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South Africa close in on Test series clean sweep v Bangladesh

South Africa are on the verge of completing a clean sweep against Bangladesh in the two-Test series, reducing the Mominul Haque-led visitors to 27/3 in the second innings at stumps on Day 3 at the St George's Park here.

Bangladesh still need 386 runs for a win, which looks unlikely, given that their entire top order, including Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Najmul Hossain Shanto, was back in the dressing room in just 9.1 overs of Bangladesh's second innings late on Sunday (IST).

Earlier in the day, after bowling out Bangladesh for 217 in the first innings, the Proteas batters scored quickly to set a target of 413 and the spinners struck in the tricky period of play to put the visitors on the back-foot at stumps on Day 3.

After a delayed start, Mushfiqur Rahim with Yasir Ali kept the score ticking, mounting resistance in the first session. Yasir got the momentum in the tourists' favour with three consecutive boundaries in the first thre