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39th Match, Group B, Dhaka, Mar 19 2011, ICC Cricket World Cup
(28/50 ov, target 285)78
South Africa won by 206 runs
Player Of The Match
3/14
lonwabo-tsotsobe
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• The Bulletin by Abhishek Purohit

Abject Bangladesh surrender meekly

Bangladesh were not favourites to win against the might of South Africa, especially after the visitors breezed away to 284, but it was the meek manner of their batting surrender that would have jarred even their most faithful fan

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Scorecard summary
South Africa284/8(50 overs)
Bangladesh78/10(28 overs)
end of over 284 runs • 1 wicket
BDESH: 78/10CRR: 2.78 RRR: 9.40
Rubel Hossain8 (9)
Robin Peterson 7-3-12-4
Imran Tahir 5-0-20-1

Cricinfo's South African correspondent Firdose Moonda writes in her plays of day: "It was only the 8th over of the Bangladesh chase but at 21 for 4, the dream was crashing fast. Lonwabo Tsotsobe had exposed too many weaknesses and what lay before the fans, a raw batting line-up, was too painful for them to see. Rows of seats became empty and dozens of people were making their way to the exit. The dream was dying and they weren't hanging around to see it splutter and struggle its way to the inevitable end."

Please do wait for the quotes from the post-match ceremony.

Shakib: "We missed a big opportunity in this World Cup. We thought we will qualify for the next round but we haven't played good cricket in this tournament. We haven't finished this tournament in the way we wanted. It can happen in cricket. We need to look back and see what we have done wrong. The crowd supported us today; the wicket wasn't bad, they batted brilliantly." And Shakib says, "Sorry" to the fans when Manjrekar asks him if he has anything to say to the crowd.

Smith: "We gave few guys extra two days to rest it was exciting to see the new guys coming in and doing so well. Lopsy (Lonwabo) has been terrific for us. We just have named the team depending on the opposition we play. It was difficult to leave him out. Robbie (Petersen) has been playing really well for a while now. he is coming on to his own now. The bowling unit is bowling really well. We got to take a step at a time and with a bit of luck we shall get there (world cup)

Man of the match Lopsy (Lonwabo Tsotsobe):: "I have been picking up wickets with the new ball. Its a team game. There are 15 good guys in the team. I have supported whenever some one else has played. I have played in Bangladesh before; I came in with the A side last year. "

That's it from us. Good bye and good luck.

27.6
W
Peterson to Md Naeem, OUT

Castled! The implosion is complete. A sorry end to their campaign . It was the quicker one that skidded on towards the middle, the batsman went for the cut shot but missed. They collapsed against West Indies, came back to pull off a thriller against England but have surrendered very meekly here. That's that. This is their lowest score against South Africa. Who will be the fall guy for this campaign? Jamie Siddons? Shakib's captaincy? The corridors of power are going to be abuzz in the days to come.

Naeem Islam b Peterson 8 (24m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 40
27.5
Peterson to Md Naeem, no run

leans well forward to defend it back down the track

27.4
4
Peterson to Md Naeem, FOUR runs

goes back to force it to the left of mid-off and past Lonwabo

27.3
Peterson to Md Naeem, no run

on the leg and middle line, tapped back to the bowler

27.2
Peterson to Md Naeem, no run

full and on the middle, turned past short -leg

27.1
Peterson to Md Naeem, no run

leans well forward to defend to the off

end of over 278 runs
BDESH: 74/9CRR: 2.74 RRR: 9.17
Rubel Hossain8 (9)
Naeem Islam4 (14)
Imran Tahir 5-0-20-1
Robin Peterson 6-3-8-3
26.6
Tahir to Rubel, no run

slightly short in length, cut to point

26.5
Tahir to Rubel, no run

gets forward to stab this to the on side

26.4
4
Tahir to Rubel, FOUR runs

flighted on the middle, lofted over the bowler

26.3
1
Tahir to Md Naeem, 1 run

presses back to clip it past square-leg

26.3
1w
Tahir to Md Naeem, 1 wide

flighted full outside leg, left alone and it turns back in and the keeper collects

26.2
2
Tahir to Md Naeem, 2 runs

on the middle stump line, turned to fine-leg region

26.1
Tahir to Md Naeem, no run

leans well forward to defend

end of over 264 runs
BDESH: 66/9CRR: 2.53 RRR: 9.12
Rubel Hossain4 (6)
Naeem Islam1 (11)
Robin Peterson 6-3-8-3
Imran Tahir 4-0-12-1
25.6
4
Peterson to Rubel, FOUR runs

down the track and heaves this past mid-on

The fourth ball was called a dead ball as the bails fell before release

25.5
Peterson to Rubel, no run

quicker, flatter, arm ball, gets back to defend

25.4
Peterson to Rubel, no run

And again.

25.3
Peterson to Rubel, no run

on the leg stump line, turned to the on side

25.2
Peterson to Rubel, no run

pushes this back to the bowler

25.1
Peterson to Rubel, no run

gets forward to stab this to theo n side

Sam: "Albeit the early 4 wickets must have disappointed them, 90% of the support leaving with 40 overs left can't have done much for the confidence of these young Bangla players. "

end of over 251 run • 1 wicket
BDESH: 62/9CRR: 2.48 RRR: 8.92
Naeem Islam1 (11)
Imran Tahir 4-0-12-1
Robin Peterson 5-3-4-3
24.6
W
Tahir to Razzak, OUT

It's all ending very quickly. If you are a Bangladesh fan, way too quickly. some prefer it slow, Bangladesh have gone for a quick end. Razzak plays a slog sweep and finds the man at deep midwicket. Stunning implosion.

Abdur Razzak c Peterson b Imran Tahir 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Best performances - batters
Jacques Kallis
JH Kallis SA
69 runs (76)
5 fours
1 six
Control90%
Productive shot
leg glance
26 runs
0 four
0 six
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Faf du Plessis portrait
F du Plessis SA
52 runs (52)
4 fours
1 six
Control90%
Productive shot
leg glance
20 runs
0 four
0 six
1814480116
Best performances - bowlers
Robin Peterson
RJ Peterson SA
O
7
M
3
R
12
W
4
ECO
1.71
Lonwabo Tsotsobe
LL Tsotsobe SA
O
5
M
2
R
14
W
3
ECO
2.8
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
SeriesICC Cricket World Cup
Season2010/11
Player Of The Match
Lonwabo Tsotsobe
Lonwabo Tsotsobe
Match numberODI no. 3138
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 days19 March 2011 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
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Aleem Dar
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Daryl Harper
TV Umpire
Australia Image
Rod Tucker
Reserve Umpire
Bangladesh Image
Enamul Haque
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe
PointsSouth Africa 2, Bangladesh 0
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