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South Africa vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test Commentary, Live Updates

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Match Ended   
453&176/6d
217&80 (23.3)
South Africa beat Bangladesh by 332 runs
Right then! That is all we have from this exciting series. Dean Elgar collects the trophy and he joins his teammates to celebrate the victory. Bangladesh clinched the ODI series, while South Africa put in a domination show and have managed to seal the Test series. It's been tough Test series for Bangladesh, but they still do have positives to take from this tour. Alright then, with this we are done with yet another series, but there is still a lot of cricket happening around. You can keep checking the fixture page for all the upcoming matches. Until we meet again, it's goodbye and cheers!
Dean Elgar, the skipper of South Africa, says that it's been a good few months since he has taken over the captaincy. Mentions that Keshav Maharaj and Simon Harmer just had to trust the process, and luckily the conditions did favour them, but overall they have been exceptional and Maharaj continues to be his No.1 spinner. States that they have a good core and a good group going forward, Keshav Maharaj and Simon Harmer are leading the way for them. Informs that the attitude of the younger guys and the lower-order adding runs impressed him a lot. Concludes by saying that they have a  good team now, and a lot of options that will help them in the upcoming tours away from home.
Keshav Maharaj is the Player of the Match and Player of the Series as well. He says he is really happy as his team crossed the line. It was a clinical performance in all departments. Adds that Elgar and the coach had a chat with him and appreciated him and told him to continue doing the right things. Mentions that he repeats the process, just a few little tweaks but he is happy to get the reward. Tells that he doesn't look at the stats, he will look at it at the end of his carer. On Harmer, he says he is a world-class bowler and he is working hard and hopes he gets his reward as well. Says that with the bat, he middle some shots but was disappointed not to get the triple-digit.
Mominul Haque, the skipper of Bangladesh says he thinks they didn't play well as a team in both the matches, and he is disappointed but they also have to look forward. Adds that they play really well as a team but there was no partnership with the bat or the ball. Tells that they should be able to play in any condition in international cricket. Mentions they have to focus on the process, they were thinking of the result here rather than the process.
Time for the presentation...
Dean Elgar decided not to enforce follow-on and they went out there to bat again and added quick runs. The intent was clear from them, they wanted to add quick runs, declare and grab a few wickets at the end of Day 3. That's exactly what happened. They got a lead of over 400 runs, declared, and managed to take three wickets at the end of Day 3. Coming into Day 4, South Africa bundled out Bangladesh for just 80 runs and clinched the series convincingly. Not to forget, South Africa have put a dominating performance in the full series without many of their key players. While Bangladesh failed to perform as a team and will be disappointed with their show.
It all started with South Africa putting up a mammoth total of 453, with all the batters making vital contributions. Dean Elgar, Keegan Petersen and Temba Bavuma notched up their half-centuries and Keshav Maharaj was the one who scored the most runs in the first innings. He scored 84 runs and guided South Africa over 400. Bangladesh came into bat and were troubled a lot by the seamers. They lost the first five wickets to the seamers and the last 5 to the spinners. Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Yasir Ali did put on a fight with the bat and they failed to go till the end. South Africa ended with a healthy lead of 236 runs. With all the batters contributing and most of the bowlers grabbing a wicket, it was a complete team performance for South Africa.
7 wickets for Keshav Maharaj and 3 wickets for Simon Harmer, the story was the same in the first Test as well. Bangladesh had no answers whatsoever. The spin twins, have wrapped up the Test match just within 1 hour of the first session on Day 4. Bangladesh batters were all over the place, a few of them just gave their wickets away in trying to play big shots, while others were simply bamboozled by the spinners.
SOUTH AFRICA WIN THE MATCH AND SEAL THE SERIES! They have continued their domination in the second Test as well, and once again it's their spinners who have created havoc and have demolished Bangladesh's batting line-up. Not to forget, it was their batters first that piled up over 400 runs and gave the bowlers a lot to fight with. After a historic ODI series win, it's been a disappointing Test series for the visitors.
End Of The Over 23.3 : 80/10
0 Runs
  • 023.1
  • 023.2
  • W23.3
T. Islam
0 (11)
E. Hossain
0 (0)
S. Harmer
11.3-1-34-3
23.3
W
Simon Harmer To Taijul Islam OUT!
OUT! LBW! Unbelievable performance from the hosts. Floated ball, on a length and angling around middle. Islam prods to defend near his pads but misses and gets hit on the pads. A huge appeal for LBW and up goes the finger. Islam takes a review, more of an ambitious one. UltraEdge shows no bat while Ball Tracking shows three reds and South Africa win by 332 runs and seal the series as well.
23.2
0
Simon Harmer To Taijul Islam
Same line, same length as the previous delivery. this one spins away sharply. Islam looks to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.
23.1
0
Simon Harmer To Taijul Islam
Tossed up, full and around off, it lands and spins away. Islam looks to defend but misses.
Ebadot Hossain is the last man in.
End Of The Over 23 : 80/9
4 Runs
  • 422.1
  • 022.2
  • W22.3
  • 022.4
  • 022.5
  • W22.6
K. Ahmed
0 (3)
T. Islam
0 (8)
K. Maharaj
12-3-40-7
22.6
W
Keshav Maharaj To Khaled Ahmed OUT!
