1st Test,
The Ashes, 2017-18, Brisbane

Australia vs England

23 November 2017 05:29 (IST)

2nd Test, Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein, 06 October 2017

South Africa vs Bangladesh

Bangladesh 3rd Inn:172/10 (42.4)

Subashis Roy 12 (10);
Andile Phehlukwayo* 9.4-2-36-3; Duanne Olivier 11-1-39-1;

Last bat: Mustafizur Rahman

Result: South Africa won by an innings and 254 runs.

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Bangladesh 2nd Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Imrul Kayes c de Kock & b Olivier 32 53 5 1 60.38
Soumya Sarkar c du Plessis & b Rabada 3 8 0 0 37.5
Mominul Haque c Maharaj & b Rabada 11 13 1 0 84.62
Mushfiqur Rahim(c) lbw Parnell 26 45 3 0 57.78
Mahmudullah c Elgar & b Rabada 43 59 7 1 72.88
Liton Das(wk) b Phehlukwayo 18 25 4 0 72
Sabbir Rahman c du Plessis & b Phehlukwayo 4 12 1 0 33.33
Taijul Islam b Rabada 2 9 0 0 22.22
Rubel Hossain b Rabada 7 8 1 0 87.5
Subashis Roy not out 12 10 3 0 120
Mustafizur Rahman b Phehlukwayo 7 15 0 1 46.67
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 6, w - 0, nb - 1)7
Total(172 all out in 42.4 overs)172 (4.03 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/13 (Soumya Sarkar, 4.2 ov.) 2/29 (Mominul Haque, 8.5 ov.) 3/63 (Imrul Kayes, 15.3 ov.)
4/92 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 23.4 ov.) 5/135 (Liton Das, 32.5 ov.) 6/139 (Mahmudullah, 33.6 ov.)
7/145 (Sabbir Rahman, 36.6 ov.) 8/145 (Taijul Islam, 37.2 ov.) 9/156 (Rubel Hossain, 39.2 ov.)
10/172 (Mustafizur Rahman, 42.4 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Kagiso Rabada 11 1 30 5 2.73  
Duanne Olivier 11 1 39 1 3.55  
Keshav Maharaj 6 1 30 0 5  
Wayne Parnell 5 0 31 1 6.2  
Andile Phehlukwayo 9.4 2 36 3 3.72  
               

Bangladesh 1st Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Imrul Kayes c de Kock & b Rabada 26 46 4 0 56.52
Soumya Sarkar b Rabada 9 24 2 0 37.5
Mominul Haque c de Kock & b Olivier 4 7 1 0 57.14
Mushfiqur Rahim(c) c Bavuma & b Olivier 7 8 1 0 87.5
Mahmudullah c de Kock & b Parnell 4 6 1 0 66.67
Liton Das(wk) c du Plessis & b Rabada 70 77 13 0 90.91
Sabbir Rahman c Parnell & b Rabada 0 6 0 0 0
Taijul Islam b Olivier 12 38 0 0 31.58
Rubel Hossain b Rabada 10 33 2 0 30.3
Mustafizur Rahman c Markram & b Maharaj 0 3 0 0 0
Subashis Roy not out 2 9 0 0 22.22
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 3, w - 0, nb - 0)3
Total(147 all out in 42.5 overs)147 (3.43 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/13 (Soumya Sarkar, 6.4 ov.) 2/26 (Mominul Haque, 9.4 ov.) 3/36 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 11.5 ov.)
4/49 (Mahmudullah, 14.2 ov.) 5/61 (Imrul Kayes, 17.3 ov.) 6/65 (Sabbir Rahman, 19.3 ov.)
7/115 (Taijul Islam, 31.2 ov.) 8/143 (Liton Das, 38.6 ov.) 9/143 (Mustafizur Rahman, 39.3 ov.)
10/147 (Rubel Hossain, 42.5 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Kagiso Rabada 13.5 4 33 5 2.39  
Duanne Olivier 12 3 40 3 3.33  
Wayne Parnell 7 1 36 1 5.14  
Keshav Maharaj 5 2 7 1 1.4  
Andile Phehlukwayo 5 1 28 0 5.6  
               

South Africa 1st Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Dean Elgar c Mustafizur & b Subashis Roy 113 152 17 0 74.34
Aiden Markram b Rubel 143 186 22 0 76.88
Hashim Amla b Subashis Roy 132 163 17 0 80.98
Temba Bavuma c Liton Das & b Subashis Roy 7 12 1 0 58.33
Faf du Plessis(c) not out 135 181 15 0 74.59
Quinton de Kock(wk) not out 28 27 2 2 103.7
Andile Phehlukwayo dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Wayne Parnell dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Keshav Maharaj dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Kagiso Rabada dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Duanne Olivier dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 4, lb - 2, w - 8, nb - 1)15
Total(573 for 4 in 120 overs)573 (4.78 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/243 (Dean Elgar, 53.4 ov.) 2/276 (Aiden Markram, 58.4 ov.) 3/288 (Temba Bavuma, 61.2 ov.)
4/535 (Hashim Amla, 113.6 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Mustafizur Rahman 25 3 113 0 4.52 (6w)
Subashis Roy 29 3 118 3 4.07 (1w)
Rubel Hossain 22 1 113 1 5.14 (1w)
Soumya Sarkar 5 0 21 0 4.2  
Taijul Islam 27 0 145 0 5.37  
Mahmudullah 9 2 35 0 3.89  
Mominul Haque 1 0 6 0 6  
Sabbir Rahman 2 0 16 0 8  
               
