Bangladesh Test South Africa
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On Monday, Bangladesh conceded a thrashing 220-run defeat to South Africa in the opener of the two Tests at Kingsmead, Durban. The Russell Domingo charges, who were chasing 274, were bundled out for 53, their second-lowest in this format.

Keshav Maharaj claimed a seven-wicket-haul while Simon Harmer ended with 3 that guided the hosts to bundle off the tourists inside the 55 minutes of the morning hour of the day-5 play.

Mominul Haque and his troops just could bat only 19 overs on the final day of the first tie of the series.

For the visiting side, Najmul Hossain Shanto scored atop 26 while other batters failed to reach the threshold of 15.

Bangladesh started their day with their overnight batter Najmul Hossain and Mushfiqur Rahim, who remained unbeaten on 5, 0 following the day-4 pay.

Mushfiqur Rahim, who is touted as the ‘Mr. Dependable’ by many trapped legs before in the first over of the day for a duck by Keshav Maharaj.

The ball drifted in fuller from round the wicket; Rahim played down the wrong line, is rapped on the pad, and hit in line and pretty low.

Subsequently, he went for a review, but that couldn’t save him. Rahim checked with Shanto and went upstairs, but Marais Erasmus’ original call stood.

Maharaj struck twice just two overs later. His fifth delivery of the ninth over tossed up on the stumps, Das gets forward and clips it in the air that did not go hard at it, Harmer moved to his right at mid-on and caught to remove him for 2.

Yasir Ali Chowdhury, who was expected to make the innings large, also failed to appear with the flurry bat as Maharaj rattled his stumps for 5.

Meheidy Hasan Miraz also failed to turn to be instrumental on the disastrous day of his side as Simon Harmer dismissed him for a duck.

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The rest two wickets of Taskin Ahmed and Ebadot Hossain were claimed by Maharaj to mark his feat.

Short Score:

  • South Africa: 367 & 204
  • Bangladesh: (target 274) 298 & 53

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