OUT! LBW! 7 wickets in Durban and now 7 wickets in Port Elizabeth. Take a bow, Keshav Maharaj! This is also his 150th Test wicket! Another fuller delivery, this one comes in with the arm, around middle. Khaled Ahmed presses forward to block this but he misses and gets hit on his pads. A huge appeal for LBW, and the umpire raises his finger. Khaled Ahmed does go up for the review! No bat involved there, confirms UltraEdge. Ball Tracking shows three reds. Khaled Ahmed departs and South Africa are one wicket away.
22.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Khaled Ahmed
Full, loopy ball, around middle. Khaled Ahmed blocks it out.
22.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Khaled Ahmed
Fuller ball, spinning away, outside off. Khaled Ahmed leans to block this but he misses.
Khaled Ahmed walks out now. South Africa two wickets away from the victory.
22.3
W
Keshav Maharaj To Mehidy Hasan OUT!
OUT! Keshav Maharaj gets his sixth wicket now! He just cannot stop taking wickets! Another beauty by Keshav Maharaj! A loopy ball, full again, this one lands around middle and spins away. Mehidy Hasan leans to block this but the manages to get a slight outside edge back to the keeper. A huge appeal for caught behind, but the umpire says no. South Africa opts for a review! UltraEdge does show a spike and Mehidy Hasan walks back.
22.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mehidy Hasan
Fuller ball, around middle. Mehidy Hasan leans and defends it out.
22.1
4
Keshav Maharaj To Mehidy Hasan
FOUR! Nicely done! Shorter ball, spinning away, outside off. Mehidy Hasan pushes it off the back foot past cover-point for a boundary.
End Of The Over 22 : 76/7
7 Runs
  • 021.1
  • 621.2
  • 121.3
  • 021.4
  • 021.5
  • 021.6
T. Islam
0 (8)
M. Hasan
16 (22)
S. Harmer
11-1-34-2
21.6
0
Simon Harmer To Taijul Islam
Slower through the air, fuller ball, around off. Taijul Islam defends it towards point.
21.5
0
Simon Harmer To Taijul Islam
Loopy ball, full again, around off. Taijul Islam defends it out solidly.
21.4
0
Simon Harmer To Taijul Islam
Tosses it up, full, around off. Taijul Islam blocks it out.
21.3
1
Simon Harmer To Mehidy Hasan
Shorter ball, spinning in, around middle. Mehidy Hasan pushes it past cover for a single.
21.2
6
Simon Harmer To Mehidy Hasan
SIX! BOOM! Great use of teh feet by Mehidy Hasan! A fuller ball, around middle. Mehidy Hasan dances down the pitch and tonks it over the bowler's head for a biggie!
21.1
0
Simon Harmer To Mehidy Hasan
Drifting in, around middle and leg. Mehidy Hasan flicks it towards leg slip.
End Of The Over 21 : 69/7
0 Runs
  • W20.1
  • 020.2
  • 020.3
  • 020.4
  • 020.5
  • 020.6
T. Islam
0 (5)
M. Hasan
9 (19)
K. Maharaj
11-3-36-5
20.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Taijul Islam
Outside off, fuller ball. Taijul Islam presses forward and defends it out.
20.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Taijul Islam
Loopy ball, around middle, fuller ball. Taijul Islam turns it towards short leg.
20.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Taijul Islam
Tosses it up, full, outside off. Taijul Islam leans to and defends it out.
20.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Taijul Islam
Another fuller delivery, around middle and leg. Taijul Islam flicks it towards leg slip.
20.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Taijul Islam
Fuller ball, around middle. Taijul Islam blocks it out.
Taijul Islam walks out to the middle.
20.1
W
Keshav Maharaj To Liton Das OUT!
OUT! STUMPED! There it is! Keshav Maharaj gets another five-wicket haul! What a series he has been having! He gets rid of Liton Das this time. Another peach of a delivery. A loopy ball, full, this one lands around the leg pole and spins away sharply. Liton Das advances down the pitch and looks to heave this over on the leg side, but he gets beaten due to the turn. Kyle Verreynne collects the ball and whips the bails off. The replay shows that Liton Das was way out of his crease. He has to walk back!
A stumping appeal! It looks out on the naked eye but still the umpire wants to cross-check it. Das is way out of his crease and one replay is enough to make the judgment.
End Of The Over 20 : 69/6
7 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 119.2
  • 019.3
  • 419.4
  • 219.5
  • 019.6
M. Hasan
9 (19)
L. Das
27 (32)
S. Harmer
10-1-27-2
19.6
0
Simon Harmer To Mehidy Hasan
Flighted ball, angling around middle. Hasan leans and defends it.
19.5
2
Simon Harmer To Mehidy Hasan
On middle, swept to long leg again for a couple of runs.
19.4
4
Simon Harmer To Mehidy Hasan
FOUR! Well played! Floated and on middle. Hasan sweeps it, gets hit on the arm and the ball rolls away to the fine leg fence.
19.3
0
Simon Harmer To Mehidy Hasan
Length and on middle. Hasan defends it out on the front foot.
19.2
1
Simon Harmer To Liton Das
Tossed up, outside off Das works it through covers for a single.
19.1
0
Simon Harmer To Liton Das
Full and down the leg side, spinning more away. Das shoulders arms to it.
