Monday, Aug 15, 2022

SA Vs BAN, Second Test, Day 2: Bangladesh 139/5, Trail South Africa By 314 Runs - Highlights

After posting a mammoth total of 453 runs, South Africa pushed Bangladesh on the back foot with their bowling prowess. Follow highlights of SA vs BAN here.

Wiaan Mulder was the wrecker-in-chief vs Bangladesh with three wickets. SA vs BAN highlights here.
Wiaan Mulder was the wrecker-in-chief vs Bangladesh with three wickets. SA vs BAN highlights here. Twitter/@OfficialCSA

After posting a big total of 453 runs riding on Keshav Maharaj's 84, South African bowlers put up a sensational show with the ball to reduce Bangladesh to 139/5 by the end of play on Day 2. Wiaan Mulder returned 3/15, while Duanne Olivier took 2/17. South Africa started the day at 278 for five wickets and managed to get 175 runs more before Taijul Islam’s 6/135 and Khaled Ahmed’s 3/100 bundled them out. Follow highlights of SA vs BAN, 2nd Test, Day 2 here. (SCORECARD | IPL 2022)

9:10 PM IST: Stumps

The play on Day 2 ends with South Africa dominating the game by a fair margin. Bangladesh are already five down and still trail by 314 runs. The pitch is offering a lot of help to bowlers and the Tigers need to punch above their weight even if they wish to draw this game.  

BAN 139/5 (41)

8:31 PM IST: Liton Das Is Out!

Another one bites the dust. Liton Das has been cleaned up by Duanne Olivier on 11 runs. The ball was pitched up and it swung into Das and rattled his stumps by going through his defence.

BAN 122/5 (33)

8:13 PM IST: Wicket

Wiaan Mulder has struck again! This time he gets the wicket of Mominul Haque and Bangladesh are under serious pressure. They still trail by 353 runs and have their task cut out in this innings.

BAN 100/4 (29)

7:45 PM IST: Another Wicket

Another set batsman Najmul Hossain Shanto departs on 33. Wiaam Mulder strikes again. It was given not out by the umpire but South Africa reviewed it and it was found to be hitting the stumps by a fair amount.

BAN 85/3 (22.5)

7:37 PM IST: Wicket

Tamim Iqbal (47 off 57) has been given out LBW! Wiaan Mulder gets the wicket. It was pitched up and Tamim failed to play the ball on the leg side and missed it. Umpire had no hesitation in raising his finger, rightly so as the ball was found to be clipping the leg stump.

BAN 82/2 (20.5)

7:16 PM IST: BAN Rebuild

Tamim Iqbal and Nahmul Hasan Shanto look set at St.George's Park. The duo has so far put on 62 runs negating the South African bowlers. Positive sign for the visiting side. BAN 65/1 (17) 

6:37 PM IST: BAN Look to Build 

Tamim Iqbal and Nazmul Hasan Shanto steady the Bangladesh ship. The duo have added 26 runs for the second wicket so far. BAN 30/1 (8)

6:13 PM IST: Olivier Strikes

What a start for South Africa. Duanne Olivier gives the hosts breakthrough in the fifth ball of the innings. Mahmudul Hasan Joy gets a thick edge and Saren Erwee makes no mistake at the first slip. 

5:47 PM IST: Innings Break

It's all over for South Africa in the first innings. Mehidy Hasan dismisses Lizaad Williams as the hosts finish at 453. Tea has been called too. Taijul Islam finishes with 6/135     

5:42 PM IST: 6 Wickets For Taijul 

It's Taijul Islam again. Simon Harmer is brilliantly stumped by Liton Das to give Taijul his sixth of the innings. Harmer is also Taijul's 150th Test victim. 

5:25 PM IST: SA Pile More

South Africa have come with a target - pile as much as you can on Bangladesh. The ninth-wicket stand between Simon Harmer and Lizaad Williams has reached 21 off 54 balls. SA 443/8 (133)     

4:47 PM IST: Taijul Gets 5-fer 

Big big wicket for Bangladesh. Taijul Islam gets his fifer and what a wicket to celebrate the feat. Keshav Maharaj is clean bowled for 84. SA 418/8 (123.3)

4:28 PM IST: 400 Strong

Back-to-back fours from Keshav Maharaj off Ebadot Hossain. The South African was also dropped by Yasir Ali at first slip on the first ball of the over. Meanwhile, South Africa reach 400. SA 401/7 (119) 

3:39 PM IST: Lunch

Great session for the hosts. They have added more than 100 runs to their overnight score losing just two wickets in the process. A total close to 450 is on the sight with Keshav Maharaj still batting on 55. SA go into the break at 384/7 (115)

3:25 PM IST: 4th For Taijul 

OUT! Taijul Islam finally breaks the 80-run stand between Wiaan Mulder and Keshav Maharaj. Mulder is clean bowled for 33. Taijul gets his fourth. Simon Harmer walks in. SA 380/7 (113.2)

3:13 PM IST: Maharaj Fifty

Mehidy Hasan continues. Keshav Maharaj hits the third ball for a six, over mid-wicket. Crisp. And fourth Test fifty, in 50 balls, for Maharaj. Seven from the over. Hasan's figures: 0/81 in 22. SA - 378/6 (112) 

2:58 PM IST: Leaking...

