South Africa vs Bangladesh highlights, 1st Test, Day 1 SA in control

Thursday, March 31, 2022
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Bangladesh managed to lose their first Test in Chittagong for 248 after starting the day on 104-1. The tourists made a decent start but collapsed to a loss of 103 in the first innings. It was a disastrous start to the series‚ as South Africa squandered a good position of 104-1 at lunch. Debutant pacer Mustafizur Rahman finished with 4-37 off five overs and took three wickets. The only South African wicket to fall was Stiaan van Zyl‚ who scored 23 from 38 balls. South Africa were put into bat and posted 233/4 in their first innings‚ with Dean Elgar and Temba Bavuma adding 67 runs each. The hosts also claimed three wickets‚ including that of Ebadot Hossain. Taskin Ahmed‚ Mehidy Hasan‚ and Shakib Al Hasan claimed three wickets each. While the hosts were in control of the match‚ they were still in a precarious situation as the match was delayed due to a malfunction of the sightscreen. With 233/4 on the board‚ South Africa looked well on course to win the first Test. In the morning session‚ they lost just one wicket‚ but then managed to make a comfortable total of 233. The batting line-up was solid‚ with Elgar scoring 67 off 54 balls and Dean Elgar making a patient 37. In the afternoon session‚ the pair added another seven runs off 24 balls. The first Test in Durban is delayed by 35 minutes due to an incident with the sight screen. After a delayed start‚ the tourists scored 233/4. While Elgar and Bavuma added a century‚ the batting order was not in danger of falling. Meanwhile‚ a run-out by Tasnim Omar pushed the score to 235. The rain delayed the start of the first Test‚ and Bangladesh's batting line-up was in control. The first innings lasted 35 minutes and the rain had little effect on the match. A good batting line-up and good bowling ensured that the match would be over soon. If rain were to occur on the day of the first Test‚ the score would be higher. Despite a delay of 35 minutes‚ the first day of the first Test at Kingsmead‚ Durban‚ has ended with South Africa on 233/4. Earlier‚ South Africa were on 114/2 and looked to be well-prepared. However‚ two of their top batsmen‚ Temba Bavuma and Dean Elgar‚ made a patient 47-run stand. The first day of the first Test has been delayed for nearly 35 minutes‚ but the South Africa batting line-up is still in control and are on course for a winning total.

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The first innings ended with an unbeaten half-century from Temba Bavuma. Earlier‚ there had been a 30 minute delay in the first innings due to a sight-screen problem‚ but now‚ both teams are in control. After a delayed start‚ South Africa have reached 233/4 in their first Test. They were batting at a rate of four in their first innings‚ but are now facing a stiffer battle in the second innings. In the afternoon session‚ Taskin Ahmed picked up three wickets. After the first hour‚ they had only taken one wicket. On day two‚ the South Africans were on 155-1 at the end of 26.3 overs. Earlier‚ Taskin Ahmed and Liton Das had been dismissed but a sightscreen malfunction prevented them from taking their respective scores. In the first day of the first Test‚ the visitors were able to post 233/4. This was an excellent start for South Africa‚ with Temba Bavuma scoring 53 and Dean Elgar contributing 67. They needed only a little more than three hours to reach their target. On the other hand‚ Bangladesh took three wickets on the final day of the first Test.