Things aren’t looking good for Bangladesh Test

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Things aren’t looking good for Bangladesh Test

Things aren’t looking good for Bangladesh Test
The first Test between South Africa and Bangladesh was won by spin bowling at Kingsmead on Monday, but skipper Dean Elgar said he still prefers to attack opponents with fast pace.

Bangladesh were reduced to 53 all out in just 19 overs, giving South Africa a 220-run win. Left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj and off-spinner Simon Harmer bowled the same.

On Monday morning, Maharaj collected 7-32 and Harmer 3-21 as Bangladesh's last seven wickets fell in only 55 minutes.

This is Bangladesh's lowest score in a Test match, their lowest in the second innings, and the lowest by any side in Durban.

Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, and Marco Jansen were all contracted to Indian Premier League(IPL) sides, therefore South Africa were without their entire front-line fast bowling arsenal.

The spin option was dictated by the circumstances at Kingsmead, according to Elgar. He commented that Keshav and Harmy would have bowled the most of their overs even if the IPL players were present.

The two spinners, who claimed a combined 14 wickets in the match, were applauded by Elgar for their "pure skill level, intensity, and consistency."

However, the captain commented that they’re not used to or interested in playing this kind of cricket. He believes it demonstrates a great deal of character that they have the ability to adapt. They would like to keep playing the conditions in which three seamers, an allrounder, and a spinner are used. Their main offensive weapon is fast bowling.

Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque was perplexed by his batters' fall against a bowling style they were unfamiliar with.

Haque stated that they’re used to playing spin in Bangladesh, and they're also aware that spinners work in Durban.

He said that Bangladesh batted "very well" in the first innings, scoring 298 runs, but played too many loose strokes in the second innings and failed to form partnerships.

Haque thought it was critical to lose three wickets for 11 runs in the final overs on Sunday.

He remarked that they didn't care about the outcome; all they wanted to do was play the previous session. They were unfortunate enough to lose three wickets.

Haque praised his bowlers' efforts in both innings, but claimed it was costly to leave South Africa's last two wickets to score 69 runs in the first.

On Friday, the second and final Test begins at Gqeberha, previously known as Port Elizabeth.