SA309/8(50.0ov)BAN330/6(50.0ov)

Bangladesh beat South Africa by 21 runs
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PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Shakib Al Hasan

49.6Rahman to Tahir

2
VICTORY FOR BANGLADESH! They are a growing force and this win has confirmed that. A cutter outside off, Tahir steers it down to deep point for a couple of runs. Bangladesh win by 21 runs and their players are delighted! The crowd is also applauding their effort.

49.5Rahman to Tahir

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Shortish and around off, angling away, Tahir throws his bat at it and connects finally. It goes flying over covers and the sweeper makes the stop in the deep. Two taken.

49.4Rahman to Tahir

0
Change in pace, a cutter outside off on a length, Tahir pushes at it half-heartedly and misses.

49.3Rahman to Rabada

1
Angles in a length ball on middle, Rabada goes hard at it and pushes it down to mid on. One run added to the total.

49.2Rahman to Rabada

0
Very full and on off, Rabada drives it straight to mid off. DOT! Celebrations have begun in the stands.

49.1Rahman to Rabada

6
SIX! High and handsome! A slower short ball outside off, Rabada turns on his back leg and dismisses it over mid-wicket for a biggie. Hmm... still some life left?

48.6Saifuddin to Rabada

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Too full in length on middle, Rabada brings down a straight bat and lofts it over the bowler's head. The long off fielder cuts it off and a single is taken.

48.5Saifuddin to Tahir

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The batsman has driven it through mid on. One run added to the total.

48.4Saifuddin to Rabada

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Aerial but once again it drops safely! Back of a length delivery on middle, Rabada tries powering it over the leg side but gets a top edge. It falls safely in front of square on the off side, between the two fielders, one at backward point, another at covers. Two taken again.

48.3Saifuddin to Rabada

2
A near yorker on off, driven through covers for two.

48.2Saifuddin to Tahir

1
Fullish and on middle, Tahir goes hard at it and the ball goes off the inside half to fine leg for one.

48.1Saifuddin to Rabada

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A low full toss on off, Rabada goes hard at it and gets it away off the bottom edge. It rolls towards short third man and Tahir calls his partner for a run. KG is late to respond but eventually makes it as the fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end.

47.6Rahman to Tahir

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In the air... SAFE! Fuller in length and on middle, Tahir tries to heave it over the leg side but gets a top edge towards mid off. Tamim charges from the deep to attempt for the catch but it falls wide and runs behind. Shakib then retrieves it by running back from extra cover. Two taken by the batsmen again.

47.5Rahman to Tahir

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Back of a length delivery on off, Tahir goes on his back foot and runs it down through backward point for a couple of runs.

47.4Rahman to Tahir

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In the channel outside off, Tahir flashes and misses yet again.

47.3Rahman to Tahir

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Another play and a miss! Mustafizur shows his skills and delivers a slower cutter outside off, Tahir tries his best to put bat on ball but misses.

47.2Rahman to Tahir

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Play and a miss! Angling away from the batsman, outside off, Tahir swings his bat at it and misses.

47.1Rahman to Duminy

W
OUT! Duminy drags it on and it's heartbreak for South Africa. Joy for the Bangladesh supporters. Mustafizur speeds in and digs in a short ball around off, JP walks down the track to play the pull shot but the bounce gets big on him and he ends up dragging it onto the stumps. Third wicket for the Fizz and the Bangla Tigers are roaring in this match.

46.6Saifuddin to Rabada

0
Beaten! Angling away from the batsman, Rabada tries to play the cover drive but fails to put bat on ball. 11 from the over, 44 needed off 18 balls.

46.5Saifuddin to Duminy

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Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total.

46.4Saifuddin to Duminy

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FOUR! It's not over yet with Duminy still in the middle! Slower delivery, on the shorter side outside off at 104 kph, Duminy cracks it off his back foot through cover-point.

46.3Saifuddin to Duminy

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FOUR! Saifuddin delivers a full ball around leg, Duminy clears his front leg and whips it through mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep rushes across to his right, dives and flicks the ball in also but then it rolls back onto the rope.

46.2Saifuddin to Rabada

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A touch short in length around leg, Rabada stays back and punches it to long off. They cross for another single.

46.1Saifuddin to Duminy

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Fullish and around off, JP drives it down to long on for a run.

45.6Rahman to Duminy

1
Down the leg side, tickled towards long leg for a single.

45.5Rahman to Morris

W
OUT! Caught in the deep and Morris departs! Mustafizur continues to have a terrific day. Short and around off, it is there to be hit and Morris hits. Pulls this with aplomb and on normal grounds, this would have cleared the ropes. but this side of the Oval is a bit long and Morris finds Soumya Sarkar at deep mid-wicket! Need not be the final nail in the coffin but the target is now looking very steep for the Proteas.

45.4Rahman to Morris

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FOUR! This time Morris connects! Mustafizur goes for the cutter this time but the length is too short. Morris smashes it through the covers. There is a sweeper in the deep who sweeps the area to his right, dives but cannot get there!

45.3Rahman to Morris

0
This was quick, 138 kph, delivered on a length outside off, angling away, Morris looks to slap that with his feet stuck in the crease. Misses.

45.2Rahman to Duminy

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Another slower ball, on a length, outside off, Duminy is early into the pull and mistimes it through mid on for a single.

45.1Rahman to Duminy

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A slower ball, around off, short in length, pulled through square leg for a couple.

44.8Saifuddin to Duminy

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Rocks on the back foot and slaps it to deep cover-point for a run. 9 from the over, 63 needed off 30 balls.

44.7Saifuddin to Morris

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Full toss outside off, Morris hits it firmly towards extra cover and picks up a quick single.

44.6Saifuddin to Duminy

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The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.

44.5Saifuddin to Duminy

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Width on offer outside off, Duminy throws his bat at it and the bottom hand comes up. It screams through point for a couple.

44.4Saifuddin to Morris

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Just a run from the Free Hit. Too full in length and outside off, Morris drills his drive to deep cover for a run.

44.3Saifuddin to Morris

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No ball for overstepping! Once again it's a bouncer that Morris leaves. Would have been a wide anyway. Free Hit coming up...

44.2Saifuddin to Duminy

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Goes for a yorker this time but it turns out to be a low full toss on the pads, Duminy flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a run.

44.1Saifuddin to Duminy

WD
Wide called for height! A slower bouncer outside off, Duminy leaves it untouched.

43.6Hasan to Duminy

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JP exposes all his stumps even before Shakib has bowled. The bowler smartly keeps it full and in line of the wickets, Duminy only manages to drag it down to long on for a run. The required rate has now jumped to 12 now.

43.5Hasan to Morris

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Flighted one on middle, Morris knocks it down to long on for one.

43.4Hasan to Morris

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Skidding away from the batsman, a bit on the shorter side, Morris forces it down to sweeper cover where the fielder makes a diving stop.

43.3Hasan to Duminy

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Goes on the back foot and punches it towards mid-wicket for one.

43.2Hasan to Morris

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Morris fetches a full ball from around leg and reverse sweeps it towards deep cover-point for a single.

43.1Hasan to Duminy

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Advances down the track to a full ball around off and heaves it off the inner half of his bat to deep mid-wicket for a run.

42.7Saifuddin to Morris

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Fullish and on off, Morris strides forward and pushes it back to the bowler. 8 runs and a wicket from the over, another good one by Saif.