We take a look at the top five moments of the second Test against Bangladesh, which saw the Proteas claim the series 2-0 with a victory by an innings and 254 runs.
Kagiso Rabada’s 100-wicket milestone
The 22-year-old has had a sublime 2017, leading the wicket-takers tally with 54 scalps. In the second Test against Bangladesh he reached 100 Test wickets, becoming the fourth-fastest and the youngest South African to reach the milestone. Rabada also took his third 10-wicket haul after finishing with figures of 10-63 and was named Man of the Match.
Four centuries in an innings
Dean Elgar (113), Aiden Markram (143), Hashim Amla (132) and Faf du Plessis (135) all recorded tons in the first innings against Bangladesh. This is only the second time in South Africa’s history that this has occurred; the last time being against the West Indies in 2005 when AB de Villiers (114), Graeme Smith (126), Jacques Kallis (147) and Ashwell Prince (131) all recorded tons.
Markam’s maiden century
After falling three runs short of a debut ton in the first Test, Markram finally reached the inevitable. He top-scored in South Africa’s second Test with 143, helping South Africa post a mammoth 573-4 declared. His ton came off 186 deliveries and included 22 fours, cementing his spot as Elgar’s opening partner.
Amla’s 28th ton
The first Test against Bangladesh saw Amla draw level with Smith as the second-greatest centurion for South Africa. The Proteas No 3 got a second pop at surpassing Smith in the second Test and he took his opportunity, with a 163-ball 132 including 17 fours. This took him 28 centuries as he surpassed the ex-Proteas captain. Jacques Kallis sits at the summit with 45.
Bavuma’s stunning catch at gully
The 27-year-old pulled off a sensational instinctive catch in the second innings of the second Test against Bangladesh. Duanne Olivier sent off a back-of-a-length delivery outside off-stump that Mushfiqur Rahim stabbed at, sending the ball flying to the right of gully. Bavuma dived to his right with one hand and completed a magnificent catch. This added yet another heroic moment to Bavuma’s fielding accolades after his memorable run-out of David Warner in the first Test in Perth in 2016.
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