Catch Day 2 highlights and cricket scores of 1st South Africa vs Bangladesh Test, being played at Kingsmead, Durban. Bangladesh trail by 269 runs.
A central Indian community marks its devotion to Ram by tattooing his name all over their bodies as a protest against caste oppression. But their youth are abandoning the tradition as it impedes their social acceptance.
A creative peep into the last hours of the Asura king Ravan after he is vanquished in the epic battle of Ramayan
Residents of Bisrakh, a village in Uttar Pradesh, claim to have descended from the Demon King and do not celebrate Dussehra
The descendants of Mahishasura, found in the Gumla, Lohardaga, Palamu and Latehar districts of Jharkhand, do not know about Ram’s victory over Asurs
Millions, who may not agree with Ram’s ideals, engage with his story, which calls upon them to confront their own behaviour
On a fascinating day of Test cricket at Durban's Kingsmead, a comeback man ruled the roost. Bangladesh took the early honours on Day 2 of the first Test against South Africa but Simon Harmer claimed four wickets to hand the hosts complete control. At stumps, Bangladesh were 98/4 (49) in reply to South Africa's first innings total of 367. The visitors still trail by 269 runs. In the middle, a resolute Mahmudul Hasan Joy (44 off 141) was in company with nightwatchman Taskin Ahmed (0 off 6). Catch Day 2 highlights and cricket scores of SA vs BAN, first Test here:
Keshav Maharaj on with his 19 overs. A maiden to Mahmudul Hasan Joy (44 off 141). Taskin Ahmed (0 off 6) is his partner in the middle. And that's the of day's play. 18 overs and two wickets in the last ten overs. Bangladesh still trail by 269 runs. BAN - 98/4 (49); SA - 367
Simon Harmer continues with his 19th over and gets one more wicket. Massive wicket. Mushfiqur Rahim (7 off 19), caught behind by Kyle Verreynne. Brilliant take down the leg. Four wickets for the comeback man. Bangladesh trail by 273 runs. Taskin Ahmed is in the middle. A night-watchman. BAN - 94/4 (45.5)
Simon Harmer on a roll. Mominul Haque out for an eight-ball duck. Bat, pad and caught by Keegan Petersen at silly point. Mushfiqur Rahim is the new man. BAN - 80/3 (39.3)
Simon Harmer cleans up Najmul Hossain Shanto. Bowled by a beauty. Second for Harmer. Shanto goes for 38 off 87. Mominul Haque is the new play. BAN - 80/2 (37.1)
Keshav Maharaj continues. Another maiden, to Mahmudul Hasan Joy. Maharaj's figures: 0/19 in 12 overs, including five maidens. 10 runs in the last ten overs for Bangladesh. Joy (31 off 97) and Najmul Hossain Shanto (32 off 80) are in an unbeaten 47-run stand off 147. BAN - 72/1 (35)
The duo of Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mahmudul Hasan Joy have added 29 runs for second wicket so far in just 39 balls.
BAN 54/1 (17)
Simon Harmar resumes while new batsman Najmul Hossain Shanto faces him.
Three dots and that's the end of a successful over from Harmar.
BAN 25/1 (11)
That's the tea break on Day 2 of the match. Bangladesh were almost off to a good start but Shadman's wicket has now given the edge to South Africa. The visitors, who still trail by 342 runs, have their task cut out.
BAN 25/1 (10.3)
Here is the first blood for South Africa, Shadman Islam gets bowled on 9. Simon Harmera gets the wicket. The off-spinner fired it onto the stumps of Shadman who failed to bring his bat in the line of the delivery on time.
BAN 25/1 (10.3)
Both the Bangladesh batters Mahmudul and Shadman are looking comfortable at the crease. They have scored at a rate of 3 runs per over and the visitors wouldn't mind the pace of the innings as keeping wickets must be their first priority.
BAN 18/0 (6)
A boundary came off the second over. Mahmudul Hasan hit the four to Lizaad Williams. Bangladesh trail by 362 runs. This means they need a solid opening partnership to stay alive in the contest.
