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Bangladesh lose to South Africa in 2nd Test

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Bangladesh lost to South Africa by an innings and 254 runs in the second Test on the third day at Bloemfontein in South Africa on Sunday. Thereby South Africa won the two-Test series 2-0.
Earlier, South Africa posted a 333-run victory over Bangladesh in the first Test at Potchefstroom in South Africa on October 2.
South Africa declared their first innings making 573 for the loss of four wickets on the second day (Saturday).
Bangladesh were shot out for only 147 in their first innings and then they were forced to follow-on on the same day.
After conceding follow-on, Bangladesh were at seven for the loss of none before the bails were drawn for the second day.
Opener Imrul Kayes was on six and Soumya Sarkar, the other opener was on one before the bails were drawn for the second day.
Needing 419 runs to avoid the innings defeat, Bangladesh were bundled out for 172 in the second innings on the third day (Sunday).
Imrul Kayes and Soumya Sarkar could add six runs on the third day as Soumya Sarkar (3) was caught at the second slip by Faf du Pleessis off Kagiso Rabada when Bangladesh's score was 13.
One-down Mominul Haque (11) was caught at the deep square leg by Keshav Maharaj off Rabada when the team's total was 29 for the loss of two wickets.
Imrul Kayes and Mushfiqur Rahim added together 34 runs in the third wicket stand before Kayes was caught behind by wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock off Duanne Olivier when the tourists' score was 63 for the loss of three wickets.
Kayes made 32 from 53 balls featuring five fours and a sixer.
After Imrul's dismissal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad put on together 29 runs for the fourth wicket partnership before Mushfiqur Rahim (26) was trapped leg before wicket by Wayne Parnell when the team's total was 92 for the loss of four wickets.
Then Mahmudullah and Liton Das contributed together 43 runs for the fifth wicket partnership before Liton Das (18) was bowled out by Andile Phehlukwayo when the Tigers' score was 135 for the loss of five wickets.
After departure of Liton, Bangladesh failed to build any notable partnership.
Mahmudullah was caught at the gully by Dean Elgar off Kagiso Rabada when Bangladesh's total was 139 for the loss of six wickets.
Riyad top-scored with 43. His 59-ball innings was studded with seven fours and a sixer.
After Riyad's dismissal, Bangladesh lost their wickets in regular intervals.
Fifth-down Sabbir Rahman (4) was caught at the second slip by Faf du Plessis off Phehlukwayo when the visitors' score was 145 for the loss of seven wickets.
Then Rabada dismissed Taijul Islam for just two runs and then removed Rubel Hossain for just seven runs.
Number-11 batsman Mustafizur Rahman (7) was bowled out by Phehlukwayo when Bangladesh's innings came to an end.
Rabada captured five wickets at the cost of 30 runs, while Phehlukwayo grabbed three wickets instead of 36 runs.
Parnell and Olivier took one wicket apiece.
Rabada grabbed altogether 10 wickets for altogether 63 runs. He was adjudged the Man of the Match for his match-winning bowling.
Dean Elgar was adjudged the Player of the Series for his consistent batting performance.

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