All|Overs 1-50|Overs 51-100
4

to Kayes, FOUR, confidently driven through extra-cover. Despite Parnell getting a hand with his dive, the ball found its way to the ropes. It was full enough, and Kayes didn't lack conviction with his effort

4

to Kayes, FOUR, lovely shot, fraction too full and just outside off, Kayes leans forward, presents the full face of the bat and drives it past the vacant mid-off region, should give him plenty of confidence

D

to Soumya Sarkar, no run, has Soumya been caught? A shake of the head straightaway from Markhram and he indicates he dropped it. Good work from the man at FSL to get to the ball, but as he tumbled down, he ended up shelling the chance. This was banged in short and on Soumya's body, he was trying to get on top of the bounce as he fended at it, gets a thick inside edge that lobs to the left of FSL

W

to Soumya Sarkar, out Caught by du Plessis!! Edged and caught at second slip! This was coming, Soumya never looked at ease throughout his brief knock, on a good length and in that channel just outside off. Soumya could have just left it, instead, he has a feel for that, gets a thick edge towards the slip cordon. Du Plessis dives in front of Amla at first slip and holds onto a good two-handed catch. The procession has begun once again for the Bangladeshi batsmen. Soumya Sarkar c du Plessis b 3(8)

4

to Mominul, FOUR, Mominul is taking on the short ball and this is a fine shot from the left-hander, swivelled across, rolled his wrists and pulled it past square leg, beats Phehlukwayo getting across from long leg

4

to Mominul, leg byes, FOUR, lovely bouncer and Mominul was on all fours as he left it go. It was a late call to duck underneath it, gets a glancing blow on his helmet and lobs over the keeper for four leg byes

W

to Mominul, out Caught by Maharaj!! Oh dear! Mominul was taking on the short stuff from and that has led to his downfall now. This was banged in short and on the stumps, Mominul swivelled across on the pull, didn't bother to keep it down and pulled it straight down the throat of Maharaj at deep square leg. As simple as it gets and South Africa have their second wicket of the day. Mominul c Maharaj b 11(13) [4s-1]

4

to Kayes, FOUR, top-edge and four, banged in short and on the stumps, Kayes was beaten for pace and was late on the pull, gets a thick top-edge that went fine and rolled away to the fence

4

to Rahim, FOUR, edged and four, lucky escape for Rahim, hung his bat at one that shaped away after pitching outside off, gets a thick edge that goes wide of Elgar at third slip, a fourth slip would have gobbled it up

4

to Kayes, FOUR, lovely shot, banged in short and on the stumps, Kayes swivels across, rolls his wrists and bisects the two men in the deep to a nicety

6

to Kayes, SIX, right to the pitch of the ball before smashing it down the ground. It slams the cushions on the full. Flat six over mid-off

4

to Kayes, FOUR, well, Kayes isn't afraid of bringing out the reverse-sweep. There was no one behind point, and so he took the risk and got it away to the third man fence

W

to Kayes, out Caught by de Kock!! Strangled down the leg-side! It's not the first time a Bangladesh batsman has got out like this in this match. With the short ball heading towards his rib-cage from over the wicket, Kayes finds himself cramped. He tries tucking it away, but the ball tickles off the inside edge, and de Kock completes a nice catch diving to his right. A well deserved wicket for in his extended spell. That Kayes chose to stand to the short ball is a bit surprising, given that he'd either been ducking or pulling until this point. Kayes c de Kock b 32(53) [4s-5 6s-1]

4

to Rahim, FOUR, rare loose ball from , Rahim puts it away. It's short, it's wide, and Rahim gets into position quickly for a cut through point

4

to Rahim, FOUR, now this one isn't as short or wide as the previous one, and much credit has to go to Rahim for his footwork. He jumps back to the leg-side, makes the shot feasible, and executes it brilliantly through cover-point

4

to Mahmudullah, FOUR, back of a length delivery outside off, gentle pace loosener, and Mahmudullah punches it through the vacant cover region. Although he played away from the body, the ball lacked any real fizz to cause much trouble

6

to Mahmudullah, SIX, confident shot from Mahmudullah. He runs down to the flighted ball, makes himself a bit of room and swings cleanly over extra-cover. Sends it crashing into the LED boards wide of long-off

