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South Africa won by 7 wickets.

Bangladesh vs S Africa

Proteas back on top

Series whitewash moves South Africa to No.1 in world rankings

Morkel: Four-wicket haul

Graeme Smith hit an unbeaten 68 as South Africa completed a series whitewash over Bangladesh to move make to the top of the world rankings.

Chasing just 144 for victory in the third and final one-day international in Mirpur, the Proteas romped to victory with more than 15 overs remaining.

Captain Smith led the way with a classy half-century, with AB de Villiers weighing in with 40 as South Africa reached the target with seven wickets in hand.

And the win means South Africa pass Australia in the one-day standings.

Earlier Albie Morkel had set South Africa on their way with a four-wicket haul.

The 26-year-old finished with 4-29, having started the Bangladesh collapse on the ninth over.

The hosts, having won the toss and elected to bat, had reached 34-0 before Morkel had Tamim Iqbal caught behind by back-up wicketkeeper de Villiers.

Top-scorer Shahriar Nafees (25) and Mohammad Ashraful quickly followed, while the departure of Mohammad Nazimuddin saw Bangladesh slump to 72-4.

The wickets continued to tumble, with only Farhad Reza's unbeaten 20 offering much resistance as off-spinner Johan Botha claimed 3-34.

Match Details

14th Mar 2008
Aleem Dar and Nadir Shah


Batsman R
Gibbs c Ashraful b Razzak 10
Smith not out 68
Petersen lbw b M H Hossain 24
de Villiers b Reza 40
Duminy not out 0
Extras 4w, 1lb 5
Total 34.2 Overs 147 - 3
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Bowler O M R W
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