Bangladesh batsmen started the 2nd Test match exactly from where they left in the 2nd innings of the first Test match at Potchefstroom.
When South Africa’s opener Aiden Markram who scored his maiden Test hundred said its more easier to bat in this track than the Potchefstroom’s track, the fans of Bangladesh must have certainly hoped of a better performance from the batsmen this time. But they repeated their mistakes and wickets kept falling.
Out of all the poor performances, there was one batsman who stand strong against the Proteas bowlers and showed his team-mates how its done. After Bangladesh lost 4 wickets for just 49 runs Liton Das came in and showed his potential which everyone was eager to see from a long time.
When wickets were tumbling, Liton Das played with temperament in the other end. Rest of the batsman did exactly the same mistakes which they did in the last test of trying to play shots which they should have left alone.
But Liton Das was focused right from the beginning and knew what he was doing. He knew which ball to play and which ball to left and played the balls according to the merit.
The wicket-keeper batsman was in the spotlight of criticism as before this innings he was yet to prove his worth with the bat. He has already impressed everyone with his wicket-keeping skills by taking some extra ordinary catches and with this rock solid innings, he has certainly started to prove his worth with the bat too.
After playing 5 Test matches and 7 innings, Liton has finally scored his maiden fifty. His knock of 70 from 77 balls has helped Bangladesh to minimize little bit of humiliation.
After performing consistently in the domestic cricket, Liton has made his way to the national team. Selectors and Bangladesh’s ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has praised and called him a classy batsman in the recent past.
Liton has finally started to show why they call him so and now only time will say if he can maintain his consistency with the bat which most of the batsman fail.