Rabada, Maharaj sink Bangladesh as SA take lead

Rabada, Maharaj sink Bangladesh as SA take lead

Bangladesh have collapsed badly in the first session of day five in the first Test at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom as they hand a 333-run victory to South Africa.

The Tigers were 49/3 in 15.3 overs overnight after play was called for the final session due to rain. The Proteas kept the momentum going on in the fifth morning. Kagiso Rabada sent back Mushfiqur Rahim (16), Mahmudullah Riyad (9) and Liton Das (4) in no time.

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Mushfiqur was caught in the slips after he went hard at a bouncer outside off-stump. Mahmudullah was caught in two minds and ended up inside-edging on to the stumps. Liton made a horrible leave to an inswinging delivery which got him lbw and also wasted a review.

Keshav Maharaj took his second wicket in the innings when Sabbir Rahman missed a sweep shot for 4. He got his third wicket trapping Taskin Ahmed lbw for 4. Bangladesh’s ninth wicket fell for 75 runs with Shafiul Islam’s run out.

The last wicket took a bit of time to be taken. Mustafizur Rahman was caught and bowled for 1 by Maharaj, took scalped his fourth for 25 runs. Mehidy Hasan Miraz remained unbeaten for 32-ball 15 with a four and a six.

Bangladesh were bowled out for 90 runs in 32.4 overs. It’s their joint fifth-lowest total in Test matches, the lowest against South Africa. This was the ninth time Bangladesh were allout under 100 runs in Tests, the first time in the fourth innings

South Africa won by 333 runs. They Proteas lead the series by 1-0.

Brief scores:

South Africa 496/3d and 247/6d

Bangladesh 320 and 90 allout (Imrul 32; Maharaj 4/25, Rabada 3/33, Morkel 2/19)

South Africa won by 333 runs

Man of the Match: Dean Elgar (199 in the first innings)

Watch Bangladesh All Wickets Against South Africa (2nd Innings)


-Ruffin, Correspondent,

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