Bangladesh batsmen got themselves out: Rabada

Young Proteas pacer Kagiso Rabada whose 5 for 33 helped South Africa bowl Bangladesh out for 147 on a good batting track in the first innings of the second Test, said the Proteas bowling attack was just sticking to their plans and at the end, it was the Bangladesh batsmen who got themselves out cheaply.

“About the Bangladeshi batsmen, I don’t know what happened. We just stuck to our plan and at the end of the day they got themselves out,” said Rabada during the post-day press conference after day two at Mangaung Oval.

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If the hosts bowlers have been tested, it has been by the conditions, with the pitch in Bloemfontein offering little more than the one in Potchefstroom. “With the new ball, there is something in it,” said Rabada.

He added on the same, “That’s when we have to do some damage and get off to a good start, otherwise it can get tough when a batter gets in and the ball gets soft, especially on this wicket where there isn’t much sideways movement.”

“When it’s full, it’s a bit slow off the wicket, it doesn’t really zip. The bouncer doesn’t come up as much. There are other tactics that you have to use. It gets harder and you have to be patient,” Rabada concluded.

– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com