W

to Rahim, out Lbw!! Oh given! With the angle is getting, you'd have thought that the umpire would take a little more time in pondering the appeal. But he raised the finger immediately. Rahim takes a review. No question of any bat involved, as Rahim shouldered his arms to it. And it's just clipping off-stump, according to ball-tracking. Fair enough then. Just misjudged the line on this occasion. Probably got into a leaving routine after the previous three deliveries. Credit to for changing his line also. Rahim lbw b 26(45) [4s-3]

4

to Mahmudullah, FOUR, lovely shot, fraction overpitched and wide of off, that's a gentle loosener from , Mahmudullah leans into the drive and places it into the gap past cover-point, no need to run for those

4

to Liton Das, FOUR, lovely shot, Liton has been one batsman who has impressed in this match. Once again, he gets a good stride forward, gets close to the pitched up delivery and drives it into the gap past cover-point. There's a long chase for the fielder, but the ball just beats him into the ropes

4

to Liton Das, FOUR, too short and too straight from , ends up drifting onto Liton's pads, no long leg and he places it into the gap for his second boundary

4

to Liton Das, FOUR, creamed, wide half-volley outside off, that was asking to be hit, Liton gets a good stride across and drills it into the gap past cover-point, back-to-back boundaries to end the over

4

to Mahmudullah, FOUR, positive batting from Bangladesh after lunch. This was full and this was wide of off, caught behind at leaned into the drive, played with a bent knee and finds the gap past cover-point, no one moved

4

to Mahmudullah, FOUR, Mahmudullah is liking this spell of bowling from , full and wide of off, he brings his bat down, plays with an open face and squeezes it into the gap - between slip and gully

4

to Mahmudullah, FOUR, lovely, too full and too wide from , Mahmudullah gets a big stride forward and drives it in the gap past cover-point, no one moved and it's another boundary for Mahmudullah

4

to Liton Das, FOUR, cracking shot, too full and on Liton's pads, almost a half-volley from and Liton gleefully accepts the gift, whips it in front of square on the on-side for a boundary

4

to Mahmudullah, FOUR, that has been slogged over mid-wicket, length delivery from , Mahmudullah got a big stride forward and swung it through the line, cleared mid-wicket, couple of bounces and over the ropes

OT

to Mahmudullah, no run, loud shout for a catch at FSL and du Plessis wants a review. He wasn't convinced, but implored him to do so. Struck pretty high on the pads and UltraEdge confirms that there's no edge as well. Umpire's call on hitting the stumps, so no LBW either. South Africa do not lose a review. Short of a length and angling down the leg-side, Mahmudullah was caught on the hop as he looked to nudge it towards the on-side, the ball lobbed off the pads to Markhram at FSL

W

to Liton Das, out Bowled!! Error in judgement and Liton has been cleaned up! Exceptional bowling from , he kept hitting that length outside off and getting it to leave the batsman. This one though jags back in slightly, Liton was accustomed to letting those go by, he doesn't cover his stumps, exposes his off-stump as he shouldered arms. The ball clatters into the off-stump and sends it cart-wheeling, a disbelieving Liton has to walk back to the pavilion. Liton Das b 18(25) [4s-4]

4

to Mahmudullah, FOUR, Mahmudullah is playing an useful knock here, too full and too wide from , he leans into the drive and flays it through cover, beats the fielder in the ring and rolls away to the fence

W

to Mahmudullah, out Caught by Elgar!! Stunning catch at gully and it's the 100th Test wicket for . This wasn't a wicket-taking delivery by any stretch, perhaps the extra bounce cost Mahmudullah here. This was short and wide of off, Mahmudullah was looking to run it down towards third man, the extra bounce meant he wasn't in full control, got a thick edge and to the left of gully. Elgar threw himself to his left, went with both hands and completed a fine catch. Handy knock from Mahmudullah, but one that wouldn't help his team by any means. Mahmudullah c Elgar b 43(59) [4s-7 6s-1]

4

to Sabbir Rahman, FOUR, Sabbir is off his pair, leg-stump half-volley from , Rahman shuffles across and clips it in front of square on the on-side, beats mid-wicket and rolls away to the fence

W

to Sabbir Rahman, out Caught by du Plessis!! Edged and caught! The end is nigh for Bangladesh, an awayswinger from , on a good length and in that channel outside off, draws out a tentative nibble from Sabbir, his feet went nowhere and the edge flew to the left of second slip. Du Plessis dived to his left and completed the formalities. South Africa are three wickets away from completing the formalities. Sabbir Rahman c du Plessis b 4(12) [4s-1]

W

to T Islam, out Bowled!! Bangladesh are falling in a heap now! 4th wicket for , his 9th for the match. The round the wicket angle has worked, short of a good length and coming back with the angle, Taijul's feet went nowhere as he poked flat-footed, gets a big inside edge and the leg-stump is sent for a walk. This is getting over all too quickly for the visitors. T Islam b 2(9)

