Tigers 127/3 after day two

Tigers 127/3 after day two

Bangladesh are 127/3 in 34 overs after day two of the first Test against South Africa at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom. The Proteas are leading by 369 runs.

South Africa declared at 496/3 in 146 overs in the first innings. The Tigers came to bat in the last session without opener Tamim Iqbal. He had to sit out the time he spent away from the field. He was out of the field for most of the second session.

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Liton Das opened the batting with Imrul Kayes. The new opening partnership put on only 16. Imrul’s poor form continued as he was undone for 7 by a Kagiso Rabada bouncer.

Liton looked impressive after keeping 146 ocers. He was sent back by a beauty from Morne Morkel after scoring 29-ball 25 runs with four fours.

With Bangladesh being 36/2 in 10.2 overs, skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Mominul Haque tried to release the pressure. They added 67 runs for the third-wicket. Mushfiqur survived twice off Keshav Maharaj, but not for the third time. He departed scoring 44 runs off 57 balls including seven fours and a six.

At number five, Tamim came out to bat in an unfamiliar situation. It was the first time he batted in any other position than opening in international cricket.

The day ended with a massive six down the ground from Tamim off Maharaj. The vice-captain remained unbeaten on 22 off 34 balls with three fours and that six. Mominul did not cost his wicket as he watched out the day with 64-ball 28* with four boundaries.

Bangladesh ended the day at 127/3 in 34 overs. They are trailing by 369 runs in the first innings.

Brief scores:

South Africa 496/3d (Elgar 199, Amla 137; Shafiul 1/78, Mustafizur 1/94)

Bangladesh 127/3 in 34 overs (Mushfiqur 44, Mominul 28*; Rabada 1/23, Morkel 1/34), trail by 369 runs

Watch Bangladesh vs South Africa day 2 highlights here-

 

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com