ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019

South Africa vs Bangladesh - Match 5

Venue: The Oval, London

Date & Time: 02 June 2019

South Africa 309/8

RR: 6.18 | Bangladesh beat South Africa by 21 runs

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Finally a contest in this World Cup! After plenty of one-sided affairs, we witnessed equal fight from two teams and Bangladesh managed to outplay South Africa in the end mainly due to their power-hitting at the death. Trent Bridge is the next stop now. On Monday, England will be facing Pakistan at 1030 local (0930 GMT). Do join us for all the action. Cheers!

Bangladesh skipper, Mashrafe Mortaza, feels that the first match sets the tone and it was nice to win. He says they were always positive, carrying on from the tour of Ireland. Admits now that it was nice to bat first and also tells that he was slightly confused what to do if they win the toss but there was a belief that batting could be good as this was the second game on this pitch after England versus South Africa in the tournament opener. The skipper states that the batters batted really well, especially Soumya Sarkar. He also mentions that the surface was good to bat on and one had to bowl in the right areas. Adds that the spinners bowled well also and the pacers finished off the job in the end. Mashrafe thanks the crowd that was behind them and hopes they will be back for the next game as well. Wants the team to perform the same way in all the upcoming games as even the fans at home watching on TV will be rooting for the side to win.

South Africa skipper, Faf du Plessis, says that things in this World Cup have not quite gone according to the plan with players getting injured. Admits that 330 was a bit too much and says that it was not an ideal performance. On the pitch, Faf says that the local staff told him there would be more on the surface than what they got. Adds that they have to take the damage inflicted by Bangladesh in the last 5 overs with the bat on the chin. Observes that at the end of the 45th over, both teams were at the same score, so that shows the extent of the damage. On Lungi Ngidi's injury, du Plessis is tight-lipped as he is not sure and hopes that Dale Steyn recovers soon. On the upcoming match against India, Faf replies that things are not getting easier and they would have to be on their toes and be at their best.

Shakib Al Hasan is the Man of the Match! He rates this win as one of the top wins in his side's World Cup history. He mentions that this is his fourth World Cup and they have done some upsets previously but this is the World Cup that they want to prove something. He states that before they arrived in England, they believed that they can play well and this is the start that they wanted and they were lucky to get it. He reckons now they have to build on this. Shakib admits that having played 2 years with Worcestershire, he knew the conditions well and it also helped playing in the Champions Trophy 2017 here! He tells us that he did not know it was a record partnership with Mushfiqur but says it was a good stand and came at an important time for the team. About the next game, the star all-rounder feels that it will be a big game against New Zealand and that their confidence will be up but the Black Caps are a really good team and it will be important to come back and do the job properly again.

In today's time, a total in excess of 300 has become a norm and teams have chased it down quite often. South Africa started their chase decently with a 49-run opening stand, followed by yet another handy partnership and looked to be on track. Their batsmen kept on getting starts but none managed to play a big knock which was the need of the hour. The top 6 never looked troubled in their stay in the middle and credit should be given to Bangladesh for striking at regular intervals whenever a partnership started to blossom. Mortaza didn't have a good day with the ball but he was very inspirational in marshaling his troops. Mustafizur and Saifuddin provided timely breakthroughs and were the pick of the bowlers. Their fielding was also up to the mark, catching most of the chances coming their ways and overall it's a dream start to their World Cup campaign.

It was a strong batting show by Bangladesh first up to post a big total on the board. Shakib and Rahim played crucial parts with their record century stand and then the late flourish from Mahmudullah powered them to a total which proved to be 21 too many for South Africa.

Bangladesh have thumped South Africa in their tournament opener. What an outstanding result for the Bangla Tigers! Shouldn't be counted as an upset to be fair. A clinical performance. Kudos to them. Kudos to Mashrafe Mortaza, the skipper. Some smart captaincy, some smart bowling changes and the result is there to cherish.

49.6
2
M Rahman to I Tahir, VICTORY FOR BANGLADESH! They are a growing force and this win has confirmed that. A cutter outside off, Tahir steers it down to deep point for a couple of runs. Bangladesh win by 21 runs and their players are delighted! The crowd is also applauding their effort.
49.5
2
M Rahman to I Tahir, Shortish and around off, angling away, Tahir throws his bat at it and connects finally. It goes flying over covers and the sweeper makes the stop in the deep. Two taken.
49.4
0
M Rahman to I Tahir, Change in pace, a cutter outside off on a length, Tahir pushes at it half-heartedly and misses.
49.3
1
M Rahman to K Rabada, Angles in a length ball on middle, Rabada goes hard at it and pushes it down to mid on. One run added to the total.
49.2
0
M Rahman to K Rabada, Very full and on off, Rabada drives it straight to mid off. DOT! Celebrations have begun in the stands.
49.1
6
M Rahman to K Rabada, SIX! High and handsome! A slower short ball outside off, Rabada turns on his back leg and dismisses it over mid-wicket for a biggie. Hmm... still some life left?

33 needed off the last over. Impossible task to achieve mainly with two tailenders in the middle.

48.6
1
M Saifuddin to K Rabada, Too full in length on middle, Rabada brings down a straight bat and lofts it over the bowler's head. The long off fielder cuts it off and a single is taken.
48.5
1
M Saifuddin to I Tahir, The batsman has driven it through mid on. One run added to the total.
48.4
1
M Saifuddin to K Rabada, Aerial but once again it drops safely! Back of a length delivery on middle, Rabada tries powering it over the leg side but gets a top edge. It falls safely in front of square on the off side, between the two fielders, one at backward point, another at covers. Two taken again.
48.3
2
M Saifuddin to K Rabada, A near yorker on off, driven through covers for two.
48.2
1
M Saifuddin to I Tahir, Fullish and on middle, Tahir goes hard at it and the ball goes off the inside half to fine leg for one.
48.1
1
M Saifuddin to K Rabada, A low full toss on off, Rabada goes hard at it and gets it away off the bottom edge. It rolls towards short third man and Tahir calls his partner for a run. KG is late to respond but eventually makes it as the fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end.
47.6
2
M Rahman to I Tahir, In the air... SAFE! Fuller in length and on middle, Tahir tries to heave it over the leg side but gets a top edge towards mid off. Tamim charges from the deep to attempt for the catch but it falls wide and runs behind. Shakib then retrieves it by running back from extra cover. Two taken by the batsmen again.
47.5
2
M Rahman to I Tahir, Back of a length delivery on off, Tahir goes on his back foot and runs it down through backward point for a couple of runs.
47.4
0
M Rahman to I Tahir, In the channel outside off, Tahir flashes and misses yet again.
47.3
0
M Rahman to I Tahir, Another play and a miss! Mustafizur shows his skills and delivers a slower cutter outside off, Tahir tries his best to put bat on ball but misses.
47.2
0
M Rahman to I Tahir, Play and a miss! Angling away from the batsman, outside off, Tahir swings his bat at it and misses.