4

to Subashis Roy, FOUR, another yorker from and Subashis just about jams his bat down in time, gets a thick inside edge that rolls away to the fence in a hurry. lost balance on his followthrough and ended up slipping into the ground as well

4

to Rubel, FOUR, edged and four, on a good length and in that channel outside off, the length made Rubel play, finds the edge that rolls away in the gap between third slip and gully

W

to Rubel, out Bowled!! Too good for Rubel and has 10 wickets for the match! Another pin-point yorker, right at the base of middle, Rubel was backing away once again, gets his bat down late, the inside edge goes back to clatter into the middle-stump. Seventh five-wicket haul, his 3rd 10-wicket haul in Tests. is on fire. Rubel b 7(8) [4s-1]

6

to Mustafizur, SIX, ohhhh myyyy! Mustafizur runs down the track and launches it many a mile over long-off. What a strike!

4

to Subashis Roy, FOUR, short of length delivery, Roy moves away from the line and slashes it through point

4

to Subashis Roy, FOUR, was guilty of this in the first innings too. Bowling too short against tailenders who are moving away all the time. Roy has a big swish at it and sends a thick top-edge over the keeper

W

to Mustafizur, out Bowled!! That's it. Full and straight, the need of the hour. Mustafizur swings hard, but the ball goes right through the gate to peg the leg-stump back. South Africa sweep series 2-0. Mustafizur b 7(15) [6s-1]

4

to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR, stylishly cut away through point for four! Didn't flash at the ball, just wanted to get on top of the bounce. Placed it nicely in the gap with good timing

4

to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR, gets on top of the cut again for his second boundary in this fashion. Ordinary delivery from , truth be told, and Sarkar isn't planning on missing out

W

to Soumya Sarkar, out Bowled!! What a way to go: bowled behind his legs! They check 's front foot, but he's fine on that account. It's not that the ball has just clipped leg-stump; rather, it has given it a fair whack. Back of length, Sarkar shuffles across too much in trying to clip it away but fails to make contact and leaves himself vulnerable. exploits. Soumya Sarkar b 9(24) [4s-2]

4

to Kayes, FOUR, back of a length on off, squares Kayes up and takes a thick edge between slips and gully. Played it with soft enough hands to keep it down. mutters in frustration

4

to Kayes, FOUR, this is what he was trying two balls back. If anything, this one's even harder to hit with the length being further up, but Kayes drags his one-legged pull through mid-wicket

4

to Mominul, FOUR, it was so wide, that Mominul almost had a hard time reaching out. The feet don't move much as he stretches his hands to cut through cover-point

W

to Mominul, out Caught by de Kock!! Given. Mominul is strangled down the leg-side. It's the short of length delivery again which causes trouble. The ball is directed towards Mominul's body on leg-stump, he gets cramped up and glances it off a thick inside edge to de Kock. Bangladesh in trouble early in their response of 573. Mominul c de Kock b 4(7) [4s-1]

4

to Rahim, FOUR, short of length outside off, the diminutive Rahim has to get on his toes to cut it through backward point. He controlled that pretty well actually

W

to Rahim, out Caught by Bavuma!! Bavuma has stunned himself at gully. He looks at his team-mates, then looks at the ball in his right hand in disbelief. This is an absolute ripper. The ball was travelling off Rahim's bat after he cut it off the back foot. Bavuma flew to his right at gully, stuck his hand out, and the ball stuck. Terrific reflexes. Can't stop smiling as he's mobbed by his mates. Rahim c Bavuma b 7(8) [4s-1]

4

to Kayes, FOUR, pulled away firmly; uppishly, but firmly. There are shouts of "catch", but Kayes has hit this much finer of long leg. One bounce and over the ropes. Pretty well timed

4

to Kayes, FOUR, so he's decided he's going to take the short ball on. There are two fielders in the deep, and Kayes has split both of them. Another uppish pull, but he's timing them pretty well. Has to be careful though

4

to Mahmudullah, FOUR, loosener from to begin with. A 132kph half-volley outside off, and how beautifully has he put this away! Leant across on the ball and creamed it through point

W

to Mahmudullah, out Caught by de Kock!! Now that's a riposte and a half! snaps him up off the very next ball, after being creamed for four. Short of length outside off, gets Mahmudullah dangling away from the body, and takes a feather through to de Kock. This is poor batting. Didn't need to chase that at all. And if he was going to, then there should have been more intent. This was a nothing shot. A little bit of extra bounce gets him in trouble and he has to head back. Bangladesh in all sorts of trouble here. Mahmudullah c de Kock b 4(6) [4s-1]

4

to Liton Das, FOUR, oh dear. Bangladesh can't keep themselves from tossing opportunities every other over. This has flown over Dean Elgar at third slip, bursting through his hands. Rather, it went past him even before his hands came up. Absolutely flew off the bat. Full ball outside off, hardly any feet from Das as he aims to drive and can only manage a thick edge

4

to Liton Das, FOUR, better from Das. Much closer to the ball this time as he punches off the front foot through mid-off

