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South Africa Vs Bangladesh Live Score (ODI)

Date: Wednesday, 18 October 2017 Venue: Boland Park, Paarl Match Status: Match Ended

South Africa beat Bangladesh by 104 runs

353/6
Overs
50.0
R/R
7.06
Fours
20
Sixes
8
Extras
9
249/10
Overs
47.5
R/R
5.24
Fours
21
Sixes
3
Extras
13
  • Credit to the tourists for being on the money at the death. 375 was on the cards but the pace bowlers only conceded 14/3 in the last 3 overs. Still, it is an uphill task for Bangladesh on a track where the ball is stopping on odd occasions. The South Africans are favourites but stranger things have happened in cricket. Join us for the chase shortly.
  • AB de Villiers, who was making a comeback, took his time to begin with. After he was set, he entered into his destructive best. He tore the Bangladeshi attack apart, deflating their morale. The visitors didn't have any answer to his beast mode. The home side accumulated 98 in the last 10 overs but lost some momentum towards the end.
  • What a scintillating batting display from the Proteas! After losing the toss and being put into bat, Amla and de Kock were once again solid. They provided the perfect impetus but when they were running away with the show, Shakib sent de Kock packing. The skipper, du Plessis departed straightaway to a jaffa in the same over. A bit of wobble for the home side didn't trouble them though.
  • 49.6 Excellent end to an excellent over. Just 3 runs and 2 wickets off it. Speared full around off, Behardien walks across to scoop it but misses it completely and it's taken by Mushfiqur Rahim behind the stumps. The batsmen are unable to take a single too. Good end from Bangladesh, SOUTH AFRICA FINISH ON 353/6!
  • Andile Phehlukwayo walks in next.
  • 49.5 OUT! Two in two for Rubel Hossain, he's on a hat-trick here! Full and outside off, Pretorius kneels down in an attempt to bash it out of the park. Hits it with power but it's quite flat. Straight down the throat of Imrul Kayes at wide long off who takes a good catch.
  • Dwaine Pretorius comes out to bat.
  • 49.4 OUT! He's gone! Extremely full on the stumps, Duminy tries whipping it away on the leg side but misses and is caught low on the back pad. Loud shout, but nothing from the umpire. Bangladesh have the review so they think they might as well use it. It's taken upstairs and replays show that the ball actually hit him right in front of middle stump. Some late swing did JP in. The southpaw walks back to the dressing room, something for the Tigers to smile about.
  • 49.3 Goes for the yorker but just misses his mark. It's a low full toss which is hit towards the cover fielder. One more run taken.
  • 49.2 Right in the blockhole, excellent stuff from Rubel. On middle and off, Duminy can only dig it out back down towards mid on for a quick single.
  • 49.1 Full outside off, driven to long off for a single.
  • 48.6 The batsman has driven it through mid on. The batsmen have run through for a single. Great over from Ahmed, only 5 from it. 350/4
  • 48.5 Another front foot defense from Farhaan.
  • 48.4 Defended off the front foot by Behardien presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 48.3 In line of the stumps, Duminy swings his bat but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The batsmen sneak in a run.
  • 48.2 Pinpoint yorker on off, Behardien jams it out beside the pitch on the off side and crosses over.
  • 48.1 Full length delivery around off, Farhaan makes room and carves it to sweeper cover for a couple.
  • Taskin Ahmed comes back for a bowl.
  • 47.6 On a length, Behardien places it to point for a run. 345/4
  • 47.5 Full toss on leg stump, heaved to deep mid-wicket for a run.
  • Farhaan Behardien is the new man in.
  • 47.4 OUT! AB de Villiers departs after a majestic knock! Low full toss on off, dipping in. AB kneels and heaves it over mid-wicket but doesn't get it off the meat of the bat. Sabbir Rahman in the deep pouches a comfortable catch. The dynamic South African gets a rousing applause from the crowd. The double ton was there for the taking the way he was going. He would have been the first middle order batsman to do so. Anyway, a brilliant effort from a sheer genius!
  • 47.3 Angling into de Villiers, he kneels and goes for an agricultural slog. Gets it off the toe end to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 47.2 Duminy hammers this one to mid on for a brisk run.
  • 47.1 De Villiers anticipates this one and shuffles across his stumps. Gets it where he wanted and sweeps it to deep square leg for a run.
  • Rubel Hossain to bowl now.
  • 46.6 SIX! Duminy gets into the act as well! Full length ball on off, Duminy heaves it over deep mid-wicket to clear the fence with ease. Bangladesh continue to leak runs, 18 from it again. 339/3
  • 46.5 Full delivery, AB backs away and whips it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 46.4 SIX! He is absolutely toying with the Bangladeshi bowling! In the arc, de Villiers slams it over long on for a biggie.
  • 46.3 FOUR! Hit hard! Fullish delivery on off, AB de Villiers tonks it over mid off for a boundary. This is now his highest ODI score.
  • 46.2 Brilliant delivery. Full length delivery tailing in towards the boots, de Villiers looks to whip it across but misses it. Rahim dives to his left to collect it.
  • 46.1 Back of a length ball on off, pulled in front of square leg for a run.
  • 45.6 Tennis ball like bounce on this one. Outside off, de Villiers look to upper cut it but it is far away to connect. 18 from the over. 321/3
  • 45.5 Full length delivery on middle, hammered to mid on.
  • 45.4 SIX! Slower delivery on a good length on leg stump, de Villiers murders it over deep square leg for yet another maximum. He is in that kind of zone that the South African crowd is just loving it, contrasting for the visitors though.
  • 45.3 FOUR! Doesn't matter where you bowl to him, he will carve you away for runs. Full length ball well outside off, de Villiers cracks it over extra cover for a rocketing boundary.
  • 45.2 SIX! This man is special! Full toss on leg stump, de Villiers whips it over deep mid-wicket for half a dozen. Didn't time it that well but the ball still sailed way over the fence. That brings up his 150, the second of his ODI career.
  • 45.1 Full length delivery on middle, AB makes room and drills it past the bowler to long off. A couple taken.
  • 44.6 Turns this one through mid-wicket for a run and will retain strike. 15 from the over. 303/3
  • 44.5 SIX! Poor bowling from the skipper. He again opts to go short, de Villiers expects it and hammers it over deep mid-wicket for back-to-back maximums!
  • 44.4 SIX! Adding insult to injury! Short delivery at a slow pace, de Villiers swivels across and pulls it with disdain over cow corner for a biggie.
  • 44.3 DROPPED! Fullish delivery angling in from outside off, JP Duminy goes for a slog across the line but ends up getting a leading edge towards point. Imrul Kayes stays grounded, lines it up but puts down a sitter.
  • 44.2 Off-cutter outside off, Duminy tries to drop and run but Rahim is quick to get to it. Denies the single.
  • 44.1 Short delivery on middle, pulled through backward square leg for a run.
  • 43.6 Flighted ball outside off, driven crisply to sweeper cover for a run. 288/3
  • 43.5 Uses his feet and drags his heave to deep mid-wicket for a brace.
  • 43.4 Shakib fires this one wide outside off. AB reaches out to it and slams it to extra cover.
  • 43.3 SIX! Boom! AB de Villiers makes room and Shakib follows him. Bowls it on a flatter trajectory too. However, AB is in such kind of form that he deals with it so easily. Pulls it over deep square leg for a maximum.
  • 43.2 Turns this one around the corner to rotate strike.
  • 43.1 Camps back and punches it to covers.
  • 42.6 Slower off-cutter on a length, AB backs away looking to open up the off side but fails to connect. As Rahim collects the ball, he starts to limp. Not good sings for Bangladesh. 278/3
  • 42.5 FOUR! He is watching the ball like a football! Fuller in length on off, de Villiers makes room, uses his feet and lifts it over wide mid off to pick up another boundary. The 50-run stand comes up between the duo.
  • 42.4 Length delivery outside off, JP leans into it and eases it to deep cover-point. A run taken.
  • 42.3 Back of a length outside off, Duminy steers it to third man. Ahmed rushes to his right, attacks the ball but isn't able to prevent the second.
  • 42.2 Slow bouncer on off, de Villiers lines it up and plays a controlled pull to deep mid-wicket. A single taken.
  • 42.1 Short and width on offer, Duminy slaps it to deep point for a run.
  • 41.6 FOUR! Brilliant! Floated in line of the stumps, de Villiers backs away and slices it through point to find the fence. 269/3
  • 41.5 Fraction short this time, knocked down to long on to rotate strike.
  • 41.4 Outside off, AB places it to sweeper cover for a run.
  • 41.3 Clips this one with the angle through square leg for a run.
  • 41.2 Similar delivery, JP hangs back and punches it to deep mid-wicket. Good running between the wickets allows the batsmen to come back for second.
  • 41.1 Starts off with a flat delivery on off, tucked with the spin to mid-wicket.
  • Shakib Al Hasan is back on. Can he get the all-important wicket of de Villiers?
  • 40.6 Another slower one outside off, Duminy slaps it to deep point for a run and will retain strike. 260/3
  • 40.5 Works this one with the angle around the corner for a run.
  • 40.4 Well bowled! Slower delivery on a short length in line of the stumps, de Villiers makes room and looks to force it over covers but gets foxed. This kind of delivery will be effective on this slowish track.
  • 40.3 Mortaza comes from around the wicket and bowls an off-cutter on off. Duminy is early into his push and ends up chipping it towards the bowler. He gets a hand to it but fails to prevent the single.
  • 40.2 Shortish delivery on off, de Villiers gets on top of it and pulls it to deep mid-wicket to rotate strike.
  • 40.1 Back of a length outside off, dabbed to third man for a run.
  • Powerplay 3 has been signaled. A maximum of five fielders can be allowed at the fence. Mashrafe Mortaza to bowl now.
