20 November 2008
After his heroics in the home series against New Zealand, Shakib Al Hasan bagged another five-for, this time against South Africa, to lift Bangladesh's spirit and restrict South Africa to 441/9d in the second day of the first Test match at OUTsurance Oval in Bloemfontain today. Shakib bagged 5 for 130 runs as Bangladesh claimed 8 wickets for 142 runs in the second day.
Young seamer Mahbubul Alam claimed the prize scalp of Graeme Smith and picked the last batsman Makhaya Ntini as South Africa declared after losing their 9th wicket. South African spinner Paul Harris has fractured his right thumb and didn't come to bat.