Sunday 2 March 2008 

Bangladesh Forced To Follow On Despite Nafees Fifty

South Africa 583-7 declared (Smith 232, McKenzie 226)
Bangladesh 259 (S Nafees 69) & 54-5 (Steyn 3-4) in Chittagong


Shahriar Nafees hit a dogged half-century but Bangladesh were unable to prevent South Africa enforcing the follow on on day three of the second Test in Chittagong.

In reply to 583 for seven, they folded for 259 with Nafees top scoring with 69 and Shakib Al Hasan hitting 40.

Dale Steyn and Makhaya Ntini took four wickets each before Steyn took three more in the second innings to leave the Tigers reeling at 54 for five.

The only wicket to fall in the morning session was that of nightwatchman Abdur Razzak, who added a useful 33 in a partnership worth 69 with Nafees, who was dismissed for 69 himself after lunch.

That left the last two recognised batsmen in Shakib Al Hasan and Aftab Ahmed at the crease, although there was an injury worry for the Proteas when Hashim Amla was carried off the field after he was hit on the foot at short leg.

Aftab Ahmed had to retire hurt on 21, after which the rest of the batsmen offered little resistance. Ahmed was carried off on a stretcher after being hit by a Jacques Kallis bouncer.

South Africa declared their first innings on 583 for seven after openers Graeme Smith and Neil McKenzie both scored double hundreds on their way to a world record opening stand of 415.

South Africa lead the series 1-0 after a five-wicket win in the first Test in Dhaka.

� Cricket World 2008