  • 39.6 Short ball around middle, pulled away to deep square leg for a single. 255/3
  • 39.5 This ball is nudged down to fine leg for one run.
  • 39.4 Length ball around off, guided to third man for a run.
  • 39.3 In the air... lands in no man's land! Mashrafe Mortaza is not happy with the effort and is seen fuming at Rubel Hossain. Ahmed bangs it short around off, de Villiers goes for the pull but isn't in control. Gets a top edge that lands near deep backward square leg. The fine leg and deep mid-wicket fielders get there but the ball isn't catchable for both of them.
  • 39.2 Length ball on the pads, tucked away through square leg for one run.
  • 39.1 Very full around middle and leg, belted down to long on for a single.
  • Taskin Ahmed back on.
  • 38.6 De Villiers turns it through mid-wicket and retains strike. 249/3
  • 38.5 This ball is flicked off the pads through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 38.4 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 38.3 This ball is punched through covers for a single.
  • 38.2 FOUR! Nasir fires it shortish around off, de Villiers camps back and cuts it through cover-point. A slight misfield there allows the batsman a boundary. Not the kind of effort that the Bangladeshis would be proud of.
  • 38.1 The batsman drives the ball straight down the ground.
  • 37.6 There it is, century no. 25 in ODIs for Abraham Benjamin de Villiers! How easily has he walked into international cricket after taking a break. Top, top knock. He turns it through mid-wicket and crosses over to get to the landmark. 242/3
  • 37.5 Full around off and middle, de Villiers straight drives that nicely. The mid on fielder dives to parry it towards long off. Two runs taken.
  • 37.4 FOUR! Wonderfully struck. Rubel hurls it fuller around middle and leg, de Villiers plays it with the angle and collects a boundary through mid-wicket.
  • 37.3 Landed in line of the stumps, flicked away through mid-wicket for a brace.
  • 37.2 Length ball around off, Duminy gets an outside edge towards third man for a run.
  • 37.1 Fuller outside off, driven through mid off for a run.
  • 36.6 This ball is punched back to the bowler. 231/3
  • 36.5 Looped up around off, Duminy charges down but gets it off the outer half towards backward point.
  • 36.4 This ball is turned round the corner for a run.
  • 36.3 Flatter around off, punched through covers for a single. Duminy gets off the mark.
  • 36.2 Floated around off and middle, driven towards long on for one run.
  • 36.1 Fired on the pads, de Villiers tickles it towards fine leg for a brace.
  • Jean-Paul Duminy is the next man in.
  • 35.6 OUT! Amla has to walk back. Rubel strikes. A soft dismissal you have to say. Served in the channel of uncertainty outside off, Amla feels for it and only manages a thin edge that Rahim happily accepts. A wonderful knock by the bearded batsman comes to an end. He deserved a ton but doesn't get it. Is this the breakthrough that could help them create further inroads? 226/3
  • 35.5 On a length around middle, de Villiers moves his front foot out of the way and hits it on the up over the bowler. Kayes chases it down and the slow outfield helps him save a run for his side.
  • 35.4 Sprayed on the pads, flicked through backward square leg for a run.
  • 35.3 Fuller outside off, driven through covers for a brace.
  • 35.2 Very full delivery around leg, de Villiers digs it out towards short fine leg. They risk a run and complete it even as the fielder has a shy at the keeper's end but misses. Amla would have been in, had it hit, though.
  • 35.1 Short ball around off, pulled away towards mid-wicket.
  • 34.6 Flicked away to mid-wicket from the crease. 219/2
  • 34.5 Another run collected after playing it down to long on.
  • 34.4 Served on the pads, de Villiers shoulders arms. But the ball goes off his thigh pads to the keeper.
  • 34.3 Flatter around middle, driven down to long on for one run.
  • 34.2 Floated around off, knocked down to long on for a single.
  • 34.1 Looped up around off, reverse swept through short third man for a brace.
  • Nasir Hossain back on.
  • 33.6 FOUR! Amla continues milking boundaries. Full ball outside off, Amla drives it beautifully through covers. The ball races away to the fence in no time. 214/2
  • 33.5 Landed around off, Amla blocks it off the front foot.
  • 33.4 This ball is flicked through mid-wicket for a brace.
  • Fine leg goes back.
  • 33.3 Hurls a full delivery around off and middle, the ball moves in a tad. AB flicks it through mid-wicket to collect a run.
  • 33.2 Rubel spears in a full length ball around off and middle, the ball stays a touch low. Amla taps it in front of covers and hares over to the other end.
  • 33.1 Bowled on a length around off and middle, de Villiers stands tall and clips it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
  • Rubel Hossain is running into bowl now. It's high time for him to use his experience and show his effectiveness by getting among the wickets quickly.
  • Drinks have been taken. South Africa are running away with this game yet again. De Villiers and Amla are looking in fine touch, with the former showing ominous signs for the visitors. The tourists have their task cut out to restrict the opposition to a total that they can achieve.
  • 32.6 Flatter around off, knocked down to long on for one run. 205/2
  • 32.5 Hashim knocks this down to long on for one run.
  • 32.4 Tosses it in line of the stumps, turned through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 32.3 Floated around middle, clipped through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 32.2 Loopy ball outside off, driven through covers for a brace.
  • 32.1 Flatter on off, Amla goes back and punches it through cover-point. Before the fielder retrieves the ball, a brace taken.
  • 31.6 Served outside off, driven to long off for a run. 197/2
  • 31.5 Another single collected by AB after playing it through mid on.
  • 31.4 This ball is driven to mid on.
  • 31.3 SIX! Another gift dealt with in the right manner. Nasir loops it up and ends up serving yet another full toss. De Villiers moves to the leg side and bashes it up and over deep mid-wicket for half a dozen. Brings up the 100-run stand between these two. This is the 12th such stand between these two, the most by a pair for South Africa in ODIs.
  • 31.2 Amla drives it to long on and crosses over for a run.
  • 31.1 Flatter on the pads, turned round the corner for a run.
  • 30.6 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. 187/2
  • 30.5 Flatter on the pads, worked away through square leg for one run.
  • 30.4 This ball is played through mid off for a run.
  • 30.3 Tossed up outside off, AB de Villiers gets it off the outer half of the bat past the keeper. Taskin from short third man ambles towards the ball. Three runs taken before that.
  • 30.3 WIDE! Flatter down the leg side, de Villiers misses the flick. Wide signaled.
  • 30.2 Flatter outside off, played through backward point for a single.
  • 30.1 Bowled outside off, de Villiers drives it through covers for a run.
  • Mahmudullah is brought into the attack now. In the past few minutes, Mortaza is ringing in the changes frequently.
  • 29.6 Floated around off, driven through mid off for a single. 179/2
  • 29.5 Flicked off his pads but straight to the fielder at short fine leg.
  • 29.4 Tossed up around off and middle, punched on the up to long on for a single.
  • 29.3 Darted in line of the stumps, hit back to the bowler.
  • 29.2 This ball is driven down to long on for a single.
  • 29.1 Loopy delivery around middle and leg, turned towards mid on.
  • Again change of ends for Nasir Hossain.
  • 28.6 This ball is driven through mid off for a run. 176/2
  • 28.5 Floated around off, driven through covers for a one.
  • 28.4 This ball is flicked away off his pads for a run.
  • 28.3 FOUR! And de Villiers continues to get freebies in Paarl. A juicy full toss outside off, de Villiers just thumps it through the cover region for a boundary.
  • 28.2 This ball is nudged down fine to short fine leg.
  • 28.1 FOUR! Rahman starts off with a half tracker outside off, de Villiers goes back and slaps it through covers for a boundary. 54th ODI fifty for Mr. 360! How good he has looked today! After surviving some nervy moments initially, he has set out to do what he does best - maul the opposition.
  • Sabbir Rahman to roll his arm over now.
  • 27.6 This ball is flicked off his pads to deep mid-wicket for a run. 165/2
  • 27.5 Very full around off, de Villiers digs it back to the bowler. He got overbalanced a bit and ends up veering out of the crease. Taskin fields it and has a shy at the stumps at the striker's end but misses. The keeper misses collecting it and concedes a brace.
  • Taskin Ahmed aborts his run-up just before he got to the crease. Seems like the ball just slipped in his hands.
  • 27.4 Landed outside off, driven on the up by Amla through covers for a single.
  • 27.3 Now he flicks it through mid-wicket and crosses over to the other side.
  • 27.2 FOUR! Authoritative Abraham! Ahmed hurls it on a length outside off, de Villiers charges down and goes up and over mid off for a boundary. When this guy is in such murderous mood, it is tough to stop him.
  • 27.2 WIDE! Taskin runs in and bangs it wide outside off. The batsman lets that go. Wide given.
  • 27.1 Short ball around off, pulled away through square leg for a run.
  • 26.6 Amla collects a single after playing it down to long on. 154/2
  • 26.5 Flatter around off, pushed back towards the bowler.
  • 26.4 Looped up outside off, driven through mid off for a brace.
  • 26.3 This ball is pushed to mid on.
  • 26.2 Floated around middle, driven through mid on for a single.
  • 26.1 Fuller around off, knocked down to long on for a run.
  • 25.6 FOUR! Dismissed from his presence. Ahmed hurls a length delivery around off and middle, de Villiers charges down the track and bashes it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 149/2
  • 25.5 FOUR! Awesome Abraham! Fuller ball outside off, de Villiers drives it nicely through covers for a boundary. The fielder in the deep tries to use his feet to stop that but fails.
  • 25.4 Landed around off, pushed to point.
  • 25.3 This is worked away through backward square leg for a run.
  • 25.2 Amla would have been a goner! A tad fuller outside off, Amla blocks it towards point. He wants a run but is sent back late. The fielder hurls a throw at the striker's end but misses. Replays show that the batsman was in the air as he tried to make it in.