BAN 5/0 (2)
Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Shadman Islam come out to open for Bangladesh. Duanne Olivier will bowl the first over. Here we go!
One run came off the over.
BAN 1/0 (1)
Mehidy Hasan gets Duanne Olivier LBW out and with the wicket South Africa's innings ends on 367. Olivier (12) and Simon Harmer (38 not out) added 35 runs for the last wicket.
SA 367 (121)
115. 4 - SIX from Simon Harmer and South Africa cross the 350-run mark. They already have good runs on the board and still they are not all out.
SA 354/9 (116)
Lizaad Williams is out! Khaled Ahmed bowled it ouside off and the left-handed batsman just edged the ball to the right of gully fielder Mahmudul Hasan, who took a good catch.
SA 332/9 (109)
The second session is underway at Durban. Mehidy Hasan bowled the first over and three runs came off it. Mominul Haque bowled the second over in the session and leaked 9 runs.
SA 326/8 (107)
81 runs came in the first session on Day 2 and South Africa lost 4 wickets in the process. Bangladesh would be happy with their bowling performance. Had there not been a 53-run stand between Temba Bavuma (93) and Keshav Maharaj (19) for the seventh wicket, the scorecard would have looked more inclined towards the visitors.
It's time for the lunch break on the second day of the ongoing first Test between South Africa and Bangladesh. Simon Harmer is unbeaten on 8 and Lizaad Williams is 6 not out.
SA 314/8 (105)
102.5 - Ebadot Hossain caught Lizaad Williams plumb in front of the stumps and umpire Marais Erasmus also raised his finger. Williams decided to review and third umpire announced it out despite the ball pitching outside leg stump. The decision-maker confused Williams as a right-handed batter. However, Erasmus guided the TV umpire to reconsider his decision as the batsman was lefty. Eventually, Williams survived.
SA 304/8 (103)
Kehshav Maharaj is gone and Bangladesh are back in the game in just two balls. Ebadot Hossain cleaned up South Africa's remaining hope in batting with a good inswinger.
SA 298/8 (98.1)
It's an anti-climax for Temba Bavuma. He has been dimissed on 93, just seven short of what could have been his second Test ton. It was a well-crafted innings and a three-figure mark would have done real justice to it.
Mehidy Hasan bowled an off-break and the ball hit Bavuma's pad on the leg side before getting onto the stumps.
SA 298/7 (98)
After losing two back-to-back wickets early on the day, South Africa have done a decent job in the follow up. Temba Bavuma (85 not out) is looking in great touch, while Keshav Maharaj (6 not out) is also looking positive. The two have added 32 runs for the seventh wicket so far.
SA 276/6 (94)
Temba Bavuma is certainly leading South Africa. The right-hander has been in flow on Day 2 and his partnership with Keshav Maharaj will turn vital for the hosts. SA 254/6 (88)
The second new ball has done the trick for Bangladesh. Khaled Ahmed strikes twice in two balls. He traps Kyle Verreynne first before dismissing
for a first-ball duck. SA 245/6
Temba Bavuma and Kyle Verreynne start on a cautious note. The duo are keeping it simple and haven't looked tried any extra shots so far. The second new ball is available and Bangladesh have taken it immediately. SA 236/4 (80)
With the second new ball due in three overs, the seamers will get help from the Day 2 pitch. The bounce will remain good and the pitch could be on the faster side today.
Temba Bavuma will be the key man for South Africa on Friday. Bavuma steadied South Africa with 53 not out before bad light ended play early on Day 1. Bavuma was supported by Kyle Verreynne (27 not out) and their unbroken 53-run stand took South Africa safely to stumps.
The Proteas are without batsmen Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen, pace bowlers Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and Marco Jansen, and allrounder Dwaine Pretorius, who all opted to play in the IPL instead of the two-test series against Bangladesh.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz's off-spin could be a key factor at Kingsmead. He was the pick of the bowlers (1 for 57 in 26 overs) and also ran out Keegan Petersen brilliantly.