Player of the Match
Player of the Match

South Africa wrap it up in just over an hour today with a victory by an innings and 205 runs. That's a predictable 2-0 series win and Bangladesh's frailties at the Test level have been exposed for the umpteenth time. The top order failed to stick it out and plan for five days rather than one session. We keep saying that for a struggling team, the only way is up, but Bangladesh just don't seem to be showing any improvement on a consistent basis. They gave the South Africans a scare in Mirpur but couldn't sustain the momentum.

Peterson will be very happy with his performance of 5 for 33. I understand he's been in good form this season for the Warriors, picking up 24 wickets in ten SuperSport matches. Smith and McKenzie added a world record 415 for the first wicket and most of their players have had their moments.

Graeme Smith, speaking at the post-match presentation, said: "It has been fantastic. The guys will take a lot of confidence before going to India. It's nice mentally to get into the right frame of mind when playing in the subcontinent. This tour has been beneficial so far."

Here's what Mohammad Ashraful had to say about Mohammad Rafique, who just played his final Test: "He has been a legend for our country." Rafique also collected a commemorative plaque from the Bangladesh board. He ends his Test career with an exact 100 wickets. He's been a real stalwart for Bangladesh and one who managed to keep the cheer amidst all the heavy defeats. Here's wishing him all the best for his future from all of us here in Cricinfo.

Dale Steyn in the Player of the Series. When reminded that India woud be much warmer than this, he said: "I'm sweating like a pig already."

Thanks for joining us. The first one-dayer is also in Chittagong, starting March 9. Play starts at 9.30 local, 3.30 GMT. This is Kanishkaa Balachandran signing off. Cheers!

39.5
W
Morkel to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, superb catch to end the series..... Morkel bangs it in short outside off and gets it to curve in, Mortaza tries to weave away but the ball flies off the face of the bat to McKenzie at gully who flings himself to his left and cups it with both hands. That ends a very satisfying Test for McKenzie

Mashrafe Mortaza c McKenzie b Morkel 4 (8m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

39.4
4
Morkel to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR runs, good timing, pitches on a good length on off and middle and curves back in, he closes the face of the bat and tucks it off the meat of the bat wide of midwicket, the timing is good and the outfield does the rest

Three slips, a widish fourth slip and a gully in place

39.3
1lb
Morkel to Abdur Razzak, 1 leg bye, slides towards the pads, he nudges it softly wide of forward short-leg
39.2
0
Morkel to Abdur Razzak, no run, shuffles just a touch across his stumps and shoulders arms
39.1
0
Morkel to Abdur Razzak, no run, walks across his stumps a little, he decides to defend back to the bowler

Morkel replaces Steyn

END OF OVER:
39 | (wicket maiden) | BDESH: 114/8

  • Mashrafe Mortaza0 (1b)
  • Abdur Razzak32 (37b)
  • Robin Peterson13-2-33-5
  • Dale Steyn11-2-35-3
38.6
0
Peterson to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, pokes forward and the nearly feathers it through to the keeper

South Africa are one wicket away from victory

38.5
W
Peterson to Shahadat Hossain, OUT, that's Peterson's fifth.... gives it plenty of air on middle, he steps down the track and tries to launch it over long-off, he fails to get the elevation as Prince takes it easily at long-off

Shahadat Hossain c Prince b Peterson 24 (49m 42b 4x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

38.4
0
Peterson to Shahadat Hossain, no run, gets forward to defend, the ball lobs off his thigh pad over silly point
38.3
0
Peterson to Shahadat Hossain, no run, flighted outside leg, he defends softly to the on side
38.2
0
Peterson to Shahadat Hossain, no run, flighted outside leg, he comes forward and pads it away
38.1
0
Peterson to Shahadat Hossain, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he gets forward and defends

END OF OVER:
38 | 4 Runs | BDESH: 114/7

  • Abdur Razzak32 (37b)
  • Shahadat Hossain24 (37b)
  • Dale Steyn11-2-35-3
  • Robin Peterson12-1-33-4
37.6
0
Steyn to Abdur Razzak, no run, pitches outside off and slants away, he shoulders arms
37.5
0
Steyn to Abdur Razzak, no run, better line and length, pitches on middle and gets it to slant across the left hander, he pokes at it and misses
37.4
0
Steyn to Abdur Razzak, no run, adjusts the line closer to the off stump, he goes for a booming off drive and misses
37.3
4
Steyn to Abdur Razzak, FOUR runs, overpitched wide outside off, that is asking to be hit, he reaches out and scoops it high over extra cover
37.2
0
Steyn to Abdur Razzak, no run, holds the length back outside the offstump, he shoulders arms

Bangladesh 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0Junaid SiddiqueTamim Iqbal
2nd44Shahriar NafeesTamim Iqbal
3rd1Mohammad AshrafulShahriar Nafees
4th4Mohammad AshrafulShakib Al Hasan
5th5Mushfiqur RahimShakib Al Hasan
6th4Abdur RazzakMushfiqur Rahim
7th0Mohammad RafiqueAbdur Razzak
8th56Abdur RazzakShahadat Hossain
9th5Mashrafe MortazaAbdur Razzak