Bangladesh (Ban) took on South Africa (SA) in a crucial (at least for Bangladesh) Group B encounter in the cricket ICC World Cup 2011 tournament today, and crashed to one of its worst defeats, losing by a humiliating 206 runs, after being all out in 28 overs.
Bangladesh finally has 3 victories from its 6 league stage matches so far, and is tied on points with West Indies, which has 3 victories from 5 matches, too, but which leads on NRR (net run rate), and which still has one match to go.
This Bangladesh vs South Africa (Ban vs SA) match was vital for Bangladesh to make the cut for the quarterfinals, since it was its last match, and a loss here would almost certainly put it out of the reckoning. Bangladesh can now only hope for West Indies to lose by a really big margin in its last match, with India - and that scenario is not very likely.
South Africa has no such worries - it tops, and will continue to top, Group B with 5 victories from its 6 matches, and was actually anyway through to the quarterfinals irrespective of the result of today's (SA vs Ban) match.
South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first.
The South Africa vs Bangladesh scorecard was updated live on fullhyd.com. Here were the final SA vs Ban scores:
: 78 all out (28.0 overs)
Tamim Iqbal c Wyk b Tsotsobe 5 (14b 1x4 0x6)
Imrul Kayesb Tsotsobe 4 (15b 1x4 0x6)
Junaid Siddique lbw b Johan Botha 2 (7b 0x4 0x6)
Shahriar Nafees b Lonwabo Tsotsobe 5 (12b 1x4 0x6)
Mushfiqur Rahim c Smith b Peterson 3 (21b 0x4 0x6)
Shakib Al Hasan c Wyk b Peterson 30 (49b 4x4 0x6)
Mahmudullah run out (Botha/Wyk) 5 (17b 0x4 0x6)
Naeem Islam b Peterson 8 (20b 1x4 0x6)
Shafiul Islam b Peterson 0 (2b 0x4 0x6)
Abdur Razzak c Peterson b Tahir 0 (2b 0x4 0x6)
(not out) 8 (9b 2x4 0x6)
Extras: 8 (b 0, lb 5, w 3, nb 0)
: 284/8 (50.0 overs)
Hashim Amla b Abdur Razzak 51 (59b 6x4 0x6)
Graeme Smith st Rahim b Mahmudullah 45 (68b 4x4 0x6)
Jacques Kallis c and b Shakib Al Hasan 69 (76b 5x4 1x6)
Jean-Paul Duminy c Rahim b Hossain 17 (22b 1x4 0x6)
Faf du Plessis c Iqbal b Hossain 52 (52b 4x4 1x6)
Morne van Wyk b Shakib Al Hasan 5 (5b 0x4 0x6)
Johan Botha run out (Hossain) 12 (6b 2x4 0x6)
(not out) 22 (9b 4x4 0x6)
Wayne Parnell b Hossain 0 (1b 0x4 0x6)
(not out) 4 (2b 1x4 0x6)
Extras: 7 (b 0, lb 3, w 4, nb 0)
Did not bat
: Imran Tahir
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