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293dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Bangladesh crumble to South Africa's pace

Bangladesh, after improving with the ball, were predictably blown away for 153 by South Africa's pace attack and were are one down in the follow-on

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Bangladesh , elected to field first

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Series result

South Africa led the 2-match series 1-0

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Hours of play (local time)

10.00am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 18.00

Match days

19,20,21,22 November 2008 (5-day match)

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South Africa win by an innings-and-129 runs - a hugely comprehensive victory. Dale Steyn looked in excellent form, picking up his ninth five-wicket haul and, although Bangladesh managed to survive the first half-an-hour intact, there was little resistance. Do join us for the second and final Test on Wednesday - and in the meantime, don't forget you can follow all today's rugby internationals, including the re-run of the 2007 World Cup final between South Africa and England, on Full minute-by-minute text commentary, stats, photos and comprehensive post-match coverage.

Kallis to Mahbubul Alam, OUT, and that's the end, Alam scoops the ball up to Prince at mid-on

Mahbubul Alam c Prince b Kallis 0 (13m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Kallis to Mahbubul Alam, no run, right into the ribs.
Kallis to Mahbubul Alam, no run, play and miss.
Kallis to Mahbubul Alam, no run, no shot offered.
Kallis to Mahbubul Alam, no run, bouncer, unnecassary right now. get it full and straight.

51 | 6 Runs | BDESH: 159/9

  • Mehrab Hossain jnr43 (69b)
  • Mahbubul Alam0 (5b)
  • Dale Steyn18-4-63-5
Steyn to Mehrab Hossain jnr, FOUR runs, short and wide, cut away powerfully through gully area.
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Bangladesh 3rd innings Partnerships

1st13Tamim IqbalImrul Kayes
2nd32Junaid SiddiqueTamim Iqbal
3rd22Mohammad AshrafulJunaid Siddique
4th13Mohammad AshrafulMehrab Hossain jnr
5th1Shakib Al HasanMehrab Hossain jnr
6th0Mushfiqur RahimMehrab Hossain jnr
7th11Naeem IslamMehrab Hossain jnr
8th16Mashrafe MortazaMehrab Hossain jnr
9th44Shahadat HossainMehrab Hossain jnr
10th7Mehrab Hossain jnrMahbubul Alam