Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma half-centuries power South Africa on Day 1

Temba Bavuma was not out on 53 at the end of day 1 play. Image : CSA

Temba Bavuma was not out on 53 at the end of day 1 play. Image : CSA

Dean Elgar’s blustery half-century and Temba Bavuma’s strong, unbeaten exertion fueled South Africa to 233 for 4 on the first day of the season of the primary Test against Bangladesh in Kingsmead, Durban. Bangladesh made a disappointing beginning with the ball after Mominul Haque selected to bowl on a green-looking pitch.

The quick bowling carriage of Ebadot Hossain, Khaled Ahmed and Taskin Ahmed were whimsical in their lines as they offered liberal width toward the South African skipper, who dug into it. Before the finish of the principal hour of play, Elgar had 47 to his name off 46 balls, with six limits in them. Bangladesh, who’ve had a fine beginning to 2022 incorporating a Test win in New Zealand, complimented to trick from the get-go in this apparatus in the wake of coming in with the certainty of simply having beaten South Africa to a noteworthy ODI series win.

The Lunch break offered a breather after which they emerged as an obviously better unit. It took a touch of additional skip that assisted Khaled Ahmed with breaking the early juggernaut and send Elgar back for 67, while Sarel Erwee, who played ideal foil to Elgar up to that point, played a ball onto his stumps in only the following over. The subsequent meeting brought another leap forward, and much contrary to the rules as Mehidy created a snapshot of brightness on the field – an immediate hit from in reverse highlight get Keegan Petersen shy of his wrinkle.

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Debutant Ryan Rickelton stayed with Bavuma until the Tea break however fell soon subsequently, giving Ebadot a second to at last relish on the day. He bowled a sharp bouncer to Rickelton, who confused his draw to mid-on. As Bavuma walked on, he tracked down a capable partner in Kyle Verreynne. The pair saw out most of the last meeting in an organization during which South Africa went past 200 and Bavuma got to his 50 years.

Terrible light brought stumps around 10 minutes sooner than booked, with South Africa strolling back the moderately more joyful side while Bangladesh maybe feeling a hint of alleviation after how the day started for them.

Brief Score : South Africa 233/4 (Dean Elgar 67, Temba Bavuma 53*, Sarel Erwee 41; Khaled Ahmed 1-49) vs Bangladesh on day 1.

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