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19-Mar-2011 10:12:00 GMT
Bangaladeh v South Africa, Group B, World Cup 2011, Mirpur

Bangladesh Crash Out, South Africa Top Group

Mirpur: Bangladesh could not consolidate after early jolts, as they were all out for 78 against South Africa in their World Cup match at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Mirpur.

Bangladesh were in trouble right at the outset chasing a stiff target of 285, as they kept losing wickets at regular interval.

For Bangladesh, other than skipper Shakib Al Hasan (30) no other batsman reached the double figures.

At the start of Bangladesh innings it was paceman Lonwabo Tsotsobe (3-14), who gave South Africa early breakthroughs and later Robin Peterson joined the party by claiming four wickets.

Tsotsobe maintained a tight and nagging length that paid dividends, as he got the wicket of the dangerous Tamim Iqbal. Offie Johan Botha gave good support to the speedster at the other end.

In South African innings, Jacques Kallis hit his ninth World Cup half-century as South Africa piled up 284-8 against Bangladesh.

The seasoned all-rounder mastered a slow, sluggish wicket to hit five boundaries and a six in his 69 off 76 balls, sharing a fourth wicket stand of 82 with Faf du Plessis.

Du Plessis smashed a run-a-ball 52 before the lower order added 92 runs in the last 10 overs.

Bangladesh will chase a stiff target of 5.7 runs an over to win and qualify for the quarter-finals in front of 25,000 home fans at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium.

South Africa, already through to the last eight, have rested fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel and brought in left-arm seamers Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Wayne Parnell in their place.

Leg-spinner Imran Tahir, fully recovered from a thumb injury, joined Johan Botha and Robin Petersen in a rare three-man spin attack.

South African captain Graeme Smith, who won the toss and elected to bat, put on 98 for the first wicket with Hashim Amla (51) by the 21st over.

Smith, on 26, survived a close call for leg-before when he asked for a review after being given out by umpire Daryl Harper.

Replays indicated an on-field call - which usually means the batsman has to go - but Harper overturned his own decision to the surprise of bowler Abdur Razzak.

Smith equalled his best score of 45 in this World Cup, against the West Indies in the first match, before he was stumped off Mohammad Mahmudullah attempting a big hit.

Amla fell two overs later when he played a delivery from Razzak onto his stumps to make South Africa 107-2.

When JP Duminy was caught down the leg-side by the wicket-keeper while trying to hook, South Africa were 141-3.

Brief scores
South Africa
284 for 8 (Kallis 69, du Plessis 52, Amla 51, Rubel 3-56)
Bangladesh 78 (Peterson 4-12, Tsotsobe 3-14)
Results South Africa by 206 runs
Points South Africa 2, Bangladesh 0
MOM Lonwabo Tsotsobe (South Africa)

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