Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    22.2 gets the fine little snick through to Boucher. Well bowled. 54/2
    14.4 And Ntini gets the first breakthrough, short and straightish, Kayes gets a outside edge and the ball goes straight to the safe hands off Smith. 25/1
    58.2 McKenie takes a great catch at gully after Siddique goes for one too many cut-shot. A good innings comes to an end. 166/7
    25 just chipped back to Morkel, just a bit too quick on that shot. Morkel makes no mistake this time and the goes the skipper of Bangladesh. 57/3
    32.2 got him! Excellent delivery angling across the left-hander, so typical of Ntini. He was squared up, following the delivery and edging it straight to Kallis at second slip 71/4
    44.3 gone! Morkel gets his third, this time the edge flies straight to Smith at first slip and Boucher not diving in front of him again. Well bowled young lad. 122/5
    51 and the noball earlier in the over gives him the chance to save this over. Full again, but not that wide, Shakib goes for the cover drive and drags it onto his stumps. Morkel now has four wickets. 159/6
    76.2 Rahim goes for the big pull-shot again, gets a bit of a top edge and De Villiers runs in from square leg and takes a good diving catch to finally end this innings. 250/10
    62.1 and another one gone. Ntini just pitches it up a bit, the movement off the pitch does the rest and Kallis takes a good low-catch at second slip. 186/8
    64.2 gone! Another one down. Just one wicket to go. Fine little snick through to Boucher. 194/9
    not out
    15 (lb 3, nb 12)
    250 all out (76.2 Overs, RR: 3.27, 346 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Imrul Kayes, 14.4 ov), 2-54 (Tamim Iqbal, 22.2 ov), 3-57 (Mohammad Ashraful, 24.6 ov), 4-71 (Mehrab Hossain jnr, 32.2 ov), 5-122 (Raqibul Hasan, 44.3 ov), 6-159 (Shakib Al Hasan, 50.6 ov), 7-166 (Junaid Siddique, 58.2 ov), 8-186 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 62.1 ov), 9-194 (Shahadat Hossain, 64.2 ov), 10-250 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 76.2 ov)
    DW Steyn1748014.7000
    M Ntini19.283241.6500
    JH Kallis1243002.5000
    M Zondeki1023213.2000
    M Morkel1807344.05012
    15.2 the skipper walks. Old habbit of his, going across the line of the ball, the sheer amout of inswing jst caused him to miss and that was hitting middle at the top. Excellent ball but an old technical problem for Smith sticks out it's head again. 47/2
    2.2 gone! Bangladesh gets the early breakthrough. McKenzie gets a thick edge to backward point who makes a fumble but takes it the third time around. 3/1
    44.4 Amla goes for the forward defence, ball hits the pads and goes on to flick the bat and the ball goes to short cover. Easy catch taken. Huge appeals from the Bangladeshi's, for LBW and the catch, but Amla takes a walk before the umpire even lifts a finger, so that must've been bat. 134/4
    40.2 straight through the gate and uproots off-stump. A struggling Kallis goes back to the cloaks. 112/3
    not out
    45 De Villiers goes down the track on his second ball and as if a replay from the first test he is stumped. Silly silly little boy. That was really very stupid from De Villiers. 134/5
    108.3 short and straight, Boucher pushes at the ball and is caught at short-cover. A very good fighting knock comes to an end. 405/6
    108.4 first ball! Short and straightish, Morkel gets an inside edge onto his pads and the ball bounces into his off-stump. 405/7
    109 and gone! Unlucky for Shakib, just missing the hat-trick. Same delivery as the previous one, this time just a bit more bounce and the ball just flicks the gloves on the way through to the keeper. 3 wickets in four deliveries. 405/8
    109.5 Ntini punches the ball with a whole lot of bottom-hand and scoops it up to Ashraful at mid-off. South Africa collapsing here. 412/9
    115.2 attempted pull, gets the inside edge and hits the stumps. 429/10
    27 (lb 17, nb 8, w 2)
    429 all out (115.2 Overs, RR: 3.71, 511 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Neil McKenzie, 2.2 ov), 2-47 (Graeme Smith, 15.2 ov), 3-112 (Jacques Kallis, 40.2 ov), 4-134 (Hashim Amla, 44.4 ov), 5-134 (AB de Villiers, 44.6 ov), 6-405 (Mark Boucher, 108.3 ov), 7-405 (Morne Morkel, 108.4 ov), 8-405 (Monde Zondeki, 108.6 ov), 9-412 (Makhaya Ntini, 109.5 ov), 10-429 (Dale Steyn, 115.2 ov)
    Mashrafe Mortaza2627412.8404
    Mahbubul Alam2658513.2600
    Shakib Al Hasan2839963.5300
    Shahadat Hossain22.228923.9823
    Mehrab Hossain jnr1115004.5400
    Mohammad Ashraful201507.5000
    15.2 gone! Wat a catch! Shortish and wide and takes a swing at it, cuts it backward of point, McKenzie takes a dive to his right and grabs with one hand. Excellent catch there . 47/3
    3.5 short and just outside off, gets the edge straight to Smith at first slip and he makes no mistake. That will be lunch. Please join us again after lunch for the rest of the day's play. 8/1
    12.2 and finally the intimidation pays off, another short and straight one, bouncy, hits the gloves and flies away to point, easy catch. 37/2
    19.2 and another one. That was an excellent direct hit from Steyn down at long-leg, right from the fence hits the stumps directly. The Bangladeshi captain is found short of his ground by about 3 inches. 68/5
    17.2 oh no, completely unneccesary,turns for a second run, takes on the arm of Amla and finds himself sort of his ground. Direct hit down at the bowler's end. 57/4
    34 another stupid run by the Bangladeshi's, goes for the idiotic single and Prince makes no mistake. 126/7
    21.5 quite a shocking delivery gets a wicket, short and very wide, takes a slash at it and goes out to the deep backward point fence where Ntini takes a good catch diving forward. 77/6
    29.1 what a ball! Just leaves the ball outside off and Ntini swings the ball enough to uproot off-stump. What a sight for a fast-bowler. 95/7
    not out
    34.4 short and straight, just guides it to third slip actually. De Villiers makes no mistake. 127/9
    36.4 and the fine little edge carrying through to Boucher ends it all. Game, set,match and series for that mater. 131/10
    11 (b 5, lb 3, nb 2, w 1)
    131 all out (36.4 Overs, RR: 3.57, 175 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Imrul Kayes, 3.5 ov), 2-37 (Junaid Siddique, 12.2 ov), 3-47 (Tamim Iqbal, 15.2 ov), 4-57 (Mehrab Hossain jnr, 17.2 ov), 5-68 (Mohammad Ashraful, 19.2 ov), 6-77 (Shakib Al Hasan, 21.5 ov), 7-95 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 29.1 ov), 8-126 (Raqibul Hasan, 33.6 ov), 9-127 (Shahadat Hossain, 34.4 ov), 10-131 (Mahbubul Alam, 36.4 ov)
    DW Steyn822302.8700
    M Ntini1124424.0000
    JH Kallis612414.0000
    M Morkel612123.5002
    ND McKenzie10101.0010
    M Zondeki4.421022.1400

