Mahmudul Hasan Joy became the first Bangladeshi batter to score a Test ton vs South Africa. Get highlights of SA vs BAN on Day 3 at Kingsmead.
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Bangladesh started the day at 98/4 in Durban. The visitors lost nightwatchman Taskin Ahmed early but Liton Das and Mahmudul Hasan Joy ensured that there were no further setbacks with an 80-plus stand for the fifth wicket in the first session. Bangladesh lost Liton early after lunch but Joy stood like a rock at the other end negating the South African bowlers with his calm and composed batting. The right-hander put on valuable partnerships with Yasir Ali, Mehidy Hasan and Khaled Ahmed to take the team closer to 300-mark. Bangladesh finished at 298 with Joy being the last man to be dismissed at 137. He also became the first Bangladeshi batter to score a Test ton against South Africa. Simon Harmer, who took four wickets on Day 2, was unsuccessful on Day 3 while Lizaad Williams took three wickets. In reply, South Africa were 6/0 when bad light stopped play. South Africa lead by 75 runs. A resurgent Bangladesh won a historic ODI series earlier on this tour. Get highlights of SA vs BAN.
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The rain has stopped but the skies have become dark. The umpires have called it a day. South Africa lead Bangladesh by 74 runs.
Oh No! Bad light stops play in Durban. The umpires have a look at lightmetre and even the spinners can't operate. Even the rain gods have opened up too. Covers are on. SA 5/0 (4)
That's it. Bangladesh are all out for 298 in 115.5 overs. Mahmudul Hasan Joy is the last man out for 137 as he goes back to a round of applause around the stadium. South Africa lead by 69 runs.
Finally a wicket for Wiaan Mulder. Mehidy Hasan's patient knock of 81-ball 29 comes to an end as he hits straight to the hands of Simor Harmer ending a 51-run stand with Mahmudul Hasan Joy. BAN 267/8 (112)
A mixed session for Bangladesh. Bangladesh lost Liton Das and Yasir Ali but the pair of Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Mehidy Hasan has kept the South African bowlers at bay. Joy also became the first Bangladeshi batter to score a Test tin against South Africa. BAN 257/7 (107)
Maiden century for Mahmudul Hasan Joy. He pushes Keshav Maharaj for a double to celebrate in joy. Playing just his 3rd Test, Joy becomes the first Bangladesh batter to score a Test ton against South Africa. Great moment for the 21-year-old.
A horrible mix-up between Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Yasir Ali and the latter has to go. Ali is run out for 22. Joy is batting on 90. BAN 215/7 (88.1)
Bangladesh reach 200-mark with a double from Yasir Ali. The second new ball has also been taken. BAN 200/6 (85)
South Africa taste success just after lunch. Liton Das is clean bowled by Lizaad Williams. Liton goes for 41. Yasir Ali comes in the middle. BAN 183/6 (79)
Brilliant session from Bangladesh. The visitors lost Taskin Ahmed early, but after that, it's all about Liton Das and Mahmudul Hasan Joy. The duo has added 82 runs for the unbroken sixth wicket. Even Simon Harmer, who took all the four wickets on Day 2, couldn't do much damage against a strong Bangladesh batting. The second new ball will be available in an over. BAN 183/5 (79)
The partnership between Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Liton Das has grown to 81 runs from 163 balls. Joy looks well-settled for a century while Liton has entered the 40s. BAN 182/5 (78)
Fifty For Mahmudul Hasan Joy. What a fighting innings it has been under pressure. Liton Das is giving him able company at the other end. BAN 143/5 (63)
The pair of Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Liton Das will be the key for Bangladesh. While Joy looked to be at his defensive self, three boundaries have come so far from Liton Das's willow. BAN 121/5 (57)
OUT! Lizaad Williams strikes early on Day 3. Taskin Ahmed hits straight to Wiaan Mulder for 1. Maiden Test wicket for Williams. BAN 101/5 (51.1)
Lizaad Williams starts for South Africa on Day 3. Taskin Ahmed starts the proceedings for Bangladesh with a single. Williams concedes three runs in the over. BAN 101/4 (50)
We're in a good position and would look to go well today. We need to have a good day, need to start well with the ball, there will be a bit of assistance in the morning, the key is to keep the pressure on them.
"There is still a long way to go and it won't be right to predict anything. Test cricket is like this and those who will play well will win but we still have a chance. There is Joy, Liton, Rabbi and me and we will try to see how far we can go," Mehidy told reporters at the end of Day 2.
Simon Harmer has made a fantastic return to Test cricket. His last Test was in 2015 and he had taken 491 wickets after that before he was called up to play the Durban Test. Apart from taking a four-for, the 33-year-old Harmer made his highest Test score of 38 not out as the South African tailenders added valuable runs to see South Africa post 367 all out in their first innings.
Young opener Mahmudul Hasan Joy will be Bangladesh's main hope today. He is batting on an unbeaten 44 with nightwatchman Taskin Ahmed, who has so far gone wicketless in this Test. Bangladesh still have a lot of batting to come with in-form Litton Das, Yasir Ali and the talented Mehidy Hasan Miraz all capable to batting well. SA will look for breakthroughs in the opening session.