Another win for South Africa and a shameful defeat for Bangladesh in this South Africa vs Bangladesh Test series and another low score for Bangladesh on Day 4 and this time they all were bowled out only for 80 runs.
Bangladesh’s response to batting didn’t show any sensible and responsible act to fans. In this Test match, they also suffered against the same spinner Keshav Maharaj who also had a great spell in the first match of the South Africa vs Bangladesh test series. His second fifer ( 7 for 40) in this Test series demolished the batting line-up of the Tigers easily.
He helped South Africa secure a victory of 332 runs in the second Test in Gqeberha. This win completed a clean sweep for South Africa. Harmer bagged three for 34.
This was Maharaj’s second seven-wicket haul in back-to-back Tests. He took seven for 32 in South Africa’s 220-run win in the first Test in Durban.
In the past, we have seen a common scenario for sub-continent batsmen struggling against the pace attack in Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa.
But Bangladesh is different there this time. They couldn’t handle the spin attack properly whereas they consider themselves good at spin.
According to the Sport News BD experts, Bangladesh actually lost mentally. Their body language was saying they were not in the mood to play test cricket.
They had some urgencies of going home quickly. Their lazy shots, Mushfiq’s reverse sweep in the crucial moment, and, misfields are some notable points we looked at.
Bangladesh began the fourth morning of their test match against South Africa on 27 for 3. They would have hoped that things would not go as poorly as they did in the Durban collapse.
Unfortunately, the Bangladeshi batters wilted under pressure, and the team was all out by lunch.
Mushfiqur Rahim tried to play a big drive against Maharaj and ended up edging Maharaj to Dean Elgar at slips in the second over of the day. The skipper Mominul Hoque couldn’t cross two figures and, followed in Maharaj’s second over.
In the early morning hours, Bangladesh was struggling, losing six wickets for 44 runs. Litton Das was batting well before he was lured out of the crease and missed the ball by a foot, resulting in an easy stumping. Bangladesh lost their last three wickets in the space of three balls.
After winning South Africa vs Bangladesh Test Series, South Africa is now positioned at number two in the ICC Test Championship.