Match Details


Bangladesh , 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


Hours of play (local time)

10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30

Match days

26,27,28 November 2008 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Wed, 26 Nov - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 20/1 (GC Smith 15*, HM Amla 5*, 7 ov)
  • Thu, 27 Nov - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 357/5 (AG Prince 115*, MV Boucher 102*, 97 ov)
  • Fri, 28 Nov - day 3 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 131 (36.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • 'Three run-outs were fatal' - Ashraful

    Mohammad Ashraful has termed as "fatal" three needless run outs that marked another Bangladesh defeat inside three days

  • Smith looks forward to Australia

    Graeme Smith, the South African captain, is looking forward to the prospect of facing Australia

  • Woeful Bangladesh slump to defeat

    South Africa took just 36.4 overs to dismiss Bangladesh in Centurion, thereby completing an emphatic innings victory to seal a 2-0 series win

  • Accuracy the key to my bowling - Shakib

    After being crushed by an innings-and-129-runs in the first Test, Bangladesh have showed more fight during the first two days of the second Test against South Africa in Centurion

  • Prince and Boucher put South Africa in command

    South Africa repelled a spirited Bangladesh performance, this time in the field, as their depth finally won the day at Centurion Park with Ashwell Prince and Mark Boucher hitting centuries in a record-breaking sixth-wicket stand

Bangladesh 3rd innings Partnerships

1st8Tamim IqbalImrul Kayes
2nd29Junaid SiddiqueTamim Iqbal
3rd10Mohammad AshrafulTamim Iqbal
4th10Mohammad AshrafulMehrab Hossain jnr
5th11Mohammad AshrafulRaqibul Hasan
6th9Shakib Al HasanRaqibul Hasan
7th18Mushfiqur RahimRaqibul Hasan
8th31Mashrafe MortazaRaqibul Hasan
9th1Mashrafe MortazaShahadat Hossain
10th4Mashrafe MortazaMahbubul Alam