End Of The Over 19 : 62/6
2 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 218.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 018.5
  • 018.6
M. Hasan
3 (15)
L. Das
26 (30)
K. Maharaj
10-2-36-4
18.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mehidy Hasan
Tosses it up, full, outside off, spinning away. Mehidy Hasan leans to block this he gets beaten on the outside edge.
18.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mehidy Hasan
Another solid defense from Mehidy Hasan.
18.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mehidy Hasan
On middle. Blocked out.
18.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mehidy Hasan
This one lands on off and spins away sharply. Hasan prods to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.
18.2
2
Keshav Maharaj To Mehidy Hasan
Tossed up, on off. Hasan drags it from outside off and looks to sweep but gets a top edge to deep square leg. The batters will take a couple of runs.
18.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mehidy Hasan
A quicker ball, around middle. Hasan defends under his eyes.
End Of The Over 18 : 60/6
5 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • 017.4
  • 417.5
  • 017.6
L. Das
26 (30)
M. Hasan
1 (9)
S. Harmer
9-1-20-2
17.6
0
Simon Harmer To Liton Das
Flatter and around off and middle. Das stays inside his crease to watchfully block it.
17.5
4
Simon Harmer To Liton Das
FOUR! Good shot! Das is showing good intent! Full and angling outside off. Das skips down and hammers it well over mid on for a boundary.
17.4
0
Simon Harmer To Liton Das
On middle. Blocked out.
17.3
0
Simon Harmer To Liton Das
Darted on the pads. Das keeps it out.
17.2
0
Simon Harmer To Liton Das
Tossed up, on middle. Das is too early as he pushes this and almost gifts a catch but the ball falls short of mid on.
17.1
1
Simon Harmer To Mehidy Hasan
Length ball, on off. Hasan sweeps it to deep square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 17 : 55/6
10 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 416.2
  • 016.3
  • 416.4
  • 216.5
  • 016.6
L. Das
22 (25)
M. Hasan
0 (8)
K. Maharaj
9-2-34-4
16.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Liton Das
An arm ball, drifting on middle and leg. Das prods and keeps it out on the leg side.
16.5
2
Keshav Maharaj To Liton Das
Short again, outside off. Das works through covers for a couple of runs.
16.4
4
Keshav Maharaj To Liton Das
FOUR! Again short and way outside off. Das has enough time to go back and cuts off the back foot through point for a boundary.
16.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Liton Das
Tossed up, angling on middle. Das defends on the front foot.
16.2
4
Keshav Maharaj To Liton Das
FOUR! Das is not letting the loose balls go away! This is short and outside off. Das rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary.
16.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Liton Das
Tossed up, on middle. Das drills it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 16 : 45/6
1 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 115.4
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
M. Hasan
0 (8)
L. Das
12 (19)
S. Harmer
8-1-15-2
15.6
0
Simon Harmer To Mehidy Hasan
This is touch short but with good amount of spin. Hasan goes back and looks to punch but gets cramped for the room.
15.5
0
Simon Harmer To Mehidy Hasan
A flighted ball, full and on middle. Hasan lunges and keeps it out.
15.4
1
Simon Harmer To Liton Das
Too full and on off. Das whips it past mid-wicket for a single.
15.3
0
Simon Harmer To Liton Das
Flatter and around off. Das hangs back and tucks it to short leg.
15.2
0
Simon Harmer To Liton Das
Length ball, angling outside off. Das watchfully leaves it alone.
15.1
0
Simon Harmer To Liton Das
Fuller and on middle. Das leans and blocks it out.
End Of The Over 15 : 44/6
0 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • 014.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
M. Hasan
0 (6)
L. Das
11 (15)
K. Maharaj
8-2-24-4
14.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mehidy Hasan
On middle. Hasan mistimes his sweep towards square leg. All along the ground.
14.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mehidy Hasan
Tosses it up, full, around middle. Mehidy Hasan blocks it out watchfully.
14.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mehidy Hasan
A huge appeal for LBW but not given! This one slides in and lands around leg. Hasan prods to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads. Might be angling down.
14.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mehidy Hasan
Drifting in, around middle, fuller ball. Mehidy Hasan blocks it out.
14.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mehidy Hasan
Another fuller ball, around middle and off. Mehidy Hasan blocks it out.
14.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mehidy Hasan
Tosses it up, full, around middle. Mehidy Hasan defends it towards silly point.
Mehidy Hasan walks out now.
End Of The Over 14 : 44/6
1 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 113.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • W13.6
Y. Ali
0 (4)
L. Das
11 (15)
S. Harmer
7-1-14-2
13.6
W
Simon Harmer To Yasir Ali OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust! Bangladesh are falling apart here! Simon Harmer gets his second wicket now. A loopy ball, full, around middle. Yasir Ali gets down on his knee and slog sweeps this towards deep mid-wicket. Lizaad Williams is perfectly placed there, and he takes it easily.
13.5
0
Simon Harmer To Yasir Ali
Fuller ball, another off break, on the pads. Yasir Ali gets back and looks to block this but he misses.
13.4
0
Simon Harmer To Yasir Ali
Spinning in, around the pads, fuller ball. Yasir Ali leaves it alone, the ball hit his pads and lobs up towards leg slip.