W

to Kayes, out Caught by de Kock!! Bangladesh are simply not learning! Sunil Joshi looks pensive in the dressing room as he watches in horror at another batsman plotting his own downfall. This was shorter in length and came back with the angle, Kayes was rooted to his crease as he pushed away from his body, the angle made him unsure at first and then came the flirty poke. The edge is found and de Kock dives across to his left as he safely pouches it. Bangladesh have lost half their side now. Kayes c de Kock b 26(46) [4s-4]

4

to Liton Das, FOUR, cracking shot, hint of width outside off, Liton gets on top of the bounce and steers it square behind point, no need to run for those

W

to Sabbir Rahman, out Caught by Parnell!! Oh dear! Catching practice for Parnell at cover, Sabbir couldn't have picked him up any better. Was the short ball in his mind? Anyway, this was a floaty half-volley outside off, Sabbir was stuck in his crease, saw the width and threw his hands at that. The bat slightly turned on impact, he ended up chipping it straight to Parnell. A little juggle, but he holds onto it. Bangladesh are now down to their tail. Sabbir Rahman c Parnell b 0(6)

4

to Liton Das, FOUR, lovely shot, he's showing some resistance - Liton. Banged in short and on the stumps, he swivels across, rolls his wrists and plays a controlled pull past square leg

4

to Liton Das, FOUR, streaky and four, full and wide of off, looking to lure Liton into the drive. He went with hard hands, played away from his body and got a thick edge, even Bavuma can't get across with his gully at gully, four handy runs for Liton

OT

to T Islam, leg byes, 2 runs, I think this is a waste of a review, but South Africa do want one. The impact might well be outside leg - marginally outside leg, says Hawk-Eye and the ball would have been going way down leg. South Africa lose a review, not that it would hurt them. 'He was walking across' was what one fielder said and that prompted Faf into a review, turns out to be two leg-byes for Bangladesh as the ball rolled away behind square on the on-side

4

to Liton Das, FOUR, beautifully played, full and wide of off, Liton leans into the drive, plays it on the up and finds the gap past cover-point, no need to run for those

4

to Liton Das, FOUR, Liton is playing some sublime shots, this was a back of a length delivery outside off, he stood tall and punched it in front of square on the off-side. Maharaj gave the chase, but the ball was always running away from him

4

to Liton Das, FOUR, cracking shot, full and wide of off, Liton gets a big stride forward and caresses the drive into the gap past cover, once it beat the fielder, it was heading only one-way

4

to Liton Das, FOUR, nicely played by Liton, fraction short and just outside off, Liton stays on the front-foot, rolls his wrists over and pulls it wide of mid-on for another boundary

OT

to Liton Das, 1 run, fifty for Liton, has been an excellent half-century under immense pressure, dabs a length delivery past point for a single, gets a good round of applause from his teammates

W

to T Islam, out Bowled!! Cleaned up! Taijul has been done in by the change of angle, came from round the wicket and got this one to angle back into the left-hander. Taijul's feet went nowhere as he pushed from the crease, doesn't cover for the angle and watched helplessly as his off-stump went cart-wheeling out of the ground. Third wicket for and a frustrating stand has been broken. T Islam b 12(38)

4

to Rubel, FOUR, pitches it up on middle, and is driven firmly down the ground - past mid-on - for four. But it's a decent ball. If only he stays here long enough

4

to Rubel, FOUR, a touch of quality from Rubel out of nowhere! The ball drifts in on leg, a little too full, and Rubel whips it away between mid-on and mid-wicket. Lovely shot

4

to Liton Das, FOUR, oh take that! DON'T BOWL SHORT, is his message in capital letters. Short of length, sizes it up pretty quickly and belts a pull through mid-wicket

4

to Liton Das, FOUR, goes through Parnell's dive at mid-off. Four more. A floaty outswinger, Das's upper-body moves in sync with the feet as he drives it nicely down the ground. Parnell slaps the turf in frustration at having let that pass

4

to Liton Das, FOUR, delightfully flicked through mid-wicket. His confidence keeps growing. Picks a full ball from off-stump, and dispatches it in the gap

4

to Liton Das, FOUR, too leg-stumpish and that's easy pickings. Clipped away to the vacant fine leg region for another four. 16 from the over

W

to Liton Das, out Caught by du Plessis!! Oh dear. After playing the pull shot so well, he gets too carried away and tries to manufacture one when the length isn't there. being quicker than Phehlukwayo makes it a bit more difficult to pick length early, which brings about the error in judgement. Back of length, Das is on the front foot looking to swat it through mid-wicket. A thick top-edge is found and the ball swirls behind over slips. Slight bit of confusion over who should take it, but then Faf settles under it and makes it look easy. Liton Das c du Plessis b 70(77) [4s-13]

