South Africa bowl out Bangladesh for 80, complete 2-0 series sweep
Port Elizabeth, South Africa, April 12: Bangladesh lost the second and final test against the Proteas by a huge margin of 332 runs as South Africa's Keshav Maharaj took seven wickets to bowl out the visitors for just 80 runs in the second innings. As a result, South Africa have completed the a 2-0 sweep in the two-match Test series against Bangladesh.
This is the second time in the series, Bangladesh were bowled out for less than 100 runs. In the first test in Durban, South Africa won by 220 runs and bowled out Bangladesh for just 53.
South Africa's left-arm orthodox bowler Keshav Maharaj took 7 wickets as Bangladesh slipped from 27/3 to 80-all out in just an hour on Monday morning session.
Starting the day at 27/3, Bangladesh lost their two key batters, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mominul Haque, in consecutive Keshav Maharaj overs. Yasir Ali didn't look to hang around and went for a big shot, but holed out in the deep for a duck. The 25-run partnership between Liton Das and Mehidy Hasan Miraz was Bangladesh's highest of the innings.
Captain Mominul Haque (5), Mushfiqur Rahim (1), Liton Das (27), Mehedi Hasan Miraj (20) and Khaled Ahmed (0) were the victims of Maharaja on Monday. Harmer dismissed Yasir Ali-Taizul for a duck. As a result, Bangladesh was bowled out in just 23.3 overs. Keshav Maharaj of South Africa took 7 wickets for 40 runs and Harmer took 3 for 34.
Maharaj became the man of the match for taking 9 wickets and scoring 84 runs in the Test match. He also became the man of the series with 16 wickets and 108 runs.
The 332-run win solidified South Africa's position in the ICC Men's World Test Championship standings, where they are currently second with a points percentage of 71.42. Bangladesh are second from bottom with 16.66.
Earlier, Bangladesh won the three-match ODI series 2-1 at the start of this year's tour of South Africa.