Hashim Amla will want to get the big score in early for South Africa © AFP
Hashim Amla will want to get the big score in early for South Africa © AFP

After Bangladesh’s bright show in Chittagong, the Proteas need to be cautious and play their best if they want to win. Tamim said his hope to beat the top Test side was raised by the uncertainty of the game and Bangladesh’s recent run of good performances. “Beating them will be very tough because South Africa are a very strong opponent in Tests. They have no weak points. But then again, anything can happen in cricket. We played well in the One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and in Chittagong. No quarters will be given to South Africa. We’ll try that way,” said the aggressive opener.  Live cricket scorecard: Bangladesh vs South Africa 2015, 2nd Test at Dhaka, Day 1 here.

South Africa have plans to show Bangladesh why they are the No.1 Test cricket team in the last match here after they failed to play their natural game in the drawn first Test. The Chittagong Test was called off after rain washed out the last two days. But the hosts had kept the Proteas under pressure in the first three days. South Africa were restricted to just 248 in the first innings and then the hosts took a 78-run lead, scoring 326. Bangladesh still had a 17-run lead when the match was drawn. Live cricket updates: Bangladesh vs South Africa 2015, 2nd Test at Dhaka, Day 1 here

Teams:

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

South Africa XI: Dean Elgar, Stiaan van Zyl, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla(c), Temba Bavuma, Jean-Paul Duminy, Dane Vilas(wk), Vernon Philander, Simon Harmer, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel.

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