1st Test: South Africa’s Harmer shines with bat and ball against Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India


DURBAN: South African off-spinner Simon Harmer took all of the wickets in his first check look for seven years as Bangladesh reached 98 for 4 on the shut of play on a depressing second day of the primary Check at Kingsmead on Friday.
The vacationers are 269 runs behind South Africa’s first innings whole of 367 by which Temba Bavuma fell seven runs wanting a century, with the depleted dwelling facet, who’re with out their total first-choice tempo assault, taking management of the sport with spin.
Opener Mahmudul Hasan Pleasure (44 not out) will resume on the third morning with nightwatchman Taskin Ahmed (0 not out), however the guests have been undone by some managed gradual bowling from Harmer (4-42) and Keshav Maharaj (0-24), who strangled the run fee as they conceded solely 66 runs in 39 overs between them.
The decide of Harmer’s wickets was that of Najmul Hossain Shanto (38) because the ball pitched on center stump and turned to hit the highest of off. Keegan Petersen additionally took a superb diving catch at quick leg to dismiss visiting captain Mominul Haque for a duck.
Harmer had performed the final of his 5 Checks in 2015 earlier than embarking on a profession in English county cricket however has been recalled with various South Africa’s bowlers lacking on the Indian Premier League.
The house facet resumed their first innings on 233 for 4, anchored by middle-order batsman Bavuma, who scored 93 in a workmanlike innings as he missed out on a second Check ton in his fiftieth look.
Bavuma has averaged nearly 50 in Checks within the final 18 months and been a mainstay of the middle-order, however three figures continues to elude him, together with his solely Check ton in eight years with the facet coming towards England in Cape City in 2016.
On this event he was bowled making an attempt to chop spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz (3-94) however was undone by the sharp flip.
South Africa’s tail wagged as they placed on 122 for the ultimate 4 wickets, helped by 38 not out from Harmer, whereas Bangladesh seamer Khaled Ahmed (4-92) was essentially the most spectacular of the guests’ bowlers.


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