Bangladesh vs South Africa Test
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Bangladesh needs another 386 runs to win the second Test against South Africa at the Port Elizabeth after they were given a challenging 413 run target as the hosts garnered 176-6d in the second innings following their 453 in the first innings while the Tigers were concluded with … run after the day-3 play in the second innings which was deposed for 217 in the first innings.

Sarel Erwee scored atop 41 while Kyle Verreynne remained unbeaten on a stormy 39 off 30 balls to guide South Africa to 176-6 before they declared their second innings of the second Test against Bangladesh at Port Elizabeth on Sunday.

Taijul Islam, who earned his 10th five-wicket-haul in the first innings, ended with 3 while Mehidy Hasan Miraz took 2, and Khaled Ahmed ended with one wicket.

After the end of the day-3 play, the touring side hanged 27-3, and now they will look for another 386 runs to win the game with 7 wickets in hand along with two days to spare.

Keshav Maharaj pocketed 2 while Simon Harmer banked one wicket.

Bangladesh resumed their innings on 139-5 with their overnight batters Mushfiqur Rahim and Yasir Ali, who remained unbeaten on 30, 8, respectively.

The sixth-wicket stand added 70 runs to vanquish the initial wreck; however, the duo couldn’t extend their innings after Yasir Ali was trapped, caught, and bowled by Keshav Maharaj for 46.

Simon Harmer removed Mushfiqur Rahim, who bagged his 25th Test fifty for 51 as the Tiger middle-order opted to play a suicidal reverse sweep.

In the lower order, Mehidy Hasan scored 11 to propel 217 in their first innings before they were bowled out, which trailed them by 236 runs.

For the Proteas, Wiaan Mulder and Simon Harmer claimed 3 each, while Duanne Olivier and Keshav Maharaj finished with two wickets each.

South African captain Dean Elgar decided not to enforce the follow-on but opted to bat in the second innings. They posted 176-6 runs before they declared the innings that set an arduous 413 target for the Russell Domingo charges.

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The touring side started teetering as they lost their top three batters, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, and Tamim Iqbal, for 0, 7, and 13, respectively that reducing them to 27-3 inside ten overs before the day-3 stumps.

Skipper Mominul Haque remained undefeated on 5 runs.

Keshav Maharaj pocketed 2 while Simon Harmer banked one wicket.

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