W

to Mustafizur, out Caught by Markram!! Big appeal for a bat-pad catch. Turned down by the umpire. South Africa, though, are convinced there's an edge there. Markram was smiling before he even took it. Faf reviews, and yes, there it is, clear as crystal - a big, fat inside edge onto pad. Mustafizur was lunging at the ball, and the little bit of turn caused his undoing. Mustafizur c Markram b 0(3)

W

to Rubel, out Bowled!! Does him with a yorker to round-off a five-for. It took a while to produce this delivery against Rubel, who was moving all over the place, but it eventually came. He tries squeezing it out, but it's too quick for him. Bangladesh bundled out for 147. Rubel b 10(33) [4s-2]

4

to Elgar, FOUR, he is away. Drifts on the legs. Elgar gets across and flicks to the fine leg fence

4

to Elgar, FOUR, poor delivery. Slides on the legs, gets across and flicks wide of the man at fine leg

4

Roy to Markram, FOUR, full ball. In fact a full, toss. Has it easy, slices the drive square on the off-side

4

Roy to Elgar, FOUR, full ball. Punched past mid-off and on this outfield, it is not going to stop before the fence

4

Roy to Elgar, FOUR, another half-volley; drives and even though the bat turns in his hands, he has managed to put enough on it to beat mid-on

4

Sarkar to Elgar, FOUR, keeps it on off. Just a mere push and it races past the fielder at mid-off

4

to Elgar, FOUR, he does make him play again. But an overpitched delivery is not going to yield the result Bangladesh want. Elgar leans a bit and drives past mid-off

4

to Markram, FOUR, short and wide outside off and he make full use of it. Hops back and cuts square on the off-side

4

to Elgar, FOUR, one bouncer too many. There is no pace at all and Elgar pulls through square leg. No protection in the deep and it races away to the fence

4

to Elgar, FOUR, rises well to the delivery which was on the shorter side and then punches with a slightly-open blade to pierce the gap at point. Another boundary for Elgar

4

Islam o Markram, FOUR, flighed delivery and he's gone up and over he sumps a he oher end

4

Roy to Markram, FOUR, full on the pads and nonchalantly clipped to backward square leg. The morning hell bent on turning worse for Bangladesh..

4

Islam o Elgar, FOUR, righ in he slo. Drifing across, Elgar frees arms and slams he drive beween exra cover and long-off

4

Roy to Elgar, FOUR, gentler on a full length, Elgar leans into a push-jab and strokes his way to a Test fifty through covers. 9th Test fifty! Is he in form or what

4

Islam o Markram, FOUR, comes down he rack, lunges forward and shovels he ball beween mid-wicke and long-on. Races away. Good wriss ino he sho here

4

Roy to Markram, FOUR, jumps on the back foot to a short ball but he isn't quite in control of the bounce there. Too much on it, so he arches back and slices it through covers

4

to Elgar, FOUR, only fair that the 100 comes up with a shot like this. Stands back and stabs at just the right moment, finding timing through covers

4

Islam o Elgar, FOUR, gosh, his was well flighed and he drive was on. Fierce boundary hrough covers

4

to Elgar, FOUR, now a square-drive on full display. Opens the face at thre right time and beats the fielder

4

Islam o Markram, FOUR, goes back and fiercely works he ball hrough o he long-on fence. All wriss and iming

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Islam o Markram, FOUR, comes down he rack and hen whips i o he cow corner fence, wih his body weigh being well on op of ha sho. hey are playing wih he bowling, and he field, now. Second es fify for Markram!

4

to Markram, FOUR, that's a beautiful shot. Gets too straight, Markram shuffles a bit and whips through mid-wicket

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Islam o Markram, FOUR, full oss and punished, driven wide of he man a mid-off. Races away o he fence

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Islam o Markram, FOUR, he parnership beween Markram and Elgar is now2 153 runs. Rank long hop, goes back and cus o he deep cover fence

4

to Markram, FOUR, in the air but through the gap at extra cover. Was a full ball and Markram did not hold himself. Lucky to have picked the gap on that occasion

4

to Markram, FOUR, this is better - along the ground. Overpitched delivery and he leans into the drive to thread the gap through cover

4

to Elgar, FOUR, short and there is no pace at all. Waits on the front foot and pulls wide of the man at mid-on

4

Roy to Markram, FOUR, timed it really well. Just short of a length and angling in, Markram goes back to follow the line and then places the tuck wide of mid-wicket. Skipper gives the chase but to no avail

4

Roy to Elgar, FOUR, fuller ball. Elgar presents the full face of the bat and drives past the man at mid-off

4

Islam o Elgar, FOUR, ha akes him o 98. Drifs on he legs and Elgar helps i wih a nudge behind square on he on-side. Long chase bu he ball wins he race

4

Islam o Elgar, FOUR, anoher hundred from Elgar. Leans and drives his ossed up ball hrough he exra cover region. he sriking feaure of his innings, for me, is he srike rae - ouching almos 90

OT

to Markram, 2 runs, the partnership between Markram and Elgar is now more than 200. Stands tall this length ball and places the punch wide of extra cover

