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Tamim Iqbal ruled out second Test against South Africa

Tamim Iqbal scored 39 runs in the first Test
Tamim Iqbal scored 39 runs in the first Test

Bangladesh's ongoing campaign in South Africa have suffered a major blow as opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of the second and final Test that begins on Wednesday in Bloemfontein.

The 28-year-old's participation in the One-Day International series to follow is also under doubt as he suffered a muscle tear on his thigh that might need at least a month to recover.

The news comes as a major setback for Bangladesh, who are already with their experienced all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. The team management have confirmed that Tamim will continue to remain in South Africa for further rehabilitation.

South Africa currently have a 1-0 unassailable lead in the two match series following their resounding 333 run victory in the first game in Potchefstroom.

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