Thursday, February 22, 2024

Tigers pay for hesitation in batting

Lack of partnership and hesitation in making the shots cost Bangladesh the second Twenty20 international against South Africa, said skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza after a 31-run defeat on Tuesday. Bangladesh collapsed to 138 all out replying to South Africa’s 169-4 in the face of an in experienced South African attack that saw a debutant leg-spinner ... Read more

South Africa complete T20 sweep

Spinners Eddie Leie and Aaron Phangiso shared six wickets between them as South Africa thrashed Bangladesh by 31 runs in the second Twenty20 international to take two-match series 2-0 in Dhaka on Tuesday. Debutant leg-spinner Leie claimed 3-16 while left-arm spinner Phangiso claimed 3-30, Bangladesh were all out for 138 runs with five balls remaining,

Langeveldt wary of Tigers backlash

South African bowling coach Charl Langeveldt said on Monday that he believes Bangladesh will come out hard in the second and final Twenty20 international match after their heavy loss in the opening match. The 40-year old former seamer, who recently replaced legendary paceman Allan Donald as Proteas bowling coach, however, has full faith on his ... Read more

Mashrafee blames irresponsible batting

Of South Africa’s all qualities, the one thing that did not intimidate Bangladesh is their spin bowling. And this is where they faltered in the first Twenty20 international as the visitors recorded a crushing 52-run at Mirpur on Sunday. Bangladesh skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza said his batsmen’s inability to handle South African spinners proved to ... Read more


1 Mustafizur Rahman became the first bowler in history to concede a free-hit off a no-ball that is not from the foot-over-stepping. The International Cricket Council in its recent annual conference changed the rule of no-ball, allowing a free-hit after all kinds of no-ball. The rule came in effect with the Sunday’s first Twenty20 International ... Read more

Proteas never doubted win

South Africa were confident of earning a win against Bangladesh in the opening Twenty20 international despite putting 148 runs as condition favoured them more than their opposition, said batsman Rilee Rossouw on Sunday. South Africa folded Bangladesh for a meagre 96 runs to record a crushing 52-runs after posting a modest 148-4 on a slow ... Read more

Tigers to bank on anonymity again

South Africa’s little knowledge about Bangladesh can be a deciding factor in the upcoming home series against Tigers, said skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza on Saturday ahead of two Twenty20 Internationals. Bangladesh never played South Africa in any format since the 206-run loss in World Cup 2011 at home when the Tigers were dismissed for 78 ... Read more

Du Plessis hails new no-ball rule

South Africa’s Twenty20 captain Faf du Plessis on Saturday welcomed the new cricket rule which allows free hits after all kinds of no-balls in limited-over games. The new rule will come in effect today when South Africa play Bangladesh in the first of the two Twenty20 internationals at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. Besides the no-ball ... Read more

Sohag back for SA T20

Uncapped Jubair in for injured Taskin Selectors on Wednesday recalled off-spinner Sohag Gazi and added leg-spinner Jubair Hossain in Bangladesh’s 14-man squad for the two Twenty20 internationals against visiting South Africa scheduled in next week. Sohag did not play for Tigers since he was suspended from bowling for a flawed action in October last year. ... Read more

SA expect to combat heat and Tigers

The sweltering heat and the new-found confidence of Bangladesh will be the biggest challenge for South Africa in the upcoming home series against Tigers, said batsman Faf du Plessis on Wednesday. Du Plessis will lead South Africa in two Twenty20 Internationals against Bangladesh next week before Hashim Amla takes over the charge for the one-day ... Read more