4

to Markram, FOUR, nicely switches his weight in front and drives freely through point.. and gets to the score he was run-out on

4

to Markram, FOUR, oh Markram, you thing of beauty! Gets to his debut hundred in style. He was run-out on 97 last time around, on debut, but doesn't harp on the score for too long this time. Gets a leg-stump short ball and swivels his way to glory through backward square leg. Nicely on top, gloriously in command

4

to Markram, FOUR, thick edge flies away. Went back and tried to punch it. Got it off the outside half of the bat but made sure he went hard at it, squeezing it out uppishly over the backward point fielder

D

to Elgar, no run, dropped.. by two fielders. Elgar gets some glove on the swivel-pull, and wicket-keeper Liton Das takes a big leap to catch that one-handed. Cannot. Gets some finger tip and parries it to first slip, whose one-handed half-a-dive is not enough. Oh Bangladesh!

4

to Markram, FOUR, goes on the back foot and half-pulls it through mid-wicket. Looking in supreme control now

4

to Markram, FOUR, he's brilliant hands and a watchable whippy followthrough, thanks to the wrists. Intends himself forward here and whips a boundary through cow corner

4

to Markram, FOUR, goes back and across and rams it behind point. Sweetly timed this one. There was a sweeper but he had no chance

W

Roy to Elgar, out Caught by Mustafizur!! A 131kmph short ball has gotten the better of a tired - and dare I say, bored - Dean Elgar. Tries to take on a short ball that's been angled across him from over the wicket, and all he gets is a fat top-edge that carries comfortably to the fielder at long leg. Just errs in not reading the length early, and hence had his weight in front. Nonetheless, another solid innings from Elgar in his heyday this. Elgar c Mustafizur b Roy 113(152) [4s-17]

4

Roy to Markram, FOUR, back of a length ball, pulled and the fielder - the lazy, half-bending fielder - lets it through his fingers

OT

Roy to Amla, no run, full ball, finally, but it's taken an inside edge I reckon. And if not, the impact looked dicey, perhaps be even outside off. Bangladesh take the review! The short ball got into Amla's head here, so he wasn't quite forward. Replays suggest that the ball hit the pad first, narrowly missing the inside edge on the defence. But the impact, ball-tracking suggests, is well outside off. So the on-field decision stays. And this is a poor review at a time when it's difficult to lose one. Bangladesh do, though

4

to Amla, FOUR, punches off the back foot and places it wide of sweeper, who dives near the fence, after moving to his right. But replays suggest he was in contact with the ropes when he flicked the ball back into play

4

Roy to Amla, FOUR, drifts on the legs of Amla, clips wide of the man at mid-wicket

4

Roy to Markram, FOUR, short ball. Markram goes across and pulls to the deep mid-wicket fence

W

to Markram, out Bowled!! Full and swinging in. Markram does not have any answer for that. Clatters the stumps. Markram was taken aback by the pace here, decided to stay back in the crease to defend but the ball was menacing enough to pierce through his defence. Markram b 143(186) [4s-22]

4

to Bavuma, FOUR, too much of room outside off. Bavuma's eyes lit up, goes back and cuts wide of point

4

to Amla, FOUR, not that short but enough for Amla to go back and clatter the cut wide of deep cover

W

Roy to Bavuma, out Caught by Liton Das!! Another wicket for . He machinated this dismissal. The ploy was simple, short, short and then something that is relatively fuller and tempting outside off. Bavuma goes hard at it, is done by the extra bounce and gets a thick outside edge to the keeper. Bavuma c Liton Das b Roy 7(12) [4s-1]

4

to Amla, FOUR, beautifully played. Angles into Amla, who gets across and tucks wide of the man at square leg

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, had fine leg taken it, it would have been a blinder. But is not the case to be. Short ball and du Plessis is not quite behind the pull, top edges towards the fine leg region where the fielder runs in and dives but falls an inch or two short of the ball there. Bounces in front of him and scurries to the fence

4

Roy to du Plessis, FOUR, short ball. du Plessis swivels well on the pull and sends it to the deep backward square leg fence

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, attempted bouncer but it does not rise enough. du Plessis stands tall and pulls in front of square on the on-side

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, short ball. du Plessis times the pull well and hits in front of square on the on-side

4

Islam o Amla, FOUR, bi of widh and Amla does no go hard a i. Jus places he cu wide of backward poin

4

Sarkar to du Plessis, FOUR, drifts on the legs of du Plessis. Gets across and flicks to beat a chase at the fine leg fence

4

Islam o Amla, FOUR, ossed up delivery and Amla swings across he line. Manages o bea mid-on o his righ

4

Islam o Amla, byes, FOUR, fired down leg. Amla canno ge his ba o he flick and Lion Das canno ge his body behind he line. Resul is four runs as a gif

4

Sarkar to Amla, FOUR, magnificent shot. On the front foot and caressing a full ball through covers. Doesn't get much better than this