Imran Tahir walks in. Could be the last man in. Not sure Ngidi will bat.

47.1
0
M Rahman to JP Duminy, OUT! Duminy drags it on and it's heartbreak for South Africa. Joy for the Bangladesh supporters. Mustafizur speeds in and digs in a short ball around off, JP walks down the track to play the pull shot but the bounce gets big on him and he ends up dragging it onto the stumps. Third wicket for the Fizz and the Bangla Tigers are roaring in this match.
46.6
0
M Saifuddin to K Rabada, Beaten! Angling away from the batsman, Rabada tries to play the cover drive but fails to put bat on ball. 11 from the over, 44 needed off 18 balls.
46.5
1
M Saifuddin to JP Duminy, Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
46.4
4
M Saifuddin to JP Duminy, FOUR! It's not over yet with Duminy still in the middle! Slower delivery, on the shorter side outside off at 104 kph, Duminy cracks it off his back foot through cover-point.
46.3
4
M Saifuddin to JP Duminy, FOUR! Saifuddin delivers a full ball around leg, Duminy clears his front leg and whips it through mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep rushes across to his right, dives and flicks the ball in also but then it rolls back onto the rope.
46.2
1
M Saifuddin to K Rabada, A touch short in length around leg, Rabada stays back and punches it to long off. They cross for another single.
46.1
1
M Saifuddin to JP Duminy, Fullish and around off, JP drives it down to long on for a run.
45.6
1
M Rahman to JP Duminy, Down the leg side, tickled towards long leg for a single.

Kagiso Rabada walks in as slowly as he possibly can. Is the match gone?

45.5
0
M Rahman to C Morris, OUT! Caught in the deep and Morris departs! Mustafizur continues to have a terrific day. Short and around off, it is there to be hit and Morris hits. Pulls this with aplomb and on normal grounds, this would have cleared the ropes. but this side of the Oval is a bit long and Morris finds Soumya Sarkar at deep mid-wicket! Need not be the final nail in the coffin but the target is now looking very steep for the Proteas.
45.4
4
M Rahman to C Morris, FOUR! This time Morris connects! Mustafizur goes for the cutter this time but the length is too short. Morris smashes it through the covers. There is a sweeper in the deep who sweeps the area to his right, dives but cannot get there!
45.3
0
M Rahman to C Morris, This was quick, 138 kph, delivered on a length outside off, angling away, Morris looks to slap that with his feet stuck in the crease. Misses.
45.2
1
M Rahman to JP Duminy, Another slower ball, on a length, outside off, Duminy is early into the pull and mistimes it through mid on for a single.
45.1
2
M Rahman to JP Duminy, A slower ball, around off, short in length, pulled through square leg for a couple.

Mustafizur Rahman is back on. 7-0-44-1 so far.

44.6
1
M Saifuddin to JP Duminy, Rocks on the back foot and slaps it to deep cover-point for a run. 9 from the over, 63 needed off 30 balls.
44.5
1
M Saifuddin to C Morris, Full toss outside off, Morris hits it firmly towards extra cover and picks up a quick single.
44.4
1
M Saifuddin to JP Duminy, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
44.3
2
M Saifuddin to JP Duminy, Width on offer outside off, Duminy throws his bat at it and the bottom hand comes up. It screams through point for a couple.
44.2
1
M Saifuddin to C Morris, Just a run from the Free Hit. Too full in length and outside off, Morris drills his drive to deep cover for a run.
44.2
0
M Saifuddin to C Morris, No ball for overstepping! Once again it's a bouncer that Morris leaves. Would have been a wide anyway. Free Hit coming up...
44.1
1
M Saifuddin to JP Duminy, Goes for a yorker this time but it turns out to be a low full toss on the pads, Duminy flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
44.1
0
M Saifuddin to JP Duminy, Wide called for height! A slower bouncer outside off, Duminy leaves it untouched.
43.6
1
Al Hasan to JP Duminy, JP exposes all his stumps even before Shakib has bowled. The bowler smartly keeps it full and in line of the wickets, Duminy only manages to drag it down to long on for a run. The required rate has now jumped to 12 now.
43.5
1
Al Hasan to C Morris, Flighted one on middle, Morris knocks it down to long on for one.
43.4
2
Al Hasan to C Morris, Skidding away from the batsman, a bit on the shorter side, Morris forces it down to sweeper cover where the fielder makes a diving stop.
43.3
1
Al Hasan to JP Duminy, Goes on the back foot and punches it towards mid-wicket for one.
43.2
1
Al Hasan to C Morris, Morris fetches a full ball from around leg and reverse sweeps it towards deep cover-point for a single.
43.1
1
Al Hasan to JP Duminy, Advances down the track to a full ball around off and heaves it off the inner half of his bat to deep mid-wicket for a run.
42.6
0
M Saifuddin to C Morris, Fullish and on off, Morris strides forward and pushes it back to the bowler. 8 runs and a wicket from the over, another good one by Saif.

Chris Morris arrives in the middle. He was very dismal with the ball and this is his chance now to make up for it. 79 needed off 43 balls.

42.5
0
M Saifuddin to A Phehlukwayo, OUT! Outstanding catch under pressure by Shakib Al Hasan. The Bangla star shines again and Bangladesh are inching towards a win here. Nothing much in the delivery, a rank full toss around off, Phehlukwayo packs a punch through the line but fails to keep it down. Shakib reacts quickly at extra cover and goes down low to his left to take a sharp catch with a tumble. Saifuddin roars in delight!
42.4
1
M Saifuddin to JP Duminy, Shortish and on off, Duminy goes on his toes and punches it to deep cover for one.
42.3
1
M Saifuddin to A Phehlukwayo, Follows the batsman down the leg side with a fuller length ball, Phehlukwayo forces it down to long on for a single.
42.3
0
M Saifuddin to A Phehlukwayo, Wide called for height! Slower bumper outside off, Andile lets it go. 250 up for South Africa.
42.2
1
M Saifuddin to JP Duminy, Back of a length ball on middle, Duminy pulls it powerfully to deep square leg for a single.
42.1
4
M Saifuddin to JP Duminy, FOUR! Good start to the over for South Africa. A very full ball outside off, Duminy brings his bat down just in time and squeezes it out from the outside edge to the third man fence.

Mohammad Saifuddin is back on again. Mashrafe utilizing his resources smartly. Not allowing the batsmen to settle down against a single bowler.

