BMA253, SPI only support mode 0(b00) & mode 3(b11), so please check which mode the master is applied.
For BMA253, since the PS pin is pulled low, so no additional read/write is required to switch it to SPI mode. However, the PS pin should be kept low, from before BMA253 Power on reset.
From the image of waveform, the CLK signal stopped after sending the 1 st bytes (R+reg address), so the second byte(register value from BMA253) cannot be send out without clock. Please check the master side SPI.
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