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Keshav Maharaj

Maharaj topscores with 84 and takes 7 wickets as SA beatt Bangladesh in the second test

South African spinner Keshav Maharaj bolstered a strong SA first innings by topscoring with ** runs. His innings was full of poise as he punished the opposition, smiting ** fours and ** sixes.

He also surpassed his highest test score (71) with a boundary off Ebadot Hossain.

In the second innings he took 7 for 40 as Bangladesh could only make 80 and fall short by 332 runs.

His performance follows on from his masterclass of bowling in the first test.

 

Keshav Maharaj is the Player of the Match and the SeriesΒ (9 wickets in the match, 16 for the series. He made 84 in the first innings) as well: Really happy that the team crossed the line. The conditions were difficult and did not suit us, but credit to the team for responding well in all disciplines. Dean did a great job in leading the team. (On personal performance) After not picking wickets in the first innings at Durban, Dean and the coach had a chat and said, ‘you’re doing the right things. Your time will come, there could be a situation in the second innings where you go and take wickets’ and I haven’t looked back since then. (1/2)

 

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