41.6
1
Al Hasan to JP Duminy, Taps it down to covers and steals a run.
41.5
0
Al Hasan to JP Duminy, Beaten! Quicker one, short and outside off, JP tries to cut but fails to connect.
41.4
4
Al Hasan to JP Duminy, FOUR! Poor delivery, skidding down the leg side, Duminy swings his bat and nails his sweep shot behind square leg for a boundary.
41.3
1
Al Hasan to A Phehlukwayo, Goes on the back foot and punches it aerially towards covers. Mashrafe collects it on the bounce at covers. They cross for a run.
41.2
0
Al Hasan to A Phehlukwayo, Play and a miss! Tossed up ball outside off, Andile tries a fancy reverse sweep but fails to connect.
41.1
0
Al Hasan to A Phehlukwayo, Flatter and on off, Phehlukwayo walks down the track but punches it straight back to the bowler.

Shakib Al Hasan is back into the attack.

40.6
1
M Mortaza to A Phehlukwayo, Phehlukwayo drives this through the covers. One run added to the total. 10 from the over.
40.5
1
M Mortaza to JP Duminy, Mortaza goes short this time and JP pulls it to deep square leg for a run.
40.4
2
M Mortaza to JP Duminy, Pitches it up and outside off, Duminy drives it to the left of the sweeper cover fielder and picks up a couple of runs.
40.3
1
M Mortaza to A Phehlukwayo, Back of a length ball on middle, pulled down to deep mid-wicket for a single.
40.2
4
M Mortaza to A Phehlukwayo, FOUR! Rocketed away! A shade overpitched and outside off, Phehlukwayo drills his drive through covers and the fielder in the deep can do nothing about it.
40.1
1
M Mortaza to JP Duminy, A little bit short and outside off, Duminy goes back and punches it to deep point for one.

Mashrafe Mortaza is back on.

Powerplay 3 begins! A maximum of five fielders are now allowed outside the ring till the end of this match. 103 needed more. This is heading towards an interesting finish.

39.6
0
M Saifuddin to A Phehlukwayo, Aerial but safe! Saifuddin lands it on a length around middle and off, Andile is early into his shot and pushes it in the air towards mid off. Doesn't carry to the fielder. A wicket maiden at this stage is gold!
39.5
0
M Saifuddin to A Phehlukwayo, Phehlukwayo has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
39.4
0
M Saifuddin to A Phehlukwayo, Good length ball on off, punched from the back foot but straight to covers.
39.3
0
M Saifuddin to A Phehlukwayo, Short and wide outside off, cut through the line but straight to point.
39.2
0
M Saifuddin to A Phehlukwayo, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

Andile Phehlukwayo is the new batsman.

39.1
0
M Saifuddin to van der Dussen, OUT! Timberrrrr! Yet another bowled dismissal in this innings and this is a body blow to South Africa. Full in length and in the line of the stumps, Rassie winds up for a big hoick across the line over the leg side but misses the ball completely. The stumps are shattered! Not a very smart shot attempted, must say. 103 needed off 65 balls.

Mohammad Saifuddin to bowl the last over of Powerplay 2.

38.6
0
M Hasan to JP Duminy, Presses forward and pushes it defensively to covers. Looks for a run but he is sent back.
38.5
1
M Hasan to van der Dussen, Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
38.4
1
M Hasan to JP Duminy, Picks it out from around off and drags his sweep shot through square leg for one.
38.3
0
M Hasan to JP Duminy, Walks down the track and then defends it back.
38.2
2
M Hasan to JP Duminy, Smartly played! Flighted and outside off, Duminy doesn't try to hit it hard and just chips it over covers for a couple of runs. He attempted a similar shot against England in the previous game also but then he ended up giving a simple catch to wide long off.
38.1
1
M Hasan to van der Dussen, Spinning down the leg side, Rassie tickles it behind square leg and runs the first run hard. A little bit of misfield in the deep but still only a single results.
37.6
1
M Rahman to van der Dussen, Rahman goes back to his cutters and lands it on a length around middle, Rassie pushes it a bit aerially towards mid off and picks up a single, 15 from the over, a much-needed one for South Africa. 108 needed off 12 overs.
37.5
4
M Rahman to van der Dussen, FOUR! Looking to play his shots now, van der Dussen. Plenty of width on offer outside off, Rassie exercises his arms and whacks it over point.
37.4
6
M Rahman to van der Dussen, SIX! This has gone the distance! Right from the meat of the bat this time. Rahman serves it right in the zone for the batsman, Rassie lines up the delivery and smashes it over long on for a biggie. South Africa need more.
37.3
2
M Rahman to van der Dussen, A length ball on middle and leg, van der Dussen top edges his attempted pull shot over square leg. A couple of runs taken.
37.2
1
M Rahman to JP Duminy, Goes on the back foot to play the square cut but ends up chopping it down off the bottom edge to third man. A single to bring Rassie on strike.
37.2
0
M Rahman to JP Duminy, Wide! Wrong line, way down the leg side, Duminy tries flicking but misses.
37.1
0
M Rahman to JP Duminy, IT'S HIGH! Duminy survives. Great review for South Africa. Mustafizur gets a good length ball to angle into the left-hander from over the wicket. Duminy sticks back to work it on the leg side but fails to close the face of his bat in time. He mises the ball completely to get rapped on the pads and the finger goes up after the appeal is made. JP consults his partner before taking the referral and the Ball Tracker finds the ball to be heading over the stumps.

OUT! The Fizz strikes again. JP Duminy has been given out lbw. He has a chat with his partner and then takes the DRS. Is height a factor here?

36.6
1
M Hasan to JP Duminy, Uses his feet to come down the track and then flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. Bangladesh doing well here to choke the flow of run. The RRR is almost touching 10 now.
36.5
0
M Hasan to JP Duminy, Good stop, Mehedi! Full and floated on middle, JP drives it back firmly and the bowler dives to his right to stop the racing ball.
36.4
0
M Hasan to JP Duminy, Quicker and shorter on off, Duminy packs a punch but finds the cover fielder inside the ring.
36.3
1
M Hasan to van der Dussen, Flatter and on middle, it's eased down to long on for a run.
36.2
1
M Hasan to JP Duminy, Full and outside off, Duminy drives it past the cover fielder for a run.
36.1
0
M Hasan to JP Duminy, Gets forward to a full ball and pushes it back to the bowler.

Mehedi Hasan is back on.

35.6
0
M Rahman to van der Dussen, A seam up delivery this time, on a length around middle and off, van der Dussen keeps it out from the crease to cover-point. Top over from the Fizz, a prized wicket and four runs off it.
35.5
1
M Rahman to JP Duminy, Shortish and on middle, JP goes on his back foot and works it in the gap at mid-wicket for a run.
35.4
1
M Rahman to van der Dussen, A leg cutter by the bowler, it's full and on middle, Rassie slices his drive past the cover fielder for a run.
35.3
0
M Rahman to van der Dussen, Nearly a run out there! Ooohhh...nerves here shown by the South African batsmen. Rassie taps a length ball in front of square on the off side and comes out of the crease in search of a run. Seeing Mehedi make a diving stop, Duminy sends his partner back and van der Dussen reaches safely as the fielder misses his shy at the striker's end.
35.2
1
M Rahman to JP Duminy, Wrong line to the new batsman. Drifting down the leg side, Duminy clips it down to fine leg and gets off the mark with a single.

