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BCB XI v South Africans, Fatullah, 3rd day
Prince and Botha highlight South Africa's batting presence
February 19, 2008
South Africans 467/9 dec (Prince 122, Botha 82*, Reza 6-83) drew with BCB XI 225 (Saleh 49, Ntini 4-36, Steyn 4-38) and 107/3 (Nafees 33, Siddique 32, Ntini 1-13)
South Africa dominated the 3-day tour match with the BCB XI before time ran out on day 3. The BCB XI were made to follow-on by South Africa captain Graeme Smith, after his side had posted 467/9 on days 1 and 2.
Ashwell Prince scored a fine 122, along with good scores from AB de Villiers and Johan Botha. Graeme Smith failed with the bat, dismissed by Reza from the 2nd ball of the game. But that was about as good as it got for the BCB XI as the South African batsmen took advantage of a very flat track in Fatullah. Prince hit 13 fours on the way to his 122 in just 166 balls, with help from AB de Villiers who scored 71 in their partnership of 160. Johan Botha scored a fine unbeaten 82, before Graeme Smith declared late in the afternoon session on day 2. Farhad Reza was the only outstanding bowler for the BCB XI, as he took 6 of the South African wickets.
Makhaya Ntini and Dale Steyn made light work of the BCB XI batting line-up, both taking 4 wickets. Only late order stubborn batting saved the BCB XI from possibly being beaten. Rajin Saleh top scored with 49, and Farhad Reza backed up his fine bowling with a brilliant 46*. Raqibul Hasan and Syed Rasel contributed with good scores of 44 and 17 respectively, late on in BCB XI's innings.
South Africa took 3 wickets in the BCB XI's 2nd innings, before time ran out at the end of the game. Nafees and Siddique put on an opening partnership of 76, as the two Bangladeshi openers pushed for a test spot in the 1st test match. Steyn, Botha and Ntini all took a wicket a piece and looked to be in good touch before the 1st test on February 22nd.