13.3
1
Simon Harmer To Liton Das
Fuller delivery, around middle. Liton Das drives it towards long off for a single.
13.2
0
Simon Harmer To Liton Das
Tosses it up, full, around middle. Liton Das pushes it towards mid on.
13.1
0
Simon Harmer To Liton Das
Shorter ball, spinning in, around middle. Liton Das cuts it towards point.
End Of The Over 13 : 43/5
5 Runs
  • W12.1
  • 412.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 112.5
  • 012.6
Y. Ali
0 (1)
L. Das
10 (12)
K. Maharaj
7-1-24-4
12.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Yasir Ali
Outside off, shorter ball. Yasir Ali pushes it towards cover.
12.5
1
Keshav Maharaj To Liton Das
Shorter ball, around middle. Liton Das nudges it towards mid-wicket and scampers through to the other end. A better throw at the keeper's end and Yasir Ali could have been in trouble there!
12.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Liton Das
Another flighted delivery, fuller ball, around middle. Liton Das defends it out solidly.
12.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Liton Das
Tosses it up, full, on middle. Liton Das blocks it out.
12.2
4
Keshav Maharaj To Liton Das
FOUR! Top shot! Shorter ball, spinning away, outside off. Liton Das makes room and punches it past cover for a boundary.
Yasir Ali comes in now.
12.1
W
Keshav Maharaj To Mominul Haque OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Another one goes down! Keshav Maharaj strikes once again! He is one wicket away from a five-wicket haul now. Loopy ball, full, around off. Mominul Haque gets down on his knee and looks to sweep this, but the ball goes off the top edge and lobs up towards mid-wicket. Ryan Rickelton there takes an easy catch. Bangladesh have lost half their side now.
End Of The Over 12 : 38/4
4 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 011.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 411.6
L. Das
5 (8)
M. Haque
5 (24)
S. Harmer
6-1-13-1
11.6
4
Simon Harmer To Liton Das
FOUR! Lovely shot! Fuller ball, loopy delivery, around middle. Liton Das advances down the pitch and lifts it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
11.5
0
Simon Harmer To Liton Das
Tosses it up, fuller ball, around middle. Liton Das pushes it back to the bowler.
11.4
0
Simon Harmer To Liton Das
Shorter ball, around middle. Liton Das defends it out off the back foot.
11.3
0
Simon Harmer To Liton Das
Loopy ball, full, around middle. Liton Das leans to block this, but the ball goes off the inside edge onto the pads and just away from the short leg fielder.
11.2
0
Simon Harmer To Liton Das
Turn and bounce! Shorter ball, spinning in sharply. Liton Das backs away and does well to fend it away on the off side.
11.1
0
Simon Harmer To Liton Das
Fuller ball, around off. Liton Das advances down the track and looks to heave this away, but he misses and gets hit on his pads.
End Of The Over 11 : 34/4
2 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 1 NB10.2
  • 010.2
  • W10.3
  • 010.4
  • 110.5
  • 010.6
M. Haque
5 (24)
L. Das
1 (2)
K. Maharaj
6-1-19-3
10.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mominul Haque
Shorter ball, around middle. Mominul Haque blocks it out off the back foot.
10.5
1
Keshav Maharaj To Liton Das
Fuller ball, drifting in, around middle. Liton Das pushes it towards mid on for a single.
10.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Liton Das
Fuller ball, outside off. Liton Das pushes it towards cover-point.
Liton Das is the new man in.
10.3
W
Keshav Maharaj To Mushfiqur Rahim OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Early success for South Africa! Keshav Maharaj strikes in his first over of the day. He gets his third wicket and Bangladesh are now 4 down! Lovely delivery by Maharaj. Tosses it up nicely, fuller ball, this one lands around middle and spins away. Mushfiqur Rahim looks to drive this but the ball goes off the outside edge towards first slip. Dean Elgar there takes a good catch to his left.
10.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mushfiqur Rahim
Full again, around middle. Mushfiqur Rahim pushes it towards mid off.
10.2
nb
Keshav Maharaj To Mushfiqur Rahim
Full, loopy ball, around middle. Mushfiqur Rahim blocks it out. A late no ball called as well.
10.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mushfiqur Rahim
Tosses it up, full, around middle. Mushfiqur Rahim sweeps and it hits the short leg fielder on his pads.
Who will bowl from the other end? It is Keshav Maharaj.
End Of The Over 10 : 32/3
5 Runs
  • W9.1
  • 4 B9.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 19.5
  • 09.6
M. Haque
5 (23)
M. Rahim
1 (4)
S. Harmer
5-1-9-1
9.6
0
Simon Harmer To Mominul Haque
Around the leg pole, fuller ball. Mominul Haque blocks it out.
9.5
1
Simon Harmer To Mushfiqur Rahim
Loopy ball, full, turning in, down leg. Mushfiqur Rahim leans to defend this but the ball goes off the shoulder of the bat over the leg slip fielder. Single taken!
9.4
0
Simon Harmer To Mushfiqur Rahim
Sharp turn again! A fuller ball, spinning in sharply, down leg. Mushfiqur Rahim leaves it alone.
