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Bangladesh gets four quick wickets, South Africa on top at 570-5

Bangladesh gets four quick wickets, South Africa on top at 570-5

Bangladesh showed belated signs of life on Saturday's second day of the second test, taking four quick wickets after the tourists set a new world record opening partnership.
South Africa's Graeme Smith and Neil McKenzie broke the record for a test opening partnership with a 415 run stand, topping the previous record of 413 set in 1956 by India's Vinoo Mankad and Pankaj Roy against New Zealand.
After Smith went, the home side made some inroads in the second session, leaving South Africa on 570-5 at tea.
Smith was bowled by Abdur Razzak in the opening session while attempting to sweep. His 232 came from just 277 balls, with 33 fours and a six.
The dismissal meant Smith and McKenzie fell short of South Africa's biggest-ever partnership, which remains the property of Jacques Rudolph and Boeta Dippenaar, who scored an unbeaten 429 for the third wicket against Bangladesh in 2003.
McKenzie stylishly completed his maiden double century in the morning session, scoring 226 off 388 balls, with 28 fours and two sixes.
He was out trying to glide a Shahadat Hossain to delivery to third man, chopping it onto his stumps.
McKenzie's departure, on 514, sparked a run of wickets for the home side.
Hossain trapped Hashim Amla (38) lbw a run later, and then removed Ashwell Prince (2), who also dragged a delivery onto his wicket.
Offspinner Shakib Al Hasan then bowled A.B. de Villiers (1).
Jacques Kallis (35) and Mark Boucher (16) steadied for the visitors, and were unbeaten at tea.
Smith's innings saw him pass 5000 test runs and became the first South African to score four test double-centuries, moving out of a tie with Gary Kirsten.
On Friday, South Africa won the toss and decided to bat first on a pitch that offered very little to bowlers.


Updated : 2021-05-09 18:00 GMT+08:00