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South Africa perform strange celebration during Test against Bangladesh

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It was South Africa who came out on top against Bangladesh during the fifth and final day of the first Test, which ultimately gifted them a 1-0 series lead.

The Proteas claimed a 333-run victory after Bangladesh lost seven wickets for 41 runs in shy of an hour-and-a-half, with the victors bowling them out for 90 after the visitors were set 424 to win.

The conditions played a vital role in Bangladesh’s defeat as they go into the second Test on the back foot.

It was South Africa duo Kagiso Rabada and Keshav Maharaj who caused the majority of the damage, with the pacer claiming three wickets, whilst the latter took four.

However, the match was overshadowed by an injury to fast bowler Morne Morkel, who is expected to be sidelined for six weeks.

On the positives, it seems South Africa’s dominant performance leaves them with little to worry about going into the second Test.

However, they may need to improve on one thing, and that’s their celebration strategies.

After Hashim Amla completed an impressive slip catch at the start of the day, it seemed teammate and captain Faf du Plessis couldn’t wait to show his appreciation.

You can see his truly weird celebration in the video below.

As Amla falls to the ground, Faf wastes no time in congratulating him, dropping to the floor to give his teammate a warm hug.

However, it wasn't just a normal congratulatory hug, it was more of an embrace, which even caught the commentators' attention.

South Africa go into the second Test next week aiming to double their victory, whilst Bangladesh will be hoping to put their recent woes behind them and level the series.

Whatever happens, let's just hope we don't see anymore unusual celebrations like this one.

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Topics:
Cricket
The Ashes
ODI
Kevin Pietersen
South Africa cricket
T20
Joe Root
Bangladesh cricket

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