South Africa Cricket News 2008
South Africa vs Bangladesh Cricket Series 2008-09
Bangladesh will play 3 ODIs & 1 T20, followed by 2 test matches during the South Africa tour starting November 05, 2008.
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Cricket Matches Schedule
- Wed 05, Nov 2008: T20 - South Africa v Bangladesh at Johannesburg
- Fri 07, Nov 2008: 1st ODI - South Africa v Bangladesh at Potchefstroom
- Sun 09, Nov 2008: 2nd ODI - South Africa v Bangladesh at Benoni
- Wed 12, Nov 2008: 3rd ODI - South Africa v Bangladesh at East London
- Wed 19 - Sun 23, Nov 2008: 1st Test - South Africa v Bangladesh at Bloemfontein
- Wed 26 - Sun 30, 2008: 2nd Test - South Africa v Bangladesh at Centurion
Bangladesh in South Africa Cricket Series 2008
BAN vs SA, 2nd Test, Centurion: South Africa completes emphatic victory (SA 2:0)
South Africa won by an innings and 48 runs to clinch the series 2-0 after bowling out Bangladesh for 131 in their second innings. They won the first Test in Bloemfontein by an innings and 129 runs.
BAN vs SA, 2nd Test, Centurion: South Africa 429 beat Bangladesh 250 & 131 by an innings and 48 runs
BAN vs SA, 1st Test, Bloemfontein: South Africa seal innings victory (SA 1:0)
Steyn took 5-63 as South Africa cruised to victory before lunch on the fourth day, with only Mehrab Hossain Jr. putting up any resistance for Bangladesh with a defiant 43 not out.
BAN vs SA, 1st Test, Bloemfontein: South Africa 441-9 dec beat Bangladesh 153 & 159 by an innings and 129 runs
Bangladesh Cricket team announced for two Tests against South Africa
Bangladesh Cricket team conceded a 2-0 defeat by South Africa in the three-match ODI series. Bangladsh started their ODI campaign with a meagre start as the tigers lost to the Proteas by 61 runs in the first ODI on November 7.
Bangladesh will face South Africa in the first Test match, which starts on November 19. The Tigers will meet the Proteas in the second Test match, which begins on November 26.
Their is no change in the ODI squad of Bangladesh team, which are now touring in South Africa. Bangladesh Test team: Mohammad Ashraful (Captain), Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (vice-captain), Tamim Iqbal, Zunaed Siddique, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehrab Hossain (Junior), Shahadat Hossain, Mahbubul Alam Robin, Abdur Razzak, Imrul Kayes, Roqibul Hassan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Naeem Islam, Syed Rasel and Nazmul Hossain.
BAN vs SA, 3rd ODI, East London: Match abandoned due to rain
It was a huge disappointment for supporters of the game on the Border who had looked forward to the clash for months. At about 1pm the umpires, Nigel LLong of England and Marais Erasmus made their decision to cancel the match.
There was no need even for them to squelch their way to the middle, as it was obvious from early yesterday morning that there would be no play following the steady rain which fell throughout Tuesday night in East London.
The first Test between South Africa and Bangladesh starts in Bloemfontein next week.
BAN vs SA, 3rd ODI, East London: Match Abandoned Due To Rain
BAN vs SA, 2nd ODI, Benoni: Amla century sets up big win for South Africa
Opening batsman Amla struck an elegant 140 off 134 balls as South Africa slammed 358 for four, their highest total in a one-day game against Bangladesh. The tourists replied with 230 all out as South Africa took a winning 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
BAN vs SA, 2nd ODI, Benoni: South Africa 358 for 4 (50.0 overs) beats Bangladesh 230 all out (49.2 overs) by 128 runs
BAN vs SA, 1st ODI, Potchefstroom: South Africa beats Bangladesh by 61 runs
The quick finished with figures of four for 16 as South Africa dismissed the tourists for 222, despite the best efforts of Mohammad Ashraful and Shakib Al Hasan, who made 73 and 51 respectively. Jacques Kallis had earlier scored a half-century to set South Africa on the way to a total of 283 for eight.
Albie Morkel and Morne Morkel also took five wickets between them for the Proteas as Tamim Iqbal (24) and Naeem Islam (25no) were the only other Bangladesh players to reach double figures. South Africa had no such problems earlier on and their dominance with the bat could have been even greater, but for some fine fielding from the tourists and the bowling of Naeem.
BAN vs SA, 1st ODI, Potchefstroom: South Africa 283 for 8 (50.0 overs) beats Bangladesh 222 all out (44.2 overs) by 61 runs
BAN vs SA, T20, Johannesburg: South Africa beat Bangladesh by 12 runs
Bangladesh needed 122 to win under the Duckworth-Lewis system after South Africa was held to 118-7. The match was reduced to 14 overs per side because of rain. Bangladesh looked well placed early to record an upset win in the one-off encounter at New Wanderers Stadium, reaching 56 for 1 off just five overs after some explosive batting from captain Mohammad Ashraful.
Ashraful hit five fours for his 21 off just 10 balls before being bowled by Johan Botha, while opener Tamil Iqbal top-scored with 25, including four fours in 24 balls. But aside from Naeem Islam (15) and Mushfiqur Rahim (12), no other batsmen reached double figures as Bangladesh slumped to 109 for 8. Fast bowler Dale Steyn starred with the ball for South Africa, taking two for 18 off three overs.
Rory Kleinveldt, making his Twenty20 international debut, took Junaid Siddique's wicket with his first ball, as the Bangladesh opener gloved a swinging ball to wicketkeeper A.B. de Villiers. But then Ashraful went on the offensive, striking three fours as Kleinveldt went for 20 runs off his only over.
BAN vs SA, T20, Johannesburg: South Africa 118-7 (14.0 overs) beat Bangladesh 109-8 (14.0 overs) by 12 runs (D/L)
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Australia vs South Africa Cricket Series 2008-09
South Africa will play 5 ODIs, 3 Tests and two T20s during the Australian tour starting December 13, 2008.
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Cricket Matches Schedule
- Sat 13 - Sun 14, Dec 2008: Western Australia v South Africans at Perth
- Wed 17 - Sun 21, Dec 2008: 1st Test - Australia v South Africa at Perth
- Fri 26 - Tue 30, Dec 2008: 2nd Test - Australia v South Africa at Melbourne
- Sat 3 - Wed 7, Jan 2009: 3rd Test - Australia v South Africa at Sydney
- Sun 11, Jan 2009 (D/N): 1st Twenty20 - Australia v South Africa Melbourne
- Tue 13, Jan 2009 (D/N): 2nd Twenty20 - Australia v South Africa at Brisbane
- Fri 16, Jan 2009 (D/N): 1st ODI - Australia v South Africa at Melbourne
- Sun 18, Jan 2009: 2nd ODI - Australia v South Africa at Hobart
- Fri 23, Jan 2009 (D/N): 3rd ODI - Australia v South Africa at Sydney
- Mon 26, Jan 2009 (D/N): 4th ODI - Australia v South Africa at Adelaide Oval
- Fri 30, Jan 2009 (D/N): 5th ODI - Australia v South Africa at Perth