South Africa take the honours on Day 1 of the second Test against Bangladesh despite losing a couple of wickets towards the end. Opting to bat first, South Africa were off to a rocking start with Dean Elgar leading the way with 70. It was his third straight fifty in as many innings. Keegan Petersen and Temba Bavuma too got fifties, but couldn’t convert it into a big score. Ryan Rickelton also scored 42. For Bangladesh, Taijul Islam was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 77 while Khaled Ahmed got the other two. South Africa have won the first Test by 220 runs. Get highlights of SA vs BAN.
9:14 PM IST: Stumps
South Africa end Day 1 at 278/5 in 90 overs.
8:55 PM IST: Fifth Wicket Down
Another wicket falls. Khalen Ahmed gets his second of the day. He gets set Temba Bavuma for 67, caught by Nazmul Hasan Shanto. The saddest part is all the South African batters got starts but failed to make it big. SA 271/5 (85)
8:36 PM IST: Taijul Strikes Again
OUT! And it's Taijul Islam again. Ryan Rickelton is caught by Yasir Ali for 42. Brilliant knock. SA 267/4 (81.3). Meanwhile, Bangladesh have taken the new ball post Rickelton's wicket.
8:17 PM IST: SA Go Strong
The Temba Bavuma-Ryan Rickelton partnership goes to 70 runs for the fourth wicket. The duo have batted well with patience, waiting for the loose balls for boundaries. Bavuma is batting on 62 while Ryan is on his 30s. SA 254/3 (78)
7:51 PM IST: 50 For Bavuma
Second consecutive fifty for Temba Bavuma in this series. The right-hander hits Mehidy Hasan for back-to-back fours to reach his half-century. SA 245/3 (72)
7:23 PM IST: Six From Ryan
First six after 64 overs. Ryan Rickelton dances down the track and sends Taijul Islam over long-on for a maximum. Temba Bavuma gets onto the forties with a four, two balls later. SA 218/3 (65)
7:03 PM IST: 200 Up For SA
Temba Bavuma pushes Taijul Islam for a single to bring South Africa's 200. He is playing on 34. Ryan Rickelton is batting on 7. SA 200/3 (59)
6:44 PM IST: Tea
At Tea, South Africa are placed at 199/3 in 58 overs. Both Keegan Petersen and Dean Elgar perished after getting fifties. Temba Bavuma is batting on 33. Taijul Islam took both the wickets for Bangladesh in the session.
6:27 PM IST: Keegan Departs
Finally a wicket for Bangladesh. Taijul Islam traps Keegan Petersen. The on-field umpire gives not out but Taijul and Momiul Haque look confident and go for a review. Keegan dances down the track and tries to flick but misses. Ball-tracking shows the red cherry crashes into the leg stump. Keegan goes for 64. SA 183/4 (50.3)
6:05 PM IST: Steady Batting
The message is clear from the room. Don't give away your wicket. Stick to the basics and stand firm on the wicket. Oh! we are missing Keegan Petersen's beautiful hits to the fence. SA 179/2 (50)
5:33 PM IST: Game On
Bangladesh have made a tidy start after play resumed post-rain break. Khaled Ahmed and Taijul Islam have kept the opposition in check so far. SA 160/2 (43)
5:21 PM IST: Rain Has Eased Down
Good news. The rain has eased now and the covers are coming off. The game is expected to start soon.
5:02 PM IST: Rain Stops Play
Bad news from the venue. The rain gods have opened up and the players are on their way back to the pavilion. SA 156/2 in 39 overs. Keegan Petersen (52) and Tamba Bavuma (9) are the two unbeaten batters for the hosts. Covers are on and both pitch and the surrounding area are being covered.
