Innings defeat looms for Bangladesh after poor first innings

Kagiso Rabada (centre) picked a five-wicket haul
Kagiso Rabada (centre) picked a five-wicket haul
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South Africa 573-4 dec (Markram 143) v
Bangladesh 147 & 7-0 (Kayes 6no)
Second Test, Bloemfontein, day two

Kagiso Rababa and Duanne Olivier shared eight wickets between them as South Africa bowled out Bangladesh for 147 runs in the first innings and later enforced the follow-on at stumps on day two of the second and final Test in Bloemfontein.

Bangladesh did manage to retain all their 10 wickets in the eight deliveries of play possible in the second innings before the umpire's decided to end the day's action due to bad light. However, they still trail South Africa by a massive 419 run margin.

Their first innings though was a disaster as Rabada (5-33), Olivier (3-40) and Wayne Parnell (1-36) accounted for Soumya Sarkar (9), Mominul Haque (4), Mushfiqur Rahim (7) and Mahmudullah (4) to reduce them to 61 for four at the end of the second session's play.

Bangladesh sunk further at the start of the second half when Rabada picked Imrul Kayes (26) and Sabbir Rahman (0) before Liton Das (70) played a courageous 77-ball knock to help Bangladesh post 147 before they were bowled out. With a lead of 426 in the first innings, South Africa without hesitation enforced the follow-on.

Earlier, the Proteas first innings' resumption was marred with rain. But when it resumed, both Hashim Amla (132) and Faf du Plessis (135 not out) crossed their respective centuries while a cameo from Quinton de Kock (28 not out) pushed the total to 573 for four before the declaration came.

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