Tigers crumble under Proteas onslaught
The Tigers' innings crumbled dramatically in the morning session as they were all-out for 90 runs on the fifth day of the first test against the Proteas at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom.
Captain Mushfiqur Rahim was the first wicket to fall in the morning session when he hung his bat to a Kagiso Rabada delivery that was shaping away from the right-hander.
Mushfiqur left in only the third over of the day and Hashim Amla, who took the catch at slips must have been delighted to see the Tigers skipper get out fishing unnecessarily at ta delivery outside the off stump.
Things did not get much better for the Tigers as Mahmmudullah Riyad dragged on a Kagiso Rabada delivery onto his stumps. Tigers lost their fifth wicket on the last ball of the 22nd over of the innings.
Liton Das fell to Rabda as well after he did not offer a shot to a ball that shaped in nicely and was given out leg-before wicket.
The Tigers lack of patience was telling and Sabbir Rahman was next to go when he tried to sweep left arm tweaker keshav Maharaj. The ball landed in line and straightened and Sabbir missed the line of the delivery and was given out leg-before wicket.
When faced with pressure from the Proteas the Tigers batsmen looked to primarily relieve the pressure with shots not fit for Test cricket. The Proteas on the other hand concentrated on maintaining a good line and length.
The Proteas eventually managed to clean out the remaining Bangladesh wickets ahead of lunch. Mehedi Hasan Miraz provided some resistance to the Proteas onslaught but it still was not enough to see the Tigers's score go past 100.
South Africa won the game by a massive 333 runs and batsman Dean Elgar was given the player of the match award for his magnificent 199 in the first innings.
Captain Mushfiqur Rahim suggested that he could not remember when the Tigers were last bowled out for less than 100.
Both Rabada and Maharaj picked up three wickets in this morning session as Bangladesh lost their remaining seven wickets for just 41 runs, within 17.1 overs. Shafiul Islam was run out while trying to run three.
Earlier yesterday, Bangladesh were 49-3 and required 375 runs to win when play was interrupted by rain and the players were not asked to return after Tea on Day 4 of the first Test match against South Africa.