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Bangladesh bowlers could end with their superlative shows to bundle out South Africa for 204 in their second innings after the host’s slang 367 in the first innings that set a 274-run target for the Tigers; however, to chase it down, the touring side lost their top three batters in the last hour just for 11 of the day-4 play in the first Test, at Kingsmead, Durban on Sunday. Now the tourists will need another 262 runs to win the match with seven wickets in hand.

Ebadot Hossain and Mehidy Hasan Miraz claimed three each, while Taskin Ahmed finished with 2 wickets to banish the Proteas for 204.

With the bat, Dean Elgar scored atop 64 while other batters couldn’t reach the doorway of 40.

South Africa started their day-4 play with Dean Elgar and Sarel Erwee, who remained unbeaten on 3 each after day-3 play.

Erwee could add only five runs before he was trapped leg-before by Ebadot Hossain to leave the side for 48-1 in the morning hour.

Dean Elgar and Keegan Petersen added 68 runs to overcome the early damage; however, the duo failed to go further after the former was also trapped leg before for 64 prior to the ‘tea’ by Taskin Ahmed in 37.3 overs.

Petersen copied the footfall of his fellow five overs later, giving a catch to Mahmudul Hasan Joy for 36 by Mehidy Hasan Miraz.

Following the adieu of Keegan Petersen, the middle and lower orders of the side were also couldn’t appear as the savior due to the repeated blow from the visiting bowlers.

Apart from Ryan Rikcelton, not a single batter could go beyond 15 in the lower middle order.

Ryan Rickelton remained undefeated on 39.

Chasing an onerous 274 in the fourth innings, Bangladesh batters made an upsetting start as they lost the top three batters just for 11 inside the sixth over before the day was called off due to bad light.

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Shadman Islam Anik, who scored 9 in the first innings, was dismissed for a duck by Simon Harmer.

Mahmudul Hasan Joy, who struck his maiden ton [137] In the first innings, was bowled for 4 by Keshav Maharaj, while skipper Mominul Haque went for a duck in the first innings, was trapped leg before for 2 by Maharaj.

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