Keshav Maharaj, Simon Harmer spin a web again as South Africa seal series 2-0

Keshav Maharaj took 7 wickets. Image : AFP

Keshav Maharaj took 7 wickets. Image : AFP

In what ended up being a rehash of the Durban Test, Keshav Maharaj and Simon Harmer tore through Bangladesh’s batting unit in the second innings to pick every one of the 10 wickets to fall, as South Africa secured a gigantic 332-run win in the Port Elizabeth Test to seal the series 2-0 . Bangladesh were packaged out for only 80 in the subsequent innings.

Subsequent to enduring a couple of close shaves in the first over of Day 4 against Harmer, Mushfiqur Rahim attempted to play an aggressive back to front drive and edged it to Dean Elgar. Bangladesh’s hitters kept on taking risks, with Mominul Haque before long tumbling to a top-edged clear while confronting Maharaj, as the guests slid to 38/5. In the following over bowled by Harmer, Yasir Ali too gifted his wicket away when he chose to likewise break the trudge clear yet found the defender at profound midwicket.

Liton Das then, at that point, played a couple of eye-getting drives close by the space while playing turn the team. Yet, he attempted a single shot such a large number of and was puzzled off the bowling of Maharaj. The left-arm spinner got his 6th wicket with his best wad of the day when he removed go to compel Mehidy Hasan to edge one to the ‘manager, who thus pouched a sharp catch. On a similar score, Maharaj and Harmer took a wicket each to wrap up the procedures.

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The guests went on for just 19 overs in the second innings of the Durban Test while they wound up playing out 23.3 overs in the second article of the subsequent Test. Then again, Maharaj and Harmer consolidated to take an incredible 29 of the 40 wickets to fall in the series.

Prior, the South African couple – Sarel Erwee and Wiaan Mulder – tried Covid-19 positive and were supplanted by Khaya Zondo and Glenton Stuurman.

Brief score : South Africa 453/10 & 176/6 decl. (Sarel Erwee 41; Taijul Islam 3-67) beat Bangladesh 217/10 (Mushfiqur Rahim 51, Tamim Iqbal 47; Wiaan Mulder 3-25, Simon Harmer 3-39) & 80/10 (Tamim Iqbal 13; Keshav Maharaj 7-40) by 332 runs.

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