Riding on captain Dean Elgar's 67 and Temba Bavuma's unbeaten 53, South Africa posted 233/4 on the board by the end of play on Day 1 of the first Test at Kingsmead, Durban. For Bangladesh, Ebadot Hossain, Khaled Ahmed and Mehidy Hasan claimed a wicket each. Follow here highlights of SA vs BAN, 1st Test Day 1.
09:03 PM IST: Stumps
That's Stumps on Day 1. South Africa would be happy with the score on the board. Kyle Verreynne is unbeaten on 27, while Temba Bavuma is 53 not out.
SA 233/4 (76.5)
08:33 PM IST: Fifty For Temba Bavuma
Temba Bavuma races to his 18th Test fifty off 104 balls. He must look to capitalize it to three digits from here.
SA 227/4 (73)
08:02 PM IST: South Africa In Control
Kyle Verreynne (11 not out ) and Temba Bavuma (39 not out) have added 23 runs for the fifth wicket so far.
SA 203/4 (66.4)
07:20 PM IST: Wicket
Ryan Rickelton gets out on 21. Ebadot Hossain claims the wicket. Here is some good comeback for Bangladesh.
SA 180/4 (57.2)
06:35 PM IST: Tea Break
Three wickets came for Bangladesh in the session. However, the scorecard suggests that South Africa are still in a good position.
RSA 165/3 (53)
06:17 PM IST: Petersen Departs
Keegan Petersen's stay at the crease is cut short as he is run out. The session is turning out to be great for the visitors. SA 146/3 (46)
05:43 PM IST: Another Success
Another success for Bangladesh in the second session. Sarel Erwee is clean bowled by Mehidy Hasan for 41. Temba Bavuma and Keegan Petersen are at the crease. SA 132/2 (39)
05:18 PM IST: Dean Elgar Departs
Bangladesh finally get a breakthrough. Playing a late shot, Dean Elgar tried to fend away a delivery from Khaled Ahmed but instead ended up giving a catch behind the stumps. Elgar goes for 67. SA 113/1 (33.2)
05:08 PM IST: 100 Up For South Africa
The opening partnership between Dean Elgar and Sarel Erwee is just getting stronger with every over. Elgar is batting on 67 while Erwee is giving his captain perfect company at the other end with a patient 37.
04:00 PM IST: Lunch
Mehidy Hasan on with his fourth over. A single from it. Sarel Erwee was dropped on 32 off the fourth ball by Liton Das. Dean Elgar is unbeaten on 60. SA - 95/0 (25)
03:43 PM IST: Elgar Fifty
Mehidy Hasan on with his second over. Singles off the last two balls. South Africa have scored 34 in the last ten overs with skipper Dean Elgar already on 52, his 20th Test fifty. His opening partner Sarel Erwee (24) also looked in control. SA - 79/0 (21)
03:19 PM IST: Proteas Rock Solid
Khaled Ahmed on with his fourth over. One no-ball from the over. And first run after drinks, in two overs. Dean Elgar (46 off 54) one hit away from his fifty. Sarel Erwee on 13 of 37. SA - 61/0 (15)
02:46 PM IST: Elgar In Hot Form
So far so good. Dean Elgar looks in ominous form. The South African captain is attacking the Bangladesh bowlers at will and has reached the forties already with nine fours so far. SA 57/0 (12)
02:22 PM IST: Steady Start
Dean Elgar and Sarel Erwee provide South Africa with a steady start against Bangladesh. Only a couple of boundaries so far. SA 14/0 (4)
01:56 PM IST: Start Delayed
The first Test match was supposed to start at 1:30 PM IST. But it was delayed due to a sightscreen malfunction which is taking time to fix.
01:14 PM IST: Playing XIs
South Africa: Dean Elgar(c), Sarel Erwee, Keegan Petersen, Temba Bavuma, Ryan Rickelton, Kyle Verreynne(w), Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Simon Harmer, Lizaad Williams, Duanne Olivier
Bangladesh: Shadman Islam, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Mominul Haque(c), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das(w), Yasir Ali, Mehidy Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain
01:10 PM IST: Team News
South Africa: Ryan Rickelton and Lizaad Williams make their Test debuts for South Africa. 50th Test match for Temba Bavuma.
Bangladesh: The visitors will miss Tamim Iqbal due to a stomach ache this morning. Tamim is in the hotel and attended by a doctor. Shoriful Islam is also out due to minor niggles.
01:01 PM IST: Toss
Bangladesh have won the toss and will bowl first against South Africa.
History does not favour South Africa in Durban. Neither does it favour Bangladesh. But cricket is not played on the basis of historical statistics. It is contested on current conditions like form, motivation and execution. On all these three counts, Bangladesh are ahead of hosts South Africa ahead of the first Test at Kingsmead.
Between 2008 and 2017, South Africa and Bangladesh played five Test matches. South Africa won three and two matches were drawn. Two of these three South African wins were by an innings and at home. The situation has changed a lot for Bangladesh in the last few months. They have won in New Zealand and already looking to win more in South Africa.
South Africa last played a Test in Durban in February 2019, and have won only one out of nine Tests here since 2009. And this time, South Africa have a fresh team with Dean Elgar and Keshav Maharaj the only experienced men on the home side.