Bangladesh Blown Away In Bloemfontein; South Africa Clinch Test Series 2-0

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Bangladesh Blown Away In Bloemfontein; South Africa Clinch Test Series 2-0 

Bangladesh Blown Away In Bloemfontein; South Africa Clinch Test Series 2-0
Photo Credit: AFP.

South Africa has crushed Bangladesh in the Bloemfontein Test as the bowling spearhead Kagiso Rabada has been chief architect with the ball, who bagged 10-wicket haul in the match – to wrap the series 2-0 inside three days on Sunday (October 8).

The Proteas handed over the toothless Tigers an innings and 254-run humiliating loss in the second match of the two-match Test series at home.

The 22-year-old right-arm pace portent Rabada picked up 10 for 63 after sending down 24.5 overs in the match, as hosts enforced the follow-on day two which further saw the bowlers piled up the miseries for the Bangladesh side which was skittled out for 172 in 42.4 overs on Saturday.

At the other end, in the second innings, the 25-year-old Durban-born 21-year-old Andile Phehlukwayo bagged three wickets, as Duanne Olivier and Wayne Parnell shared wicket apiece in the second innings.

Sensational Rabada celebrated his 100th Test wicket with his delighted teammates. Photo Credit: AFP.

Interestingly, the fiery Rabada completed his Test hundred in terms of wickets with the prized scalp of 31-year-old Mahmudullah Riyad, when the latter was caught by Dean Elgar after scoring 43 off 59 deliveries, as his innings was comprised of seven boundaries and solitary six.

The batting all-rounder Mahmudullah was eventually the highest scorer for his side in the second innings after wicket-keeper batsman Liton Das scored 77-ball 70 with 13 boundaries to his name.

So much so, the 22-year-old right-handed batsman Das was the only batsman, who crossed past the 50-run mark.

Before enforcing the follow-on, Faf du Plessis-led South Africa was leading by 426 runs, as Rabada went on to claim his seventh five-wicket haul to rattle Bangladesh batting line-up.

In response to daunting first innings total of 573 for four declared, the world No. nine ranked Test side fall like pack of the cards.

Owing to his impressive average of 22.71 in 22 Tests across 39 innings while donning the white jersey, Rabada became the youngest Proteas to claim 100-wicket mark and eventually the fourth fastest in the country in the five-day format.

For South Africa Aiden Markram slammed debut hundred in his second Test, as Hashim Amla, Dean Elgar and skipper also smashed three-figure mark to settle with an early advantage.

Earlier, after resuming the third day’s play from the overnight score of seven for no loss, Bangladesh batsmen looked in all sorts of trouble while finding it difficult to face the short-pitched ploy, before the whole side was dismissed on 147 in 42.5 overs.

The opening batsman Elgar was named as Man of the Series after scoring 330 runs in his three innings which further saw Rabada bagging Man of the match for splendid bowling performance.

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