Bangladesh take 147 run lead over South Africa

Updated: 23 February 2008 11:39 IST

A half century by Junaid Siddique helped Bangladesh to 125-4 in its second innings, for an overall 147-run lead over South Africa.

Dhaka:

A half century by opener Junaid Siddique helped Bangladesh to 125-4 in its second innings, for an overall 147-run lead over South Africa after Saturday's second day of the first Test.

South Africa paceman Dale Steyn crashed through for three early wickets to reduce Bangladesh to 29-3 in its second innings, but the tourists missed some chances to make further inroads and Siddique (64 not out) kept alive the home side's chances of what would be its best Test victory.

Bangladesh put itself in a potential winning position by bowling out South Africa for 170, thanks chiefly to paceman Shahadat Hossain, who claimed 6-27. That gave the hosts a 22 run lead on first innings. Earlier in the day, Hossain recorded career-best figures as South Africa's vaunted batting order collapsed.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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