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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.

Match Summary

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.

Match Stats

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)

Playing XIs

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

Match Details

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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