  • 25.1 Begins with a length ball around middle and leg, flicked towards square leg.
  • Taskin Ahmed is back in to bowl.
  • 24.6 FOUR! Poor ball, punished! Nasir tosses a low full toss around middle and leg. De Villiers pounces on the opportunity to collect runs. He sweeps it powerfully in front of square on the leg side for a boundary. 140/2
  • 24.5 Flatter around middle, pushed back towards the bowler.
  • 24.4 Amla picks up a run after playing it to long on.
  • 24.3 Tossed up in line of the stumps, punched towards covers.
  • 24.2 Similar delivery, AB de Villiers works it round the corner and crosses over to the other end.
  • 24.1 Flatter on the pads, worked away through backward square leg for a run.
  • Nasir Hossain back into the attack.
  • 23.6 FOUR! Shakib darts it shorter around off and middle, de Villiers goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. He makes batting look so easy when he is on a roll. 133/2
  • 23.5 The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 23.4 Served around middle, de Villiers goes back and punches it through covers for a single.
  • 23.3 Flatter in line of the stumps, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 23.2 Loopy ball around off, driven down to long off for a run.
  • 23.1 Serves it around off, Amla plays it through covers for one run.
  • 22.6 That's the 34th ODI fifty for Hashim Amla. The run-machine for the Proteas continues what he does best. Amla collects a single after pushing it through covers. 124/2
  • 22.5 Hurled around middle and leg, flicked to the fielder at deep mid-wicket for a run.
  • 22.4 Finds the mid-wicket fielder with a flick.
  • 22.3 Fuller ball around off, driven through covers for a brace.
  • 22.2 Amla plays it through the cover region for a run.
  • 22.1 FOUR! Mortaza isn't helping his side by leaking boundaries. Length delivery outside off, Amla stays deep in the crease and cuts it through backward point. The ball races away to the fence for a boundary.
  • 21.6 This ball is played safely to long on for one. 115/2
  • 21.5 Loopy ball around off, driven to long off for a single.
  • 21.4 Floated outside off, de Villiers drives it through covers. He gets a brace.
  • 21.3 This ball is punched to the fielder at covers.
  • 21.2 Tossed up around middle and off, de Villiers lets the ball come on before dead-batting it.
  • 21.1 Flatter in line of the stumps, Amla goes back and works it through square leg for a run.
  • 20.6 Now he finds the mid off fielder with this push. 110/2
  • 20.5 Almost plays it on. ABD looks to cut it but chops it over the stumps. No harm done.
  • 20.4 FOUR! One brings two. Back-to-back boundaries for the Protea star! Length delivery around off, de Villiers just stays put and clips it through mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep didn't stand a chance to cut that off. The master is back doing what he does best.
  • 20.3 FOUR! AB de Villiers gets going with his first boundary. Bowled fuller around off, AB gets his stride forward and drives it just wide of mid off. The ball speeds away to the fence.
  • 20.3 WIDE! Short ball down the leg side, AB looks to pull it but aborts it. Wide signaled.
  • 20.2 Length delivery around off, de Villiers gets it off the inner half towards mid on.
  • 20.1 That's bowled on the pads, Amla clips it away towards fine leg for a run.
  • Mashrafe Mortaza brings himself back into the attack.
  • 19.6 Loopy ball outside off, beautifully played through covers for a brace. 100/2
  • 19.5 Another delivery in line of the stumps is blocked off the front foot.
  • 19.4 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 19.3 Tossed up in line of the stumps, defended off the front foot showing the full face of the bat.
  • 19.2 This ball is played through covers for a single.
  • 19.1 Edged but safe! Nasir Hossain at first slip did not react to that at all. Shakib serves it flatter around middle, de Villiers goes back to punch it but gets a thick outside edge. The ball flies through the keeper and the slip for three runs. That's 19000 international runs for AB de Villiers.
  • 18.6 Finds the mid on fielder with the punch. 94/2
  • 18.5 This ball is pushed through covers for another run.
  • 18.4 A big moment in the game! Run out chance missed against de Villiers. Hossain bowls it outside off, Amla looks to punch but mistimes it towards mid on. He takes a start in a bid to take a run. De Villiers responds but is sent back. Mahmudullah rushes to the ball to run him out but fails to take the ball. Ends up conceding a run eventually.
  • 18.3 Landed outside off, Amla punches it to the point fielder.
  • 18.2 AB de Villiers gets off the mark with a back foot punch. It was bowled around off, and played through covers.
  • 18.1 Length delivery outside off, Amla stands tall and punches it through covers for a run.
  • In walks AB de Villiers. He has not played an ODI since long so he will be tested.
  • 17.6 OUT! Timber! Shakib Al Hasan floats it around middle, spins ever so slightly to beat the outstretched bat of du Plessis. The ball crashes into the stumps leaving du Plessis bewildered. All of a sudden the Bangla Tigers are roaring and right back in the game. Two quick wickets for the man who has done almost everything for his side. 90/2
  • 17.5 Angles it around middle, punched back to the bowler off the back foot.
  • 17.4 Fuller around off, du Plessis comes forward and defends it.
  • Faf du Plessis is the new man in.
  • 17.3 OUT! Shakib strikes! Fuller around off, de Kock looks to turn it through the leg side but fails to connect. The ball strikes him on the pads and the players appeal. The umpire upholds it as it looked pretty plumb. Quinton does not waste the review and walks off. The opening stand is broken in time. Bangladesh take a wicket after 514 deliveries! Finally, some relief for them.
  • 17.2 Angles it around middle, punched through covers for a single by Hashim Amla.
  • 17.1 Fuller on middle, de Kock comes down and pushes it through mid on for a single.
  • 16.6 Length ball outside off, driven square of the wicket to point. 88/0
  • 16.5 Good length outside off, punched to mid off. De Kock takes on Mahmudullah there who fumbles and allows a single.
  • 16.4 Shorter in length around off and middle, pulled through square leg for a single.
  • 16.3 Taps it towards covers for a single.
  • The straighter boundaries are longer than usual which will mean the batsmen will have to work that bit harder. The square boundaries are relatively shorter but since there is little pace on the wicket, it will be hard to force the ball in those areas.
  • 16.2 De Kock turns it through square leg for a couple of runs.
  • 16.1 Good length outside off, Amla punches it towards covers and takes off for a quick single. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Run taken safely in the end.
  • Drinks!
  • 15.6 Comes forward and turns it towards mid-wicket. 82/0
  • 15.5 In the gap! Quinton slinks down the wicket and lofts it over mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
  • 15.4 Flatter around middle, Amla comes down and looks to turn it through. Does not connect cleanly but de Kock calls him through for a run. Leg bye signaled.
  • 15.3 Turns one through square leg for a single.
  • 15.2 Angles it around middle and leg, de Kock backs away and punches it towards covers.
  • 15.1 Pushed through covers for a single.
  • 14.6 Good length around off, nudged through backward square leg for a single. 77/0
  • 14.6 WIDE! Good stop, Rahim! Rubel slants one around middle and leg, Amla looks to shuffle and clip but fails to do so. Rahim dives to his left and stops the ball.
  • 14.5 Shorter in length outside off, does not come as expected by Hashim. He miscues his pull towards mid-wicket. That came off the toe end of the bat.
  • 14.4 Similar length again outside off, tapped towards third man for a single.
  • 14.3 Good length outside off, Amla dabs it towards third man for a single.
  • 14.2 Short ball around off and middle, climbing on Amla, he pulls it off the top edge towards deep square leg for a couple of runs.
  • 14.1 Top effort! Good length around off, worked through mid-wicket by de Kock. Das in the deep does well to slide near the fence and stop the ball from going through. Saves a run for his side.
  • 13.6 Loopy ball around middle, flicked away for a run. 68/0
  • 13.5 Served fuller around middle and leg, driven down to long on for a single.
  • 13.4 This ball is worked through square leg for a run.
  • 13.3 Loopy ball around off, de Kock charges down and pushes it towards covers.
  • 13.2 Darted around off and middle, Hashim stays back and punches it to long on for a single.
  • 13.1 Tosses it up around off, driven to long on for a run.
  • 12.6 This ball is flicked off his pads for a single through square leg. 63/0
  • 12.5 Amla lets this one come to him and opens the face of the bat to collect a run towards third man.
  • 12.4 Back of a length delivery around middle and off, de Kock looks to heave it away but wears it on the thigh pads. There is a huge scream by Rahim as he appeals to no avail. The batsmen steal a leg bye.
  • 12.3 Rubel hurls it on the pads, de Kock tucks it through backward square leg for a brace. There was a slight misfield in the deep as Sabbir took his eye off the ball early.
  • 12.2 Similar delivery around off, Hashim plays it with a slightly angled bat this time. Gets a run as the ball goes to sweeper cover.
  • 12.1 Full ball around off, wonderfully driven to the cover fielder.
  • 11.6 Shakib serves it around off, Quinton hits it straight to mid-wicket. 57/0
  • 11.5 Floated around off and middle, punched down to long on for a single.
  • 11.4 This ball is turned through square leg for one run.
  • 11.3 Tossed up around off, swept away through backward square leg for a brace.
  • 11.2 This ball is defended by lunging forward.
  • 11.1 Flatter on the pads, flicked away through square leg for a run.
  • Shakib Al Hasan gets a change of ends.
  • 10.6 De Kock finds mid off with this push. 52/0
  • 10.5 Hurled outside off, guided away to third man for one run.
  • 10.4 This ball is punched through covers for a single.
  • 10.3 Landed on a length around off, de Kock looks to go big to the on side. Gets an inside edge onto his pads. No damage done though.
  • 10.2 Length delivery around off, pushed to covers.
  • 10.1 Runs in and bowls it on a length around off, de Kock punches it towards point.
  • Powerplay 2 has been signaled. A maximum of 4 players can be allowed outside the inner circle. Rubel Hossain will steam in with the ball now. Will be interesting to see how he bowls on this surface.
