South Africa shatters Bangladesh with 333-runs win

 . Last updated on October 3, 2017, 5:00 PM
South Africa shatters Bangladesh with 333-runs win
Kagiso Rabada and Keshav Maharaj claimed seven wickets in the final day bringing the victory for South Africa.


Bangladesh crashed in the Test match against South Africa in Potchefstroom by a massive 333 runs. Batting in the first inning, the home team scored 496 runs. In reply Bangladesh scored 320 runs. Batting in the second inning, South Africa added another 247 runs. This could have a chance for Bangladesh as 400 runs in the final inning is not an impossible task. However, it was the South Africa bowlers who stole the show in the final inning. Keshav Maharaj and Kagiso Rabada shared 7 wickets between them toppling Bangladesh at a double-digit score. The score of 90 in the final inning of the match emerged as the first for Bangladesh in 10 years. Also, South Africa toppled the team even before at double digit runs.

On the other hand, South Africa players knocked blitzing scores in the inning. In the first inning, Dean Elgar scored 199 runs. Hashim Amla scored 137. In the second inning, captain Faf du Plessis had 81, while Temba Bavuma scored 71. The inning lasted until the third day, South Africa playing a total of 146 overs. Bangladesh bowlers could take only three wickets in the inning. Apart from Amla and Bavuma, AK Markram scored 97 runs. In the following Bangladesh's inning, Mominul Haque's 77 and 66 off Mahmudullah were the highest score. The inning lasted 89 overs, Bangladesh all out and lagging by more than 150 runs.

Playing an average inning, South Africa added another 247 playing an average inning of 56 overs. The home team declared the inning by the afternoon session of the fourth day. By the end of the day, Bangladesh was at 49 for 3 wickets. South Africa's showdown waited for the final day. It started the complete run down of the rest of the wickets in the inning. Rabada took three wickets in his first four overs. The wobble further wrecked the inning with Maharaj knocking down three wickets. In the stretch when Bangladesh lost seven wickets, the team scored only 41 runs.

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