Player of the Match
Player of the Match

20 | 13 Runs | SA: 169/4 | RR: 8.45

  • Rilee Rossouw19 (6b)
  • David Miller30 (28b)
  • Mustafizur Rahman4-0-34-1
  • Shakib Al Hasan4-0-37-0

"We'll take this score. First six overs were disappointing. hard work for our batters to chase down," Heath Streak says, "Off in the first 10, but the boys pulled it back in the last 10. Fielding picked up then. But consistency is the key. One of our top three or four has to score more. This is a good score"

2.30 pm That's a pretty good score from South Africa. With AB and de Kock adding 95 runs to kick the innings off, they might have been looking for more. But Bangladesh's battery of spinners pulled things back just enough. Nasir Hossain picked up two in an over, Shakib tossed the ball up to restrain Faf. But it was Shakib again who came undone in the 19th over, going for 19 runs. How useful will Rilee Rossouw's 6-ball 19 end up?

Kurosaki Ichigo: "Disappointing innings from Miller. Expected lot of fireworks from him!" - It wasn't that bad really. He managed to stick around long enough to push the total into the competitive bracket. Plus only half the match is done, it could still be decisive

Altaf: "Miller stuck there too long unnecessarily. Just 2 wickets were down, Rossouw, and Weisse were still there to come. Rossouw infact proved that as well from 19 in 6. Faf too stuck too long."

Dhali: "Good comeback but lots of extras given by poor fielding and bowling, about 30 extra given away, so many full tosses. "

Mustafizur Rahman to Rossouw, FOUR runs, shapes for a reverse swat, Mustafiz doesn't blink as he bowls full and just outside off. Rossouw is just a shade better as he clears that front leg and cracks it down the ground. Phew. he's a powerful bloke
Mustafizur Rahman to Miller, 1 run, hits the yorker just outside off, Miller punches it to long-off and thinks of a second. Not there
Mustafizur Rahman to Miller, SIX runs, full toss way outside off, Miller appeared to lose balance as he tries his beat to reach for it. Throws his hands at the ball and the timing is sublime
Mustafizur Rahman to Rossouw, 1 run, takes the yorker on middle and sends it to deep midwicket. Good work in the deep to keep that to just a single
Mustafizur Rahman to Miller, 1 run, wide full toss, MIller gets the bottom of the bat on the drive to long-off
Mustafizur Rahman to Miller, no run, good start! It's a very full delivery just outside off, Miller was trying to swipe it away. Only gets an inside edge to short fine leg

Mustafizur with the final over

19 | 19 Runs | SA: 156/4 | RR: 8.21

  • Rilee Rossouw14 (4b)
  • David Miller22 (24b)
  • Shakib Al Hasan4-0-37-0
  • Mustafizur Rahman3-0-21-1

That's 19 runs off the over, most in the innings so far

Shakib Al Hasan to Rossouw, SIX runs, shows off his skill there. Straight down the ground. Advances on the bowler, who pushes it across outside off to try and beat him. But Rossouw reaches it and slams it into the sightscreen

Warren: "Unless we see 2 big overs, SA's bowlers will have to do well again. Anything under 150 will be advantage Bangladesh. "

Shakib Al Hasan to Rossouw, SIX runs, third full toss of the over and it's been thumped over midwicket. Help yourself stuff from Shakib and Rossouw does, emphatically
Shakib Al Hasan to Rossouw, 2 runs, full toss on leg stump, worked away to deep midwicket for a couple. Great running
Shakib Al Hasan to Miller, 1 run, a little nervous with his footwork, whether to get forward or back. But its short so he has the time to adjust and crash it away to deep point
Shakib Al Hasan to Miller, FOUR runs, that's a full toss down leg, Miller makes it worse by rushing at it and then flicks it away to the long leg delivery. Timely strike
Shakib Al Hasan to Miller, no run, width outside off, Miller waits a bit too far on it I think. Goes for the cut and comes up with nothing. Looks dreadfully disappointed

18 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 137/4 | RR: 7.61

  • Rilee Rossouw0 (1b)
  • David Miller17 (21b)
  • Mustafizur Rahman3-0-21-1
  • Shakib Al Hasan3-0-18-0
Mustafizur Rahman to Rossouw, no run, runs down the track, gets a full toss for his trouble. But then he gets only an inside edge through to the keeper

But Mark says different: "I heard the armbands are for the passing of Chris Morris' Grandfather yesterday... "

Mustafizur Rahman to Miller, 1 run, full toss on off stump, whipped away to deep square leg

Rilee Rossouw is out now. Bangladesh are right back in this. They've kept the scoring down - 27 in the last five overs before this - and now they've got rid of Faf as well

Mustafizur Rahman to du Plessis, OUT, that's gone straight up! It's the cutter again from Mustafizur again, on middle and leg. Faf was going for a whip over midwicket again. Gets it off the toe and the keeper has ages to get under it

F du Plessis c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mustafizur Rahman 16 (26m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 94.11

Mustafizur Rahman to Miller, 1 run, full toss outside off, Miller is a bit too eager to punish it. Gets an thick inside edge to fine leg when he was perhaps looking for a slog over midwicket
Mustafizur Rahman to du Plessis, 1 run, yorker just outside off, squeezed out to deep third man. When fast bowlers are told to keep the seam upright, this young man does some amazing things with it!

James: "Excellent work from Bangladesh the last few overs. Brakes slammed on. Now, who has the big finish?"

Mustafizur Rahman to Miller, 1 run, full and outside off, punched down the ground to long-off. Appears the cross-seamer, as opposed to the cutter

Here's Mustafizur Rahman

Stuart: "Still waiting for my answer about the SA armbands?" ---- I think it's for the passing of former Transvaal all-rounder, Nazier Dindar

17 | 3 Runs | SA: 133/3 | RR: 7.82

  • David Miller14 (18b)
  • Faf du Plessis15 (15b)
  • Shakib Al Hasan3-0-18-0
  • Nasir Hossain4-0-26-2
Shakib Al Hasan to Miller, 1 run, with him concentrating on giving the ball a bit more air, it's gripping the pitch more and cuts back at him sharply. Miller was in a position to cut, but has to temper his instincts
Shakib Al Hasan to du Plessis, 1 run, whipped down to long-on as Shakib is bowling a lot slower to try and flummox the batsman
Shakib Al Hasan to du Plessis, no run, looped up on middle, Faf is into the slog too early and gets an inside edge to short fine leg
Shakib Al Hasan to du Plessis, no run, jumps back and slams a short delivery to short cover. Excellent effort from the man diving to his left
Shakib Al Hasan to du Plessis, no run, gets some turn as he tosses the ball right on on middle and leg. Faf was looking to flick it away and gets a little leading edge
Shakib Al Hasan to Miller, 1 run, gets down the track and works a good length ball from off stump through to deep midwicket

SA's spin heist


The most wickets taken by South Africa's spinner in a T20I before today. They have already taken six in this match.