Keshav Maharaj spun web on day 5 to down Bangladesh in 1st test

Keshav Maharaj took 7 wickets. Image : AFP

Keshav Maharaj took 7 wickets. Image : AFP

Keshav Maharaj took a seven-for in the second innings of the initial Test against Bangladesh assisting South Africa with enlisting a pounding 220-run triumph to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Maharaj and his colleague Simon Harmer likewise joined to take 14 of the 20 Bangladesh wickets to fall between them as the guests were bowled out for their second most minimal all out in Test cricket – 53. It was likewise the most reduced score in Tests in Durban.

On a track that was helping spinners somewhat, Bangladesh had begun the day in a tough situation at 11 for 3. Nonetheless, they would have wanted to set up an obstruction however that wasn’t to be as Maharaj and Harmer went through the cream of the batting unit. In the first over of the actual day, Maharaj took the valued scalp of Musfiqur Rahim by excusing him LBW. The veteran hitter took the audit however replays showed that it would collide with center and leg and he needed to walk back to the structure.

Liton Das, Bangladesh’s in-structure hitter in Tests, then, at that point, gifted his wicket away by flicking one to mid-on off Maharaj. The left-arm spinner kept on bowling with unremitting control and nous as he fortified Yasir Ali with a conveyance that floated in and afterward for it to hold and turn barely to the point of breaking the wood. Simon Harmer followed it up by taking his first wicket of the day, with Mehidy Hasan edging one to initially slip. Najmul Shanto, the top-scorer for Bangladesh in the subsequent dig (26), was the following player to be ousted. With enticing flight, Harmer coaxed Shanto out of the wrinkle and Kyle Verreynne wrapped up behind the stumps.

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Maharaj gave the final details to South Africa’s success by excusing Khaled Ahmed and Taskin Ahmed. Not since maybe the times of Hugh Tayfield going through groups like New Zealand and England, have we seen spinners ending up being a critical piece of South Africa’s progress in home Tests. Then again, Bangladesh could be considering about the choice at the throw where they picked to bowl at a ground which has generally helped the spinners more in contrast with another grounds in South Africa.

Brief score : South Africa 367/10 (Dean Elgar 67, Temba Bavuma 93, Harmer 38; Khaled Ahmed 4-92, Mehidy Hasasn 3-94) & 204/10 (Dean Elgar 64; Ebadot Hossain 2-40, Mehidy Hasan 2-85) beat Bangladesh 298/10 (Mahmudul Hasan Joy 137, Liton Das 41; Simon Harmer 4-103) & 53 (Keshav Maharaj 7-32, Simon Harmer 3-21) by 220 runs.

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