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34th Match, Super Eights, Providence, April 07, 2007, ICC World Cup
(48.4/50 ov, T:252) 184

Bangladesh won by 67 runs

Player Of The Match
87 (83)
Bangladesh Innings
South Africa Innings
Match Flow
Bangladesh  (50 ovs maximum)
c Smith b Nel1741572041.46
c †Boucher b Nel3859906064.40
c & b Nel514190035.71
c Smith b Kallis927301033.33
c Langeveldt b Nel8783127120104.81
c Nel b Ntini3543592281.39
run out (Kemp/†Boucher)613160046.15
b Nel25162031156.25
not out 37110042.85
not out 22200100.00
Extras(lb 7, nb 5, w 12)24
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.02)251/8
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-42 (Javed Omar, 13.4 ov), 2-59 (Habibul Bashar, 17.1 ov), 3-69 (Tamim Iqbal, 19.5 ov), 4-84 (Shakib Al Hasan, 23.4 ov), 5-160 (Aftab Ahmed, 37.6 ov), 6-179 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 42.1 ov), 7-233 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 47.2 ov), 8-248 (Mohammad Ashraful, 49.1 ov)
37.6 to Aftab Ahmed, It was a fluent drive. I thought it was going to go to four. Instead, it goes to the man at sweeper cover. Fullish, outside off and he drove it uppishly over cover. Nel moves to his right , swoops low to take the catch.. 160/5
13.4 to Javed Omar, Gone! Slashes away to his peril. Short of length and outside off, Omar's eyes lit up at the width, has a slash but it flashes fast but straight to Smith at Gully.Omar falls after a patient knock. He has laid the platform. Can the rest do something with it? Time will tell.. 42/1
17.1 to Habibul Bashar, Super reflex catch. Full in length, on the middle stump line, Bashar drives uppishly to right of Nel who is in the middle of his follow-through. No problem though. He stretches his right hand out and the ball nestles into his palm.. 59/2
19.5 to Tamim Iqbal, For the first time Tamim tried heaving over the leg side while advancing down the track. He didn't quite pull it off. Ended up nicking it to Boucher. He ran down the track to a back-of-length delivery and tried to pull but ..... 69/3
47.2 to Mashrafe Mortaza, Nel comes up with a super yorker. Full, straight, homing in on the middle stump. Mortaza tries to bring his bat down but the ball evades the blade and the furniture is disturbed. A nice little cameo comes to an end.. 233/7
49.1 to Mohammad Ashraful, Would you believe it? There was no short fine leg, just a regulation deep fine leg. Ashraful shuffles across, paddles a low full-toss, connects sweetly and it flies straight to that man in the deep. Did Ashraful not see that the man was standing back or ...? Five-for for Nel who has impressed today and sent out a notice to the selectors. But what a gem of a knock from Ashraful. Delightful and Yummy!. 248/8
23.4 to Shakib Al Hasan, Another one caught behind point. It was banged in short, rises up shoulder-level, just outside off, Saqib went back, hopped up, tried to get on top of the bounce but couldn't. And he ended up patting it straight to Smith at backward point.. 84/4
South Africa  (T: 252 runs from 50 ovs)
b Syed Rasel1224261050.00
b Abdur Razzak1539731038.46
c Tamim Iqbal b Syed Rasel3236415088.88
c & b Shakib Al Hasan729400024.13
run out (Mohammad Rafique/Aftab Ahmed)17110014.28
c Syed Rasel b Shakib Al Hasan1226190146.15
not out 5659851294.91
run out (Tamim Iqbal)1723320073.91
c & b Mohammad Rafique1540020.00
lbw b Abdur Razzak932280028.12
c Mashrafe Mortaza b Abdur Razzak811101072.72
Extras(lb 2, w 12)14
TOTAL48.4 Ov (RR: 3.78)184
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Graeme Smith, 5.4 ov), 2-63 (Jacques Kallis, 15.4 ov), 3-64 (AB de Villiers, 16.5 ov), 4-67 (Ashwell Prince, 19.5 ov), 5-87 (Mark Boucher, 26.4 ov), 6-87 (Justin Kemp, 26.5 ov), 7-132 (Shaun Pollock, 35.5 ov), 8-137 (Andre Nel, 37.3 ov), 9-162 (Charl Langeveldt, 46.1 ov), 10-184 (Makhaya Ntini, 48.4 ov)
5.4 to GC Smith, That's the mistake they were waiting for. Smith backs away from his stumps, Rasel keeps it straight on off. Smith realises he has gone too far outside off and tries to glide it to third man but misses and loses his off stump. Rasel is ecstatic. This is a big one for Bangladesh and do they know it. 18/1
15.4 to JH Kallis, Big wicket. Kallis falls. Lands on a length, goes with the angle, on the off and middle stump line, Kallis tries to heave it away, over the bowler, ends up dragging it towards mid-on. A dolly of a catch and Bangladeshi fielders erupt in joy. Rasel pumps his fist, Rahim runs towards him. The tigers are beginning to roar.. 63/2