  • 9.6 Floated around off and middle, flicked through mid-wicket for one run. 50 up for South Africa. 50/0
  • 9.5 Served in line of the stumps, flicked away through square leg for a run.
  • 9.4 Flatter in line of the stumps, punched towards mid on.
  • 9.3 This ball is driven to long on for a single.
  • 9.2 The outfield helps Bangladesh save some runs! Hossain floats it around off, Amla goes up and over mid off. He waits for it thinking it to be a certain boundary. But the ball sticks on the field and doesn't roll to the fence. Seeing that the batsmen take three.
  • 9.1 Begins with a flatter ball around off, slapped through covers for a run.
  • Taskin Ahmed is seen going off the field. Meanwhile, Nasir Hossain is brought in to bowl. The slower track and outfield might be the reason behind the spinners bowling so early in the innings.
  • 8.6 Flatter in line of the stumps, pushed back towards the bowler. 43/0
  • 8.5 Tossed up around off and middle, pushed to long on for a run.
  • 8.4 This ball is flicked straight to the fielder at mid-wicket.
  • 8.3 Floated in line of the stumps, flicked away through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 8.2 Darted on a shorter length outside off, de Kock goes back and pulls it through mid on for a run.
  • 8.1 Looped up outside off, driven down to long off for a run.
  • 8.1 WIDE! Begins with a delivery down the leg side. Amla looks to flick but misses. Wide signaled.
  • Spin time! Shakib Al Hasan to have a bowl.
  • 7.6 Served around off, the southpaw pushes it off the front foot towards covers. 38/0
  • 7.6 WIDE! Ahmed sprays this down the leg side, Quinton doesn't bother playing that. Rahim has to dive to his right to collect that. The umpire stretches his arms there.
  • 7.5 Bowled on a length around middle and leg, de Kock flicks it through square leg and calls for two immediately. The batsmen do complete the brace comfortably.
  • 7.4 Hurled outside off, Hashim guides it to third man for a run.
  • 7.3 This ball around off is pushed towards covers.
  • 7.2 Length delivery around off, Amla guides it towards third man. Gets a brace before the fielder returns the throw. Good running yet again.
  • 7.1 FOUR! Don't ball short deliveries to Amla. Just don't. He'll hit them at any time of the day. This delivery is pulled with disdain through square leg for a boundary.
  • 6.6 6000 international runs for Quinton de Kock. This is bowled around off, the southpaw charges down and plays it aerially over wide mid off for a couple of runs. 28/0
  • 6.5 Big appeal, turned down! Mortaza lands it on a length around leg. De Kock moves to the off side and looks to hoick it away but gets hit on the thighs. The players appeal but to no avail. Mashrafe thinks about the review but decides against it. Height is the factor.
  • 6.4 Length ball around leg, de Kock makes room by moving to the leg side and pats it to the fielder at covers.
  • 6.3 Another run collected by Amla after guiding it to third man.
  • 6.2 Mortaza bowls it on the pads, de Kock flicks it through square leg for a run. There is a slight misfield in the deep but no extra run conceded.
  • 6.1 Landed on a back of a length around off and middle, Quinton stays tall and punches it to covers.
  • 5.6 This ball is glided to third man for a single. 24/0
  • A couple of days of pretty solid rain has slowed down the outfield considerably, inform the on-air commentators. No threat of rain today though.
  • 5.5 Back of a length around off, Amla flicks it away through backward square leg for a run.
  • 5.4 Now Taskin comes back over the wicket and bowls it on the pads, Quinton tucks it to fine leg for a run.
  • 5.3 Smashed, but straight to Shakib at mid-wicket. Length ball around off and middle, Quinton pulls it off the front foot straight to the fielder there.
  • 5.3 WIDE! Hurls it on a length down the leg side, de Kock looks to pull it away but misses.
  • 5.2 Amla lets that one come to him and plays it through short third man for one run.
  • 5.1 Well run again. These two have good understanding between them. Ahmed comes from round the wicket and bowls it full outside off, de Kock pushes it wide of mid off and takes a run. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end to no avail though.
  • 4.6 This ball is nicely punched but straight to the fielder at point. 18/0
  • 4.5 Length ball around off, Amla punches it towards mid on. Wants a run initially but then decides against it.
  • 4.4 This delivery on the pads is flicked through square leg for a run.
  • 4.3 Back of a length delivery around middle, de Kock gets it off the bottom off his bat through backward point. The batsmen get a brace before the fielder returns the throw.
  • 4.2 This is bowled around off, de Kock again mistimes his cut there.
  • 4.1 Mortaza hurls it in at a gentle pace of around 122 kmph. De Kock lets that go. Rahim fails to take it cleanly as he gets an awkward bounce there. No run conceded though.
  • 3.6 This ball is punched off the back foot towards covers. 15/0
  • 3.5 This ball around off is glided down to third man for one run.
  • 3.4 FOUR! Glorious shot from the blade of de Kock this time. Ahmed hurls it full around off, Quinton nicely gets forward and drives it through covers for a boundary.
  • 3.3 Another good fielding effort, this time at point. Bowled outside off, Quinton cuts it hard only to be intercepted by the diving fielder there.
  • 3.2 Length ball outside off, Quinton mistimes his cut and chops it next to the pitch on the off side.
  • 3.1 Such efforts on the field will lift Bangladesh up. Fuller outside off, de Kock nicely cover drives that. Mahmudullah dives to his left to make a clean stop and prevent a certain boundary.
  • 2.6 Another harmless delivery well outside off, Hashim doesn't bother playing at that. 10/0
  • 2.5 Mortaza serves it on a length outside off, Amla points his bat skywards as he lets that go.
  • 2.4 Excellent running! On a length outside off, Amla watches the ball well and guides it through backward point. Before the fielder from third man runs to his right to get to the ball, the batsmen complete two.
  • Mortaza runs in and aborts his run-up just before delivering the ball.
  • 2.3 Lands around off, blocked from within the crease.
  • 2.2 FOUR! That's the first boundary of the match. Amla's bat fetches that. It is bowled full outside off, Amla leans into it and drives it beautifully through covers. The ball rushes away to make contact with the boundary cushions.
  • 2.1 Mashrafe lands it on a length on the pads, de Kock turns it in front of square on the leg side for a single.
  • 1.6 Another delivery around off, Amla defends that showing the full face of the bat. Taskin begins well, concedes just a run off this one. 3/0
  • 1.5 This delivery around off is punched off the back foot towards point.
  • 1.4 Length delivery around off, de Kock lets the ball come on. He opens the face of the bat and picks up a single towards third man.
  • 1.3 Fuller around off, Quinton drives it straight to the fielder at covers.
  • 1.2 Landed around middle and leg, flicked away towards mid-wicket.
  • 1.1 Ahmed begins with a short and wide ball outside off, de Kock cuts it straight to the fielder at point. Didn't really get it off the meat of the bat.
  • Taskin Ahmed will run in with the second new ball from the other end.
  • 0.6 Landed around off, played defensively from within the crease. Just a couple of runs from the over. 2/0
  • 0.5 Full outside off, Amla lets that go to the keeper.
  • 0.4 A well-run, quick single gets Quinton going. He taps it from the crease towards the off side and sets off for a run. A slight hesitation from him but Amla was always intent on running that and he completes the run with ease.
  • 0.3 Play and a miss, next up. De Kock is having some nervy moments out there. Hurled just around off, the batsman has a feel for it but misses. The ball passes from close to the edge of the bat, through to the keeper.
  • 0.2 De Kock almost plays on! On a length around off, Quinton looks to push at it from the crease. Gets an inside edge onto his pads. Thankfully for him, the ball doesn't go onto the stumps.
  • 0.1 Amla is off straightaway! Mortaza runs in and bowls it on a length around middle and leg. The batsman jumps and plays it towards backward square leg for a single.
  • The national anthems are done and dusted and we are set to get underway. The set up at the ground seems all good for a wonderful game of cricket. The openers Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla stride out with the bat. They would aim to provide their side with a flying start yet again. With an aim to prevent just that, skipper Mashrafe Mortaza will steam in with the first brand new ball. Two slips in place. Let's play says the umpire.
  • TOSS - Bangladesh win the toss and opt to field. Both sides make one change each. The hosts bring in Farhaan Behardien for the injured David Miller while for the visitors the fit-again Tamim Iqbal replaces Mohammad Saifuddin.
  • A warm welcome to everyone for the second game of the ODI series between South Africa and Bangladesh played in Paarl. The hosts literally trampled down the visitors in the first game to romp home to a win. As much as they would love to do the same here, they would like to be challenged a bit more. The tourists' bowling woes refuse to end and they would want to shrug off the string of losses as quickly as possible. It would be interesting to see the team combinations that the away side opts to go with. Stay tuned with us for all the action.
  • Tigers at home but walkovers abroad - this is an image that Bangladesh would like to change and that would be the driving force when they take the field in the next game. They would look to salvage some pride in the final ODI. South Africa have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Nevertheless, they would be happy with nothing less than a clean sweep. That's it from us tonight. We look forward to your company for the next game, which is on Sunday, the 22nd of October, 2017 from East London at 1000 local (0800 GMT). Till then, adios, take care!
  • AB de Villiers, the Man of the Match says that he enjoyed his knock a lot. Mentions that it is a privilege to play for his country. Informs that he was nervous initially but the calming effect of Amla rubbed off on him. Further adds that he had a really good net session in Kimberley. Felt that something good was around the corner and fortunately, it worked for him today. States that the double century crossed his mind but he doesn't play for milestones. Adds that he wanted to score as much as possible for his team. Ends by saying that he needed to go squarer on the shot which brought his dismissal.
