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    87.3 and another one! Full and just outside off, nips back and Smith tries to go through the leg side again, misses and the ball cannons into his off-stump. Another good innings from the skipper. 327/3
    35 and there he goes. McKenzie goes for the big square drive after Hossain bowls a wide half-volley. Scoops it just enough so that backward point can grab it out of the air. 102/1
    86.4 gone! Amla seems to just have played around it a bit, got good swing and some movement off the deckand Amla edges it right into his stumps. Good innings comes to an end. 327/2
    97.5 gone! Kallis, out of his nature, goes for the big shot over the top, and hits the ball straight down mid-on's throaght. 352/4
    not out
    101.3 gone, another stupid dismissal. De Villiers takes on the spinner on a deck with a lot of turn and bounce, he comes down the track and gets a fine little edge, either way he was 3 metres out of his crease and the keeper dislodged the bails just to be safe.Goodbye. 365/5
    111.2 and that's another one! Straight delivery deceiving Boucher who plays around it and top of off-stump is hit. 404/6
    115.3 and there goes another one. Morkel attempts the big sweep shot, gets the top edge and skyes the ball. Ashraful has to make some ground to get to that and does well. Good catch. 420/7
    118 Steyn goes for the big heave over the top. Gets a thick edge and the ball flies to point who takes a good diving catch. 427/8
    122.5 and that is the end. Ntini edges the ball through to the keeper. South Africa declare their innings. 441/9
    absent hurt
    23 (b 2, lb 10, nb 11)
    441 all out (122.5 Overs, RR: 3.59, 553 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-102 (Neil McKenzie, 34.6 ov), 2-327 (Hashim Amla, 86.4 ov), 3-327 (Graeme Smith, 87.3 ov), 4-352 (Jacques Kallis, 97.5 ov), 5-365 (AB de Villiers, 101.3 ov), 6-404 (Mark Boucher, 111.2 ov), 7-420 (Morne Morkel, 115.3 ov), 8-427 (Dale Steyn, 117.6 ov), 9-441 (Makhaya Ntini, 122.5 ov)
    Mashrafe Mortaza2246913.1303
    Mahbubul Alam24.586222.4901
    Shahadat Hossain25112515.0007
    Shakib Al Hasan38413053.4200
    Naeem Islam501903.8000
    Mehrab Hossain jnr802403.0000
    3 what a ball! Swings back quite a bit towads the batsman, plays all around the ball and he hits off-stump out of the ground. 8/1
    12 gone! little edge into the pads and up to Amla at short leg. That will be tea break. 33/3
    9 down leg for the sixth time this over, Siddique attempts to flick it down to fine leg, but gets a leading edge and scopps it straight up to Prince at point. 26/2
    12.4 and that's another one! Full and wide, flashy cover drive attempted, thick outside edge flies away to McKenzie at gully. 33/4
    18 and there goes another one. Edge out to Boucher and that's the sixth wicket. 59/6
    15.5 fifth wicket for the South Africans, Shakib tries to cut the ball away again, but too close to his body and edges it straight to De Villiers at third slip and he makes no mistake. 50/5
    34.1 full and straight, plays all around it and hits him smack in front. 148/9
    19.4 attempted pull goes all wrong, scoops it straight up to Harris at mid-wicket, that was not intelligent cricket, already got the two boundaries and now tries to pull another one. 71/7
    24.2 scoops the ball straight back to the bowler who makes no mistake. 88/8
    36.4 right in the blockhole, that's where you should bowl to a tail-ender. Bowls middle stump. 153/10
    not out
    16 (b 4, lb 2, nb 6, w 4)
    153 all out (36.4 Overs, RR: 4.17, 172 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Tamim Iqbal, 2.6 ov), 2-26 (Junaid Siddique, 8.6 ov), 3-33 (Imrul Kayes, 11.6 ov), 4-33 (Mohammad Ashraful, 12.4 ov), 5-50 (Shakib Al Hasan, 15.5 ov), 6-59 (Mehrab Hossain jnr, 17.6 ov), 7-71 (Naeem Islam, 19.4 ov), 8-88 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 24.2 ov), 9-148 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 34.1 ov), 10-153 (Shahadat Hossain, 36.4 ov)
    DW Steyn923624.0000
    M Ntini822032.5000
    M Morkel805526.8745
    PL Harris712613.7101
    JH Kallis4.411022.1400
    15.5 first wicket of the morning. Short and very wide, takes a slash at it and edges the ball through to Boucher who takes a very easy catch. 45/2
    2.3 unlucky, gets an inside edge onto his stumps, was slightly hesitant on whether top play or leave the ball, just let the bat hang out there and get the inside edge. 13/1
    23.5 another wicket falls, same shot and same result as this morning's first wicket, short and wide, fine little snick through to Boucher. 67/3
    32 Ntini goes around the wicket for the last delivery. Excellent line to bowl. Ashraful gets a thick edge out to McKenzie at gully. 80/4
    not out
    32.4 another short one, attempts to cut the ball away but only manages a fine little snick through to Boucher who makes no mistake. 81/5
    33.4 gone! Pushed to cover and attempts a quick-single. Great work by Prince and Amla sees him packing and back on his way too the changeroom. 81/6
    37 gone! Just pushed at a delivery just outside off, maybe just a bit too late on the shot there. Beaten by pace. 92/7
    40.5 this time Steyn doesn't miss, uproots off-stump and that's eight down, two to go. 108/8
    48.5 finally gets the full straight delivery. Hossain swings again, but this time Steyn hits the stumps. 152/9
    51.5 and that's the end, Alam scoops the ball up to Prince at mid-on 159/10
    27 (b 7, lb 17, nb 3)
    159 all out (f/o) (51.5 Overs, RR: 3.06, 245 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Imrul Kayes, 2.3 ov), 2-45 (Tamim Iqbal, 15.5 ov), 3-67 (Junaid Siddique, 23.5 ov), 4-80 (Mohammad Ashraful, 31.6 ov), 5-81 (Shakib Al Hasan, 32.4 ov), 6-81 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 33.4 ov), 7-92 (Naeem Islam, 36.6 ov), 8-108 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 40.5 ov), 9-152 (Shahadat Hossain, 48.5 ov), 10-159 (Mahbubul Alam, 51.5 ov)
    DW Steyn1846353.5000
    M Ntini1681921.1800
    M Morkel1363602.7603
    JH Kallis4.501723.5100