JP Duminy has joined Rassie in the middle.

Drinks break. Evenly poised at the moment although Bangladesh would like to feel that they are ahead in this match. South Africa bat deep but they will need to bat very carefully from hereon.

35.1
0
M Rahman to D Miller, OUT! Gone! Massive, massive breakthrough for Bangladesh and the crowd is going mad! Mustafizur this time angles in a length ball around off and Miller stretches forward to flick it on the leg side. But he closes the face of his bat early and the leading edge flies straight into the hands of Mehedi at point. He makes no mistake and this match continues to keep everyone on the edge. 129 needed off 89 balls.
35.1
0
M Rahman to D Miller, Wide called for height! Effort ball by Mustafizur, he bends his back to bowl a bouncer but it goes well over the head of the batsman.
34.6
0
M Saifuddin to van der Dussen, Shout for an lbw! Saifuddin slants in a length ball on middle and it goes down with the angle. Van der Dussen fails to flick and is hit on the pads. They put in an unsuccessful appeal. Missing leg. A couple of tidy overs on the bounce for Bangladesh, pushing the required rate close to 9!
34.5
0
M Saifuddin to van der Dussen, Wicket to wicket line on this occasion, Rassie keeps it out from the crease to the on side. The mid-wicket fielder comes running in and stops the ball with a dive.
34.4
1
M Saifuddin to D Miller, Miscued! A length ball wide outside off, Miller throws his bat at it and plays it off the inside half past the bowler for a run at long on.
34.3
0
M Saifuddin to D Miller, On and around off, Miller taps it down from the back foot to point.
34.2
4
M Saifuddin to D Miller, FOUR! Poor delivery with fine leg up in the circle. It's short and down the leg side, Miller turns inside the crease and pulls it powerfully wide of the fielder inside the ring for a boundary. 200 up for South Africa along with the 50-run partnership between these two batsmen.
34.1
0
M Saifuddin to D Miller, A touch short and on middle, Miller plays it down from the crease to covers. Dot ball to begin a new spell for Saifuddin.

Mohammad Saifuddin is back into the attack.

33.6
1
M Rahman to D Miller, Angling down the leg side, Miller flicks it behind square leg and keeps strike with himself by taking a run. A tidy over by Mustafizur!
33.5
0
M Rahman to D Miller, Shortish and on middle, Miller stays back to punch it down but gets an inside edge through his legs to short fine leg.
33.4
1
M Rahman to van der Dussen, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.
33.3
1
M Rahman to D Miller, AERIAL BUT SAFE! Miller is so lucky here. Short in length and outside off, Miller stands back to whack it over the point region but it takes the top edge and balloons in the air towards third man. Mahmudullah in the deep takes a start but then stops and that little moment of indecision means that the ball falls in front of him. A single is taken.
33.2
0
M Rahman to D Miller, Back of a length ball around off, Miller goes on his toes and taps it down towards point.
33.1
1
M Rahman to van der Dussen, Starts his new spell with a good length delivery on off, angling away from the batsman, van der Dussen stays back and punches it through covers for a run.

Mustafizur Rahman is back into the attack.

32.6
1
M Hossain to van der Dussen, Van der Dussen has driven it through mid on. One run added to the total. 9 from the over, 17 in the last two, the required rate is just over 8 at the moment.
32.5
0
M Hossain to van der Dussen, That missed everything! FOUR BYES! Flighted delivery landing around off and spinning back in with some extra bounce, Rassie rocks back to punch but misses and it sneaks past the left side of the keeper for a boundary. Bonus runs.
32.4
1
M Hossain to D Miller, Flatter and shorter on off, punched off the back foot past the diving extra cover fielder for one.
32.3
1
M Hossain to van der Dussen, Floated one on off, Rassie drives it to long off and rotates the strike.
32.2
1
M Hossain to D Miller, Very full in length on off, Miller eases it down the ground to long off for a single.
32.1
1
M Hossain to van der Dussen, Quicker one skidding down the leg side, it's worked to deep mid-wicket for a single.
31.6
4
M Hasan to D Miller, FOUR! Hit firmly and it races away. Miller goes down on one knee and nails the sweep through square leg. It gets to the fence in no time. The last ball once again spoils the over.
31.5
1
M Hasan to van der Dussen, Slower through the air on off, Miller pushes this through covers for one.
31.4
1
M Hasan to D Miller, Slower through the air on off, Miller pushes this through covers for one.
31.3
1
M Hasan to van der Dussen, This time he works it in the gap in the mid-wicket region and a single is taken.
31.2
0
M Hasan to van der Dussen, On the pads, this is worked to short fine leg.
31.1
1
M Hasan to D Miller, Miller looks to move around the crease to disturb the line and length of the bowler. Hasan continues bowling it on the stumps. It is eased down to long on for one.

Mehedi Hasan is back on from the other end.

30.6
1
M Hossain to D Miller, Hits a full ball down through mid off for yet another single in this over.
30.5
1
M Hossain to van der Dussen, Quicker one, fired in on middle, forced down to long on for a single.
30.4
1
M Hossain to D Miller, Hossain pulls his length back a bit and delivery it on off, Miller moves back and punches it to long off for one.
30.3
2
M Hossain to D Miller, Loopy and on off, Miller this time beats the cover fielder with his drive and takes a couple of runs.
30.2
0
M Hossain to D Miller, Gets forward to a full ball outside off and drives it to covers.
30.1
1
M Hossain to van der Dussen, Slips a full ball down the leg side, Rassie works it in front of square leg and picks up a single.

Mosaddek Hossain replaces Mehedi into the attack.

29.6
3
Al Hasan to van der Dussen, In the air... but safe! Rassie is going after Shakib here. He uses his feet again and this time looks to go with the turn over long off. It is not off the middle though. It goes high up in the air but lands in no man's land in the cover region. Two taken, the throw is a wayward one and another run is stolen. 12 from the over. 162 more needed in 120 balls.
29.5
4
Al Hasan to van der Dussen, FOUR! Dragged wide! Not off the middle. Rassie comes down the track and looks to go over mid on. It goes off the inner half and through mid-wicket for a boundary.
29.4
1
Al Hasan to D Miller, Miller now steps out and eases it down to long on for one.
29.3
2
Al Hasan to D Miller, DROPPED! How costly is this going to prove? That was a big, big chance. Shakib tosses it up on off, Miller looks to go over mid off but then seems to bail out of the shot. In the end it hits the middle and goes towards the fielder there. Sarkar leaps and stretches his hands upwards but the ball hits the fingers and goes down towards the long off fence for two. A difficult chance but you need to take those at this level.
29.2
1
Al Hasan to van der Dussen, Waits for the ball to come to him and then pushes it through covers for one.
29.1
1
Al Hasan to D Miller, Whips this down to long on for a single.