Mehidy Hasan on with his 20th over. Keshav Maharaj welcomes back with a four off the first, past point. A single, then Wiaan Mulder launches the third over long-on for a six. A single, to rotate the strike. 12 from the over. 58 runs in the last ten overs. The stand is now worth 63 in 68. SA - 363/6 (108)

2:51 PM IST: 50-run Stand

Khaled Ahmed continues. Wiaan Mulder times his cover-drive, and a four off the last ball. With that, a fifty-run stand in 56 balls. SA - 350/6 (106)

2:38 PM IST: Maharaj SIx

Taijul Islam returns for his 34th over. Keshav Maharaj hits the fifth ball for a six, over long off. Clean. Nine from the over. Islam's figures: 3/98. Maharaj on 33 off 28. SA - 342/6 (103)

2:30 PM IST: Drinks

Ebadot Hossain on with his 22nd over. Wiaan Mulder takes a single off the second and he moves to 16 off 44. His stand with Keshav Maharaj (25 off 23) is now worth 33 in 32. SA - 333/6 (102)

Drinks. 12 overs, 55 runs at 4.58. Exiting period.

2:18 PM IST: Maharaj Fours

Khaled Ahmed bowling in tandem with Ebadot Hossain. Keshav Maharaj hits the second ball for a four, through over. And another one, off the fifth. Similar shot, the same result. 12 from the over. SA - 318/6 (99)

2:03 PM IST: Ahmed Strikes

Khaled Ahmed continues. A dot, then a beauty to end Kyle Verreynne's stay in the middle. Pitches up and through the gate. Bowled. Verreynne goes for 18 off 45. His stand with Wiaan Mulder was 25 in 70. Verreynne just hit the second ball for a four, past point. Keshav Maharaj is the new man. SA - 300/6 (96.4)

1:54 PM IST: Donald On TV

Khaled Ahmed on with his 23rd over. A maiden to Kyle Verreynne. And some scene. Ahmed goes for the stumps after Verreynne plays the fifth ball. Ball hits the ball and the players having a word. His figures so far: 2/68. SA - 294/5 (95)

Moments ago, Proteas great Allan Donald gestures Bangladesh to have three slips. Cameraman happy to give Bangladesh bowling coach premium airtime. 

1:46 PM IST: Fours

Khaled Ahmed continues. Kyle Verreynne hits the second, past point and fourth, past gully for fours. Nine from the over. In the previous over, Ebadot Hossain leaked three runs with Wiaan Mulder opening his account. SA - 290/5 (93)

1:37 PM IST: Early Review

Playing conditions have improved vastly, but it's still cloudy. Khaled Ahmed starts proceedings. Kyle Verreynne, on 10, takes the strike. A huge shout for LBW off the last ball. And Bangladesh take a review. No bat involved, but the ball sliding down. Optimistic review. A maiden. SA - 278/5 (91)

1:11 PM IST: A Passing Shower

It's mostly cloudy and the pitch was covered. It was drizzling. Play should start on time.

Bangladesh, who lost the first Test in Durban by 220 runs, have looked quite competitive on Day 1. They found success through left-arm spinner Taijul Islam, who claimed the crucial wickets of Elgar, Petersen and Rickelton for his 3 for 77. Pacer Khaled Ahmed filled in well for injured strike bowler Taskin Ahmed by taking 2 for 59. This included the wicket of Bavuma.

12:55 PM IST: Bavuma's Wait Continues

Temba Bavuma's wait to score his second Test century continues. Bavuma's 67 at PE was his 19th Test half-century but he is yet to add to his one and only hundred, which he made six years ago. He was out for 93 in the first Test. Other South African batsmen who failed to convert their fifties into a hundred were Dean Elgar (70) and Keegan Petersen (64).

Day 1 Recap

90 overs, 278/8. Dean Elgar won the toss and opted to bat first. The hosts' skipper (70 off 89) then stitched a 52-run opening stand with Sarel Erwee (24 off 40). It was followed by fifties from Keegan Petersen (64 off 124) and Temba Bavuma (67 off 162). Ryan Rickelton also scored a good-looking 42 off 82. At the close of play on Day 1, Kyle Verreynne and Wiaan Mulder were unbeaten on 10 off 24 and 0 off 19.

For the visitors, Taijul Islam and Khaled Ahmed claimed 3/77 and 2/59. Mehidy Hasan, Ebadot Hossain and Najmul Hossain Shanto were the other three bowlers utilised by Mominul Haque.

Playing XIs

South Africa: Dean Elgar (c), Sarel Erwee, Keegan Petersen, Temba Bavuma, Ryan Rickelton, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Simon Harmer, Lizaad Williams, Duanne Olivier.

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das (wk), Yasir Ali, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain.


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