Match Details


Bangladesh , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number


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)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Wed, 19 Nov - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 299/1 (GC Smith 138*, HM Amla 103*, 81 ov)
  • Thu, 20 Nov - day 2 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 20/1 (Tamim Iqbal 5*, Junaid Siddique 7*, 5 ov)
  • Fri, 21 Nov - day 3 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 67/3 (Mohammad Ashraful 7*, Mehrab Hossain jnr 0*, 24.2 ov)
  • Sat, 22 Nov - day 4 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 159 (51.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • 'We could not apply ourselves properly' - Ashraful

    Not for the first time in his career, Mohammad Ashraful has blamed another defeat on Bangladesh's inability to cope with pace

  • Steyn five-for inspires crushing SA win

    At least it was relatively quick and painless. South Africa's pace attack demonstrated the vast gap in class, picking off Bangladesh's batsmen like skittles in an alley to complete a comprehensive innings-and-129-run victory in the first Test in Bloemfont

  • Siddons hopes batsmen are learning

    Bangladesh are facing an innings defeat in the first Test against South Africa in Bloemfontein but their coach Jamie Siddons was not frustrated by their woeful batting performance

  • Harris ruled out for three weeks

    Paul Harris, South Africa's left-arm spinner, has flown to Cape Town to see a specialist about his fractured left thumb and won't take any further part in the first Test against Bangladesh

  • Storm halts South Africa progress

    A dramatic electric storm, 25 minutes before the scheduled lunch break, brought the third day at Bloemfontein to an abrupt end

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