South Africa vs Bangladesh highlights, 1st Test, Day 1

Half Centuries for Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma

Temba Bavuma steadied South Africa with 53 not out against Bangladesh before bad light ended play early with the Proteas 233-4 on the first day of the opening Test on Thursday

South Africa had controlled the first session and captain Dean Elgar and Sarel Erwee put on a 113-run opening stand before they fell in quick succession after lunch.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz pulled off a brilliant run out of Keegan Petersen in Bangladesh's fightback in the middle of the day.

source : zee

Bangladesh is aiming to follow up on its groundbreaking victory in the one-day international series last week, which was the first time it had won a series of any kind in South Africa.

The Proteas are without batsmen Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen, pace bowlers Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and Marco Jansen, and allrounder Dwaine Pretorius.

There are many South African players who are not playing the series as they opted to play in the IPL instead of the two-test series against Bangladesh.

Only 76.5 overs had been bowled on the opening day when the umpires decided the light wasn't good enough to keep playing in Durban.