Proteas

Bangladesh beat bungling SA

2012-06-22 17:12
Gary Kirsten (Gallo Images)

Harare - Stunned South Africa must defeat hosts Zimbabwe to reach the non-cap Twenty20 tri-nations tournament final at Harare Sports Club after losing by three wickets to Bangladesh Friday.

South Africa won the toss and elected to bat, then lost wickets at regular intervals en route to 129-7 off 20 overs as they sought to put a shock loss by Zimbabwe two days ago behind them.

Bangladesh tossed away several wickets through reckless shots and needed 19.5 overs to reach 132-7 and claim a second win in as many days after losing their first two games.

Zimbabwe and Bangladesh have eight points each and South Africa four in an unofficial tournament designed to prepare the three countries for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka during September and October.

Victory for South Africa over Zimbabwe would mean the three teams finishing level on points and net run rates deciding which two advance to the Sunday climax of a drama-filled tournament South Africa were expected to dominate.

"I am very happy with our spin and seam bowlers for doing a superb job again," said Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim. "Chasing the total was not easy on a tough wicket but we got there."

South African captain Hashim Amla said: "I am very disappointed because I believed 129 was a defendable total. Our match with Zimbabwe has become a big one and I am hoping for a better showing all round."

South Africa never built batting momentum with only Justin Ontong (41) and Farhaan Behardien (16) spending a reasonable amount of time in the middle, but they scored slowly against an attack in which Elias Sunny (2-22) did best.

Bangladesh scored more quickly, but the loss of leading scorer Mohammad Ashraful (40) after 12.2 overs while trying to slam the ball over mid-on made life more anxious than it should have been for the tail.

Excellent final-over bowling by Chris Morris left Bangladesh needing two runs from the last two balls for victory and Ziaur Rahman rose to the occasion by latching on to a wide full toss and cracking it for four on the off side.

Read more on:    proteas  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

LIVE: Australia v Proteas

2014-11-22 22:58

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
25 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

3 sports games you have to watch this weekend

Whether it’s date night or a braai with buddies, plan around these three exciting sporting games!

 
 

Men24.com

Everyday struggles of naturally skinny guys
And this year's Miss Bumbum title goes to...
How to maintain your mo, bro
Hottie of the day: Colette
Fixtures
23 November 2014
Australia v South Africa, Sydney Cricket Ground 05:20
17 December 2014
South Africa v West Indies, Centurion 10:30
26 December 2014
South Africa v West Indies, Port Elizabeth 10:30
Previous Results

Date Match Result
Vote

Which cricketer is currently of most value to the Proteas' Test team?

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.