Live: Elgar’s fifty puts SA in strong position in first session

Live: Elgar's fifty put SA in strong position in first session Debutant Aiden Markram and Dean Elgar clawed the jaws of Bangladesh bowling attack so far in the morning session of the first innings of the first Test between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Senwes Park in Potchefstroom as the Tigers failed to make their initial breakthrough at lunch of day one.

The left right combination of the opening pair of the home team is causing further trouble to Bangladesh bowlers; Captain Mushfiqur Rahim tried his options in different turns in first 27 overs of the match but none of them could bring a desired wicket or two.

South Africa went to lunch break scoring 99 runs without loss. Dean Elgar produced the blistering half century. Playing 93 deliveries, he made an unbeaten 56 runs with the help of 5 fours.

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Aiden Markram is seven runs away from scoring his fifty, he stood on 43 (69 deliveries).

For Bangladesh, young Mustafizur Rahman delivered the bulk of deliveries; he conceded 28 runs in 9 overs with a single maiden. Bangladesh put no extras so far in the innings.

Earlier, the visitors won the toss and decided to bowl first. The playing eleven is comprised of four first bowlers with a spinning all-rounder Mehedi Hasan Miraz.

Bangladesh is playing a Test match against South Africa after eight long years.