Live: Elgar, Markram make Bangladesh toil again

Live: Elgar, Markram make Bangladesh toil again

South Africa have made the Bangladesh bowlers toil again in the first session of the second Test at Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein. Tigers remained wicketless in the morning.

South Africa were put into bat once again by Bangladesh. The ball was coming on to the bat nicely despite some grass on the wicket.

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Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram were scoring pretty comfortably. The duo put on second century partnership in this series as they went over four runs per over. Bangladesh looked unsettle. Captain Mushfiqur Rahim used four bowlers in first six overs.

Elgar scored at a decent rate. He brought up his ninth Test fifty in 59 balls. He also became the first batsmen in 2017 calendar year to score 1000 Test runs, needing 16 before the match. Makram got his second half-century in 81 balls.

The Proteas put on 126 runs without losing any wicket in 29 overs. Elgar is eyeing a tenth Test hundred as he is on 72 runs off 88 balls with 13 boundaries. Markram is unbeaten on 86-ball 54 with eight fours.

All the bowlers except Mustafizur Rahman went over four runs per over. The Fizz bowled six overs for 13 runs including two maidens. Rubel Hossain, Subashis Roy and Taijul Islam couldn’t create much problem for the hosts.

Brief scores:

South Africa 126/0 in 29 overs (Elgar 71*, Markram 54*; Mustafizur 0/13)

 

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com