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Sunday, April 08, 2007

Another Bangladesh upset

Bangladesh, for the second time in the tournament, caused a major upset, this time against South Africa. Sent in (again!), Bangladesh were led forward from a modest 4/84 by Mohammad Ashraful's aggressive 87/83b to reach a reasonable, if hardly ungettable, 8/251. The Proteas attack was uneven: Andre Nel took 5/45 and Shaun Pollock was economical (0/25 from 10 overs), but the rest (who yet again didn't include in their number a front line spinner) struggled.

South Africa regrouped after losing Graham Smith at 18, but stumbled against Bangladesh's three left arm spinners and excellent fielding to be all out for 184. with only Herschelle Gibbs, batting lower than usual because of an injury, making many runs. He was left high and dry on 56 no in 59b, as the innings subsided around him.

Cricinfo has much more.


Tonight will be a long one for me as the Australia v England match will be shown on free to air TV.

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