4

Islam o du Plessis, FOUR, hey're going afer i now. Sligh loop ouside off and i means du Plessis has laid ino i. Fron foo oua way and he hands go hrough ino a drive hroug long-off

OT

to Amla, 1 run, goes back and across, and punches to the sweeper in the deep on the off-side. Gets to his 36th Test fifty! Oh he's more on his mind. Many, many more

4

to Amla, FOUR, up and over! Makes that slight bit of room and thrashes it away, with extended arms, between extra cover and long-off

4

to Amla, FOUR, and some more to bring the 100-run stand! Bounces inside the deep extra cover ropes and rolls to the fence. Amla went harder this time, perhaps looking for a six over long-off

4

Rahman to Amla, FOUR, cuts very, very late and he's found the gap through third man. There's a backward point in place but the ball has been placed much behind the man there

OT

Islam o du Plessis, 1 run, pushes a single o mid-off and ges o his 16h es fify

4

Rahman to Amla, FOUR, flighted delivery and he's played the late, late cut. So late that it mimicked a thick outside edge to the third man fence

4

Islam o Amla, FOUR, sliding down and i's been gloriously glanced o he fine leg fence

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, this is poor bowling from , short and wide of off, stood up to be smacked. Faf stands tall and cracks it in front of square on the off-side, the man in the deep is very square and has no chance, first boundary of the morning

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, cracking shot, back of a length and well outside off, Faf stands tall, gets on top of the bounce and punches it with a straight bat, beat cover-point to his left and rolled away to the fence

4

Roy to Amla, FOUR, short, wide and four, easy pikcings for the man batting on 90. Uses the pace on the ball, got on top of the bounce and steered it behind square on the off-side for a boundary

4

Roy to du Plessis, FOUR, Bangladesh are playing to Faf's strengths this morning. Short and well wide of off, he stands tall and punches it in front of square on the off-side, beats cover-point and rolls away to the fence

4

to Amla, FOUR, hundred for Amla, his 28th in Tests. He removes his helmet, raises his helmet and soaks in the applause from the dressing-room. Only Kallis has more Test hundreds than him now for South Africa, he was actually undone by this loopy slower off-cutter, on a good length and just outside off, he seemed to have checked his drive, gets a thick edge that rolls away behind square on the off-side

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, cracking shot, friendly short ball outside off, that sat up to be smashed. Faf swivels across, rolls his wrists and pulls it in front of square on the on-side for a boundary

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, poor ball from , a short ball that has no venom at all, Faf swivels across, rolls his wrists and pulls it in the gap between mid-wicket and mid-on, no need to run for those

4

to Amla, FOUR, cheeky and four, short and wide from , Amla waited on that, opens the face of the bat at the last moment and finds the gap between short third man and backward point - with the late cut, no need to run for those, brings up the 200-run stand as well

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, hundred for Faf, his 7th in Tests, gets a big hug from his partner and the dressing room is up as well. Friendly half-volley on his pads and he doesn't miss out, clips it past square leg and raises the 4th hundred by a South African batsman in a single Test innings - the second time they have done in Tests

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, lovely shot, slightly overpitched and just outside off, Faf leans forward, presents the full face of the bat and drives it wide of extra-cover. Beat the fielder at mid-off and rolled away to the fence

4

Roy to Amla, FOUR, beautifully played, hint of width outside off, Amla waits on it and then guides it into the gap - behind square on the off-side, for yet another boundary

4

Roy to Amla, FOUR, that's a snorter, but such has been Bangladesh's bowling that there was no one at first slip. This one jagged back in and then rose sharply at Amla, he had no way to go as he poked with hard hands, the ball hit the shoulder of the bat and looped past the keeper, rolls away to the fence as well

4

Roy to du Plessis, FOUR, Roy continues pitching it up and this time du Plessis fillets it through the gap. Decent stride to the pitch of it before punching it through extra-cover

W

Roy to Amla, out Bowled!! He's been bowled behind his legs. Just Amla's first ball after lunch, and he doesn't want to muck around at all. Shuffles across a long way, looking to flick it through the on-side, but fails to make contact. Roy hits middle and leg. End of a giant stand for the fourth wicket. Amla b Roy 132(163) [4s-17]

4

Islam o de Kock, FOUR, swep away for four! Premediaed from de Kock, and he ges his wriss righ on op of i. Runs away hrough square leg

6

Islam o de Kock, SIX, absoluely bels his. Flighed ball from over he wicke, de Kock goes down wih he dip and wallops he slog-sweep over deep mid-wicke

4

Islam o de Kock, FOUR, he jus has he license o go for i, righ from he word go. Jumps ou of he crease and his ime lofs i over mid-off

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Islam o de Kock, SIX, we're in for some fun, as is de Kock. Fearsome slog-sweep from he lef-hander and he clears deep mid-wicke comforably

4

Islam o du Plessis, FOUR, ha's beauifully done. Clears his fron leg and drills i inside-ou over exra-cover. Class from du Plessis

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