Shakib Al Hasan is back on!

28.6
0
M Hasan to van der Dussen, Too full in length outside off, Rassie drives but finds the cover fielder.
28.5
1
M Hasan to D Miller, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
28.4
1
M Hasan to van der Dussen, A touch short and on off, van der Dussen moves back and forces it to sweeper cover for a run.
28.3
0
M Hasan to van der Dussen, Full and on off, driven back to the bowler.
28.2
0
M Hasan to van der Dussen, Goes back to slap it on the off side but fails to beat the diving effort of the cover fielder.
28.1
1
M Hasan to D Miller, Tucks it on the leg side and finds the gap for a run.
27.6
2
M Mortaza to van der Dussen, Another two! Third in the over. On the pads, this is worked through backward square leg for a brace. 7 from the over with not a lot of risk taken.
27.5
2
M Mortaza to van der Dussen, Good running again! Once again Rassie strokes it through covers and the batters take two. Mortaza is not a happy man with that effort.
27.4
0
M Mortaza to van der Dussen, On the off pole again, this is kept out.
27.3
0
M Mortaza to van der Dussen, Slower one on off, Rassie pushes it to covers.
27.2
2
M Mortaza to van der Dussen, Good length again and on off, Rassie strokes this to the left of the sweeper cover fielder. The batsmen go for the second. The fielder throws it to the bowler who disturbs the stumps with his leg. 150 up for South Africa.
27.1
1
M Mortaza to D Miller, On a length and on middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.
26.6
0
M Hasan to van der Dussen, On the off pole and once again it is blocked.
26.5
0
M Hasan to van der Dussen, Tosses it up on off, it is blocked out.

Rassie van der Dussen is the new man in.

26.4
0
M Hasan to du Plessis, OUT! TIMBER! Mehedi Hasan has turned the game on its head here! A huge wicket this. The South African skipper who was looking so good out there is taking the long walk back. Mehedi is very delighted and the Bangladesh players are ecstatic! The bowler slows this up and lands it on off. Faf dances down the track and looks to play a big shot but misses as the ball spins back in to hit the leg stump. Faf walks back after a top knock but his team needed him to stay longer. 184 needed in 140 balls.
26.3
1
M Hasan to D Miller, Full and on the pads, this is worked through square leg for another run.
26.2
1
M Hasan to du Plessis, This time it is hit very close to the fielder at deep mid-wicket so only a run.
26.1
2
M Hasan to du Plessis, Works it with the turn through mid-wicket. It is in the gap, they run the first one hard and then complete the second.

Mehedi Hasan is back into the attack.

25.6
1
M Mortaza to du Plessis, Stays back and works it down to long on for one. 8 from this over. Slightly more than the rate they need to go at.
25.5
1
M Mortaza to D Miller, Miller once again plays sensibly as he guides it down to third man and takes one.
25.4
1
M Mortaza to du Plessis, A single now! On the pads, it is worked through square leg for a single.
25.3
0
M Mortaza to du Plessis, A dot now! Back of a length on off, Faf pushes it to covers.
25.2
4
M Mortaza to du Plessis, FOUR! Faf du Plessis may have decided to step on the gas here. He gets into position early and then plays paddle scoop to the fine leg fence. 5 from the first two balls.
25.1
1
M Mortaza to D Miller, Clever batting from Miller. He guides it down to third man gives the strike to Faf who is striking it really well.

Mashrafe Mortaza is back on.

24.6
2
M Hossain to du Plessis, Goes again! This time off the front foot. Not a boundary but two. Full and on off, Faf lofts it over covers and takes a brace. 11 from this one. A much-needed good one. 196 is what is needed in the last 25 overs.
24.5
6
M Hossain to du Plessis, SIX! What a way to get to your fifty! Leading from the front is the skipper but still a long way to go. Faf makes room and Hossain lands it short and on off. Faf lofts it off the back foot and over covers for a biggie. Shows how strong this guy is, not easy to hit that all the way.
24.4
1
M Hossain to D Miller, Flicks it with the angle and through mid-wicket for one.
24.3
1
M Hossain to du Plessis, Faf dances down the track and works it through mid-wicket for one.
24.2
0
M Hossain to du Plessis, Faf makes room and Mosaddek follows him. FdP pushes it back to the bowler.
24.1
1
M Hossain to D Miller, Flatter and on off, this is punched through covers for a run. Dealing in singles are South Africa at the moment.
23.6
1
Al Hasan to D Miller, Slightly shorter and on middle, Miller goes back and pulls it nicely but towards deep mid-wicket. Only a run.
23.5
1
Al Hasan to du Plessis, Uses his feet and then with the turn strokes it down to long off for one.
23.4
1
Al Hasan to D Miller, It is played with a straight bat down to long on for one.
23.3
1
Al Hasan to du Plessis, Slightly shorter and on off, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
23.2
0
Al Hasan to du Plessis, Uses his feet but does not get to the pitch of the ball, it is worked towards mid-wicket.
23.1
0
Al Hasan to du Plessis, From over the wicket it is bowled on the stumps, Faf pushes it to covers.
22.6
0
M Hossain to D Miller, Slows it up this time and bowls it on the stumps, blocked.
22.5
0
M Hossain to D Miller, Fired in on the stumps, the batter gets his bat down in time and pushes it back to the bowler.
22.4
1
M Hossain to du Plessis, Flatter and on middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
22.3
1
M Hossain to D Miller, Very full on off, it is creamed through covers but only for a single.
22.2
1
M Hossain to du Plessis, Dances down the track and eases it through covers for one.
22.1
2
M Hossain to du Plessis, Another misfield! This is worked towards short fine leg. He dives over the ball and the batters take two.
21.6
0
Al Hasan to D Miller, Skidding back in from around off, Miller moves back and turns it on the leg side. Finds square leg.
21.5
0
Al Hasan to D Miller, Full floated on off, turning back in, Miller leans forward and defends it near his front pad.
21.4
1
Al Hasan to du Plessis, Nicely flighted and too full outside off, it's stroked off the front foot to deep cover for one.
21.3
1
Al Hasan to D Miller, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
21.2
0
Al Hasan to D Miller, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
21.1
0
Al Hasan to D Miller, Tries defending off the front foot but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
20.6
0
M Hossain to du Plessis, Floated on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler. So despite the five wides, only 8 from the over.
20.5
0
M Hossain to du Plessis, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.
20.4
1
M Hossain to D Miller, A full toss, Miller is not quite set to take full toll of it so he eases it down to long off for one.
20.3
0
M Hossain to D Miller, On the pads again, Miller works it to short fine leg.
20.2
1
M Hossain to du Plessis, Cleverly works it around the corner and takes one.
20.2
0
M Hossain to du Plessis, FIVE WIDES! Poor bowling! He bowls it down the leg side and it turns away further. Misses the gloves of Rahim and races to the fine leg fence. Bonus runs for the batting side.
20.1
1
M Hossain to D Miller, Flatter and outside off, Miller guides it past point and a run is taken.
19.6
2
Al Hasan to du Plessis, Overthrow! Wayward that from the fielder. This was worked towards mid-wicket and the batters go for a quick run. Mehedi picks the ball up and as he dives, he looks to throw it but it is a wayward one and the batters take another run. End of a successful over for Bangladesh.
19.5
1
Al Hasan to D Miller, Straightaway gets off the mark as he works it past mid-wicket and gets to the other end.

