The first day of the first test was South Africa’s day and debutant Aiden Markram had a lot of contribution in it. He scored 97 runs and was just 3 runs short from scoring his maiden Test hundred in his debut but due to the run-out he failed to achieve the milestone in the end.
But the debutant have not any regret and he is happy with what he have done. Markram said in the press conference: “Before the start of the game, if you would give me 97 runs, I would not have take it. In Cricket, you have to face tough situations. Obviously it was tough, something you don’t wanna face. At the end of the day, after taking the pressure what you are able to play is what only counts.”
Markam also praised his opening partner Dean Elgar: “He is a very hard working cricketer. He bats very well in tough situations. He scores runs not only in good pitches, but also in tough pitches. I am vert happy that he scored the most runs in Test cricket this year.”
He added: “I respect him a lot. It is very to bat all day in Test . Though an opener’s target should be to bat all day. The more you will spend time on the pitch, the more you will get used to the track.”
Even though South Africa dominated day one, Markram feels Bangladesh bowled pretty well: “I don’t think that they bowled badly. The wicket had nothing to offer. They bowled very fast with the new ball, sometimes they made it hard for us to score runs.”