Saturday, November 29, 2008

Prince of Pretoria helps South Africa romp to series win

South Africa won the second Test against Bangladesh by an innings and 48 runs on Friday after three middle-order run outs contributed to the visitors’ feeble second innings of 131 all out.

Ashwell Prince was named Man-of-the-Match and the series after scoring a Test best 162 not out in South Africa’s 429, a score that gave the home side a platform to complete a second innings victory in the two-Test series.

Bangladesh, trailing by 179 runs in the first innings, lost the key wickets of Mohammad Ashraful (21), Mehrab Hossain (0) and Raqibul Hasan (28) to direct hits from Dale Steyn, Hashim Amla and Prince respectively.

Earlier, wicketkeeper Mark Boucher too slammed a fluent century as the hosts reached 429 in reply to Bangla’s 250.

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