David Miller walks out at number 4.

19.4
0
Al Hasan to A Markram, OUT! Straight through him! 250TH ODI WICKET FOR SHAKIB! And what a time to get it. His team needed a wicket and he has provided it. It is the slider and it lands on middle and comes in with the angle. Markram makes the mistake of staying back and trying to whip it. He misses and the stumps are disturbed. He walks back disappointed after getting off to a start. Game once again evenly poised. 229 more needed in 182. Also, Shakib has become the fifth player in ODIs to take 250 wickets and score 5000-plus runs. What an asset he is for Bangladesh!
19.3
1
Al Hasan to du Plessis, Slower through the air and on off, Faf eases it to the left of long off and gets to the other end.
19.2
1
Al Hasan to A Markram, Slightly shorter on off, this is pushed down to long off for one.
19.1
0
Al Hasan to A Markram, Flights it on off, Markram guides it towards point who makes a good stop.

Shakib Al Hasan with a change of ends.

18.6
1
M Hossain to A Markram, Uses his feet but does not get to the pitch of the ball. He adjusts and works it through mid-wicket for one. 100 up for South Africa. A tight start by Hossain.
18.5
0
M Hossain to A Markram, Very full, Markram strokes it nicely towards the bowler who stops it.
18.4
1
M Hossain to du Plessis, Faf goes back and works this through mid-wicket for one. Also, the 50-run stand is up. The duo need to continue though as there is still a long way to go in this game.
18.3
1
M Hossain to A Markram, This time it is hit away from that fielder and down to long on for one.
18.2
0
M Hossain to A Markram, Good fielding! This is pushed towards mid on but mid-wicket dives to his left and saves a run.
18.1
0
M Hossain to A Markram, Starts off with a flatter ball on the pads, it is worked to mid-wicket.

Mossadek Hossain comes on to bowl now after the break.

Drinks break! This has been a solid start to the chase from South Africa even though they have lost Quinton de Kock. They are slightly behind the pace at the moment but with the power-hitters they have in their camp, they need to just concentrate on keeping wickets and getting closer. Bangladesh, on the other hand, will look to pick a couple of wickets quickly here which would really put them on top in this game! An exciting phase coming up now.

17.6
1
M Saifuddin to A Markram, A single to end! Full and o middle, Markram works it down to long on and gets to the other end.
17.5
1
M Saifuddin to du Plessis, Takes an easy single now by working it through square leg.
17.4
4
M Saifuddin to du Plessis, FOUR! Caressed! Nothing wrong with the delivery but such is the class of Faf. Slightly outside off and on a length. Faf strokes it on the up through covers and the ball races away to the fence.
17.3
1
M Saifuddin to A Markram, Fullish again and on middle, Markram strokes it down to long on and gets to the other end.
17.2
1
M Saifuddin to du Plessis, Shortish and it is the slower one. Du Plessis works it through square leg for a single.
17.1
0
M Saifuddin to du Plessis, Back of a length on middle, Faf works it to mid-wicket. The bowler is down on the ground after delivering the ball.

Mohammad Saifuddin is back into the attack.

16.6
0
Al Hasan to A Markram, A dot to end! Shakib is doing a really nice job here. Once again a tight over from him. On the stumps, Markram stays leg side of the ball and guides it to point.
16.5
1
Al Hasan to du Plessis, Another single as this is stroked down to long off.
16.4
0
Al Hasan to du Plessis, Flatter and on middle, Faf works it on the leg side. The batters think of a run but then bail out.
16.3
1
Al Hasan to A Markram, Gives it a lot of air on off, Markram strokes it down to long off and gets to the other end.
16.2
1
Al Hasan to du Plessis, Good running! Faf plays it late towards point and takes one.
16.1
1
Al Hasan to A Markram, Floats it up outside off, Markram strokes it wide of cover and takes one.
15.6
0
M Mortaza to du Plessis, Two dots to end but a good over for South Africa. Full and on middle again, this is worked to mid-wicket. 246 more needed in 204 balls.
15.5
0
M Mortaza to du Plessis, A dot! Slower one and fuller in length on middle, Faf works it towards mid-wicket.
15.4
4
M Mortaza to du Plessis, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Through covers this time. Short and on off, it sits up to be hit. Faf goes back and punches it through covers. This is turning out to be another expensive over from Mash.
15.3
4
M Mortaza to du Plessis, FOUR! Lovely placement! You need not run for those! Full and on off, du Plessis leans into it and strokes it past mid off for a boundary.
15.2
1
M Mortaza to A Markram, A little too straight, Markram looks to flick but it goes off the inner half down to fine leg for one.
15.1
1
M Mortaza to du Plessis, Back of a length on off, Faf goes back and pushes it towards mid on for a single.
14.6
1
Al Hasan to du Plessis, Faf pushes this ball slightly uppishly down to long on for a single. 5 singles off this over. South Africa playing things smartly and safely here.
14.5
1
Al Hasan to A Markram, Markram eases this flatter one on middle down to long on for a single.
14.4
1
Al Hasan to du Plessis, Driven along the ground for a single down to long on by the South Africa skipper.

The wind has picked up here...

