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Video: Liton Das takes unbelievable catch against South Africa

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Bangladesh may have suffered a heavy defeat in their first Test match of their South African tour at Senwes Park, but it didn't stop visiting wicketkeeper Liton Das from claiming catch of the game. 

The hosts convincingly dispatched their opponents from the subcontinent by 333 runs in the match played in the city of Potchefstroom, as Dean Elgar was named Man of the Match following a superb 199-run-haul in the first innings, which set the South Africans up-nicely, having lost the toss and forced to bat first.

On what was a Test match of few positives for the Bangladesh players and staff, Das was responsible for a highlight, when he acrobatically caught Temba Bavuma behind the stumps.

The 'keeper anticipated the right-handed Bavuma, who was going along nicely at 71 not out before being caught behind, to attempt a sweep from the bowling of Mominul Haque.

Das moved sharply to his left, before dropping down to retrieve the catch, somehow keeping hold of it in the process.

But, that was Bangladesh's moment to cherish, as after, South Africa struck up a commendable lead in their second innings, ultimately declaring on 247 for six on the fourth day of play on Sunday.

When play resumed for the final day on Monday, the hosts' bowling attack, fronted by the excellence of left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj, who attained four wickets for 25 runs, Bangladesh were bowled out for just 90.

Indeed, the tourists lost their final seven wickets for 41-runs in less than an hour-and-a-half of play, but despite the win, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis was not best pleased with the state of the pitch.

Watch the ridiculous catch in the video below.

Du Plessis told SuperSport: "I'm on the groundsman's case.

"I was really disappointed with the conditions. They were not what we asked for.

"Hopefully there will be a bit more grass on the pitch in Bloemfontein," he continued. "I am expecting more bounce and carry."

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim admitted that the state of the wicket caused issues for men. 

He said: "I did not know the wicket would be this flat. It was a flat track but they didn't put the ball in the right areas."

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