South Africa right on top after late strike from Keshav Maharaj and Simon Harmer

Late strikes by South African spinners – Keshav Maharaj and Simon Harmer – left Bangladesh reeling at 11 for 3 in the 274-run pursue toward the finish of fourth day’s play at Kingsmead, Durban, on Sunday.

Sharing the new ball, the twist couple bowled three overs each. Harmer set off Bangladesh’s initial falter by having Shadman Islam edging and gotten at first slip for a duck off his subsequent ball. Three overs later Maharaj tidied up first-innings centurion Mahmudul Hasan for 4 preceding catching captain Mominul Haque legbefore for 2

In the day, Mehidy Hasan and Ebadot Hossain set off South Africa’s batting breakdown, trapping three wickets each after Dean Elgar’s 21st 50 years had gotten the hosts in a solid position. Starting the day at 6 for no misfortune, South Africa extended their lead graciousness Elgar’s going after innings.

Toward the beginning of the day meeting, the hosts scored 99 runs for the departure of a single wicket of Sarel Erwee. The South African partook in his portion of karma, getting dropped on 34 and 41. Bangladesh added to their own agonies when Mominul wouldn’t take an audit when Keegan Petersen was pinged on his cushions while batting on 14. He proceeded to add 22 additional and the association prospered to 68.

Taskin Ahmed, who didn’t have a very remarkable job to carry out before that, struck in just his fourth finished – catching Elgar legbefore on 64. Indeed, even as the southpaw was announced not out by the on-field umpire, Bangladesh explored the choice and had it upset. It was the beginning of their breakdown.

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Mehidy, who bowled nearly relentless from one end, had Keegan Petersen gotten at forward short leg and Kyle Verryene at senseless point. Ryan Rickelton held one end up to keep the Bangladesh under control, however the guests continued to contribute with wickets from the opposite end.

After Tea, Mehidy represented the excusal of Mulder and Taskin caught Keshav Maharaj. South Africa further added to their troubles with the following two players getting run out. While substitute defender Nurul Hasan’s immediate hit observed Harmer shy of his wrinkle, distress brought about the fall of Williams, who was excused without confronting a ball.

Ebadot returned into the assault to tidy up Duanne Olivier and shut South Africa’s second innings on 204, with Rickelton staying unbeaten on 39.

Brief score : South Africa 367/10 & 204/10 (Dean Elgar 64; Ebadot Hossain 2-40, Mehidy Hasan 2-85) lead Bangladesh 298/10 (Mahmudul Hasan Joy 137, Liton Das 41; Simon Harmer 4-103) & 11/3 (Keshav Maharaj 2-7) by 262 runs.

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