Player of the Match
Player of the Match
863dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

Du Plessis fifty seals win on tough pitch

South Africa's attack out-thought and out-classed Bangladesh's steadily improving pack to defend a total of 148, more than half of which was scored by Faf du Plessis

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

F du Plessis
F du Plessis
79(61) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 23 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
5 4 7 5 14 11 7 26
RR Rossouw
RR Rossouw
31(21) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 5 3 11 7 5 0

Best performances - Bowlers

JP Duminy
JP Duminy
O4
M0
R11
W2
Eco2.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
D Wiese
O3
M0
R12
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.00 start, First Session 13.00-14.30, Interval 14.30-14.50, Second Session 14.50-16.10

Match days

5 July 2015 (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy

4.30pm And that is that. Comfortable win for South Africa, who go 1-0 up in the two-match T20 series. It was fun bringing the game to you. We hope you'll be back for the rest of the series too. Until then, bye!

Faf du Plessis: "Wicket was tough, specially with the new ball, spinners were bowling well, ball wasn't bouncing much. Took time to get used to the conditions, but once we got in we started playing well. Old man [Duminy] bowled well today, the wicket was conducive to the spinners, and he put them under real pressure. It's good when you have someone like JP who can chip in with the ball as well. It's nice to be batting again. We've been off for two months or so, so it's nice to play competitive cricket again. It's a knock that you'd like to play as a batter. Not the easiest wicket, not a flat T20 wicket, had to graft a lot. Ball was spinning and staying low, we just needed a partnership, and Rilee played really well. That was the match-winning partnership." Faf is the Man of the Match too.

Mashrafe Mortaza: "Bowlers bowled petty well. We would have done well to restrict them to 130, but we couldn't build partnerships as a batting order. The wicket looked a bit slow, it was a plan [to start with the spinners] and all the bowlers bowled well, I think. I think batters played too many shots, but we can fix it, it's not too much of a worry, the way they are batting. We'll be back in the next match."

4.15pm Easy win for South Africa, whose spinners possibly derived even more help from this pitch than their Bangladesh counterparts. No partnerships for Bangladesh apart from the one between Shakib and Mushfiqur, and that means they've slipped to their lowest ever T20 total at home.

18.5
W
Parnell to Mustafizur Rahman, OUT, makes room to carve through the off side and Parnell finishes the game with a yorker, smacks into off stump after squeezing under Mustafizur's bat

Mustafizur Rahman b Parnell 1 (5m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

18.4
0
Parnell to Mustafizur Rahman, no run, back of a length on off stump, defended off the back foot into the off side
18.3
0
Parnell to Mustafizur Rahman, no run, very short, and it rises very high. Mustafizur has to reach a long way over his shoulder to try and connect as he backs away. Not called wide.
18.2
0
Parnell to Mustafizur Rahman, no run, makes room again and he follows him with a short ball on middle stump. Chops it down towards point
18.1
0
Parnell to Mustafizur Rahman, no run, slower short ball outside off, backs away to steer it to third man and can't put bat to ball

END OF OVER:
18 | 3 Runs 2 Wkts | BDESH: 96/9 (53 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.33, RRR: 26.50)

  • Arafat Sunny1 (2b)
  • Mustafizur Rahman1 (1b)
  • David Wiese3-0-12-2
  • Wayne Parnell2-0-12-0
17.6
0
Wiese to Arafat Sunny, no run, back of a length outside off, dabbed away to backward point

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
7Tamim IqbalSoumya Sarkar
6Shakib Al HasanSoumya Sarkar
37Mushfiqur RahimShakib Al Hasan
6Shakib Al HasanSabbir Rahman
1Shakib Al HasanNasir Hossain
14Shakib Al HasanLiton Das
15Mashrafe MortazaLiton Das
7Sohag GaziLiton Das
1Arafat SunnyLiton Das
2Arafat SunnyMustafizur Rahman