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Cricket Matches Schedule
- Fri 22 - Tue 26, February 2008: 1st Test - Bangladesh vs South Africa at Mirpur
- Fri 29, February 2008 - Tue 4, March 2008: 2nd Test - Bangladesh vs South Africa at Chittagong
- Sun 9, March 2008: 1st ODI - Bangladesh vs South Africa at Chittagong
- Wed 12, March 2008: 2nd ODI - Bangladesh vs South Africa at Mirpur
- Fri 14, March 2008: 3rd ODI - Bangladesh vs South Africa at Mirpur
Bangladesh vs South Africa Cricket Series 2008
Bangladesh vs South Africa 3rd ODI at Mirpur
BAN vs SA, 3rd ODI, Mirpur: Bangladesh collapse in final ODI
Mar 14, 2008Albie Morkel picked a career-best 4-29 as South Africa bundled out Bangladesh for 143 in the third and final one-dayer today.
The 26-year-old all-rounder benefited from the largesse of the Bangladeshi batsmen who failed once again in a series they have already lost 2-0. Off-spinner Johan Botha chipped in with an impressive 3-34 to help his side bowl out the hosts in 42.5 overs on a placid wicket at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium.
None of the Bangladeshi batsmen showed the patience or temperament to stand up to a second-string South African bowling attack, throwing away their wickets in reckless fashion.
The visitors, who will become world’s top one-day side if they win this game, rested speedster Andre Nel and Charl Langeveldt. And rightly so as even the gentle pace of Morkel proved too good for the hosts. Half the Bangladesh side was back in the pavilion for just 97 runs on the board after skipper Mohammad Ashraful won the toss and elected to bat for the third time in a row. Tamim Iqbal (eight) was unlucky to be adjudged caught behind off Morkel as TV replays showed the ball clipping the pad and not the bat. But there was no such doubt when Iqbal’s opening partner Shahriar Nafees edged one to A.B. de Villiers off Albie’s brother Morne Morkel, Bangladesh slipping to 41-2.
Ashraful’s woeful form continued, being caught at mid-on by Hamish Amla off Albie Morkel for nine. The under-fire skipper finished the series with just 17 runs from three outings. Nazimuddin (20), who was looking to open up after having hit three boundaries, threw away his wicket recklessly, going for a slog off Albie Morkel but only succeeding in holing out to Graeme Smith at mid-wicket. Shakib Al Hasan also failed to rebuild the innings with Botha claiming his wicket for 12 while Raqibul Hasan was run out, also for 12, with J.P. Duminy throwing to the keeper from covers.
Left-arm spinner Paul Harris then cleaned up Dhiman Ghosh before Botha returned to have Abdur Razzak caught behind for nine. The tail then folded up without resistance, much to the disappointment of the strong holiday crowd.
Bangladesh dropped Syed Rasel for Farhad Reza while South Africa brought in Morne Morkel and Dale Steyn for Nel and Langeveldt.
BAN vs SA, 3rd ODI, Mirpur: South Africa 147 for 3 (34.2 overs) beat Bangladesh 143 all out (42.5 overs) by seven wickets
Bangladesh vs South Africa 2nd ODI at Mirpur
BAN vs SA, 2nd ODI, Mirpur: South Africa win Mirpur ODI, clich series 2-0
Mar 12, 2008AB de Villiers hit an unbeaten half century to steer South Africa to a seven-wicket victory over Bangladesh and an unassailable 2-0 lead in their one-day series on Wednesday.
JP Duminy added an unbeaten 49 for a 119-run fourth wicket partnership to seal the three-match series. South Africa beat Bangladesh by nine wickets in the first one-dayer in Chittagong on Sunday. Left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak took two for 32, while pacer Mashrafe Mortaza got the other wicket for 27.
Despite losing early wickets and playing under pressure from spin bowlers, South Africa faced an easy target of 174. Opener Herschelle Gibbs (3) was trapped lbw by Mortaza in the fifth over with score at 13.
The second wicket of the innings fell when Hashim Amla was caught and bowled by Razzak on 16 in the 13th over. Captain Graeme Smith (28) was the next to return to the dressing room when he was bowled by Razzak. De Villiers played 112 balls, hitting two boundaries and a six to confirm the victory, sealed off a delivery from the casual spinner Tamim Iqbal.
Earlier Roqibul Hassan and Shakib Al Hasan had hit half centuries as a struggling Bangladesh reached 173. South Africa's pacer Andre Nel finished for 4-27 and Charl Langeveldt took three for 31 to bundle out the hosts.
BAN vs SA, 2nd ODI, Mirpur: South Africa 179-3 (48.1 overs) beat Bangladesh 173 (48.2 overs) by seven wickets
Bangladesh vs South Africa 1st ODI at Chittagong
BAN vs SA, 1st ODI, Chittagong: South Africa beat Bangladesh by nine wickets
Mar 9, 2008An unbeaten century by captain Graeme Smith led South Africa to an easy nine-wicket win over Bangladesh with 12.1 overs to spare in the first of their three limited-overs internationals on Sunday.
