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Maharaj, Harmer help South Africa take 1-0 lead with 220-run thrashing of Bangladesh

Spinners Keshav Maharaj and Simon Harmer spun a ruthless web around Bangladesh as the visitors were bowled out for just 53 within the first hour of day five's play, handing South Africa a 220-run win and a 1-0 lead in the two-match series at Kingsmead Stadium on Monday.

The main architect of Bangladesh's demolition was left-arm spinner Maharaj, who finished with figures of 7/32 in 10 overs, his career-best figures. Resuming from 11/3, Bangladesh wobbled spectacularly for 53 in just 19 overs, their second-lowest total in Test cricket and also the lowest innings score at this venue. Najmul Hossain Shanto (26) and Taskin Ahmed (14) were the only two ba