Bangladesh have tasted an innings defeat after three and a half years. South Africa have beaten the Tigers by an innings and 254 runs in the second Test at Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein to clinch series 2-0.
After being enforced to follow-on, Bangladesh lost four wickets in the morning session on day three. Mahmudullah Riyad and Liton Das looked comfortable than any other Bangladesh batsmen. They put on 43 for the fifth-wicket.
Liton, the half-centurion of first innings, ended his innings in a horrible fashion by leaving a ball which was coming back into the stumps. He scored four boundaries in his 25-ball 18 knock.
Mahmudullah became Kagiso Rabada’s 100th scalp as he was caught in the slips by Dean Elgar, who took a stunner. He made 43 runs off 59 balls hitting seven fours and one six.
Sabbir Rahman (4) couldn’t make any difference in this innings also. Bangladesh’s collapse started as South Africa were getting closer to series victory.
Bangladesh were bowled out for 172 runs in 42.4 overs. South Africa won by an innings and 254 runs, their biggest margin of victory against Bangladesh in Tests. The Proteas have won the two-match series 2-0.
Rabada took his seventh five-wicket haul and second in the match, 5 for 30 in 11 overs. He took 5/33 in the first innings. It was his third ten-wicket haul in Tests. Andile Phehlukwayo picked three wickets for 36.
South Africa 573/4d
Bangladesh 147 and 172 allout in 42.4 overs (f/o) (Mahmudullah 43, Imrul 32; Rabada 5/30, Phehlukwayo 3/36)
South Africa won by an innings and 254 runs
Man of the Match: Kagiso Rabada (5/33 and 5/30)
Man of the Series: Dean Elgar (330 runs)
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com