16.5 to AB de Villiers, Razzak strikes with a lovely change of pace delivery. Slow through the air, lands on a length on the middle stump line and goes on straight with the arm. de Villiers is beaten by the lack of pace, then tries to cut it to thirdman and is beaten by the arm-ball. The middle stump is pegged back. Razzaq is ecstatic, Rahim ... well.... is over the moon. All the fielders converge. Bangladesh are on top here. England and West Indies will be extremely interested in this one.. 64/3
46.1 to CK Langeveldt, And then they were one. Plumb. Landed on the middle stump line, went straight on, the bat came outside the line and the ball thudded into the back pad. In front of middle. Bangladesh inch closer to a famous win.. 162/9
48.4 to M Ntini, Another famous win for Bangladesh. The players hug each other. This is definitely bigger than the win against India. SA were ranked no 1. No longer though. Now they slip to the second position. Tossed-up on the stumps, Ntini tries to flick it to the on side, gets a leading edge which balloons over cover. Mortaza runs back and takes it. The players mob each other. Stumps are grabbed as souvenirs. The show has just begun for Bangladesh. The celebrations will go long in the night in Dhaka and other parts of Bangladesh. They have a devoted contigent who live outside the country. This will be a special moment to all of them.This is Sriram Veera, signing off for Cricinfo. Good bye and good luck.. 184/10
37.3 to A Nel, Classical left-arm spinner dismissal that. Flight and loop, unlike the quicker ones that preceeded it. Nel tries to push it back again but is beaten by the flight and only manages to tamely pop it back to the bowler. Rafique is waiting and plucks off a good low catch, throws the ball up in celebration and is mobbed by his team-mates. Rafique da, that old warhorse, knows a thing or two about this game, it seems. 137/8
26.4 to MV Boucher, but not this time! Boucher goes! Again he shimmies down the track, again the bowler smartly fires it a little wider, he's not to the pitch of it but goes through with an attempted chip over the infield, gets under it, and ends up scooping it tamely down long-off's throat! Bangladesh on fire!. 87/5
26.5 to JM Kemp, gone! Saqibul! Wow! Fires it in on middle and leg, the ball doesnt come onto the bat at all, Kemp loosely drives back down the track, leaden-footed, and Saqibul moves quickly to his right and pouches it, getting into a tangle with Prince, running for Gibbs, at the other end, but he's got two in two! South Africa in dire straits! What a game, this cricket!. 87/6
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  • Bangladesh innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • Bangladesh: 50 runs in 15.5 overs (98 balls), Extras 3
  • Drinks: Bangladesh - 59/1 in 17.0 overs (Tamim Iqbal 33, Habibul Bashar 5)
  • Bangladesh: 100 runs in 26.6 overs (176 balls), Extras 16
  • Drinks: Bangladesh - 119/4 in 31.0 overs (Mohammad Ashraful 21, Aftab Ahmed 12)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 66 balls (Mohammad Ashraful 25, Aftab Ahmed 15, Ex 10)
  • Bangladesh: 150 runs in 35.6 overs (231 balls), Extras 21
  • Mohammad Ashraful: 50 off 64 balls (6 x 4)
  • Bangladesh: 200 runs in 44.3 overs (284 balls), Extras 23
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 29 balls (Mohammad Ashraful 26, Mashrafe Mortaza 25, Ex 1)
  • Bangladesh: 250 runs in 49.3 overs (314 balls), Extras 24
  • Lunch: Bangladesh - 251/8 in 50.0 overs (Mohammad Rafique 3, Abdur Razzak 2)
  • South Africa innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 11.4 overs (71 balls), Extras 3
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • Drinks: South Africa - 63/2 in 15.4 overs (AB de Villiers 15)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 30.2 overs (187 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: South Africa - 129/6 in 35.0 overs (HH Gibbs 26, SM Pollock 16)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 42.1 overs (258 balls), Extras 8
  • South Africa Innings: 1x5 ball over (47th over, Abdur Razzak, called by Umpire MR Benson)
  • HH Gibbs: 50 off 58 balls (1 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • One Day International Scorer: Binoy George
  • Official Attendance - 9,460
Providence Stadium, Guyana
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Match numberODI no. 2564
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 days7 April 2007 - day (50-over match)
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PointsBangladesh 2, South Africa 0
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