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Miraz’s spectacular fielding heaps praise worldwide


CRICDOT DESK : Before going to lunch at Kingsmead in Durban, South Africa scored 95 runs without wickets. Alan Donald’s face is caught on the TV screen as Dean Elgar and Sarel Erwie return to the dressing room. Bangladesh team wicketless in the first session of the day.

Naturally, there is a picture of frustration in the eyes of pace bowling coach Donald. The Tigers have been appointed bowling coaches in this series. Donald was part of the Tigers’ one-day series winning mission at home to Chirchena. At the very beginning of the elite format of cricket, the coach must have been disturbed by the fading bowling of the disciples.

However, despite seeing wickets in the second session yesterday, three Bangladesh fast bowlers struggled to find line-length throughout the day. Many have digested the boundaries in loose bowling. The bowling of three pacers in the XI did not meet the expectations.

Mirage will be credited with strengthening the fielding Tigers. He bowled in tandem with the pacers. Has bowled the most overs. Keegan Petersen took the wicket and ran out in a great fielding. Mirage also had a great performance in the ODIs on the tour of South Africa. This spinning all-rounder, who has gradually become a ‘teamman’, is contributing everywhere. He is also getting runs in the lower order with the bat recently. Captain Mominul Haque completed half a century of Test match for Bangladesh yesterday. He is playing the 50th Test of his career in Durban. Muminul has touched this milestone as the seventh cricketer of Bangladesh.

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However, in the first session of the day, if Liton Das had not caught, Bangladesh could have got the wicket. Keeper Lytton caught Erwie two balls before going to lunch in Mirage’s over. After lunch, the visitors got 2 wickets in just 6 balls. Khaled broke through in the 34th over of the innings. The right-handed pacer, who got a chance to replace Shariful, bowled randomly in the first session but the ball to Elgar was great. Elgar, who scored 8 runs, was caught by Liton for getting extra bounce.

Mirage bowled Erwick in the 35th over of the innings. He scored 41 runs. Mirage later ran out Keegan Petersen in a foul throw. Petersen’s shot from Taskin’s ball jumped to the point and he stopped. He broke the stamp in a straight throw while sitting up. Shocked, Petersen returned with 19 runs. Ebadat, the hero of the Test victory at Mount Manganui, saw the wicket after a tea break. Rickelton (21) caught Mominul in the mid-on while trying to pull the ball short. At the end of the day, South Africa collected 233 runs for four wickets. Bavuma is unbeaten on 53 and Veraina on 26.

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