4:42 PM IST: Petersen Fifty
4, 4, 4 -- Keegan Petersen is in his absolute best as he brings up his fourth Test fifty in style. Ebadot Hossain is the unlucky bowler. SA 147/2 (34)
4:38 PM IST: SA Lose Elgar
Big Wicket for Bangladesh. Taijul Islam gets Dean Elgar caught behind the wicket. The South African captain heads back to the pavilion in anger. Elgar goes for 70. SA 133/2 (32.5)
4:27 PM IST: SA Aim Big
Four hits to the fence after lunch. Dean Elgar and Keegan Petersen are certainly aiming a huge total here. SA 132/1 (32)
3:38 PM IST: Lunch
It was all about South Africa in the first session. Dean Elgar was quick to get off the blocks. He played his shots to perfection and brought his third straight fifty on this series. The only success for Bangladesh in the first 30 overs is the wicket of Sarel Erwee. SA 107/1 (28)
3:22 PM IST: 100 Up For SA
Keegan Petersen joins the party. He takes on Khaled Ahmed for a couple of fours in three balls to bring up the hundred for the hosts. Pretty flawless batting from the home side. SA 105/1 (26)
3:09 PM IST: 50 For Elgar
Half-century for Dean Elgar. His third consecutive in this ongoing series. This is his third fastest Test fifty and he gets to the mark with a single of Ebadot Hossain. SA 83/1 (23)
2:49 PM IST: Elgar Class
Dean Elgar into forties now. The South African captain has been in sublime form hitting two fifties in the last Test and is well on course for his third in a row. SA 70/1 (17)
2:28 PM IST: Early Wicket For SA
Sarel Erwee wastes another start. The left-hander edges a Khaled Mahmud delivery only for Liton Das to dive to his left to complete the catch behind the stumps to Liton Das. Erwee is disappointed with himself. He goes for 24. SA 52/1 (12)
2:45 PM IST: 50 For SA
South Africa bring up their fifty in style. Dean Elgar sends Mehidy Hasan on the off-side for a boundary. SA 52/0 (11)
2:01 PM IST: Steady Start
Saren Erwee and Dean Elgar have provided South Africa a steady start. So far Bangladesh bowlers have failed to make any impact. SA 23/0 (7)
1:34 PM IST: First Over
Khaled Ahmed concedes just a run in the first over. Sarel Erwee and Dean Elgar open the batting for South Africa. SA 1/0 (1)
1:24 PM IST: Anthems
Players are ready for the national anthems. Bangladesh first, 'Amar Sonar Bangla' followed by the home team. Former South African cricketer and administrator Geoff Dakin rings the bell to start the match at St. George's Park -- the oldest cricket venue in the country. This is the 32nd Test match being played at this ground.
1:08 PM IST: Playing XIs
Two changes, as expected, for the visitors. Taijul in for Taskin and Tamim in for Shadman.
South Africa XI: 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 XI: Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das (wk), Yasir Ali, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain.
1:03 PM IST: Toss
South Africa captain Dean Elgar wins the toss and he opts to bat first. They are unchanged, and he talks about the spin twins.
12:54 PM IST: Spin Test Again?
The South Africans are playing a Test match in PE after more than two years. There is a lot of green on the pitch but it were spinners Keshav Maharaj and Simon Harmer who spelt doom for Bangladesh at Kingsmead. Maharaj and Harmer took seven wickets each in the first SA vs BAN Test and Bangladesh looked all at sea on a wearing wicket. See Day 5 highlights of Durban Test.
12:38 PM IST: SA's Good Show
It's been a good show by South Africa in Tests in 2021-22. Dean Elgar's SA beat favourites India at home 2-1, drew in New Zealand and won't lose the series against Bangladesh. The series against BAN was especially challenging for SA because five first-choice players like Kagiso Rabada, Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen are away playing the IPL.
12:25 PM IST: Good News For BAN
Tamim Iqbal, the veteran Bangladesh opener who missed the Durban Test due to a stomach ailment, is fit to play. BAN surely need all their resources for this match. A draw or a win will be a great way to finish for a Bangladesh team that won a historic ODI series earlier in South Africa.