Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.3 chopped on.... adjusts to a slightly fuller length on off and middle, Tamim attempts to slice it through the off side but is cramped for room as he ends up chopping it onto his stumps, the legstump is pegged back 0/1
    6.2 the mindgames have worked for Nel after sledging him the previous ball.... Nel pitches it on the corridor outside off, Nafees pokes at the ball half heartedly and a thin edge is taken easily 18/4
    2.1 Superb judgment at the boundary.... Nel bangs it in short outside the offstump, Ashraful is tempted into the hook, he fails to get the desired elevation to clear long-leg and Albie Morkel runs across from fine leg, fixes his gaze on the ball and takes it on the slide with both hands just inches away from the rope 6/2
    5.2 pitches on a good length on off and middle and shoots through low to Nazimuddin who's caught at the crease, the ball catches him flush in front of middle stump. Untimely dismissal for Bangladesh just when Nazim was in good rhythm 18/3
    43.2 charges down the track, he tries to scoop it with the turn over the region of extra cover but ends up chipping it straight to Gibbs at short cover 148/8
    37.1 tame end to a controlled innings.... Langeveldt bowls this one slightly short on offstump, the ball stops on the batsman as he tries to pull that over mid-on, he doesn't get the elevation as the ball lands down Smith's throat at mid-on 137/5
    38.3 appeal and lots and lots of confusion! Ghosh steers it with soft hands towards cover and sets off, he turns back as the fielder swoops the ball and flings it back to de Villiers who collects it with one hand and whips off the bails in one motion. Aleem Dar initially decided against calling for a replay but replays showed that Ghosh was well short of his ground. For a moment there was confusion and coach Mickey Arthur at the dugout near the boundary couldn't comprehend why that wasn't referred. Finally, common sense pevailed and Dar called for assistance. 138/6
    38.6 Nel does the trick... Pitches that on a good length just wide of offstump, Razzak goes for an expansive cover drive on the up but ends up getting a thin outside edge to de Villiers 138/7
    48.2 Mortaza gives room to slice it over the infield on the off side, he meets the ball off the splice of the bat and mistimes it straight to Harris at extra cover 173/10
    47.2 Mortaza gives room and pushes it to Morkel at long-off, Mosharraf wanted a second run but Mortaza wasn;t interested as Morkel picks it up and throws it in a flash to the bowler, Nel swoops it back to the keeper and de Villiers whips off the bails while Mosharraf was halfway down the pitch 173/9
    not out
    18 (lb 2, w 16)
    173 all out (48.2 Overs, RR: 3.57)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Tamim Iqbal, 0.3 ov), 2-6 (Mohammad Ashraful, 2.1 ov), 3-18 (Nazimuddin, 5.2 ov), 4-18 (Shahriar Nafees, 6.2 ov), 5-137 (Raqibul Hasan, 37.1 ov), 6-138 (Dhiman Ghosh, 38.3 ov), 7-138 (Abdur Razzak, 38.6 ov), 8-148 (Shakib Al Hasan, 43.2 ov), 9-173 (Mosharraf Hossain, 47.2 ov), 10-173 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 48.2 ov)
    A Nel1022742.70473020
    CK Langeveldt9.213133.32414010
    JA Morkel602103.50252020
    J Botha904715.22253010
    PL Harris1012702.70340000
    AN Petersen10707.0030030
    JP Duminy301103.66100020

Match Details


Bangladesh , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 3-match series 2-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15

Match days

12 March 2008 (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

1st13HH GibbsGC Smith
2nd32HM AmlaGC Smith
3rd15GC SmithAB de Villiers
4th119JP DuminyAB de Villiers