14.3
0
Al Hasan to du Plessis, The batsman has punched that ball through the off side towards cover.
14.2
1
Al Hasan to A Markram, Flatter on middle, pushed off the back foot by Markram for a run towards cover.
14.1
1
Al Hasan to du Plessis, Flighted on the pads by Shakib, du Plessis turns this towards square leg with soft hands and picks up a single.
13.6
1
M Mortaza to du Plessis, Turned away through square leg off the back foot by FdP for a run. 9 runs off this over.
13.5
1
M Mortaza to A Markram, Punched off the back foot by Markram to the same fielder at mid on and another quick single is stolen.
13.4
1
M Mortaza to du Plessis, Smart batting. A quick single after the boundary. On a length on middle, pushed back to mid on by Faf and he sets off for a run. Completes it with ease.
13.3
4
M Mortaza to du Plessis, FOUR! In the air... but safe! Runs away to the fence. A short ball on middle, du Plessis decides to take it on and get a boundary. He pulls this but still does not get the elevation he would have wanted. It is just enough to clear the mid-wicket fielder who stretched out a right hand to attempt for the catch. The ball races away to the fence.
13.2
1
M Mortaza to A Markram, Punched by Markram slightly towards the left of mid off. A single is taken by the batsmen.
13.1
1
M Mortaza to du Plessis, On a length and on off, tucked towards mid-wicket by du Plessis for a single.
12.6
1
Al Hasan to du Plessis, Another single to end the over. Driven down to long off by the South African skipper for a run. 4 singles off this over.
12.5
1
Al Hasan to A Markram, Pushed to the deep cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
12.4
1
Al Hasan to du Plessis, Really flighted and full on middle by Shakib now, du Plessis drives this along the ground to long on for a single.
12.3
0
Al Hasan to du Plessis, Watchfully defended towards mid-wicket by Faf on this occasion.
12.2
1
Al Hasan to A Markram, Flatter on middle, pushed back to long on for a run by Aiden. The ball went slightly uppishly but was well away from the mid-wicket fielder.
12.1
0
Al Hasan to A Markram, Flighted on middle, Markram drives this one off the inside half back to the bowler.
11.6
1
M Mortaza to A Markram, The single business resumes again. Pushes this one on a length back down to long on does Markram and picks up a run, also retaining strike for the next over. 274 needed off 228 now.
11.5
0
M Mortaza to A Markram, A dot ball now. Pushed off the back foot towards point by Markram as this ball is outside off and slightly shorter.
11.4
1
M Mortaza to du Plessis, On a length and on leg, flicked off the pads through square leg by du Plessis for yet another single. Mortaza being handled easily so far by the South Africa batsmen.
11.3
1
M Mortaza to A Markram, A good firm back foot punch to the deep cover fielder. 3 singles off the 3 balls of this over so far, all to the same fielder.
11.2
1
M Mortaza to du Plessis, Driven away from the body but along the ground by du Plessis to deep cover for a single.
11.1
1
M Mortaza to A Markram, Back of a length outside off, punched hard by Markram to deep point for a single.

Mashrafe Mortaza is on now!

10.6
0
Al Hasan to du Plessis, Flatter on off, angled away to the point fielder by Faf. Just 1 run off this over, excellent stuff from Shakib.
10.5
0
Al Hasan to du Plessis, Flighted ball on off, du Plessis drives this from the crease towards cover.
10.4
1
Al Hasan to A Markram, Pushed off the back foot by Aiden down to long off now. A single is picked up and the skipper comes back on strike.
10.3
0
Al Hasan to A Markram, Slower through the air outside off, Markram calmly plays it towards point. Dot ball, 3 in a row now.
10.2
0
Al Hasan to A Markram, Flatter on middle this time, Markram pushes this off the inner half towards mid on.
10.1
0
Al Hasan to A Markram, Flatter on off, punched off the back foot towards cover.

Powerplay 2 has been signaled! Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over. Also, Shakib Al Hasan is brought on.

9.6
1
M Hasan to A Markram, Oooh! Almost confusion again. Markram pushes this to the right of mid-wicket and runs through for a quick single. Luckily the throw is a weak one at the bowler's end and the batsmen make it home easily. Too many nerves right now there in the middle. An even Powerplay this, even though as Bangladesh might be the happier side very slightly!
9.5
1
M Hasan to du Plessis, Turned away through mid-wicket for a single by du Plessis. He gets off the mark and also brings up the 50 for South Africa.

Faf du Plessis is the new man in. The skipper has to lead from the front here. South Africa need a big knock from him.

9.4
0
M Hasan to de Kock, OUT! Run out! That too after a dropped catch! Rahim would be a really happy person here. A flatter ball outside off, de Kock looks to cut this away but gets a feather behind which Rahim cannot hold on to. The ball goes fine on the leg side and de Kock is watching his partner who initially calls him for a run. But seeing the keeper reach the ball quickly, Markram sends de Kock back. By that time though, Quinton is too far down the ground and has no chance of making it back. Rahim calmly scores a direct hit at the striker's end and that means the southpaw has to head back to the pavilion. Lots of confusion and this is what it leads to, the loss of the first wicket!
9.3
0
M Hasan to de Kock, Bowled really full on the pads, Quinton rushes down the wicket before flicking this ball straight to the square leg fielder.
9.2
1
M Hasan to A Markram, Run down to long on for a single by Aiden.
9.1
0
M Hasan to A Markram, Flatter one on middle and leg, pushed towards mid-wicket calmly by Markram.
8.6
4
M Saifuddin to de Kock, Leading edge and FOUR! That could have so easily gone to hand but the luck is going the batsman's way here! A back of a length ball on off, de Kock looks to flick this away on the leg side but the ball takes the leading edge as he closed the bat face too early. The ball though flies over point and runs away to the fence. The bowler cannot believe his luck!
8.5
0
M Saifuddin to de Kock, Driven back towards the bowler this time by the southpaw to this ball on a length and on the middle and leg stump line.
8.4
0
M Saifuddin to de Kock, Back of a length on off, defended towards cover off the back foot.
8.3
1
M Saifuddin to A Markram, A similar shot again but this time there is a fielder in the deep which allows only for a single.
8.2
4
M Saifuddin to A Markram, FOUR! This time he finds the gap! Back of a length outside off, such a classy punch by Markram through covers. The ball beats the ring of fielders on the off side and runs away to the rope. Such a pleasing sight to watch when he bats well.
8.1
0
M Saifuddin to A Markram, Short of a length outside off, Markram looks to punch this through covers on the back foot but does not find the timing he needed to get the ball through.

Mohammad Saifuddin is into the attack.

