Simon Harmer all-round performance puts South Africa on top at the end of day 2 play

Simon Harmer took all 4 wickets of Bangladesh on day 2. Image : AFP

Simon Harmer took all 4 wickets of Bangladesh on day 2. Image : AFP

South Africa finished Day 2 of their initial Test against Bangladesh on a solid note with the guests in a spot of trouble at 98/4, actually following by 269. Off-spinner Simon Harmer picked every one of the four wickets.

The off-spinner, who hit on bowl in the ninth over, got his first wicket on his re-visitation of Test cricket when he fortified Shadman Islam. The opener took care of playing back. After the Tea break, Najmul Shanto, the number three hitter, moved down the deck to break sixes and furthermore tried the drive to return a few tension on the twist couple of Keshav Maharaj and Harmer.

Exactly when it seemed like Bangladesh would end the day’s make light of one, Harmer bowled a peach to tidy up Shanto with the one that floated and afterward dismissed to run through the post. Harmer kept on going through Bangladesh as Keegan Petersen pouched a sharp catch at senseless highlight send Mominul Haque back to the cottage. Harmer additionally won an interest for a choke down leg against Mushfiqur Rahim. Simply that the accomplished hitter got it toppled through the audit framework.

Once more tragically for Bangladesh, Rahim didn’t keep going long as the veteran cricketer attempted to bump it around the bend while confronting Harmer from round the wicket yet could glove it to the ‘guardian. This time around, the on-field choice was not out yet Harmer convinced his skipper to settle on the survey and it ended up being a fruitful one. Hasan Joy, who batted with persistence and discipline, stayed unbeaten on 44 off 141 at stumps. He will continue the innings tomorrow with the night watchman Taskin Ahmed.

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Temba Bavuma additionally assumed a key part in South Africa winding up in a place of solidarity at stumps. The number three player had begun the day on a sure note against the second new ball, with a look off Khaled Ahmed through fine leg. Nonetheless, Khaled caught Bavuma’s batting accomplice – Kyle Verreynne – in front with the wicketkeeper-player stalling out in the wrinkle. The extremely next ball, the speed bowler ousted Wiaan Mulder, with the all-rounder edging one to the defender positioned at ravine.

Bangladesh additionally might have excused Bavuma in the 92nd over when Ebadot constrained him to edge one to Yasir Ali at second slip however the opportunity was put down. In the end, Mehidy tidied up Bavuma seven shy of what might have been a merited hundred. Ebadot followed it up by snuffing out Maharaj, with the lower request hitter being fortified by a pinch supporter.

Harmer then displayed his capacity with the bat and stayed undefeated on 38. Lizaad Williams and Duanne Olivier, batting at 10 and 11, likewise broke a couple of shots, to help the home side post a solid absolute of 367. Then again, Khaled sacked a four-for.

Brief Score : South Africa 367/10 (Dean Elgar 67, Temba Bavuma 93, Harmer 38; Khaled Ahmed 4-92, Mehidy Hasasn 3-94) lead Bangladesh 98/4 (Mahmudul Hasan 44*; Simon Harmer 4-42) by 269 runs.

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