Smith hit a boundary with the day's last ball to bring up his seventh one-day century, and take his side past the winning target of 179 in 36.5 overs. Man of the match Smith needed just 118 balls for his century, with 14 boundaries and a six. Herschelle Gibbs (57) combined in a 143-run opening stand with his captain before Shakib al Hasan trapped him lbw to take Bangladesh's only wicket. Hashim Amla, a Test specialist who made his one-day debut on Sunday, finished not out on 9.
Earlier, a half-century by opener Tamim Iqbal failed to get adequate support from the rest of Bangladesh's batting order, as South Africa skittled the home side for 178. Andre Nel claimed three wickets to take him past 100 in one-day internationals, while Charl Langeveldt, Albie Morkel and one-day newcomer Paul Harris all claimed two. Bangladesh won the toss and the 30-run opening partnership ended when Junaid Siddique (6) was caught by Harris at mid-on off Langeveldt.
BAN vs SA, 1st ODI, Chittagong: South Africa 180-1 (36.5 overs) beat Bangladesh 178 (48.2 overs) by nine wickets
Bangladesh vs South Africa 2nd Test at Chittagong
BAN vs SA, 2nd Test, Chittagong: South Africa crush Bangladesh to sweep series
Mar 2, 2008Robin Peterson claimed three early wickets to help South Africa thrash Bangladesh by an innings and 205 runs in second and final Test cricket Monday.
Bangladesh was dismissed for 119 in its second innings after little more than an hour's play on the fourth day, chasing a massive victory target of 583 set by South Africa in its first innings. The home team was forced to follow on after it managed to amass just 259 in reply in its first innings.
Peterson dismissed Mushfiqur Rahim for four runs after he failed to add to his overnight score when he resumed the day with Abdur Razzak, who was unbeaten on 32 at the end of the match. The slow, left armed bowler also claimed Mohammad Rafique for a duck and Shahadat Hossain for 24.
Fast bowler Morne Morkel dismissed Mashrafe-bin-Mortaza for four to end the game as Aftab Ahmed did not return to crease after he was injured on Sunday. On Sunday, paceman Dale Steyn had figures of 3-4 to crush Bangladesh's top order. In the first innings, South Africa's Graeme Smith and Neil McKenzie set a Test opening partnership record of 415, topping the previous mark set in 1956 by India's Vinoo Mankad and Pankaj Roy. South Africa clinched the two match series 2-0 after winning the opening Test by five wickets.
BAN vs SA, 2nd Test, Chittagong: South Africa 583-7d beat Bangladesh 259 & 119 by an innings and 205 runs
Bangladesh vs South Africa 1st Test at Mirpur
BAN vs SA, 1st Test, Mirpur: South Africa win first Test against Bangladesh
Feb 24, 2008Inspired by Jacques Kallis, South Africa wrapped up the opening Test against Bangladesh with a five-wicket victory on the fourth day at Mirpur on Monday.
The South Africans, who resumed at 178-4, collected the required 27 runs while losing the wicket of Ashwell Prince (38) in 10.4 overs in the morning. The win saw South Africa go 1-0 up in the two-Test series. The second match begins in the port city of Chittagong on Friday.
A. B. de Villiers remained unbeaten on 19 while Mark Boucher, who surpassed the world record of Adam Gilchrist (416) for most number of Test dismissals on the third day, was not out on two. South Africa finished on 205-5, built around skipper Graeme Smith's patient 62-run knock.
It was the 46th defeat for Bangladesh in 52 Tests and the fifth on the trot against South Africa who defeated them by innings margins in all their previous encounters. Bangladesh though could take heart from the fact that they made South Africa, ranked fourth in the official Test tables, fight hard for the win. Bangladesh skipper Mohammad Ashraful rued his side's failure to post a better second innings total.
The Proteas survived a brief scare thanks to a five-wicket haul by man of the match Kallis and the 104-ball knock by Smith. Bangladesh looked all set for a substantial lead on the third morning with talented opener Junaid Siddique going strong on 74 but Kallis cut short their aspirations through some inspired effort with the old ball.
Kallis' 5-30, his fifth five-wicket haul in Tests, saw the hosts being bundled out for 182 and their second innings lead restricted to 204. Speedster Dale Steyn finished with 4-48 as Bangladesh's innings folded up at the stroke of lunch.
Smith, who scored his 20th Test fifty off 80 balls, laid the platform for the chase, putting on crucial partnerships with opener Neil McKenzie (26) and Hashim Amla (46). Shahadat Hossain, the bowling hero in the first innings with a career-best haul of 6-27, took the prized wicket of Kallis while Rafique accounted for Amla.