Player of the Match
Player of the Match
829dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

Leie, Phangiso sink Bangladesh

After South Africa's fast bowlers chiseled out their win in the first match, their batsmen and spinners crafted victory in the second to ensure a comprehensive series win over Bangladesh in their first preparatory outing for the World T20

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Q de Kock
Q de Kock
44(31) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
8 2 1 4 8 8 3 10
AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers
40(34) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
7 2 1 0 8 6 4 12

Best performances - Bowlers

E Leie
O3
M0
R16
W3
Eco5.33
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
KJ Abbott
KJ Abbott
O3.2
M0
R20
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • 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

Player Of The Series

Series result

South Africa won the 2-match series 2-0

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

7 July 2015 (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Alagappan Muthu

The trophy has been handed to South Africa on the back of two excellent, all-round performances. The focus shifts to the ODIs now, which begins on Friday. Hope to have your company then. This is Alagappan Muthu, signing off

Faf du Plessis is the Man of the Series. "They were much better in putting up a fight. Our boys played a great two match series. In tough conditions, we batted really well and we bowled really well too. Banana on the outfield for Kyle Abbott. At the end of the day, they don't make mistakes on purpose. We're practicing hard. It's extremely humid. AB's face was about to explode in the heat. We need to battle longer now. In the ODs and the Tests. They've done really well in one-day cricket. But its important for us that we have put our own statement out by winning this 2-0. We respect them, and we'll play our best cricket"

"There are some positives. And we have to learn from our mistakes too," Mashrafe says, "It was an off day as a fielding ground. So hopefully we'll come back in the one-dayers. [Temperement] After the start, we lost too many wickets. But we haven't played too many T20s recently. Not an excuse. We just have to improve. We've just been concentrating on ODIs and Tests. As a professional team though, we have to come and perform. We have to fight. We couldn't fight here at all. Hopefully that changes"

4.00 pm Eddie Leie, on South Africa debut, is Man of the Match. "very pleased. Very good start. But hte credit goes to the batters. the way AB and Quinton started and the way Rilee and MIller finished set the bowlers up. I just thought I had to keep it simple and hit my lengths. With the humidity, it was hard to grip the ball. Just tried to keep it wicket to wicket. It's great. It's an environment everyone wants to be in. Just very happy to be around such great players"

3.50 pm A pretty thorough performance from the visitors again and their reputation against spin, and in bowling spin keeps growing. They've found another pleasing legspinner in Eddie Leie, who trusts in flighting the ball and using his googlies. Big smiles from Phangiso as well, who was quite effective despite Bangladesh having a lot of left-handers. Then the fast bowlers came back to mop up the tail. Good old fashioned cricket.

Mashrafe Mortaza wanted his batsmen to show better application, but today his team was sloppy in the field and that's more the reason why they lost. There were too many runs to chase down on this slow pitch. The only time they threatened was when Soumya Sarkar was playing like a dream. He's one to watch out for in the future. Times the pants off the ball. He'll need to play longer innings now. Has to convert his promise

Prushanta: "In the end, the AB-DeKock start made all the difference..."

Abhijit Naik: "MEN of the match: AB, de kock, Leie, Phangiso, and Russow. #HuntingInPacks"

James: "Nice to see the death over yorker is not an endangered species! Best ever at it, i think was Big Bird Joel Garner. Wonder how he'd have fared in modern day T20? Pretty well, i suspect." --- Oh Waqar has to be stiff competition

19.2
W
Abbott to Mustafizur Rahman, OUT, off stump uprooted! South Africa win the series. Abbott has made a strong claim to be a permanent fixture in South Africa's attack. Mustafizur looks to slap it through the covers, too good for him

Mustafizur Rahman b Abbott 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.2
1w
Abbott to Mustafizur Rahman, 1 wide, bouncer to greet Mustafizur. Another great delivery, dug in quite short an directed at the batsman's helmet. The pull is more like an evasive action and is well beaten
19.1
W
Abbott to Rony Talukdar, OUT, his yorkers are quite something. Tinged in with deadly reverse swing. This one began outside off, then veers in looking for the base off stump. Rony realises the threat too late. Tries to save himself. But this is too good a ball to be denied a wicket

Rony Talukdar b Abbott 21 (34m 22b 0x4 1x6) SR: 95.45

END OF OVER:
19 | 8 Runs | BDESH: 137/8 (33 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.21, RRR: 33.00)

  • Arafat Sunny5 (5b)
  • Rony Talukdar21 (21b)
  • Wayne Parnell3-0-29-1
  • Kyle Abbott3-0-19-1
18.6
0
Parnell to Arafat Sunny, no run, top-class stuff from De Kock! This is a full toss that kisses the pads and looks set to be four leg byes, but he moves to his right quickly and pulls off a big dive to keep it in
18.6
1w
Parnell to Arafat Sunny, 1 wide, slides a good length ball way down leg
18.5
2
Parnell to Arafat Sunny, 2 runs, has Sunny in a spot of bother with a short ball that holds in the pitch and then jumps up at him. He fends it away to point and enjoys an overthrow

SA's spin heist

5

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