  • Faf du Plessis, the Protea skipper is very happy and delighted with de Villiers' innings, who was hungry for runs. Credits the bowlers for bowling well on a very good batting deck. States that they assessed the track well at every stage when they were batting as it was a slowish wicket to start with. Says that he thought he'd hit the ball that got him to mid off but it was a very good ball. Opines that bowling short is the key to oppositions like these. Ends assuring of ringing in some changes in the next game.
  • Mashrafe Mortaza, the Bangladesh skipper says that the Proteas were too good today. Credits Shakib for his bowling. Feels that chasing 310-320 would have been good. Mentions that de Villiers is a destroyer and he played one of his best knocks to take the game away from them. Reckons that there is very little margin for error when you are bowling to him. Declares that they need to perform collectively and they are eager to bounce back in the final game.
  • Earlier in the day, the Asian team was caught off guard by an AB de Villiers storm. On a pitch which wasn't really conducive for strokeplay, the talisman took the bowlers for a ride and bashed them all over the ground. He was the only batsman to have a strike rate of over 100, which speaks volumes of his class. His stand with Amla was the highlight of the game. They were like a fire and ice combo which the visitors didn't have an answer to. But he combined with Duminy to provide a late impetus for the side to get to a big score. Let us see what the presentation holds for us.
  • For the tourists, only Kayes and Rahim played an innings of substance. Their main pillars Iqbal and Shakib let them down when many hopes were pinned on them. Mahmudullah was a lone warrior down the order but unless they shuffle their batting order seriously, it's hard to imagine Bangladesh chase tall scores away from home consistently.
  • South Africa all the way! Their bowlers set out in defense of their tall target in the right earnest. Tahir was the guy who started it all. He broke the flourishing Kayes-Rahim stand to start the downslide. Once that 93-run stand was broken, Phehlukwayo also came to the party to take a 4-fer, en route to his career best figures in ODI. Rabada, for once in this series, went wicketless.
  • 47.5 OUT! That's the final nail in the coffin! Full length delivery on middle, tailing in. Hossain makes room to open up the off side but misses it completely. The leg stump goes for a toss. Big smiles all around in the hosts' camp. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 104 RUNS!
  • 47.4 FOUR! The No. 11 is having some fun! Back of a length delivery in the arc, Hossain pulls it through mid-wicket. The ball ambles across to the fence on this slow outfield.
  • 47.3 Hossain backs away and Paterson follows him. Half-pulled to square leg.
  • 47.2 Change of pace and it is bowled outside off, Hossain swings at it but misses.
  • 47.1 Length delivery in line of the stumps, Ahmed pushes at it but gets it off the inner half to backward square leg. A run taken.
  • Dane Paterson to have a bowl now.
  • 46.6 Pinpoint yorker on off, Hossain just manages to block it. 244/9
  • 46.5 Full length delivery, Rubel slaps it to covers.
  • 46.4 FOUR! Streaky runs! Yorker around leg stump, Rubel Hossain tries to dig it out but gets it off the bottom edge past de Kock and through to the fine leg fence.
  • 46.3 Back of a length ball on middle, Hossain backs away and goes for a pull but fails to make contact.
  • 46.2 Similar length delivery in line of the stumps, Hossain covers the line to defend it solidly.
  • 46.1 Good length delivery outside off, glided to third man for a run.
  • 45.6 Full delivery, swinging in nicely. Hossain jams it out to covers. Phehlukwayo fails to get a fifer but he has done a great job for his side. He finishes off in style with a wicket-maiden. 239/9
  • 45.5 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 45.4 Fuller length ball on off, Hossain keeps it out watchfully.
  • 45.3 Length delivery outside off, pushed firmly off the back foot to covers.
  • 45.2 Good length delivery around off, Hossain looks to block it but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • Rubel Hossain is the last man in.
  • 45.1 OUT! Timber! Career-best figures for Phehlukwayo. Another example of what bowling wicket-to-wicket line can do for you. Bowls this on a length on off, curving in sharply. Mahmudullah aims to flat-bat it across the line but gets foxed to get his stumps rattled. Only the last nail in the coffin remains.
  • 44.6 Good length delivery on off, Mahmudullah swipes it to deep square leg for a run. 239/8
  • 44.5 Around the hips, Ahmed looks to whip it through mid-wicket but gets a thick inside edge to short fine leg. A run taken.
  • 44.4 Angling across the southpaw who dabs it to point.
  • 44.3 Length delivery outside off, eased off the front foot to covers.
  • 44.3 Wide! Slips this one down the leg side, Taskin aims to nudge it but fails to make contact.
  • 44.2 Driven through mid on by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 44.1 Shaping in on a fuller length, Mahmudullah goes for a clip but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • Kagiso Rabada is back on.
  • 43.6 A loud shout is turned down. Phehlukwayo comes around the wicket and angles it in. Ahmed fails to get his bat down in time and is rapped on the pads. Another confident appeal follows but the umpire shakes his head. It is difficult to get an LBW from that angle. 235/8
  • 43.6 Wide! Down the leg side, Ahmed goes for the clip but misses.
  • Taskin Ahmed is the new man in.
  • 43.5 OUT! Third wicket for Phehlukwayo. He is having a gala time. Fullish delivery landing around off, moving back in prodigiously. Mortaza looks to keep it out but misses to get pinged on the front pad. The hosts roar in appeal and the umpire raises his finger. The visitors are falling down like a pack of cards.
  • 43.4 Very full outside off, Mashrafe looks to play an expansive drive but misses. The sound was of the bat hitting the ground.
  • 43.3 Tailing in again, Mortaza looks to clip it but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • The skipper, Mashrafe Mortaza strides out to the middle.
  • 43.2 OUT! Bowled 'em! Always a sight to behold for a pace bowler. Length delivery around off, hits the seam and comes in substantially. Hossain plays all around it to get the furniture behind him shattered. Phehlukwayo leaps in joy! End is nigh for the visitors.
  • 43.1 Sloppy work from Faf du Plessis! Shortish outside off, Mahmudullah punches it towards the skipper at cover who makes a mess of it to concede a run.
  • 42.6 Angling into the batsman who tucks it around the corner for a run. 233/6
  • 42.5 FOUR! Nicely done! Wide outside off, Mahmudullah backs away and carves it over a leaping Bavuma to find the fence.
  • 42.4 FOUR! That's the perfect definition of a toe crushing yorker but unfortunately for Paterson, it goes for a boundary. Mahmudullah looks to get his legs out of the way and jam it out but gets a bottom edge through his legs. The ball rolls to the fine leg fence.
  • 42.3 Back of a length and width on offer, Hossain hops and slaps it uppishly to sweeper cover for a run. He wants the second but is rightly sent back.
  • 42.2 The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket.
  • 42.1 In the corridor of uncertainty, stroked to sweeper cover for a run.
  • Dane Paterson is back for a bowl.
  • 41.6 Length delivery shaping in, tucked to mid-wicket. 222/6
  • 41.5 Short delivery following the batsman who goes for a pull but ends up top edging it over short fine leg. A run results.
  • 41.4 Full delivery angling in towards the boots, Mahmudullah looks to flick it but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 41.3 Shortish delivery on middle, Nasir flat-bats it to mid on for a run.
  • 41.2 Back of a length outside off, Hossain looks to glide it to third man but misses.
  • 41.1 Not Out! It is pad first but South Africa lose their review. Fuller in length around off, swinging in. Hossain looks to keep it out but seems to have missed it. The bat and pad were very close at the point of contact. Phehlukwayo appeals but the umpire stays put. De Kock looks pretty confident and convinces his skipper to challenge the decision. Time for the Hawk Eye. It confirms that it is pad first but the impact is outside off which puts an end to the argument.
  • Faf du Plessis has reviewed an LBW decision. Nasir Hossain is the man in question. De Kock was the one who convinced his skipper to go for it. Is it pad first?
  • 40.6 Tossed up delivery, eased through mid off for a run. That brings an end to a really good spell from Tahir. 220/6
  • 40.5 Stays back to the shorter delivery and blocks it watchfully.
  • 40.4 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 40.3 Pushed with the spin to covers.
  • Nasir Hossain comes out to bat.
  • 40.2 OUT! Another one bites the dust! Intelligent bowling from Tahir lands him another wicket. Tosses this one wide outside off, the conventional leg spinner this time. Rahman goes for an agricultural slog sweep across the line but skews it off the outer half of the bat to covers. Faf du Plessis calls for it and settles under it with comfort.
  • 40.1 Slips in the googly on middle, Mahmudullah goes for a wild slog but gets it off the inner half to deep backward square leg. A run taken.
  • Powerplay 3 has been signaled. A maximum of 5 players can be outside the inner circle now.
  • 39.6 Short delivery around off, Mahmudullah pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a run. 13 from the over. 218/5
  • 39.5 FOUR! Easy pickings! Full toss on the pads, Mahmudullah clips it through fine leg for a boundary.
  • 39.4 In the air... but safe! Back of a length outside off, Sabbir plays it uppishly with an open face but the ball falls right in the gap at gully. Duminy and Tahir were looking at each other and no one went for the catch.
  • 39.3 FOUR! Full length delivery in line of the stumps, Rahman drills it uppishly past Phehlukwayo and mid off to pick up a boundary.
  • 39.2 Short on middle and leg, pulled through backward square leg for a run.
  • 39.1 Two Leg byes! Mahmudullah makes room and Phehlukwayo follows him. The batsman gets hit on the thigh pad and the ball rolls to Tahir at short third man. The batsmen set off for a run. He hurls in an unnecessary throw at the bowler's end which results in an extra run.
  • Andile Phehlukwayo returns for a burst.
  • 38.6 Too close for comfort! Quicker and flat around off, Rahman looks to cut it away but misses. The line was not there to attempt that shot. 205/5
  • 38.5 Driven to mid off for a brisk run.
  • 38.4 Shortish delivery, cut to covers.
