Bangladesh Tour of South Africa, 2017 - 2nd Test

Markram, Elgar tons help South Africa dominate

Kalerkantho Online   

6 October, 2017 21:55 PM

Markram, Elgar tons help South Africa dominate

Aiden Markram drills a drive AFP

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South Africa scored 428 runs losing three wickets after 90 overs in their first innings in the day 1 when they took on Bangladesh in the second and final Test of the two-match Test series at Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein on Friday.

In their innings of the second Test, Hashim Amla and du Plessis have put on unbeaten 140-run stand to take the hosts to 428/3 at stumps.

Like the first Test, South Africa made a good start and scored 126 for no loss at lunch against Bangladesh.

But Dean Elgar is the first wicket to fall for 113 when South Arica dominated proceedings from the start as both the opener have notched up their respective hundreds after lunch.

South Africa put into bat first again and South Africa’s Aiden Markram has reached his maiden Test hundred after making a blazing start to the second session in the day 1.

Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field first in the second Test. Bangladesh, however, made four changes to the team from the first Test. Soumya Sarkar, Rubel Hossain, Taijul Islam and Subashis Roy have come replacing Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed, Mehidy Hasan and Shafiul Islam for the second Test.

Earlier South Africa registered a comprehensive 333-run win in the opening Test against the visitors.

Bangladesh Team:  Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Liton Das (wk), Taijul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Subashis Roy.

South Africa Team: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Andile Phehlukwayo, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Duanne Olivier.