South Africa charges Bangladesh and on the way to big score!
CRICDOT DESK :Mominul Haque lost the toss and elected to field in the second Test. After that Bangladesh could not show great strength even with the ball. South Africa took a lead of more than three and a quarter runs by losing 5 wickets in a pair of four half centuries.
3 half-centuries came on the first day. Temba Bavuma is the third batsman to touch fifty. Taizul became the only hope of the team with a spin-assisted wicket. He has three of the five wickets in his possession. Fast bowler Khaled got two.
In Port Elizabeth, Bangladesh was successful in the beginning with the bat. Opener Ervi could go back for only 4 runs. In the third over of the innings, when Khaled’s pace was defeated, the ball landed on Erwie’s pad. Khaled strongly appealed to LBW. But the umpire did not respond.
At that time, Khaled drew the attention of the captain to take a review. But Muminul finished the time as soon as he took the decision. It was then seen in the replay – the bat did not touch the ball, hitting the top of the leg stump. The opportunity to get a wicket is lost at the beginning. Bangladesh’s day begins with regret. Forgetting that, Ervi made a partnership with Elgar for 52 runs. Erui was bowled out for 24 by Khaled.
But Elgar played great. Passed the first session without any danger. After the lunch break, Bangladesh started fighting to hold the hand of Taizul Islam. In the second session, Taizul dismissed two batsmen with fifty touches. Kegan Petersen lbw after Dean Elgar was caught behind. Before being dismissed in the 32nd over, Elgar made 60 off 69 balls with 10 fours. His 125-ball 61-run stand with Petersen was broken.
Petersen made 84 off 124 balls with 9 fours. Petersen made 51 off 107 balls with Temba Babuma. Then Temba Bavuma went ahead with Ryan Riquelte. The game was stopped for 24 minutes due to rain. In the fourth wicket, Bavuma made a pair of 83 runs off 16 balls with Ryan Rickelton. Taizul is also the hero of breaking this alliance.
Ryan Rickelton made a reverse sweep off the left-arm spinner. The ball bounced more than he expected and hit the gloves. After Yasir Ali Chowdhury was caught in the first slip, Bangladesh made a strong appeal. Mominul Haque took the review if umpire Marais Erasmus did not respond. This time Muminul succeeded.
Rickelton made 42 off 72 balls with three fours and a six. Kyle Vereina joins Temba Babuma at the crease. In the 64th over, captain Muminul handed over a new ball to Sar Khaled. And success in the beginning. Nazmul Hossain Shant dismissed Temba Bavuma in an excellent catch on the slip with Khaled’s ball.
It was out of the reach of keeper Liton Das when he was caught on the edge of Bavumar’s bat. He jumped but failed. However, keeping his eyes on the ball, he took a great catch with both hands.
Bavuma made 6 runs in 182 balls. At the end of the day, this was the latest success of Bangladesh. At the end of 90 overs, South Africa lost 5 wickets and scored 28 runs. Vereina and Mulder will take the bat tomorrow. Verine is unbeaten on 10 runs. Mulder could not open the run register today.