Keshab Maharaj is the first player to complete two seven-fors

SA vs Ban Live: Record Warning! Keshab Maharaj has made history by becoming the only bowler to have achieved this unique feat in a drawn Test. South African spinner Keshab Maharaj achieved a significant milestone on Monday as he became the first player in Test history to take two seven wickets in a row. Follow SA vs BAN updates on Insidesport.IN

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Maharaj completed this feat on the fourth day of the second and final Test match against Bangladesh, where he took seven wickets for 40 runs. His spell helped South Africa to a 60-run knock and sweep the series 2-0. South Africa lost to Bangladesh by 332 runs in the last Test. On the fourth day of the second Test, Bangladesh’s resistance lasted only an hour when Maharaj swung a net around the batsmen. The visitors were all out for 80 in their second innings as South Africa won the series 2-0.

SA vs Ban Live: Record Warning!  Keshab Maharaj has scripted history, becoming the only bowler to achieve this unique feat in a drawn Test - check out
SA vs Ban Live: Record Warning! Keshab Maharaj has scripted history, becoming the only bowler to achieve this unique feat in a drawn Test – check out

SA vs Ban Live: Record Warning! Keshab Maharaj has scripted history, becoming the only bowler to achieve this unique feat in a drawn Test – check out

Starting the day on 27/3, Bangladesh lost their experienced batsmen Mushfiqur Rahim and Muminul Haque in consecutive Maharaj overs. Yasir Ali didn’t see the hang around and went to take a big shot but fell deep for the duck.

The 25-run partnership between Liton Das and Mehdi Hasan Miraj was the highest in Bangladesh’s innings. But to find the slave fence, he walked out of the crease to the maharaja and was stumped – this was the second five in the maharaja’s series. The left-arm spinner took two more wickets in his next over to complete his second seven-wicket haul.

Simon Harmer finished the game, trapping Taizul Islam for zero and South Africa surrounded Bangladesh. Maharaj was the unanimous choice for the Player of the Match award and with 16 wickets and 108 runs in the series, he also took home the Player of the Series crown.

SA vs Ban Live: Record Warning! Keshab Maharaj has scripted history, becoming the only bowler to achieve this unique feat in a drawn Test – check out

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