South Africa vs Bangladesh - 2nd Test, Day 1: Trio of half centuries put South Africa in good spot
A few half centuries put South Africa in a good position despite some quality bowling from Taijul Islam on Day 1 of the 2nd Test between South Africa and Bangladesh today at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth.
South Africa vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Bangladesh tour of South Africa
South Africa *278/5 (90 ov)
Day Break: Day 1 South Africa won the toss and elected to bat
South Africa won the toss and elected to bat, Dean Elgar (70) leading the way with a half century to put South Africa in control.
Khaled Ahmed (1/38) found a way to remove Elgar's partner Sarel Erwee bringing them to 52/1. Elgar was then joined by Keegan Petersen (64) who made it to lunch, as South Africa left the field on 107/1.
Shortly after lunch Taijul Islam found a way around Dean Elgar (70), spurring on Bangladesh. Keegan Petersen reached his half century before a rain delay, washing away some momentum.
Taijul Islam (2/49) found another wicket before tea, Keegan Petersen gone for 64, South Africa heading in this time at 199/3.
Temba Bavuma (67) and Ryan Rickelton (42) managed to pile on more runs, before Taijul Islam (3/77) found another important wicket.
South Africa headed in for the final time on Day 1 at 278/5.
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Dean Elgar (70), Temba Bavuma (67) and Keegan Petersen (64) all grabbed half-centuries on Day 1 of the second #BetwayTest as the #Proteas reach the end of the day on 278/5#SAvBAN #BePartOfIt | @Betway_za pic.twitter.com/QefnWdUWaw
South Africa Fall of wickets: 1-52 (Sarel Erwee - 11.6 ov), 2-133 (Dean Elgar - 32.5 ov), 3-184 (Keegan Petersen - 50.3 ov), 4-267 (Ryan Rickelton - 81.3 ov), 5-271 (Temba Bavuma - 84.3 ov)
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 - Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque (C), Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das (WK), Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain
Date - 8th April, 09:00 AM
Venue - St George's Park, Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth
Toss - South Africa won the toss & elected to bat
Umpires - Allahudien Paleker, Marais Erasmus
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