  • 38.3 Good early calling! Fuller in length, Mahmudullah works it through wide mid on and straightaway calls for the second. The batsmen complete it with ease.
  • 38.2 Outside off, driven with the spin to covers.
  • 38.1 Leans ahead to the tossed up delivery to smother it confidently.
  • 37.6 FOUR! Well played! Slower delivery in line of the stumps, Rahman backs away and slams it over extra cover for a boundary. Bangladesh need many more of these. 202/5
  • 37.5 Places the good length delivery to point to rotate strike.
  • 37.4 Good length delivery outside off, Rahman dabs it towards Tahir at short third man who backtracks a bit and does well to stop it.
  • 37.3 An off pace delivery outside off, Sabbir watches it closely and lets it go.
  • 37.2 Short delivery, pulled over backward square leg for a run. The batsmen think about the second but Rabada is quick to attack the ball to deny them.
  • 37.1 Length delivery on off, Rahman backs away and goes for a slog across the line but gets it off the toe end towards long on. A single taken.
  • 36.6 Fullish this time, knocked down to long on for a run. 194/5
  • 36.5 Stays back footed to the shorter delivery and blocks it.
  • 36.4 Uses his feet and drags his heave to wide long on for a single.
  • 36.3 Clears his front leg and eases it with the spin to wide long off for a run. Singles won't hurt South Africa at all.
  • 36.2 Quicker one on middle, tucked neatly round the corner for a single.
  • 36.1 Loopy delivery on off, Rahman rocks back and milks it long off for a run.
  • Imran Tahir is back on.
  • 35.6 Fuller in length outside off, driven off the front foot to covers. 189/5
  • 35.5 Off-cutter this time, defended solidly off the back foot.
  • 35.4 Back of a length around off, Mahmudullah tries to cut it but it is too close for doing so. Ends up missing it.
  • 35.3 Pretorius bowls this one with a scrambled seam. Mahmudullah picks it up and answers it with a straight bat.
  • 35.2 On a length around off, tapped with an open bat face to point.
  • 35.1 Rahman uses his feet to to this one and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
  • 34.6 Pinpoint yorker on middle, the all-rounder blocks it. 188/5
  • 34.5 That's the surprise bouncer. Short on off, Mahmudullah shapes for the pull but it is pretty sharp. He has to bail out of it.
  • 34.4 Slower one on off, takes ages to come to Mahmudullah who defends it solidly.
  • 34.3 Looks to keep this one out but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 34.2 Flirting with danger! Back of a length delivery just outside off, Mahmudullah pokes at it but gets foxed.
  • 34.1 Short and width on offer, slapped to deep cover-point for a run.
  • 33.6 On a length on middle and leg, tucked to short mid-wicket. 185/5
  • 33.5 Angling into Sabbir. He pushes at it but gets an inside edge to fine leg. A run taken.
  • 33.4 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot.
  • 33.3 Good change of pace. Length delivery outside off, Rahman gets beaten on the cut.
  • 33.2 Fuller in length, eased to mid off.
  • Sabbir Rahman walks out to bat.
  • 33.1 OUT! Pretorius has done the trick for South Africa. The dangerman departs! Pretorius spots Rahim making room and as a result, smartly bowls an off-cutter on a shorter length outside off. Mushfiqur still goes through with his cut shot. Doesn't get any power behind it and the ball flies towards JP Duminy at point. This time he doesn't make any mistake and leaps to take an easy catch. With that, Bangladesh's hopes also start fading away.
  • 32.6 Hurled on the pads, Mahmudullah nudges it fine on the leg side and collects a brace. 184/4
  • 32.5 Very full outside off, Mahmudullah digs it out towards backward point.
  • 32.4 Landed outside off, Rahim guides it to third man and crosses over.
  • 32.3 On a length around off and middle, Mahmudullah plays it to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 32.2 Swish and a miss! Length ball around off, Mahmudullah looks for a big hit. Ends up making contact with only thin air.
  • 32.1 Bowls it on a length around off, Mahmudullah taps it towards backward point.
  • Kagiso Rabada to bowl now.
  • Drinks are on the field now. Bangladesh are still not entirely out of this. While South Africa would be happy with the inroads that they have made, 174 runs to get off 18 overs isn't an impossible task in this day and age of T20 cricket. That's why the hosts would now be wary of every big shot that comes along. The tourists wouldn't want to lose any more wickets from here.
  • 31.6 Length ball around off and middle, hit back towards the bowler. 180/4
  • 31.5 Bowled outside off, Mahmudullah guides it to third man for a run.
  • 31.4 Served in line of the stumps, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 31.3 On a length outside off, Mahmudullah taps it towards point and takes a run.
  • 31.3 WIDE! Slower ball delivered down the leg side. Mahmudullah tries to flick but misses.
  • 31.2 This ball is driven through point for a run.
  • 31.1 FOUR! Oh Rabada, poor Rabada! The outfield is a major reason for this boundary. Short ball around off and middle, Rahim goes back and cuts it towards third man. Rabada gets to his right but gets a bad bounce, due to which the ball rolls through his legs into the fence.
  • 30.6 Mahmudullah stays in the crease and keeps it out. A good successful over for Imran Tahir this. 171/4
  • 30.5 It's been driven superbly through the covers.
  • 30.4 Flatter and quicker around off, Mahmudullah goes back and plays it watchfully.
  • Mahmudullah walks in at the fall of the 4th wicket. He possesses the ability to finish games for his side and his side would want the same from him.
  • 30.3 OUT! Tahir is up and running. And mind you, the celebrations won't stop as the man is well aware of the value of the wicket that he has just snaffled. Tahir bowls this quicker outside off to follow up with the floated ones on the last two deliveries. Shakib looks to cut without accounting for the pace. The ball skids on, catches the edge of the bat and goes into the waiting gloves of de Kock. It's in two consecutive games that Shakib has fallen prey to Tahir. Bangladesh in trouble here.
  • 30.2 Flatter outside off, Shakib camps back and cuts it through point for another brace.
  • 30.1 Tossed up outside off, driven towards wide long off. Rabada gets there but misfields a bit and concedes a brace.
  • 29.6 Short ball around off, Rahim pulls it aerially towards deep square leg for a brace. 167/3
  • 29.5 Shakib Al Hasan charges down the track and hits it to long off for a run.
  • 29.4 Hurled around off and middle, Shakib plays it defensively from within the crease.
  • 29.4 WIDE! This ball is sprayed down the leg side, Shakib looks to flick but misses.
  • 29.3 On a length around off, Rahim taps it in front of point and sets off for a run.
  • 29.2 This delivery is defended off the back foot from the crease.
  • 29.1 Length ball around off, Rahim stands and punches it to backward point.
  • All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is the next man in.
  • 28.6 OUT! Imrul Kayes' stay at the crease comes to an end! A soft dismissal for him. Tahir tosses this up around off, Kayes looks to work it to the on side. Gets a leading edge towards covers where de Villiers accepts the simplest of chances. The 93-run stand comes to an end which happens to be the highest for Bangladesh against South Africa in South Africa. Tahir the reason for that, who strangely, doesn't do his running celebration but displays some angry shouts. Huge dent for Bangladesh as they lose a set batter. 162/3
  • 28.5 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 28.4 Not Out! What a risky way to get to his 27th ODI fifty! Rahim taps it in front of covers and sets off for a run. Behardien gets there and hits the bull's eye at the bowler's end. The umpire refers it to the third umpire. Replays show that Rahim is well in. This is his back-to-back fifty plus score. He seems to be struggling with his hamstring but he would know how important it is for him to carry on.
  • There is a direct hit at the bowler's end. Rahim is the man in question. Looks to be safe but the umpire takes it upstairs.
  • 28.3 This ball outside off is pushed towards covers.
  • 28.2 SIX! Rahim has connected that wonderfully. Tahir loops it up around middle, Mushfiqur gets down and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
  • 28.2 WIDE! Fired down the leg side, Rahim looks to sweep but misses.
  • 28.1 Flatter around off, Imrul stays back and cuts it through point for one run.
  • 27.6 Kayes taps it to the off side and takes a run off this ball. 153/2
  • 27.5 This ball is defended off the front foot onto the ground.
  • 27.4 Bowled on the pads, nudged away to fine leg for a run.
  • 27.3 On a length in line of the stumps, Rahim makes room and guides it to short third man.
  • 27.2 Landed around middle, turned towards mid-wicket.
  • 27.1 Full ball, driven back towards the bowler. Pretorius gets down and makes a half-stop but doesn't concede a run.
  • Dwaine Pretorius is back into the attack.
  • 26.6 Floated in line of the stumps, defended showing the full face of the bat. 151/2
  • 26.5 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 26.4 Top edge but the ball doesn't carry to deep backward square leg. Tossed up delivery around middle, Rahim gets down to sweep. The ball goes high up but lands well in front of the fielder in the deep. One run taken.
  • 26.3 Kayes works this off his pads for a run through square leg.
  • 26.2 Fuller length around middle and leg, Rahim collects a run through mid-wicket.
  • 26.1 Served in line of the stumps, Rahim defends it watchfully.
  • 25.6 Rahim gets a bit off balanced as he flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run. 148/2
  • 25.5 FOUR! Rahim continues to pick up runs in a streaky manner. Paterson bangs it short around middle, Rahim goes for the pull. Gets a top edge that goes to the fine leg fence for a boundary. As the ball landed for the first time on the outfield, a puff of dust came up.
  • 25.4 Bowled around off, defended from within the crease.
  • 25.3 Hurled around middle, clipped away through mid-wicket for one run.
  • 25.3 WIDE! Dane sprays it down the leg side, Kayes looks to flick but misses. There was a slight sound as the ball passed the batsman. The umpire signals a wide, though.
