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Bangladesh bowlers bowled out South Africa for 453 in their first innings; however, their batters couldn’t cash the opportunity as they lost 5 wickets to catapult 139-run that trailed them by 314-run after the day-2 play of the second and final Test against the hosts at Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

For the touring side Tamim Iqbal who had been ruled out in the series opener at Kingsmead, Durban scored a top 47 off 57 balls while NajmulHossainShanto scored 33, and Mushfiqur Rahim remained unbeaten on 30, the third-highest for the visitors.

Wiaan Mulder struck thrice for the hosts while Duanne Olivier finished with two wickets.

South Africa resumed innings on 278-5 with their overnight batters Kyle Verreynne and Wiaan Mulder, who remained unbeaten on 10, o respectively.

But the duo couldn’t make them go long for a healthier total after Khaled Ahmed bowled the former for 22.

In the seventh wicket stand, Mulder and KeshavMaharaj formed an 80-run partnership, but the pair finished when Taijul Islam rattled the stumps of the former for 33.

But Keshav carried on lone-handedly forming 38-run in the next stand before he fell to Taijul Islam for a robust 84 off 95 balls that helped the Tigers southpaw earn his 10th five-wicket-haul edge him 150 wicket milestone in the Test cricket.

In the lower stand, Simon Harmer and Lizaad Williams added 29 and 13, respectively, to garner 453.

Taijul, playing his 35 Test, is the second-highest wicket-taker for Bangladesh in Tests after Shakib Al Hasan, who has 215 wickets in 59 matches.

Khaled Ahmed claimed 3 while Mehidy Hasan Miraz grabbed one wicket among the fours.

In reply, Bangladesh made a wobbling start as they lost their opener MahmudulHasanwithin the first over for a duck who struck his maiden hundred in the first Test.

Tamim Iqbal and Najmul Hossain added an 81-run to overcome the initial loss; however, they ended after the former was trapped leg before for 47 by Wiaan Mulder in 20.5 overs.

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Najmul Hossain followed the steps of Tamim two over later as he was also trapped leg before for 33 by Mulder.

Skipper MominulHaque who ended with 0, 2 in the first Test gone for 6 by Mulder.

Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das added 15 runs in the fourth wicket stand, but they couldn’t go forth after the latter was bowled for 11 by Duanne Olivier.

Mushfiqur Rahim and Yasir Ali Chowdury remained undefeated on 30, 11 to sling 139-5 after the day-2 play.

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