Rabada’s ten-for helps South Africa rout Bangladesh, clinch series 2-0

Hosts registered biggest victory in history by an innings and 253 runs to complete 2-0 series win

Kagiso Rabada produced another breathtaking performance as South Africa thrash Bangladesh by an innings and 253 runs in the second Test to win two-match series 2-0 at Mangaung Oval on Sunday.

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It was Proteas biggest victory in the five-day format, which surpassed their innings and 229-run victory over Sri Lanka nearly 17 years back.It was once again visitors’ captain Mushfiqur Rahim, who won the toss and opted to bowl first in seamer-friendly conditions.

However, once again his bowlers could not manage to capitalise as South Africa posted mammoth 573 for the loss of four wickets before declaring on day two, courtesy centuries from four out of top six batsmen.

The 23-year-old Aiden Markram, who was playing his second match and narrowly missed out on a century in his debut Test, finished the innings with the top score of 143 off 186 with the help of 22 boundaries, whereas veteran Hashim Amla, opener Dean Elgar and captain Faf du Plessis scored 132, 113 and 135 (not out) respectively.

For Bangladesh, pacer Subashis Roy was the pick of the bowlers, as he claimed three wickets and gave away 118 runs in 29 overs.In reply, the Tigers couldn’t manage to handle the pace and accuracy and of Rabada and his new new-ball partner Duanne Olivier and were bowled out for 147 in less than 43 overs.

Wicketkeeper batsman Liton Das finished the innings with the top score of 70 off 118 balls with the help of 13 boundaries.Rabada finished the innings with five for 33 off 13.5 overs, whereas Oliver claimed three for 40 in 12 overs.After being followed on, Bangladesh once again found wanting in testing conditions and this time were bowled out for 172, once again inside 43 overs.

All-rounder Mahmudullah finished the innings with the top score of 43 off 59 with the help of seven boundaries and one six, whereas Rabada once again claimed five wickets to complete his 10-wicket haul in the match.

Rabada for his outstanding bowling performance was awarded man of the match, whereas Elgar for his consistent batting performance was awarded man of the series.

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