Today’s sports news: Shane van Gisbergen extended his Supercars points

Shane van Gisbergen extended his Supercars points lead by winning the first and second races at the Melbourne round.

The New Zealander beat Will Davison and David Reynolds to secure victory in Race 8.

It came just hours after Holden driver van Gisbergen raced to victory in Race 7.

The Race 8 win was career victory No. 60, and Gisbergen’s sixth of 2022.

“Man, my car is a jet,” he said.

“I can’t thank everyone at Red Bull Ampol Racing enough, so enjoyable this weekend.

“I was just pushing and pushing… some good racing, this track’s good for racing and passing.”

The Melbourne 400 will conclude with Race 9 on Sunday.

All Blacks Sevens into quarter-finals

The New Zealand men’s sevens team will play Samoa in this evening’s quarter-finals at the Singapore leg of the World Series after going through pool play unbeaten.

The All Blacks Sevens edged Argentina 14-10 in their opening group game, before beating Scotland 19-7 and crushing Wales 43-5 on day one of the event.

The United States, South Africa, Australia, Samoa, New Zealand, Argentina, Fiji and Ireland have made it through to Sunday’s Cup quarter-finals.

In the last game of the day in Pool A, USA speedster Perry Baker scored in the final seconds to end South Africa’s incredible winning streak of 36 matches stretching back to last season.

Taijul takes six wickets but S Africa in control of second test

Bangladesh left-arm spinner Taijul Islam took 6-135 but the touring side are behind in the game after they limped to 139 for five at the close on day two of the second and final test against South Africa.

Bangladesh are still 314 runs behind their hosts’ total of 453 all out at St George’s Park and their first aim will be to avoid the follow-on when Mushfiqur Rahim (30 not out) and Yasir Ali (8 not out) resume on the third morning.

Seamer Wiaan Mulder (3-15) has been the pick of the home bowlers, removing Tamim Iqbal lbw for a brisk 47.

He did likewise to Najmul Hossain Shanto (33) as Bangladesh suffered a double blow following a solid start to their innings.

Mulder bagged his third lbw of the innings when he snared captain Mominul Haque (6) as he bowled a superb tight line with just a hint of swing into the pads.

Bangladesh also lost first test centurion Mahmudul Hasan Joy for a duck as he edged seamer Duanne Olivier (2-17) to Sarel Erwee at first slip, and Olivier bowled the dangerous Litton Das (11) with a superb delivery that knocked over middle stump.

South Africa, who lead 1-0 in the series following a 220-run victory in Durban, had resumed their first innings on 278 for five having won the toss.

Captain Dean Elgar spoke before the game of the importance of the batsmen scoring hundreds after a barren run for the side, but the latest to fail was spinning all-rounder Keshav Maharaj, who compiled an excellent 84 from 95 balls before he was bowled following an ugly swipe across the line off the bowling of Taijul.

Elgar (70), Temba Bavuma (67) and Keegan Petersen (64) also passed 50 but failed to bring up three figures. It was, however, the first time in test history that nine batsmen reached 20 in a completed innings.

Taijul brought up 150 test wickets as he bowled with superb control on his return to the side having replaced injured seamer Taskin Ahmed in the side.