and the fine little edge carrying through to Boucher ends it all. Game, set,match and series for that mater.
Well, what an abject performance. That was utterly spineless, and that would be the case if was anyone and not just Bangladesh. While they resumed with a large first-innings deficit and almost certain defeat in prospect, they had a chance to bat for a long time and gain from experience. Instead several batsmen who should know better played - and ran - as if they couldn't wait to get out of there. That was intensely disappointing and unless there is a complete change in approach it is hard to see how Bangladesh will improve. What makes it all the more disappointing is that they had performed well on the first two days.
Anyhow, it's a great win for South Africa who completed a series clean sweep, winning the Twenty20, both ODIs and both Tests. The Man of the Match is Ashwell Prince for his unbeaten 162, and he also picks up the Man-of-the-Series award,
That's all from us. A much tougher challenge awaits as South Africa are now heading to Australia before hosting a return series, and we will be covering the matches live on Cricinfo. Join us then. In the meantime, goodbye.
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bouncer, not really all that high but does manage to duck under it.
full and straight, defended away to the off and gets a single.
play and miss. Flies through to Boucher.
in the blockhole once more, just dug out again
right in the blockhole, dug out and they get a quick single.
flicked away and gets a single.
solid backward defence.
slower ball, something the critics say he doesn't have.
no shot offered.
edged to the slips again, but falls just short.
short and straight, just guides it to third slip actually. De Villiers makes no mistake.
flicked away for another single and gets off strike.
slogged flat-batted to mid-on.
bouncer, Mortaza swings at it as if he wants to swat flies.
another stupid run by the Bangladeshi's, goes for the idiotic single and Prince makes no mistake.
short and straight, attempted pull not coming off.
beautiful square drive this time. Beat sthe fielder at backward point easily.
|SuperSport Park, Centurion|
|Toss||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||Test no. 1895|
|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 - day (5-day match)|
'Three run-outs were fatal' - Ashraful
Smith looks forward to Australia
Woeful Bangladesh slump to defeat
Accuracy the key to my bowling - Shakib
|Mohammad Ashraful||run out||21||29|
|Mehrab Hossain jnr||run out||0||4|
|Raqibul Hasan||run out||28||62|
|Shakib Al Hasan||caught||2||5|
|Mashrafe Mortaza||not out||23||21|
|Extras||(b 5, lb 3, nb 2, w 1)|
|Total||131(10 wkts; 36.4 ovs)|