Keshav Maharaj’s fifer and Simon Harmer’s 3 wickets helped South Africa to register a massive win against Bangladesh in Durban as Bangladesh was all out for 53, their lowest total against South Africa.
Maharaj took seven wickets only conceding 32 runs and Harmer bagged 3 for 21.
Bangladesh was aiming for 274 in order to win, but they only managed to score 11 runs on day four before getting bowled out in 55 minutes on the final day of this test match.
Maharaj crossed Paul Adam’s best figure of 134 Test Wickets to become the most successful spinner for South Africa in Test Matches after their second phase in the International arena in 1991. He has now 141 wickets behind his name.
According to the Sport News BD experts, sometimes cricketers are impatient and they don’t want to follow the basic process. Thus they fail to take their team over the line. It’s a crime for Bangladeshi cricketers to get all out against two spinners while you call yourselves the land of spinners.
Mominul Hoque, the skipper also said the same thing.
“I think it was a big crime on our part to give wickets to spinners on foreign soil,” he said.
“You simply cannot give wickets to spinners when you are on tour. You have to score runs against spinners. It is nothing but a total batting failure. I think we just couldn’t handle the pressure.”
He also said, his team played well till day four. But our experts say after missing a couple of catches and not taking review while needed also cost him. Mominul also added, “There are enough positives to suggest to me that we can bounce back easily in the next game.”
Bangladesh started Day five with 11 for three and lost the last seven wickets for 42 runs within 55 minutes.
Mushfiqur Rahim attempted to survive a single over but was dismissed in the first as he chose the wrong line of the ball. The ball quickly went straight and hit his pad, resulting in him being leg before wicket to Maharaj.
South Africa is missing six regulars due to players participating in the Indian Premier League. This leaves them with a weakened seam attack.
This means that there are not likely to be many changes to the team in the second test match, especially as they were forced to play two spinners in the last match.
The second Test match between South Africa and Bangladesh will begin on Thursday in Gqeberha, formerly known as Port Elizabeth.