Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    9.2 Tamim's in disbelief but he has to walk... Pitches on a good length a shade outside the offstump, Tamim pokes his bat out and there's a sound before the ball reaches the keeper. De Villiers the rest appeal and umpire Nadir Shah is convinced. Replays show the ball clipping the pad on the way through. 34/1
    12.2 Nafees is gone too. This one too came in from round the wicket and again Nafees was cramped up and tried to play it quite similarly to the previous delivery : opening the bat face and trying to steer but this one bounced more and took the edge 41/2
    17.6 OMG! What happened there? They are in a suicide mode here. He walked right across the stumps and tried to slog a length delivery across the line but only skied it for Smith to get under it at midwicket. Horrible shot. What was he thinking? Was he thinking? 72/4
    15.1 Dust to Ash es . Death by aggression. Full in length, on the middle stump and he goes for a ugly heave and can only manage to send it to mid-on. Ashraful is livid with himself. But the deed has been done. Just 17 runs in this series. What a waste of a talent. 61/3
    22.6 One more down. Shakib is cleaned up. Flighted from round the stumps, full, he tried to whip it to midwicket, missed and the ball bounded off the pad and on to the stumps. 97/5
    26.1 The third umpire has given Raqibul run out. Dhiman went back and pushed towards covers, Duminy swooped in and fired in a throw to the 'keeper who took the bails off. There was a doubt whether the bails had come off before the batsman had dragged the bat inside the crease but on careful and repeated viewing, the umpire presses the red button. 101/6
    27.4 bowled him! Harris slips in the arm ball on middle and off, Ghosh moves back and tries to cut, he gets beaten for pace and misses, Bangladesh are seven down, an abject performance so far 106/7
    not out
    30.6 Another swipe across the line and de Villiers takes a very sharp catch. Razzak top-edged a intended slog and de Villiers managed to hold on to a tough chance. 118/8
    38.6 The ninth wicket is down. It was pretty short in length, outside the off stump and he top-edged a cut to the 'keeper 135/9
    42.5 Bangladesh innings has been terminated. This time the batsman walks after nicking to de Villiers. Flighted around the off stump and edged behind 143/10
    17 (b 1, lb 2, nb 3, w 11)
    143 all out (42.5 Overs, RR: 3.33)
    Fall of wickets: 1-34 (Tamim Iqbal, 9.2 ov), 2-41 (Shahriar Nafees, 12.2 ov), 3-61 (Mohammad Ashraful, 15.1 ov), 4-72 (Nazimuddin, 17.6 ov), 5-97 (Shakib Al Hasan, 22.6 ov), 6-101 (Raqibul Hasan, 26.1 ov), 7-106 (Dhiman Ghosh, 27.4 ov), 8-118 (Abdur Razzak, 30.6 ov), 9-135 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 38.6 ov), 10-143 (Mosharraf Hossain, 42.5 ov)
    DW Steyn841902.37403010
    M Morkel813214.00312031
    JA Morkel822943.62343011
    J Botha8.503433.84364011
    PL Harris1022612.60451020

Match Details


Bangladesh , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

South Africa won the 3-match series 3-0

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

14 March 2008 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • 'Beating India one of our main goals' - Arthur

    Mickey Arthur, the South Africa coach, has said that it is important to be No. 1 in the one-day rankings but what his team really wants is to beat India in the upcoming three-Test series

  • South Africa No.1 after clean sweep

    A comprehensive all-round rout of Bangladesh in the third and final one-dayer in Mirpur not only sealed a 3-0 series win for South Africa but also propelled them to the top of the ICC one-day rankings

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

1st19HH GibbsGC Smith
2nd40GC SmithAN Petersen
3rd79GC SmithAB de Villiers
4th9GC SmithJP Duminy