  • 25.2 FOUR! Kayes plays an extravagant shot and it comes off. Fuller around off, Kayes makes room and takes the aerial route over mid off. The ball slows down near the fence before eventually trickling away to the fence.
  • 25.1 Full outside off, Rahim drives it wide of mid off for a run.
  • 24.6 This ball is punched towards covers from the crease. 136/2
  • 24.5 And now Kayes has a nervy moment. Flighted leg spinner outside off, Imrul goes for the drive. Gets an inside edge onto his back thigh. No run there.
  • 24.4 Loopy ball around off, Rahim looks to reverse sweep it but gets it off the top edge towards fine leg. De Kock didn't know where the ball went and was circling at his own place. A run results.
  • 24.3 Served outside off, Rahim guides it towards backward point.
  • 24.2 Loopy ball in line of the stumps, driven to long on for a run.
  • 24.1 Floated in line of the stumps, blocked off the front foot.
  • 23.6 Kayes taps it towards mid on for a quick run. The fielder has a shy at the striker's end but misses. 134/2
  • 23.5 Similar ball outside off, Imrul again has a slash at that but misses.
  • 23.4 Length ball outside off, Kayes looks to slash but misses.
  • 23.3 This ball is played to point.
  • 23.2 Fuller on the pads, clipped through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 23.1 This ball is flicked away off his pads to mid-wicket for a brace.
  • 22.6 Served around middle, flicked to mid-wicket. 130/2
  • 22.5 FOUR! Now the confidence is seeping through. Tahir tosses it up around off, Kayes reverse sweeps it through backward point and collects a boundary.
  • 22.4 Rahim collects a run after playing it to long off.
  • 22.3 Floated around off, driven through covers for a single.
  • 22.2 This ball is flicked down to fine leg for a run.
  • 22.1 Landed in line of the stumps, pushed back towards the bowler.
  • Imran Tahir back on.
  • 21.6 FOUR! 14th ODI fifty for Kayes! Gets it in a streaky manner but the batsman won't mind that. Short ball around leg, Imrul goes for the pull but gets a top edge over the keeper for a boundary. He has played well and would look to carry on to keep his side in the hunt. 123/2
  • 21.5 Dropped! Kayes, on 49, the beneficiary and Duminy the culprit. Length ball outside off, Kayes looks to cut and get to his milestone. Ends up spooning a catch to backward point. Duminy fluffs the easiest of catches that one would get at this level. He never looked balanced there and that could be a reason. Will Kayes make the Proteas pay for this?
  • 21.4 This ball is punched off the back foot through covers for a run. The 50-run stand between these two is also up. Crucial time for the visitors who would look to have a good platform for the chase.
  • 21.3 Confusion! But all's safe. Length ball outside off, Kayes guides it towards third man and takes off for a run. He wants a second but Rahim shouts a big NO. The former was halfway down but recovers well to go back in the crease at the bowler's end.
  • 21.2 Similar delivery outside off, played towards backward point.
  • 21.1 Fuller outside off, Imrul drives it nicely towards covers. De Villiers stationed there puts in a dive to prevent runs.
  • 20.6 Fuller around off, driven down the ground. Phehlukwayo gets some hand to that to take pace off the ball. However, the ball rolls past mid on for a brace. 117/2
  • 20.5 This ball is flicked off his pads through backward square leg for a brace.
  • 20.4 This ball is played off the front foot towards covers.
  • 20.3 Unlucky Rahim, as that shot deserved more than what it got. Phehlukwayo hurls it outside off, Mushfiqur charges down the track and hits it over wide mid off. The ball gets caught in the outfield to deny him a boundary. Result - two runs.
  • 20.2 Fuller in line of the stumps, flicked to mid-wicket.
  • 20.1 This ball is punched towards covers.
  • Andile Phehlukwayo continues. He has got an early wicket and it is imperative for him to feed on that and deal a few more blows to the opposition.
  • 19.6 Landed around off, driven to the cover fielder. 111/2
  • 19.5 Kayes flicks this one off his pads to mid-wicket.
  • 19.4 FOUR! Kayes cracks a boundary! Paterson bowls it full outside off, Imrul leans into it and drives it through covers for a boundary.
  • 19.3 This ball is played to the point fielder from the crease.
  • 19.2 Beaten! Length ball just outside off, Imrul has a feel for it but misses. The ball wasn't far from the edge of the bat.
  • 19.1 Hurls it fuller down the leg side from round the wicket, Kayes flicks it towards fine leg. Good running between the wickets gets him a brace.
  • Dane Paterson back to bowl now.
  • 18.6 This ball is punched off the back foot towards covers. 105/2
  • 18.5 This ball is flicked away to fine leg for one run.
  • 18.4 Rahim taps this in front of mid-wicket and takes off for a run. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Would have been close had he hit.
  • 18.3 Escapes chopping on for one more time, does Rahim! Length ball around off, he looks to cut. But the ball is too close to do so. Ends up chopping it to the leg side, past the stumps.
  • 18.2 A tad fuller around off, Rahim gets it off the inner half towards mid on.
  • 18.1 This ball is defended from within the crease.
  • 17.6 Flighted in line of the stumps, defended off the front foot showing the full face of the bat. 103/2
  • 17.5 This ball is flicked through mid-wicket for one run.
  • 17.4 A low full toss, knocked down to long on for a single.
  • Temba Bavuma is on the field as a substitute for Hashim Amla.
  • 17.3 Floated around middle, Rahim drives it down the ground to long on for one run.
  • 17.2 Loopy googly outside off, Rahim gets forward and defends it watchfully.
  • 17.1 Tossed up around off, Kayes gets nicely forward and drives it to long on for a run. 100 up for the visitors.
  • 16.6 Short ball on leg, pulled off the top edge towards fine leg for a run. 99/2
  • 16.5 This ball is driven to mid off off the front foot.
  • 16.4 Excellent work by Tahir. Short ball around leg is pulled away through square leg. Tahir runs to his left in the deep, slides and saves a couple of runs for his side.
  • 16.3 Rahim takes on de Villiers and succeeds! The batsman drives it towards mid off and sets off for a run. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. The run is eventually completed.
  • 16.2 Back of a length delivery around off, Rahim gets an inside edge towards mid-wicket.
  • 16.1 Bowls it fuller on the pads, Kayes flicks it in front of square on the leg side for a single.
  • Drinks are on the field now. The track looks good for batting and Bangladesh would be ruing losing two wickets. But they have bolstered their batting in this game and would feel pretty confident at this stage. The run rate isn't too bad at the moment. They need 260 more off 204 deliveries. South Africa wouldn't mind the runs as long as they keep chipping away at the wickets.
  • 15.6 Floats it outside off, Rahim guides it through the vacant slip region, off the outer half of his bat, for a brace. 94/2
  • The slip goes out.
  • 15.5 FOUR! Second boundary of the over! Tossed up ball around middle and leg, Rahim gets down and sweeps it through backward square leg for a boundary. He seems to be at ease against spin.
  • 15.4 Another loopy ball in line of the stumps, blocked off the front foot.
  • 15.3 This is a wrong 'un around off, defended off the front foot by Rahim.
  • 15.2 FOUR! Not the best of deliveries that Tahir possesses. Fires it short and down the leg side, Rahim swivels and pulls it through fine leg for a boundary.
  • 15.1 Flatter in line of the stumps, Kayes goes back and turns it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • Imran Tahir is brought into the attack. It would be interesting to see how much purchase he gets off this track. He has a slip in place. General belief is that it is easier for the left handers to play leg spin and hence such bowlers aren't brought into bowl with the presence of left-handed batsmen. But Tahir did pick up a relatively set Shakib in the previous match with a wrong 'un. Could we see a similar plan here?
  • 14.6 Around off, Mushfiq pushes it to mid on. 83/2
  • 14.5 Kayes takes a run after getting an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 14.4 This ball is flicked away off his pads towards fine leg for a run.
  • 14.3 Andile lands it around off, Mushfiqur plays it to point.
  • 14.2 Length ball around off and middle, Rahim charges down the track and mistimes it towards mid on. No chance of a run. The fielder has a friendly throw at the bowler's end which rolls to hit the stumps at the keeper's end.
  • 14.1 Landed outside off, Rahim looks to cut it but chops it towards the keeper. Good for him that it didn't rattle the woodwork behind him.
  • 13.6 Kayes shows the full face of the bat in defending that off the front foot. 81/2
  • 13.5 Fuller on the pads, flicked away through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 13.4 Length ball in line of the stumps, he taps it to the leg side and takes a run.
  • 13.3 Length ball outside off, Rahim pushes it through covers for a single.
  • 13.2 Kayes uses the angled bat to guide it towards third man for one run.
  • 13.1 This ball is played to the point fielder from the crease.
  • 12.6 Bowled in line of the stumps, defended from the crease. 77/2
  • 12.5 Short ball on leg, pulled away towards fine leg for a single.
  • 12.4 Rahim collects a run after punching it through covers.
  • 12.3 Bowled around off, punched off the back foot towards covers.
  • 12.2 This is hurled outside off, Rahim shoulders his bat and lets it go.
  • 12.1 Length ball outside off, cut away to the backward point fielder.
  • 11.6 Very full ball around off, dug out to the off side. 75/2
  • 11.5 This ball is pushed down the ground. The mid on fielder does well to dive and keep them down to just a single.
  • 11.4 Fuller around off, driven to the mid off fielder.
  • 11.3 Mushfiqur shows the full face of the bat in defending that towards the bowler.
  • 11.2 Fuller outside off, Kayes drives it beautifully through covers. Du Plessis races after it and saves a run for his side.
  • 11.1 Fuller in line of the stumps, driven down the ground for a run. There was a bit of confusion in the running there but both batsmen eventually make it to their respective ends.
  • 10.6 Rahim gets going straightaway with a square drive that gets him a run. 70/2
  • Mushfiqur Rahim is the next batsman for the tourists. He would be feeling confident as he is coming on the back of a well made century in the previous game. Bangladesh would need an innings of substance from their Test skipper.
