Bangladesh have faced South Africa in the second and final Test of the two-match series. The Proteas won the toss and elected to bat. Khaled Ahmed gave the Tigers a happy occasion by taking wickets in the first hour. Khaled Ahmed took a wicket but South Africa dominated the whole time.
Today (Friday) Bangladesh-South Africa face in the second Test in Port Elizabeth. After winning the toss and choosing to bat, the Proteas lost 1 wicket in the first session. Before lunch on the first day, the score of the hosts was 106 runs for 1 wicket in 26 overs. Dean Elgar got his third consecutive half-century in the ongoing series with excellent batting.
The Proteas captain went to the lunch break with an unbeaten 59 runs. Keegan Petersen, who has scored 24 runs, survives with him. In the absence of Taskin Ahmed, Bangladesh has increased the spin power by reducing one pacer. In the Port Elizabeth Test, the visitors came down with two pacers and two spinners. In the second Test, Bangladesh started the bowling attack with a spin. Mehdi Hasan Miraj bowled in the second over but could not take advantage. Protea batsmen are not really giving any chance.
The Elgars are giving a little respect to Taizul Islam. Protea batsmen are swinging sticks at everyone else. There is no edge in bowling either, Khaled-Ebadatara can’t even take a test in rhythmless bowling. Elgar is batting aggressively in Port Elizabeth as in the previous two innings. Completed 22nd half-century of Test career with 8 balls.
Sarel Erwie was the only wicket before lunch. In fact, he could have been out in the third over. But Bangladesh has to burn with regret. No wicket was taken as no review was taken. When Khaled Ahmed’s ball hit Sarui’s leg, it became LBW’s appeal. Umpire Alahudin Palekar did not respond. But later it was seen in Hawkeye that Ervi would have been out if he had taken the review.
Bowler Khaled was very confident. Captain Muminul Haque was repeatedly ‘requesting’ for a review. The Bangladesh captain could not be assured of the bowler’s words. So wicketkeeper Liton Das waited for the signal. Nothing strong came from there either. Muminul, who was in Dotana, could not decide. By the time he was about to signal the review, it was time to challenge the umpire’s decision. As a result, the review was not taken. At the same time, Bangladesh made a big mistake. Because the first wicket would come only after taking the review.
It has been seen in Hawkeye that the ball that does not hit the bat hits the stumps directly. As a result, if the review was taken, the wicket would come to the house of Bangladesh in the beginning. At that time, Proteas opener Erwie had only 4 runs. In the end, it was Khaled who returned him. The wicket that came in the third over came in the 12th over. He returned the Proteas opener for 24 with the gloves of wicketkeeper Liton Das. Erwi hit 4 boundaries in a 40-ball innings.