his legs as he tries to field

Karar: "I guess enough with the learning with bat and ball. now they just have to understand in which situation which game plan will be applicable! "

19.4
1
Hendricks to Rubel Hossain, 1 run
short outside off, brings out the tennis-bat smash over the bowler's head and through to long on
19.3
1
Hendricks to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run
back of a length just outside edge, tries to pull over deep midwicket, but can't get the connection. Top edges, and falls just in short of the fielder in the deep
19.2
6
Hendricks to Mohammad Saifuddin, SIX runs
my, my, a six! Pitched up on middle and leg, and Saif brings out the short-arm jab. Over cow corner for a six. Too little, too late. Or is it?
19.1
1
Hendricks to Rubel Hossain, 1 run
full on off, driven to cover and called early for the single, direct-hit from Miller at the non-striker's, but the batsman was home

The final over. Bangladesh will be disappointed at the way this game has ended.

end of over 194 runs
BDESH: 160/9CRR: 8.42 • RRR: 36.00
Mohammad Saifuddin26 (23)
Rubel Hossain0 (1)
Dane Paterson4-0-29-2
Robbie Frylinck4-0-33-2
18.6
Paterson to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run
short one to finish his spell, gets big onto the lower-order batsman. Does well to get his face out of the delivery's way
18.5
Paterson to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run
full toss on middle, bunted back to Paterson
18.4
2
Paterson to Mohammad Saifuddin, 2 runs
yorker on leg stump, squeezed away to long on. Calls early for the double

Sanyat11: "No question about the ability of Saumya or Sabbir. If they learn from there mistakes, no wonder they can be devastating. But they have to LEARN. "

18.3
Paterson to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run
short outside leg stump, it's the offcutter, and it loops over the batsman's shoulder as he tries to cut it away behind point
18.2
2
Paterson to Mohammad Saifuddin, 2 runs
backs away to the leg side to hoick this, the bowler follows him, pitching full outside leg, takes the inside edge and flies away to fine leg
18.1
Paterson to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run
perfect yorker first up, right on leg stump, Saifuddin does extremely well to keep the ball away
end of over 187 runs • 1 wicket
BDESH: 156/9CRR: 8.66 • RRR: 20.00
Rubel Hossain0 (1)
Mohammad Saifuddin22 (17)
Robbie Frylinck4-0-33-2
Dane Paterson3-0-25-2
17.6
Frylinck to Rubel Hossain, no run
slower ball to end his maiden outing. Full on off stump, defended back to Frylinck
17.5
1
Frylinck to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run
slower ball, back of a length just outside off, all the batsman can do is tuck it to the sweeper in the deep on the leg side
17.5
1w
Frylinck to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 wide
Well held by QDK! Full on leg and angling down the leg side. The keeper does really well to throw himself at the ball
17.4
Frylinck to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run
full on leg, goes just past leg stump as the batsman tries to make room to play it. Eventually the ball is too close to his body, and he can't make contact
17.3
4
Frylinck to Mohammad Saifuddin, FOUR runs
Timed! Pulled in front of square, and just past the fielder at cow corner. Short on middle and that shot made the noise off the bat that would've made any top order batsman proud
17.2
w
Frylinck to Shafiul Islam, OUT
uppishly driven, and sliced over cover...well almost. Miller at cover races back and holds on to the ball that might have been swirling in the air. Makes the catch look easy
Shafiul Islam c Miller b Frylinck 1 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
Best performances - batsmen
Q de Kock
59 runs (44)
5 fours
1 sixes
Control69%
Productive shot
cover drive
11 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
40301861513
AB de Villiers
49 runs (27)
8 fours
0 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
cover drive
16 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
049518229
Best performances - bowlers
AL Phehlukwayo
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
2
Eco
6.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
D Paterson
O
4
M
0
R
29
W
2
Eco
7.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
TossSouth Africa , elected to bat first
SeriesBangladesh tour of South Africa
Player Of The Match
AB de Villiers
Series resultSouth Africa led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 626
Season2017/18
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.20 Interval 19.20-19.40, Second Session 19.40-21.00
Match days26 October 2017 - night match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Robbie Frylinck
Umpires
Adrian Holdstock
Shaun George
TV Umpire
Bongani Jele
Reserve Umpire
Allahudien Paleker
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle