Morne Morkel would not be bowling in the remainder of the Test    Getty Images
Morne Morkel would not be bowling in the remainder of the Test Getty Images

South Africa were almost on the brink of victory dismantling Bangladesh’s top-order on the penultimate day of the first Test. However, rains ensured the victory was pushed until the final day. The live cricket streaming of the match will be available on Sony LIV, while the live telecast will be available on Sony Six HD. In South Africa, the live cricket streaming would be available on SuperSportLive, along with the live telecast on SuperSport and SuperSport HD. Bangladesh have lost their top batsmen and the responsibility lies on the shoulders of Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman and skipper Mushfiqur Rahim. However, with more 375 to chase, Bangladesh have a herculean task ahead.

South African fast bowler Morne Morkel took two wickets for no runs in the first over of Bangladesh s second innings before an injury to the fast bowler and a thunderstorm hit South Africa s hopes. Bangladesh were reeling at 49 for three after being set to make 424 to win. More showers are possible on the final day on Monday and Morkel, who took two for 19, is not expected to bowl again. He left the field with a side strain after bowling two balls in his sixth over. He is due to have scans on Monday to establish the extent of the injury.

Tamim Iqbal and Mominul Haque were gone in quick succession. In the final half an hour of the final session, Keshav Maharaj removed Imrul Kayes to keep South Africa ahead.

Earlier, Du Plessis (81) and Temba Bavuma (71) set up South Africa s second innings declaration on 247 for six with a fourth wicket partnership of 142 off 172 balls.