Thursday, November 27, 2008

South Africa vs Bangladesh 2nd Test 2008: South Africa is looking towards their second successive win

Bangladesh cricket team could manage a fighting score of 250 runs thanks to Junaid Siddique and Mushfiqur Rahim’s two half-centuries in their first innings. Both of them are two top scorers in the first innings scoring 67 and 65 respectively. They were all out within 76.2 overs. Chasing this lead South Africa lost their first wicket of Neil McKenzie after adding 3 runs in the board which was by Mashrafe Mortaza. At the end of first day of the five-day Test series, South Africa could score 7 for 1 in 5 overs. Winning the toss, Bangladeshi skipper Mohammad Ashraful chose to bat first.

Bangladesh team needs some more wickets to toil the South African batting line-up if they want to save them from whitewash. After clinching the first test by an innings and 129-run, South Africa took a 1-0 lead of the two-match test series. To retain the 2nd spot in the ICC Test rankings, they will have to defeat the tourists in all the matches.

South Africa is now on batting. They have already lost two early wickets within 47 runs. Both Mashrafe Mortaza and Mahbubul Alam took one wicket each. Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallisare are fighting. After the end of 31 overs, South Africa is 90 for 2. Hashim Amla is just six runs away from his 10th Test fifty while Jacques Kallis is batting on 16.

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