Keshav Maharaj’s magical delivery to dismiss Mominul Haque is our Play of the Day.
It had been a fruitless session for the left-arm spinner in the first period of play on the third day of the Test against Bangladesh. They had weathered the storm against the seamers and when Maharaj came on, the Bangladeshis looked to attack him and take him out of the game. Occasionally, he threatened, but the batsmen were prepared to take the risk.
Just one wicket fell in the first session, a rather fortunate catch of Andile Phehlukway, and South Afria needed a breakthrough. In the fourth over after lunch, with Mominul well set on 77, Maharaj produced a pinpoint delivery which pushed the batsman back. He was confused and uncertain and could just prod it away, straight into the hands of Aiden Markram at forward short leg. He, too, had shown great anticipation, tracking the flight and moving to his left to take a safe catch.
That left the Bangladeshis on 227-5 and having to rebuild. They ended on 320, with Maharaj taking 3-92.
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