Sunday 24 February 2008 

Kallis Takes Five Wickets As South Africa Close On Win

Bangladesh 192 (Morkel 5-50) & 182 (Siddique 74, Kallis 5-30) v
South Africa 170 (S Hossain 6-27) & 178-4 (Smith 62)


South Africa's Jacques Kallis took five wickets for 30 as South Africa bowled Bangladesh out for 182 before closing play on 178 for four in pursuit of 205 to win the first Test on day three in Mirpur.

After scoring 192 in their first innings, Bangladesh resumed on 125 for four in their second but could add only 57 more runs.

Junaid Siddique could add only ten runs to his overnight score of 64.

Mark Boucher reclaimed the world record for the most Test dismissals by a wicket-keeper, capturing his 417th victim and eclipsing the previous record briefly held by Australian Adam Gilchrist.

Bowling only eight overs and conceding 30 runs, Kallis took five victims in the first session of the day. Dale Steyn took four for 48, removing Aftab Ahmed (24) lbw after the hosts resumed play.

Graeme Smith then scored a workmanlike 62 from 104 balls to give his side the platform for victory, and despite two wickets each for Shahadat Hossain and Mohammad Rafique, the Proteas should wrap up victory early on day four with Ashwell Prince (24 not out) and AB De Villiers (eight not out) at the crease.






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