7.6
1
M Hasan to A Markram, Markram flicks this ball away to deep mid-wicket for a run. He will keep strike for the next over.
7.5
1
M Hasan to de Kock, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They have run through for a single as the fielder there fumbles.
7.4
0
M Hasan to de Kock, Misses out there does Quinton! Short ball outside off, cut away by de Kock but goes straight to the backward point fielder. Could have easily got more there.
7.3
0
M Hasan to de Kock, De Kock wants to run this down fine but the ball goes straight to third man.
7.2
1
M Hasan to A Markram, Firmly pushed down to long on by Markram for a single.
7.1
1
M Hasan to de Kock, Flatter on middle, driven along the ground to long off by the left-hander for a run.
6.6
4
M Rahman to A Markram, EDGY FOUR! Spoils the whole over! Excellent delivery this. It is the cutter on off, Markram looks to go hard at it but then he looks to draw back. Till then, the ball takes the outside edge, goes through the vacant first slip region for a boundary.
6.5
1
M Rahman to de Kock, Misfield now! Bangladesh won't want this at the moment. They are doing well. QdK strokes it nicely towards mid off. Mahmudullah does not stop it cleanly and a run is taken.
6.4
0
M Rahman to de Kock, Howzzat? The answer to that question is not out. Full and tailing back in on the pads, de Kock looks to work it on the leg side but misses. It hits him on the pads. An appeal but the umpire shakes his head.
6.3
1
M Rahman to A Markram, Direct hit and Markram was gone for all money! There was never a run on there. Aiden pushes it to mid off quite firmly and sets off. Mahmudullah has a shy at the non-striker's end but luckily for AM, he misses.
6.2
0
M Rahman to A Markram, Markram plays it late once again and it off the back foot but straight to point.
6.1
1
M Rahman to de Kock, This is worked with the angle through square leg for a single.
5.6
0
M Hasan to A Markram, Markram gets behind the line of this flatter arm ball on middle and tries to punch this away but the ball goes straight to mid-wicket in the circle.
5.5
1
M Hasan to de Kock, Flatter outside off, de Kock drives this ball down through mid off for a single.
5.4
0
M Hasan to de Kock, De Kock rocks back and chops this ball to backward point. 4 dot balls in a row!
5.3
0
M Hasan to de Kock, A low full toss on the pads, driven down to mid on by the southpaw. The ball travels fast to the fielder and hence a single cannot be stolen.
5.2
0
M Hasan to de Kock, QdK has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
5.1
0
M Hasan to de Kock, Almost snuck through! A flatter one bowled from a wide angle by Mehedi, de Kock comes ahead to defend and luckily gets an inside edge that goes on to the pad. Had he missed, he would have been a dead duck!
4.6
0
M Rahman to A Markram, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
4.5
4
M Rahman to A Markram, FOUR! Mustafizur changes the angle but the result remains the same as the previous ball. A short ball on the middle and leg stump line, Aiden pushes this wide of mid on. The timing from Markram is so good that the ball wins the race against the mid on fielder with ease.
4.4
4
M Rahman to A Markram, FOUR! Shot! Just a mere punch. A back of a length ball on off, Markram uses his class and solidity. He just uses the timing to get this ball through cover-point. The ball reaches the fence easily after beating the infield.
4.3
0
M Rahman to A Markram, Not a good shot! Bowls an away swinger outside off does Mustafizur, Markram looks to drive this away but the ball goes past the outside edge. Loose stroke.
4.2
0
M Rahman to A Markram, Driven off the back foot towards the cover fielder. Dot ball.
4.1
0
M Rahman to A Markram, On a length on off, Markram defends solidly towards mid off.
3.6
0
M Hasan to de Kock, A dot ball to end the over. A flatter one on off, pushed to cover by the South African wicket-keeper. A decent over from the off-spinner other than the boundary.
3.5
0
M Hasan to de Kock, Another front foot defense by the southpaw to cover.
3.4
0
M Hasan to de Kock, Flighted on middle, Quinton comes ahead and defends it calmly back to the bowler.
3.3
4
M Hasan to de Kock, FOUR! Chopped away in the gap. Excellent shot. Flatter on off, not so short or wide but such is the class of de Kock that he rocks back and cuts it away in the gap wide of point. Such caliber!
3.2
0
M Hasan to de Kock, QdK comes well ahead and defends this one solidly to cover.
3.1
0
M Hasan to de Kock, Fired in flatter on the pads, de Kock works it towards mid-wicket in the circle.
2.6
2
M Rahman to A Markram, Good fielding by Mithun! A fuller length ball outside off, driven by Markram through covers. Mohammad gives chase and pulls the ball back just inside the rope. 2 runs are taken.
2.5
0
M Rahman to A Markram, That was a risky defense. A length ball just outside off, Markram looks to defend but doesn't bring the bat down fully and it is slightly angled. Luckily for him, the ball bounces just wide of the off stump.
2.4
0
M Rahman to A Markram, Patted again very watchfully by Markram on the off side.
2.3
0
M Rahman to A Markram, Defended off the back foot back down to the bowler this time by AM.
2.2
0
M Rahman to A Markram, Good fielding. A fuller length ball outside off, Markram drives this to the right of point where Mosaddek runs and fields the ball with a slide and using one hand.
2.1
0
M Rahman to A Markram, On a length outside off, pushed from the crease towards cover by Aiden. That ball pinged off the bat.
1.6
1
M Hasan to A Markram, Played with soft hands as this ball is on middle and leg. Markram picks up a run and keeps strike for the next over. 9 off this one!
1.5
1
M Hasan to de Kock, This time seeing the slip dropping back to short third man, de Kock angles this off the back foot down to the fielder at the edge of the circle for an easy single. Good batting.
1.4
1
M Hasan to A Markram, Bowled flatter on the pads, turned away to deep mid-wicket for a run by Markram.
1.3
1
M Hasan to de Kock, Eased down much more confidently this time to long off for a run by the southpaw.
1.2
4
M Hasan to de Kock, Edged and FOUR! Lucky there is de Kock! A flighted off spinner outside off, Quinton looks to cover drive this ball but gets a thick outside edge that flies well past slip and runs away to the fence.
1.1
1
M Hasan to A Markram, Bowled fuller on middle, driven back down to long on for a single by Markram as he gets off the mark.

Mehedi Hasan will bowl with the other new ball.

0.6
0
M Rahman to de Kock, This one is on the pads again, de Kock looks to flick but misses. The ball rolls back down the ground to the bowler. A decent first over from the Fizz!
0.5
4
M Rahman to de Kock, FOUR! Off the mark in style is de Kock. A bit of width outside off, Quinton crunches this drive away through point. Easy pickings for a batsman of his caliber.
0.4
0
M Rahman to de Kock, Pushed off the front foot towards mid on this time by the southpaw.
0.3
0
M Rahman to de Kock, Bowled on the pads this time, de Kock looks to flick this away but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad. The ball was striking down leg though and hence there is no appeal.
0.2
0
M Rahman to de Kock, Much better from QdK. A fuller length ball on middle, punched back towards the bowler.
0.1
0
M Rahman to de Kock, Oooh! That ball could have gone anywhere. On a length outside off, de Kock looks to keep it out from the crease. The ball goes off the inside half and bounces next to the stumps. Quinton had to be careful where it was heading.

We are back for the chase! Quinton de Kock and Aiden Markram are seen walking down the stairs and onto the field as the South African openers. They are followed by the Bangladesh team who head out to their positions. All in readiness, the brand new white ball is in the hands of Mustafizur Rahman. De Kock to face, with a slip in place. Let's play!