Twitter reactions: Keshav Maharaj’s stunning 7-fer helps South Africa crush Bangladesh in Durban Test

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  • South Africa thrashed Bangladesh in the first Test by 220 runs.

  • Keshav Maharaj bagged a sensational seven-wicket haul to pack Bangladesh for just 53 in their second innings.

Twitter reactions: Keshav Maharaj’s stunning 7-fer helps South Africa crush Bangladesh in Durban Test
Keshav Maharaj steers South Africa to epic win over Bangladesh in first Test (Image Source: Twitter)

Keshav Maharaj‘s spectacular bowling display in the second innings of the opening Test against Bangladesh helped South Africa thrash the visitors by a massive margin of 220 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series at Kingsmead in Durban.

Maharaj and his partner-in-crime Simon Harmer combined to take 14 of the 20 Bangladesh wickets to fall between them as the tourists were packed at their second-lowest total in Test cricket – 53. Further, it was also the lowest ever score in Tests in Durban.

Maharaj, who went wicketless in the first innings despite bowling quite superbly, roared back in grand style to choke the visiting side with a seven-wicket haul while conceding only 32 runs in 10 overs. Similarly, Harmer, who bagged a 4-fer in the first essay, picked up the remaining three scalps in the second innings.

Brief scores: South Africa 367 & 204 (Dean Elgar 64; Ebadot Hossain 2/40, Mehidy Hasan 2/85) beat Bangladesh 298 (Mahmudul Hasan Joy 137, Liton Das 41; Simon Harmer 4/103) & 53 (Keshav Maharaj 7/32, Simon Harmer 3/21) by 220 runs.

“Quite emotional, playing at home is always special. Glad that I could take the team over the line. It’s just about being patient and hitting my line and length for long periods of time. You can’t take Test wins for granted, back to the drawing-room from tomorrow. Both my parents are here, my sister, nieces and nephews, special moment for me. I love playing at home. The Dolphins have been very good for me, very grateful to put in a performance for them out here today,” said Maharaj after the match.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

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