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South Africa vs Bangladesh, 1st Test, Day 1: Elgar and Bavuma give South Africa the edge

Temba Bavuma batting for South Africa
Temba Bavuma batting for South Africa
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Bangladesh celebrates a wicket
Bangladesh celebrates a wicket
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Keegan Petersen in action batting
Keegan Petersen in action batting
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Half centuries for Dean Elgar and Temba Bavuma give South Africa the edge, leaving the field at 233/4 at the end of Day 1 of the 1st Test between South Africa and Bangladesh at Kingsmead, Durban.

Match Summary

South Africa vs Bangladesh, 1st Test, Bangladesh tour of South Africa

South Africa *233/4 (76.5 ov)

Bangladesh

Day Break: Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bowl

SCORECARD

Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field, openers Dean Elgar (67) and Sarel Erwee (41) putting on a good partnership before Bangladesh struck.

Khaled Ahmed (1/49) and Mehidy Hasan Miraz (1/57) finding weak spots to slow South Africa down.

South Africa managed to bunker down until tea, heading in at 165/3, Temba Bavuma (22*) leading the way.

Heading back out, Bavuma built on his performance, ending the day 53* as the guiding light for South Africa as they finished the day on 233/4.

Match Stats

South Africa Fall of wickets: 1-113 (Dean Elgar - 33.2 ov), 2-117 (Sarel Erwee - 34.1 ov), 3-146 (Keegan Petersen - 45.6 ov), 4-180 (Ryan Rickelton - 57.2 ov)

Playing XI

South Africa - Dean Elgar (C), Sarel Erwee, Keegan Petersen, Temba Bavuma, Ryan Rickelton, Kyle Verreynne (WK), Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Simon Harmer, Lizaad Williams, Duanne Olivier

Bangladesh - Mominul Haque (C), Shadman Islam, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das (WK), Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain

Match Details

Date - 31st March, 09:00 AM

Venue - Kingsmead, Durban, Durban

Toss - Bangladesh won the toss & elected to field

Umpires - Adrian Holdstock, Marais Erasmus

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