Bangladesh face mammoth task to save match


Stumps, Day 3

South Africa : 496/3 dec. in 146 overs (Elgar 199, Amla 137, Markram 97; Shafiul 1/74, Mustafizur 1/98)

Bangladesh : 320 in 89.1 overs (Mominul 77., Mahmudullah 66, Mushfiqur 44; Maharaj 3/92, Rabada 1/23, Morkel 2/51, Rabada 2/84)

South Africa (2nd innings) : 54/2 in 15.5 overs (Elgar 18, Amla 17*, Markram 15; Mustafizur 1/7, Shafiul 1/18)

Despite of some impressive bowling from the Bangladesh bowlers in the late evening, South Africa are in the commanding position after third day of first Test at Potchefstroom. At the end of the day, Bangladesh still trail by 230 runs.

Bangladesh started the third day on 127 for 3. Tamim Iqbal was the first man to be dismissed in the morning after scoring 39. Then Mominul Haque and Mahmudullah added 69 runs in the 5th wicket partnership. Mominul was caught out at short leg after scoring 77. Morne Morkel got rid of Mahmudullah on 66. Duanne Olivier bowled Sabbir Rahman out on 30.

Tigers lost their last four wickets in quick-succession and were all out for 320. Keshav Maharaj picked up 3 wickets for 92. Kagiso Rabada and Morne Morkel both claimed 2 wickets each.

South Africa started their second innings with a lead of 176 runs. Shafiul gave the first breakthrough to Bangladesh by dismissing first innings centurion Dean Elgar lbw on 18. Couple of overs later, Mustafizur Rahman bagged the wicket of Aiden Markram on 15. Due to bad light, umpires called off the day’s play early. South Africa ended the day on 54 for 2. Hashim Amla remained not out on 17 and Temba Bavuma on 3.


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