Bangladesh suffering batting disaster in 2nd Test at Bloemfontein

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Sunday, October 8th, 2017 | 0

Team Bangladesh is currently visiting South Africa to participate a series against Proteas in their home ground. According to the schedule, they are to play two Test matches there and one of them has already finished. The inaugural Test started in 28th September, 2017. In the 1st match, Bangladesh were defeated by South Africa where in every sector, Proteas done better than Tigers. But in second and final Test is the only chance of Bangladesh to turn back but it seems they would fail. The last Test has started already in 6th October, 2017 and their Bangladesh suffering batting disaster at Bloemfontein.

Bangladesh suffering batting disaster in 2nd Test at Bloemfontein

South Africa has scored 573 runs in their first innings which is too big for Bangladesh and in their first innings, the Tigers got all out by scoring just 147 runs. They even could not avoid follow on and as a result has come to bat again. Excluding the Test series, in this tour, they will play three ODI matches along with two T20Is.

Like the first Test, Bangladesh won the toss in 2nd Test as well but again elected to field first which was not so wise decision. So, Proteas came to bat with their top two openers Elgar and Markram. Elgar got a century in the first match. However, both of the scored century again in their first innings of second Test. Bangladeshi bowlers were not so use in the ground and it seems Proteas batsmen dominated them completely. Elgar was out with his 113 runs and Markram scored 143 runs. Later, Amla and Bavuma came up but Bavuma could not last long. He went to the dressing room  with his seven runs so far. But Du Plessis and Amla stood strong and both of the achieved a beautiful century each. Plessis remained not out with his 135 runs. Finally, they have declared innings with 573 runs by losing just four wickets.

Among all Bangladeshi bowlers, Subashis Roy took just three wickets and rest were failed totally. In return, Bangladesh came to bat but started to lose wickets in 13 team runs. 2nd wicket was gone in 26 runs and 3rd wicket was in 36 runs. They lost wickets in regular distance and no one but Liton Das scored minimum runs in their first innings. Liton scored highest 70 runs for the team. Finally, they got all out with 147 runs so far. Rabada took highest five wickets and Olivier took three wickets for the team Proteas.

So, Bangladesh faced a follow on and came to bat for the second innings. As stated by the last news, they lost three wickets and scored 92 runs so far.


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