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SA Vs BAN, First Test: Bangladesh, 53 All Out, Crash To Heavy Defeat After Keshav Maharaj's 7/32 - Highlights

Keshav Maharaj and Simon Harmer grabbed the remaining seven wickets as Bangladesh lasted 55 minutes on Day 5 on Monday. Highlights of SA vs BAN.

Keshav Maharaj celebrates after taking a wicket vs Bangladeshi. Get SA vs BAN highlights.
Keshav Maharaj celebrates after taking a wicket vs Bangladeshi. Get SA vs BAN highlights. Twitter (CSA)

It’s all about Keshav Maharaj in Durban on Monday. With 263 runs to defend on final day, Maharaj led the South African bowling attack with five of the seven remaining wickets to go out with figures of 10-0-32-7. Bangladesh, who put a great fight in the first innings was a stark contrast on Monday as wickets fell like a heap of cards as the hosts wrapped up the game 55 minutes into the first session. Simon Harmer took three wickets. Incidentally, Maharaj and Harmer were the two bowlers used by Dean Elgar in the second innings. Simply disappointing from Bangladesh batters as they lasted only 19 overs and only two managed to get double digits. Bangladesh had won a historic ODI series earlier on in this series. Get highlights of SA vs BAN.

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14:58 PM IST: Keshav Maharaj - Player of the Match

Quite emotional, playing at home is always special. Glad that I could take the team over the line. It's just about being patient and hitting my line and length for long periods of time. Simon provided control and that helped me. The hard work from the first innings paid dividends in the second. I am glad there's a shift of mindset towards spin bowling in our country. You can't take Test wins for granted, back to drawing room from tomorrow.  

14:44 PM IST: Captains Speak

Dean Elgar (SA): It's not often we've had a Test go into five days. A hard-fought Test win. We started well this time which is a massive positive for us. Conditions played a factor with regard to our team selection.Lot of learning curves for a lot of guys. Team management have worked really hard, it's a massive squad effort.

Mominul Haque (BAN): Losing three wickets yesterday was crucial. We didn't capitalise well with the bat. We played a lot of loose shots. We have one more match, we have to come back strongly. We'll try to capitalise on our opportunities. 

14:41 PM IST: Stats

This is the second-lowest score for Bangladesh in Tests. It is also the lowest-ever Test score by a team at this venue. 66 by India in 1996-97 was the previous lowest at this ground. 

14:28 PM IST: South Africa win by 220 runs 

It's all over in Durban. Bangladesh are all out for 53 with Keshav Maharaj finishing 7/32 as South Africa win the first Test by 220 runs. Taskin Ahmed was the last man out.  

14:22 PM IST: BAN Lose 9th

The Test is finishing soon. Bangladesh lose their sixth wicket in the morning and it's not even one full hour has passed. Keshav Maharaj gets his sixth, Khaled Ahmed is caught by Lizaad Wiliams for a duck. BAN 51/9 (17)

14:15 PM IST: Shanto Stumped

OUT! This time it's Simon Harmer with the wicket. Najmul Hasan Shanto is stumped for 26. Shanto is drawn forward by a flighted delivery, gets beaten by the sharp spin and Verreynne dislodges the stumps in a flash. Shanto goes upstairs but the replays show bails are dislodged when hie foot was on line. BAN 50/8 (16)

14:08 PM IST: BAN Have Mountain To Climb

Welcome six from Taskin Ahmed. The left-hander goes on one leg and send Keshav Maharaj for a biggie over cow corner. BAN 48/7 (15)

13:59 PM IST: BAN Falling Apart

Another one bites the dust. Nice flighted delivery from Simon Harmer, it takes the outside edge of Mehidy Hasan for a sharp cath for Keegan Petersen at first slip. BAN 33/7 (12)   

13:56 PM IST: Disaster For BAN

Oh My God! Keshav Maharaj is all over Durban. He knocks over Yasir Ali with a ripper that lands around middle, spins past the outside edge and uproots Ali's off-stump. BAN 26/6. Maharaj with a fifer.   

13:44 PM IST: BAN in Real Trouble

Two wickets in no time for South Africa. Liton Das, who played a brilliant 41 in the first innings, hits straight to Simon Harmer. Four wickets for Keshav Maharaj. BAN 16/5 (8.5)

 13:42 PM IST: Wicket In First Over

First over, and the wicket on the third ball. Keshav Maharaj has struck for South Africa. Mushfiqur Rahim is given LBW, but he goes upstairs. UltraEdge says no bat involved. Three reds in ball-tracking. Bangladesh lose the review. BAN 12/4 (7)

13:20 PM IST: Pitch Report 

The pitch looks good but the cracks have opened up a bit. The spinners will have hit the right areas for wickets. 

13:04 PM IST: Weather Update 

The skies are cloudy this morning but there is no forecast for rain.  

12:27 PM IST: A win after 2013

Should South Africa win this Test match, it will be the first after 2013 in Durban. It will be a job well done for Elgar's team which is without at least five key players, away in Indian playing the IPL. Off-spinner Simon Harmer is especially having a sensational game after making a return to Test cricket after seven years. Harmer took four wickets in the Bangladesh first innings.

12:30 PM IST: Spin Test For Bangla Tigers

Keshav Maharaj and Simon Harmer will be the go-to men for Dean Elgar on a wearing Day 5 Kingsmead wicket. For the first time ever in a Test match, South Africa started with spinners Maharaj and Harmer and this ploy worked wonders for the Proteas. They got rid of three of the top four Bangladesh batsmen, including first-innings centurion Mahmudul Hasan Joy.

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