  • 10.5 OUT! Bangladesh lose Liton Das as well as the only review! Phehlukwayo hurls it on a length around off and middle, Das looks to play across the line. Misses the ball and ends up getting rapped on the pads adjacent to the stumps. The South Africans appeal and the umpire upholds that. The batsmen in the middle have a chat and Das opts for DRS. Snicko spots a small spike as the ball passes the bat, but a straighter angle shows a gap between the two objects. Hence the TV umpire concludes that there is no bat involved and proceeds to the Hawk Eye, which returns three reds. That proves fatal for the batsman. There shouldn't have been a question of an inside edge as if that would have been the case, Liton would have gone for the review without a second thought. The visitors are rocked early here. Will this put some brakes on the run chase?
  • Das is ruled out LBW. He has a chat with his partner and opts to go for DRS. Only an inside edge can save him here.
  • 10.4 Speared in line of the middle and leg stump, tucked away to mid-wicket for a run.
  • 10.4 WIDE! This is banged short in line of the stumps, Imrul avoids the ball. Wide signaled for height.
  • 10.4 WIDE! Hurls it down the leg side, Imrul misses the flick. The umpire is forced to stretch his arms.
  • 10.3 Straightens his line and bowls it around middle and leg, the batter clips it away to fine leg for one.
  • 10.2 Length ball outside off, cut away through point for a brace.
  • 10.1 Begins with a delivery on the pads, flicked away to fine leg for one run.
  • Powerplay 2 is signaled. A maximum of 4 fielders can be outside the circle now. Also, Andile Phehlukwayo comes in to bowl. Bangladesh are off to a flying start and he would aim to put the brakes on that free-flowing vehicle.
  • 9.6 This is too wide to make Das play at that. 62/1
  • 9.5 Bowled outside off, left alone by Liton.
  • 9.4 This ball is flicked away to fine leg for a run.
  • 9.3 Fuller ball around off, nicely driven to covers.
  • 9.2 This is bowled around off, guided towards the fielder at backward point.
  • 9.1 SIX! If Liton can hit it huge, so can I, says Kayes with a maximum! There was an air of Jayasuriya in that. Bowled on a length around leg, Imrul just pulls it with disdain over deep square leg for a biggie.
  • 8.6 SIX! Das dashes this over the ropes. Length delivery around off, Liton pulls it off the front foot over the mid-wicket fence for half a dozen. 55/1
  • 8.5 Another bouncer in line of the stumps, ducked under by Das.
  • 8.4 Very full ball around off, dug out towards point.
  • 8.3 This is a close leave! Length ball around off, moving in to him. The batsman shoulders arms and the ball passes over the stumps.
  • 8.2 FOUR! Full ball angling in to the batsman, Das clips it off his pads and earns his first boundary through fine leg.
  • 8.1 Bouncer in line of the stumps, Liton ducks under that.
  • 7.6 This ball is flicked away towards mid-wicket. 45/1
  • 7.5 Das gets going straightaway. Guides it to third man to take a run.
  • Liton Das walks in at the fall of the early wicket.
  • 7.4 OUT! Pretorius' fortune does change with a change in shoes! Tamim Iqbal has to walk back, breaking a number of Bangladesh hearts in the process. Pretorius lands it on a length around middle and off, Iqbal looks to collect easy runs with a guide towards third man. Misjudges the line and ends up missing the ball which strikes him on the flap of the back pad. The Proteas appeal and the umpire nods in their favour. Iqbal is so sure that he is a sitting duck that he signals to his partner that it is not worth reviewing. Replays show that it would have clipped the off stump. Anyway, he could have taken a review as the risk of losing it would have been very low if it would have returned umpire's call. Nevertheless, early strike for the hosts!
  • 7.3 Fuller outside off, Kayes slashes at that with hard hands. Ends up slicing it towards third man for a run.
  • 7.2 Bowls it fuller around off, defended off the front foot towards covers.
  • Pretorius is having some issues with his shoes. The 12th man is seen running out to the field with another pair. Change of boots, change of fortunes? Meanwhile, du Plessis and de Villiers are seen having a lengthy chat. It surely wouldn't have been about Dwaine's footwear!
  • 7.1 FOUR! Welcome to Paarl, says Kayes with a boundary! Pretorius bowls a loosener around off, Imrul gets his stride out and push-drives it down the ground for a boundary.
  • Dwaine Pretorius to have a bowl now.
  • 6.6 Yorker around off, Iqbal digs it out to the off side. Wants a run but decides against it eventually. 39/0
  • 6.5 Short length ball around leg, Kayes nudges it to fine leg for one run.
  • 6.4 Hurled around leg, Tamim plays it through square leg and crosses over to the other end.
  • 6.3 Tamim Iqbal finds the mid-wicket fielder with the flick.
  • 6.2 This ball is worked away through square leg for one run.
  • 6.1 On a length around off, punched to backward point.
  • 6.1 WIDE! Short ball down the leg side, Kayes shoulders arms to let that go. Wide signaled by the umpire.
  • 5.6 Similar delivery in line of the stumps, turned away to deep square leg for one run. 35/0
  • 5.5 Paterson comes round the wicket and bowls it full around middle. Tamim collects a single after clipping it away through square leg.
  • 5.4 FOUR! And the sub-continental wristy stroke yields Tamim a boundary. It is bowled full around middle and leg, played through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 5.3 Length ball on the hips, whipped away for two runs.
  • 5.2 Phehlukwayo misses a tough chance! Length ball in line of the stumps, Iqbal charges down to hit it over but gets a top edge. The ball goes towards long on. Andile backtracks from mid on but fails to get to the ball. Two runs taken by the batters.
  • 5.1 Length ball on the pads, flicked away through square leg for a couple.
  • 4.6 This ball is flicked off his pads towards mid-wicket. 23/0
  • 4.5 This ball is played towards point. Tahir dives there to prevent runs.
  • 4.4 It is a slower off cutter around leg, Kayes flicks it away wristily over mid-wicket for a brace.
  • 4.3 Bouncer in line of the stumps, Kayes ducks under that and lets it go.
  • 4.2 Back of a length ball outside off, Tamim stands tall and punches it towards the right of backward point. Duminy dives and concedes just a run.
  • 4.1 Well-bowled yorker around middle, Tamim digs it out towards the bowler.
  • 3.6 This ball is played towards mid-wicket from the crease. 20/0
  • 3.5 Landed outside off, Iqbal slices it towards third man for a run.
  • 3.4 FOUR! Tamim makes intentions clear. The bad balls have to be dispatched and he is duly doing so. Paterson bowls it short on the body, Iqbal lifts his front leg up and pulls it aerially towards fine leg. The ball averts the diving efforts of Rabada to go to the fence.
  • 3.3 Fuller around middle, Tamim looks to go big but gets it off the inner half towards Tahir at mid-wicket.
  • 3.2 Bowled outside off, Iqbal doesn't bother fiddling with that.
  • 3.1 Hurled on a length on the pads, Tamim looks to flick it away but wears it high on his thigh pad.
  • 2.6 Hurled outside off, Kayes covers his stumps and shoulders arms. 15/0
  • 2.5 On the pads, flicked away through square leg for a brace.
  • 2.4 Full face of the bat shown in defending that off the front foot.
  • 2.3 Back of a length ball in line of the stumps, Imrul stands tall and defends it towards the bowler.
  • 2.2 FOUR! Aahh! What pristine timing that is! Fuller ball around off, Kayes just pushes it down the ground past mid off. The ball has only one destination - the boundary ropes.
  • 2.1 Bowled on the pads, Iqbal nudges it off his pads through backward square leg for one run.
  • 1.6 Lands it around off and middle, blocked off the front foot. 8/0
  • 1.5 On a length around middle and leg, Kayes gets into a nice position and clips it off his pads through mid-wicket for a brace.
  • 1.4 Bowled on the pads, Iqbal looks to flick but misses. Gets struck on the thigh pads. The batsmen sneak in a leg bye.
  • 1.3 Length ball around off and middle, played off the back foot.
  • 1.2 FOUR! First signs of aggression from Iqbal. Paterson bowls it around off, Tamim uses his feet to make room and thumps it through covers for a boundary. That's the first of many to come in this innings.
  • 1.1 Begins with a delivery outside off, Iqbal plays at that but misses.
  • Dane Paterson to run in with the second new ball. He had a forgettable ODI debut and he would want to rectify that.
  • 0.6 Another delivery in line of the stumps, blocked off the back foot. A good testing over to start the innings. 1/0
  • 0.5 This ball is defended from within the crease.
  • 0.4 Snorter! Back of a length ball around middle and leg, Iqbal looks to fend it but gets it off something towards gully. Du Plessis runs there from second slip and dives but misses the ball. Replays showed that it came off Iqbal's shoulder. A leg bye taken.
  • 0.3 On a length around off, Iqbal gets an inside edge onto his pads. Another stifled appeal follows but to no avail.
  • 0.2 This ball is around middle and leg, pushed towards mid-wicket.
  • 0.1 A big appeal straight up! The umpire negates that. Rabada starts with a wonderful delivery around off and middle. Tamim strides forward in defense but misses the ball and gets rapped on the knee roll. The appeal isn't upheld. The Proteas think of a review but decide against it. Replays show that it would have clipped the off stump.
  • The chase is set to get underway. Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes walk out in pursuit of the 354-run mountain. Kagiso Rabada will steam in with the first new ball. Two slips in place. Let's roll...



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4969 124
2 South Africa 3767 111
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 6386 120
2 India 6546 119
3 Australia 5948 114
4 England 6156 114
5 New Zealand 5432 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2843 124
2 New Zealand 1925 120
3 West Indies 2395 120
4 England 2029 119
5 India 2965 119