Cape Town - The pace of Kagiso Rabada and the spin of Keshav Maharaj
sent Bangladesh crashing to a 333-run defeat on the fifth day of the first Test
against South Africa at Senwes Park on Monday.
Scorecard: SA v Bangladesh, 1st Test
Bangladesh lost seven wickets for 41 runs in less than an
hour and a half as they were bowled out for 90 after being set 424 to win.
South Africa's victory was overshadowed by an injury to fast
bowler Morne Morkel, who is expected to be out for six weeks.
Rabada started the destruction by taking the first three
wickets of the morning. He finished with three for 33, while left-arm spinner
Maharaj took four for 25.
Resuming on 49 for three, Bangladesh lost their captain,
Mushfiqur Rahim, to the 12th ball of the morning when he pushed at a lifting
delivery from Rabada and was well caught above his head by Hashim Amla at first
slip for 16.
Mahmudullah was bowled off an inside edge when he played a
tentative defensive shot against the fast bowler and Liton Das offered no shot
and was leg before wicket to a ball which slanted in to him.
Sabbir Rahman and Taskin Ahmed were both leg before to
Maharaj before Shafiul Islam was run out when he and Mehedy Hasan attempted a
third run against the strong fielding arm of Rabada after a relay throw from
twelfthman Wayne Parnell, who chased a ball to long-off.
Hasan and last batsman Mustafizur Rahman shared the best
partnership of the morning, putting on 15 before Mustafizur pushed back a
return catch to Maharaj.
Bangladesh's rapid demise meant that South Africa were
hardly hampered by the absence of Morkel, who suffered a side strain after
taking the first two wickets on Sunday.
Team manager Mohammed Moosajee said Morkel required around
six weeks rest, ruling him out of the second Test in Bloemfontein, starting on
South Africa dominated the match after Rahm's surprising
decision to send them in to bat on an easy-paced pitch, with Dean Elgar (199),
new cap Aiden Markram (97) and Hashim Amla (137) enabling them to score 496 for
three declared in the first innings.