9.3
0
Simon Harmer To Mushfiqur Rahim
A huge shout for LBW, but not given! Turn and bounce once again! A fuller ball, around off, spinning in sharply. Mushfiqur Rahim hangs back and looks to flick this but he misses and gets rapped on the pads. South Africa opts for a review. No bat involved there. Ball Tracking shows it was too high and that would have gone over the stumps. South Africa lose a review!
9.2
b
Simon Harmer To Mushfiqur Rahim
FOUR BYES! A fuller ball, turning in, down the leg side. Mushfiqur Rahim misses his flick and Kyle Verreynne fails to grab the ball as well. It races away towards fine leg for a boundary. Bangladesh are underway on Day4!
We are all set for the action. The payers are out in the middle. Mushfiqur Rahim will join Mominul Haque for Bangladesh. Simon Harmer will end his over.
UPDATE - A couple of South African players have tested positive for COVID. Sarel Erwee and Wiaan Mulder have tested positive and will not be available for the match. Khaya Zondo (On Debut) and Glenton Stuurman are their replacement.
Simon Harmer is down for a chat. He says that it's been a great few days for them, they have set up everything nicely, but now they do not need to take things lightly. Mentions that he and Keshav Maharaj have always communicated well, and Maharaj helped him in Durban as well. Adds that there is a lot in this surface, they just have to get the ball in the right areas and let the pitch do the rest. Concludes by saying that the batters put the bowlers in the right position and scored a lot of runs. It's going to be a bit of cat and mouse, but they have to manage that and make sure things going their way.
South Africa had a good first innings score after they bundled out the tourists and they added another 176 runs at a quick rate and took the lead past the 400-mark. What do we expect on Day 4? Well, we saw the spinners start the proceedings with the red cherry and there was a good amount of purchase for them and just like the previous game, we could expect the spinners to finish the game. With all the momentum by their side, South Africa will hope for early inroads and bundle Bangladesh as soon as possible while Bangladesh will hope that atleast their skipper, Mominul Haque shows some determination with the likes of Mushfiqur Rahim and put on a good fight. The first session will surely clear our doubts. Stay tuned for further updates!
Hello and a warm welcome to the coverage of Day 4 between South Africa and Bangladesh. The hosts are in pole position right now with just 7 wickets away from the win. South Africa gave a small tricky period for Bangladesh to handle on Day 3 but they lost three quick wickets and are looking fragile as they were seen in Durban in the previous match. They will need a miracle to save this Test match.
... DAY 4, SESSION 1 ...
Bangladesh need 386 runs to win with 7 wickets in hand and with plenty of time left. Spin twins, Keshav Maharaj, and Simon Harmer are already at work with the new ball, boy, it is spinning sharply. It will be a tough day for Bangladesh but surely an entertaining one for us. Day 4 will commence at 1.30 pm IST (8 am GMT). Do join us in advance for the build-up as well. Till then, Cheers!
The day started with Bangladesh batting and ended with the same as well but with a whole different scenario. Rahim and Ali started the day with intent and played really well to cut the first innings score but once they both fell, Bangladesh were bundled out for 217. South Africa had a lead of 236 runs at that time and they added another 176 to stay in the commanding position. Dean Elgar declared the innings and asked Bangladesh to bat for a tricky period. They did it but in a cause of losing three wickets.
The new batsman will join on Day 4 as the umpire calls STUMPS on Day 3. Phew! A 'moving day' indeed! So many things have happened on this day and it is fair to say, South Africa are well ahead in the game. They need 7 wickets to win with an ample amount of runs to defend. Keshav Maharaj just loves to bowl when his team is in a winning position and he has shown that yet again as he has already grabbed two wickets of Bangladesh who had to tackle a very tricky period. Tamim Iqbal's wicket at the stroke of stumps was a pinch of salt to their wound as his wicket has made things even more difficult for them.
9.1
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Simon Harmer To Tamim Iqbal OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! It's Simon Harmer who strikes this time! He gets rid of the dangerous Tamim Iqbal! Beautiful delivery by Simon Harmer! A loopy delivery, full, spinning away, outside off. Tamim Iqbal leans to defend this, but the ball goes off the shoulder of the bat due to some extra bounce and lobs up towards Wiaan Mulder at first slip, who pouches it safely. Bangladesh lose their third wicket. That will be Stumps on Day 3!
End Of The Over 9 : 27/2
0 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
M. Haque
5 (22)
T. Iqbal
13 (21)
K. Maharaj
5-1-17-2
8.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mominul Haque
Shorter ball, spinning in, around middle. Mominul Haque pushes it towards square leg.
8.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mominul Haque
Fuller ball, outside off. Mominul Haque leans and gets beaten on the outside edge!
8.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mominul Haque
A huge shout for LBW, but not given! A fuller ball, spinning in, around middle. Mominul Haque leans to defend this but he misses and gets rapped on his pads. The replay shows that the impact was outside.
8.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mominul Haque
Fuller ball, outside off. Mominul Haque drives it to the fielder at cover.
8.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mominul Haque
Shorter ball, turning in, around middle. Mominul Haque tucks it to the fielder at square leg.
8.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mominul Haque
Pitches it up, around middle. Mominul Haque knocks it towards mid on.
