South Africa have a huge mountain to climb © AFP
South Africa have a huge mountain to climb © AFP

Bangladesh bowled South Africa out for 248 on Day One of the first Test at Chittagong. Mustafizur Rahman’s golden form continued as he snared three wickets in four balls to help rout South African for a meagre total. Temba Bavuma scored his maiden Test half-century to save South Africa the sub-200 blushes. Despite that, the Bangladeshi bowlers managed to derail the Proteas’ progress in a huge way. South Africa lost the initiative in the post-lunch session as Bangladesh clawed their way back to leave the visitors in trouble at 165 for 3 by tea on Day One of the first Test at Chittagong. Both the unbeaten batsmen at lunch, Faf du Plessis and Dean Elgar were dismissed by each of Bangladesh’s left-arm spinners Shakib Al Hasan and Taijul Islam. LIVE SCORECARD: Bangladesh vs South Africa, 1st Test at Chittagong, Day 1

Earlier, South Africa got off to a great start, as they were in firm command at 104 for 1 by lunch. Stiaan van Zyl and Elgar started well for the visitors, putting on 58 for the first wicket. Van Zyl, playing in only his third Test, started in confident fashion, hitting as many as six boundaries in his 34 before unluckily feathering an edge down the leg side off Mahmudullah which was caught by Litton Das. Between Elgar and du Plessis, South Africa ensured they ended the first session firmly in control. LIVE UPDATES: Bangladesh vs South Africa, 1st Test at Chittagong, Day 2

Teams:

Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Litton Das (wk), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mahmudullah, Taijul Islam, Jubair Hossain, Mohammad Shahid, Mustafizur Rahman.

South Africa: Hashim Amla (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Faf du Plessis, JP Duminy, Morne Morkel, Dean Elgar, Stiaan van Zyl, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Simon Harmer, Temba Bavuma.

Brief scores:

South Africa 248 (Dean Elgar 47, Faf du Plessis 48, Temba Bavuma 54; Mustafizur Rahman 4 for 37, Jubair Hoassain 3 for 53) vs Bangladesh.

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