Bangladesh bowlers were all over the place in the first day of Bloemfontein Test against the hosts South Africa. A total of 428 runs for 3 wickets were scored in the day. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ নিজেদের রেকর্ডটা ভাঙ্গতে দিলো না বাংলাদেশ]
428 is the second-worst bowling by Bangladesh in day one. In 2005 in Colombo (PSS), Bangladesh leaked 449 runs for 7 wixkets against Sri Lanka which still remains a record in Bangladesh history.
This is also South Africa’s second-highest runs scored in day one’s play. In 2003 Cape Town Test, South Africa piled on 445 runs for 3 wickets against Pakistan. Overall, Australia’s 494/6 against South Africa in 1910 Sydney Test still remains e world record. The Proteas also leaked 482 runs in 2012 Adelaide Test.
Bangladesh decided to bowl first for the second time in the series. Only three wickets fell in the day’s play while Proteas batsmen dominated the whole day. Dean Elgar smashed 113 in his 10th ton and fifth this year. Aiden Markram scored his maiden century and scored 143.
After the end of day’s play, Hashim Amla (89* off 99) is on his way to a 28th century. Skipper Faf du Plessis is unbeaten on 62 off 92 balls. These two added 140 runs for the fourth wicket as Tigers gave away 172 runs for two wickets in the final session.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com