End Of The Over 8 : 27/2
2 Runs
  • 27.1
  • 07.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
T. Iqbal
13 (21)
M. Haque
5 (16)
S. Harmer
4-1-8-0
7.6
0
Simon Harmer To Tamim Iqbal
Fuller ball, spinning away, outside off. Tamim Iqbal leaves it alone.
7.5
0
Simon Harmer To Tamim Iqbal
Fuller delivery, around middle. Tamim Iqbal leans and defends it out towards the off side.
7.4
0
Simon Harmer To Tamim Iqbal
Tosses it up again, fuller ball, around middle. Tamim Iqbal blocks it out.
7.3
0
Simon Harmer To Tamim Iqbal
Loopy delivery, full, around middle. Tamim Iqbal leans and defends it out.
7.2
0
Simon Harmer To Tamim Iqbal
Quicker, flatter, around middle, shorter ball. Tamim Iqbal defends it out off the back foot.
7.1
2
Simon Harmer To Tamim Iqbal
Spinning away, outside off, fuller ball. Tamim Iqbal pushes it towards deep cover for two runs!
End Of The Over 7 : 25/2
4 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 26.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 26.6
M. Haque
5 (16)
T. Iqbal
11 (15)
K. Maharaj
4-0-17-2
6.6
2
Keshav Maharaj To Mominul Haque
Fuller ball, outside off. Mominul Haque leans and drives it past cover for a couple of runs.
6.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mominul Haque
Tosses it up, full again, around middle. Mominul Haque blocks it out off the front foot.
6.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mominul Haque
Fuller ball, around middle. Mominul Haque leans and defends it out.
6.3
2
Keshav Maharaj To Mominul Haque
Loopy ball, full, outside off. Mominul Haque guides it towards third man for a brace.
6.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mominul Haque
Pitches it up again, outside off. Mominul Haque pushes it towards mid off.
6.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mominul Haque
Full, around middle and leg. Mominul Haque flicks it towards mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 6 : 21/2
4 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 45.5
  • 05.6
T. Iqbal
11 (15)
M. Haque
1 (10)
S. Harmer
3-1-6-0
5.6
0
Simon Harmer To Tamim Iqbal
Full, around middle. Tamim Iqbal leans to flick this but the ball goes off the outside edge towards point.
5.5
4
Simon Harmer To Tamim Iqbal
FOUR! Loopy delivery, full, outside off. Tamim Iqbal leans and drives it past cover for a boundary.
5.4
0
Simon Harmer To Tamim Iqbal
Short again, outside off. Tamim Iqbal pushes it towards cover.
5.3
0
Simon Harmer To Tamim Iqbal
Shorter ball now, around off. Tamim Iqbal defends it out off the back foot.
5.2
0
Simon Harmer To Tamim Iqbal
Loopy ball, outside off, fuller in length. Tamim Iqbal defends it out.
5.1
0
Simon Harmer To Tamim Iqbal
Fuller ball, outside off, spinning away. Tamim Iqbal leans to block this and but he gets beaten.
End Of The Over 5 : 17/2
1 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • 14.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
M. Haque
1 (10)
T. Iqbal
7 (9)
K. Maharaj
3-0-13-2
4.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mominul Haque
Full and on off. Blocked out.
4.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mominul Haque
Sharp turn again. Haque misses his defensive shot and gets hit on the pads.
4.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mominul Haque
Tossed up, on off, spinning back sharply. Haque prods to defend but misses and the ball goes to the left of leg slip who catches it one handed. There was no bat on it.
4.3
1
Keshav Maharaj To Tamim Iqbal
Around off, drilled down to long on for a single.
4.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tamim Iqbal
Maharaj keeps bowling outside off. Iqbal gets inside the line and blocks it out.
4.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tamim Iqbal
Too full and on middle. Iqbal prods and defends it to the leg side.
End Of The Over 4 : 16/2
0 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
M. Haque
1 (7)
T. Iqbal
6 (6)
S. Harmer
2-1-2-0
3.6
0
Simon Harmer To Mominul Haque
On middle. Blocked out.
3.5
0
Simon Harmer To Mominul Haque
Floated this time, outside off. Haque gets low and guides it to point.
3.4
0
Simon Harmer To Mominul Haque
A flighted ball, tailing on the pads. Haque keeps it out on the leg side.
3.3
0
Simon Harmer To Mominul Haque
Full and on off. Haque drives it to covers.
3.2
0
Simon Harmer To Mominul Haque
Touch fuller and this time Haque blocks it out.
3.1
0
Simon Harmer To Mominul Haque
This one lands on off and spins away sharply. Haque looks to defend on the front foot but misses.
End Of The Over 3 : 16/2
6 Runs
  • 12.1
  • W2.2
  • 12.3
  • 42.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
T. Iqbal
6 (6)
M. Haque
1 (1)
K. Maharaj
2-0-12-2
2.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tamim Iqbal
Outside off. Iqbal blocks it out.
2.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tamim Iqbal
CHANCE! Full and outside off, again sharp turn there. Iqbal steps across to block it but gets an inside edge and the ball balloons behind short leg and in front of square leg. Both run towards the ball and both leave it for each other. Okay, there was no bat there.
2.4
4
Keshav Maharaj To Tamim Iqbal
FOUR! Iqbal will not mess around, he will be aggressive as much as he can be! Tossed up, on middle. Iqbal slog-sweeps it behind square on the leg side for a boundary.
