Thursday, May 6, 2010

WC. T20. Day.6. Match 11- Australia vs Bangladesh . Match-12. South Africa vs Afghanistan

Match 11. Australia vs Bangladesh


Michael Hussey's classic finisher act and brilliant spell by Dirk Nannes, saw Australia through to the Super eight stage after their match against Bangladesh. Batting first at the Kenningston Oval, Australia were cut to ribbons for a paltry 65 for 6, at 12. 5 overs. Bangla bowlers particularly Mashrafe Mortaza 2 for 28, Shakibul Hasan 2 for 24, Abdul Razzak 1 for 29 and Md.Ashraful 1 for 24, bowled brilliant start and mid overs, before Michael Hussey 47 fo 29 took over the rescue act. Hussey and the youngster S.P.D.Smith 27 of 18,put on 74 runs in 41 deliveries, before Smith was run out in the 20th over. Their partnership gave the Australians a fighting score of 141 for 7.

Australians bowled and fielded brilliantly and gave nothing away. Nannes 4.0.18.4 and Tait 4.2.15.1, gave demonstration of good and accurate fast bowling to the Bangladeshis. They were brilliantly supported by Harris 1 for 28, Smith 2 for 29 and David Hussey 2 for 8, to reduce Bangladesh to 114 all out to win the match by 27 runs and enter Super eight stage with two played two won.
Match 12. South Africa vs Afghanistan.

Batting first South Africa made 139 for 7 in twenty overs. Useful contributions from Smith 27 of 14, Kallis 34 of 33, A.B.de Villiers 25 of 21 and J.A.Morkel 23 of 17 added to the team total. South Africa need to do a lot of homework, before they meet the power houses. In the match against India, they struggled with the run rate chasing, and against the minnows Afghanistan, though they had a brilliant start of 41 in four, struggled with their run rate in the mid and end overs. Hamid Hassan bowled well for his 3 for 21. Zadran, Nabi and Mangal picked up a wicket each.
South Africans spearheaded by Steyn, Langeveldt and Mort Morkel, ripped through the Afghans with some incisive Fast bowling. Steyn 3.0.6.2, Langeveldt 4.0.12.3 and M.Morkel 3.0.20.4, bowled out the Afghans for 80 in 16 overs.South Africa won the match by 59 runs and take their place in super eight.

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