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Maharaj, Rabada fire as South Africa wrap up Bangladesh for 90 to complete 333 run win

Kagiso Rabada was outstanding for South Africa on the final day
Kagiso Rabada was outstanding for South Africa on the final day

South Africa 496-3 dec & 247-6 dec (du Plessis 81) beat
Bangladesh 320 & 90 (Maharaj 4-25) by 333 runs
First Test, Potchefstroom, day five

Keshav Maharaj and Kagiso Rabada shared seven wickets between them as South Africa bowled out Bangladesh for 90 runs in the second innings to complete a 333 run victory in the first Test in Potchefstroom on Monday.

Bangladesh resumed the final day's play at 49 for three, needing another improbable 375 runs to win the game. Rabada (3-33) in his first over of the day had Mushfiqur Rahim(16) caught in the slips and few overs later he removed Mahmudullah (9) and Liton Das (4) as well.

Das went for a desperate review that went in vain and Bangladesh slipped to 67 for six.

From there on it was a matter of time as Maharaj (4-25) join the wicket-taking act and accounted for Sabbir Rahman (4), Taskin Ahmed (4) and Mustafizur Rahman (1) while Shafiul Islam (2) was run out.

The Bangladesh innings was ended in the first session itself as they were bowled out for 90 runs in 32.4 overs. The 333-run victory helped South Africa take an 1-0 unassailable lead in the two-match series with Dean Elgar claiming the man of the match award.

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