2.3
1
Keshav Maharaj To Mominul Haque
Full and turning on middle. Haque flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
Mominul Haque the skipper of Bangladesh, comes to bat now.
2.2
W
Keshav Maharaj To Najmul Hossain Shanto OUT!
OUT! LBW! Maharaj with an absolute beauty of a delivery! On a length and outside off, it lands and spins back in sharply. Shanto steps across and looks to defend but gets beaten by the turn there. He gets hit on the pads and a sharp appeal follows. The umpire raises his finger and South Africa celebrate but Shanto takes the review. He thinks that might go onto miss the leg stump but Ball Tracking shows it is the umpire's call on wickets hitting. Bangladesh are already in a lot of trouble and it is Keshav Maharaj who is making it difficult for them!
Review! Najmul Hossain Shanto has reviewed an LBW decision! There is no bat involved there. Ball Tracking shows it is the umpire's call on wicket's hitting! Najmul Hossain Shanto has to walk back.
2.1
1
Keshav Maharaj To Tamim Iqbal
Flatter, on a length and on middle. Iqbal rocks back and wrists it to deep square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 2 : 10/1
4 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 2 B1.4
  • 01.5
  • 21.6
N. Shanto
7 (9)
T. Iqbal
1 (2)
S. Harmer
1-0-2-0
1.6
2
Simon Harmer To Najmul Hossain Shanto
Darted on the pads. Shanto flicks it in front of square on the leg side for a couple.
1.5
0
Simon Harmer To Najmul Hossain Shanto
On middle. Blocked out.
1.4
b
Simon Harmer To Najmul Hossain Shanto
Two byes! This one lands on off and spins away sharply with some serious bounce. The keeper fails to collect it and two runs are taken.
1.3
0
Simon Harmer To Najmul Hossain Shanto
Flatter and outside off, Shanto gets his pad in the line.
1.2
0
Simon Harmer To Najmul Hossain Shanto
Tossed up, on off. Shanto keeps it out on the off side.
1.1
0
Simon Harmer To Najmul Hossain Shanto
On middle, fuller and Shanto comes forward to block it.
Will it be spin from the other end? Yes, it will be! Simon Harmer comes into the attack.
End Of The Over 1 : 6/1
6 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 10.2
  • W0.3
  • 40.4
  • 00.5
  • 10.6
N. Shanto
5 (3)
T. Iqbal
1 (2)
K. Maharaj
1-0-6-1
0.6
1
Keshav Maharaj To Najmul Hossain Shanto
Slightly short and on middle. Shanto tucks it to square leg for a single.
0.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Najmul Hossain Shanto
Around off. Blocked out.
0.4
4
Keshav Maharaj To Najmul Hossain Shanto
FOUR! Ohh, almost another wicket! Full ball, and outside off. Shanto looks to drive but gets an inside edge past the leg stump and to fine leg for a boundary.
Najmul Hossain Shanto walks out to bat at number 3.
0.3
W
Keshav Maharaj To Mahmudul Hasan Joy OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Keshav Maharaj loves to bowl in the fourth innings! Tossed up, on a length and around off, this one skids through and does not turn much. Mahmudul Hasan Joy leans and looks to defend but gets an outside edge to the keeper who gets a glove on it and the ball deflects to gully where Wiaan Mulder takes it. Mahmudul Hasan Joy nicked it but still was thinking of a review. That will be a pair for Mahmudul Hasan Joy!
0.2
1
Keshav Maharaj To Tamim Iqbal
This is full and angling on middle. Iqbal leans to block it but gets an inside edge and o the right of leg slip. A single taken and Bangladesh are off in the chase.
0.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tamim Iqbal
Starts with a full ball, outside off. Iqbal steps across and blocks it out.
