off stump uprooted! South Africa win the series. Abbott has made a strong claim to be a permanent fixture in South Africa's attack. Mustafizur looks to slap it through the covers, too good for him
The trophy has been handed to South Africa on the back of two excellent, all-round performances. The focus shifts to the ODIs now, which begins on Friday. Hope to have your company then. This is Alagappan Muthu, signing off
Faf du Plessis is the Man of the Series. "They were much better in putting up a fight. Our boys played a great two match series. In tough conditions, we batted really well and we bowled really well too. Banana on the outfield for Kyle Abbott. At the end of the day, they don't make mistakes on purpose. We're practicing hard. It's extremely humid. AB's face was about to explode in the heat. We need to battle longer now. In the ODs and the Tests. They've done really well in one-day cricket. But its important for us that we have put our own statement out by winning this 2-0. We respect them, and we'll play our best cricket"
"There are some positives. And we have to learn from our mistakes too," Mashrafe says, "It was an off day as a fielding ground. So hopefully we'll come back in the one-dayers. [Temperement] After the start, we lost too many wickets. But we haven't played too many T20s recently. Not an excuse. We just have to improve. We've just been concentrating on ODIs and Tests. As a professional team though, we have to come and perform. We have to fight. We couldn't fight here at all. Hopefully that changes"
4.00 pm Eddie Leie, on South Africa debut, is Man of the Match. "very pleased. Very good start. But hte credit goes to the batters. the way AB and Quinton started and the way Rilee and MIller finished set the bowlers up. I just thought I had to keep it simple and hit my lengths. With the humidity, it was hard to grip the ball. Just tried to keep it wicket to wicket. It's great. It's an environment everyone wants to be in. Just very happy to be around such great players"
3.50 pm A pretty thorough performance from the visitors again and their reputation against spin, and in bowling spin keeps growing. They've found another pleasing legspinner in Eddie Leie, who trusts in flighting the ball and using his googlies. Big smiles from Phangiso as well, who was quite effective despite Bangladesh having a lot of left-handers. Then the fast bowlers came back to mop up the tail. Good old fashioned cricket.
Mashrafe Mortaza wanted his batsmen to show better application, but today his team was sloppy in the field and that's more the reason why they lost. There were too many runs to chase down on this slow pitch. The only time they threatened was when Soumya Sarkar was playing like a dream. He's one to watch out for in the future. Times the pants off the ball. He'll need to play longer innings now. Has to convert his promise
3 South African bowlers took 3-wkt hauls during the 2nd T20I against Bangladesh, the first time for any team in T20I history— Bishen Jeswant (@bishen_jeswant) July 7, 2015
Prushanta: "In the end, the AB-DeKock start made all the difference..."
Abhijit Naik: "MEN of the match: AB, de kock, Leie, Phangiso, and Russow. #HuntingInPacks"
James: "Nice to see the death over yorker is not an endangered species! Best ever at it, i think was Big Bird Joel Garner. Wonder how he'd have fared in modern day T20? Pretty well, i suspect." --- Oh Waqar has to be stiff competition
bouncer to greet Mustafizur. Another great delivery, dug in quite short an directed at the batsman's helmet. The pull is more like an evasive action and is well beaten
his yorkers are quite something. Tinged in with deadly reverse swing. This one began outside off, then veers in looking for the base off stump. Rony realises the threat too late. Tries to save himself. But this is too good a ball to be denied a wicket
top-class stuff from De Kock! This is a full toss that kisses the pads and looks set to be four leg byes, but he moves to his right quickly and pulls off a big dive to keep it in
slides a good length ball way down leg
has Sunny in a spot of bother with a short ball that holds in the pitch and then jumps up at him. He fends it away to point and enjoys an overthrow
short and wide, Talukdar slashes and finds deep third man
Warren: "Dissapointed that Leie did not get his 4th over.... Could have taken a Michelle! Great bowling by the debutant." --- Perhaps it's too late in the piece to trust a spinner
swinging in on leg stump, Sunny meets it on the full and clips it to short fine leg
shortish and outside off, taps to extra cover
shortish and outside off, nudged to deep midwicket for a couple
Parnell's back... Bowling around to the right-hander, with 41 off 12
full on middle, squeezed away to square leg. Is he getting some reverse here?
back of a length and outside off, Sunny slices it to point
banged in short there, Rony pulls to deep square leg
another yorker just outside off, Sunny pushes it into the covers. Good skills from Abbott
bang! Saw Mashrafe moving outside leg to scoop, Abbott makes that impossible with a leg-stump yorker that hits its mark
ooh, he's dropped it. Did well to dig the ball in and swindle the batsman of his timing. Poor shot, going for the pull off the front foot when there was no room. His the splice and goes back to the bowler, who gets only his finger tips to it. Came back a little slower than he thought, I think
Kiran: "Irony is, with all those heroics, the RRR stil went up in 17th over"
Imran: "@Stiaan What about Stephen Harmer? I thought he had a solid debut vs West Indies, and South Africa were settled with making him their regular test spinner after years of inconsistency from Tahir"
saw Mash coming down again and bowled it full and wide. Tall man the Bangladesh captain, so he manages to reach it and smear it to cover
that was quick and flat on leg stump because Rony was rushing down the track. Pushed to long-on
slugs it to deep midwicket. Phangiso does well to slow the ball down and toss it wide of off stump. Brave spin bowling
another! The bowler goes flatter and on leg stump, but Mashrafe doesn't care. Gets down the track and mauls it to the long-on boundary as well. Flat hit