Match Info
  • Venue St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
  • Weather Bright and Sunny
  • Toss South Africawon the toss and elected to bat
  • Result South Africa beat Bangladesh by 332 runs
  • Player of the Match Keshav Maharaj
  • Player of the Series Keshav Maharaj
  • Umpire Allahudien Paleker (SA), Marais Erasmus (SA) and Adrian Holdstock (SA)
  • Referee Andy Pycroft (ZIM)
Match Notes
  • New ball taken: South Africa 271/4 in 82.4 overs
  • South Africa 267/4: R Rickelton c Yasir Ali b Taijul Islam 42(82)
  • Referral 3 (81.3 ovs): BAN against R Rickelton (Caught) Successful (SA: 3, BAN: 2)
  • South Africa 250/3 in 75.2 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 245/3 in 73.4 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 113 balls between T Bavuma (26) and R Rickelton (26)
  • T Bavuma 19th Test fifty: 52 runs in 74 balls (6x4) (0x6)
  • Referral 2 (41.3 ovs): BAN against R Rickelton (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 3, BAN: 2)
  • South Africa 200/3 in 59.0 overs
  • Tea: South Africa 199/3 in 58.0 overs
  • South Africa 184/3: K Petersen lbw b T Islam 64(124)
  • Referral 1 (50.3 ovs): BAN against K Petersen (LBW) Successful (SA: 3, BAN: 3)
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 104 balls between K Petersen (26) and T Bavuma (24)
  • K Petersen 4th Test fifty: 52 runs in 74 balls (8x4) (0x6)
  • Lunch: South Africa 107/1 in 28.0 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 52 off 81 balls between D Elgar (30) and K Petersen (22)
  • South Africa 100/1 in 25.1 overs
  • D Elgar 22nd Test fifty : 50 runs in 66 balls (6x4) (0x6)
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 63 balls between D Elgar (27) and S Erwee (23)
  • South Africa 50/0 in 10.3 overs
  • Stumps: Bangladesh 139/5 in 41.0 overs
  • Referral 3 (35.2 ovs): SA against M Rahim (lbw) Unsuccessful (SA: 1, BAN: 3)
  • Referral 2 (31.1 ovs): SA against M Rahim (lbw) Unsuccessful (SA: 2, BAN: 3)
  • Drinks: Bangladesh 100/3 in 28.0 overs
  • Bangladesh 100/3 in 27.4 overs
  • Referral 1 (22.5 ovs): SA against N Hossain (lbw) Unsuccessful (SA: 3, BAN: 3) (Retained)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 52 off 83 balls between T Iqbal (30) and N Hossain (22)
  • Drinks: Bangladesh 51/1 in 14.0 overs
  • Bangladesh 50/1 in 12.3 overs
  • Tea: South Africa 453/10 in 136.2 overs
  • Innings Break: South Africa 453/10 in 136.2 overs
  • South Africa 453/10: L Williams lbw b Mehidy Hasan 19(39)
  • Referral 5 (136.2 ovs): L Williams against BAN (lbw) Unsuccessful (SA: 2, BAN: 0)
  • South Africa 450/8 in 133.6 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 433/8 in 131.0 overs
  • South Africa 400/7 in 118.4 overs
  • Lunch: South Africa 384/7 in 115.0 overs
  • K Maharaj 4th Test fifty: 50 runs in 50 balls (4x4) (3x6)
  • 7th wkt Partnership: 50 off 56 balls between W Mulder (15) and K Maharaj (35)
  • South Africa 350/6 in 105.6 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 333/6 in 102.0 overs
  • South Africa 300/5 in 96.2 overs
  • Stumps: Bangladesh 27/3 in 9.1 overs
  • Bangladesh 11/2: N Hossain lbw b Keshav Maharaj 7(10)
  • Referral 1 (2.2 ovs): N Hossain against SA (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 3, BAN: 3) (Retained)
  • Innings Break: South Africa 176/6 dec in 39.5 overs
  • Referral 3 (38.3 ovs): BAN against K Verreynne (Caught) Unsuccessful (SA: 2, BAN: 2)
  • South Africa 154/5: T Bavuma lbw b Mehidy Hasan 30(56)
  • Referral 2 (35.4 ovs): T Bavuma against BAN (lbw) Unsuccessful (SA: 2, BAN: 3) (Retained)
  • South Africa 150/4 in 34.3 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 131/4 in 32.0 overs
  • South Africa 100/3 in 23.1 overs
  • South Africa 84/2: K Petersen lbw b Taijul Islam 14(25)
  • Referral 1 (19.4 ovs): K Petersen against BAN (lbw) Unsuccessful (SA: 2, BAN: 3)
  • Tea: South Africa 84/2 in 19.4 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 50 balls between D Elgar (22) and S Erwee (24)
  • South Africa 50/0 in 8.2 overs
  • D Elgar dropped on 8 by M Hasan Joy in 4.4 overs
  • Innings Break: South Africa 217/10 in 74.2 overs
  • Lunch: Bangladesh 210/7 in 70.0 overs
  • M Rahim 26th Test fifty: 50 runs in 134 balls (8x4) (3x6)
  • Bangladesh 200/6 in 66.3 overs
  • Referral 4 (59.4 ovs): SA against Y Ali (lbw) Unsuccessful (SA: 0, BAN: 3)
  • Drinks: Bangladesh 183/5 in 55.0 overs
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 50 off 84 balls between M Rahim (13) and Y Ali (35)
  • Bangladesh 150/5 in 41.3 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: Bangladesh 139/5 in 41.0 overs
  • Bangladesh 80/10: T Islam lbw b Simon Harmer 0(11)
  • Referral 5 (23.3 ovs): T Islam against SA (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 2, BAN: 1)
  • Bangladesh 80/9: K Ahmed lbw b Keshav Maharaj 0(3)
  • Referral 4 (22.6 ovs): K Ahmed against SA (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 2, BAN: 2)
  • Bangladesh 80/8: M Hasan c K Verreynne b K Maharaj 20(25)
  • Referral 3 (22.3 ovs): SA against M Hasan (Caught) Successful (SA: 2, BAN: 3)
  • Bangladesh 50/6 in 16.4 overs
  • Referral 2 (9.3 ovs): SA against M Rahim (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 2, BAN: 3)
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PlayerRunsAvg.
Dean Elgar SA22756.75
Temba Bavuma SA19448.50
Mahmudul Hasan Joy BAN14135.25
Keegan Petersen SA13333.25
Ryan Rickelton SA11438.00
PlayerWicketsEco.
Keshav Maharaj SA162.33
Simon Harmer SA132.78
Taijul Islam BAN93.10
Mehidy Hasan BAN92.68
Khaled Ahmed BAN83.41

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