Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the first day of the second and final Test between Bangladesh and South Africa at Dhaka. This is Nikhil Popat and I will be bringing you the updates from the match. The first Test was marred by rain and more such is expected in the second Test. Bangladesh will want to finish their historic home season well with a win in whites over South Africa. South Africa on the other hand will know that they were more than tested in the matches at home and will want to get back to winning ways as they prepare for the Indian tour later in the year. Catch live cricket scores and updates of Bangladesh vs South Africa 2015, 2nd Test at Dhaka, Day 1 here

STUMPS! Session South Africa! A mixed day for Bangladesh! They elected to bat first and have put up a decent total on board. They though will want to build on this and get around 300 with Nasir Hossain still around. The total will be good on this slower deck. They got starts but did not quite convert them. South Africa will wish to bat better and keep the pressure on the hosts. Do join us tomorrow for all the action, take care!

Live cricket score Bangladesh 246/8 | Overs 88.1 | Batting: Nasir Hossain 13(40) Right towards the end of play, Morne Morkel gets his first one as he gets one to bounce and Shakib is squared up. Elgar takes a good catch. Shakib falls for 35. And poor sense of game awareness as Shahid gets bowled trying to go big. OUT! Shakib Al Hasan c Elgar b Morkel 35 (65) OUT! Mohammad Shahid b Steyn 1(4)

Live cricket score Bangladesh 239/6 | Overs 84 | Batting: Shakib Al Hasan 33(62), Nasir Hossain 9(28) The second new ball is available but the Proteas are not going for it. They are content to bowl with the old ball. There have been instances of both Bangladesh batsmen threatening to throw it away. Steyn has just returned for a spell.

Live cricket score Bangladesh 220/6 | Overs 78 | Batting: Shakib Al Hasan 23(45), Nasir Hossain 0(3) A waste of a wicket as Litton Das looks to sweep one through the on side but ends up offering a simple catch to Elgar at mid-wicket off the bowling of Duminy. Nasir Hossain is the new man in. OUT! Litton Das c Elgar b Duminy 3(11)

Live cricket score Bangladesh 217/5 | Overs 75 | Batting: Shakib Al Hasan 22(37), Litton Das 1(4) A close review as Rahim is given out caught behind off the bowling of Dean Elgar. Rahim did not think he  hit it and reviewed it rightaway. The umpire deliberates and finally rules it out. OUT! Mushfiqur Rahim c Vilas b Elgar 65(125)

Live cricket score Bangladesh 213/4 | Overs 71 | Batting: Shakib Al Hasan 19(25), Mushfiqur Rahim 65(117) Bangladesh have had a good time so far, Steyn is seen off but Morne Morkel has come in, here is some reverse swing for him but he has not bowled good lines and lengths.

Live cricket score Bangladesh 180/4 | Overs 63 | Batting: Shakib Al Hasan 0(2), Mushfiqur Rahim 58(92) | Mahmudullah is starting to get going as Bangladesh look to up the ante against South Africa. Both Duminy and Harmer are bowling in tandem right now. The rains have stayed away from us which is good for all of us. And against the run of play, Mahmudullah clips one straight to Temba Bavuma at mid-wicket. OUT! Mahmudullah c Bavuma b Steyn 35(91)

Live cricket score Bangladesh 164/3 | Overs 57 | Batting: Mahmudullah 27(70), Mushfiqur Rahim 50(79) | A crucial session for both teams. Bangladesh will want to build on this platform while the visitors will wish to take wickets and get batting today itself. Rahim shows his intent righaway as he comes down to get a boundary over mid on. This is now the record fourth wicket stand for Bangladesh against South Africa. He brings up his fifty as well, 15th Test fifty for him!

TEA! Session Bangladesh – Bangladesh have made steady progress. They though have been guilty of not converting thier starts. Kayes, Mominul both did the same mistake but the pair of Rahim and Mahmdullah have done well so far and will be looking to continue their good work in the final session of play.

Live cricket score Bangladesh 154/3 | Overs 55 | Batting: Mahmudullah 25(65), Mushfiqur Rahim 42(72) | After a nervy start to the post lunch session, Bangladesh have seen through to Tea without losing many wickets. Rahim was sruck on the pads as he tried to clip Morne Morkel through the leg side. South Africa went for the review. There was sound of bat hitting the pad and the ball was doing down leg as well which meant Rahim was not out and safe.

Live cricket score Bangladesh 138/3 | Overs 48 | Batting: Mahmudullah 21(42), Mushfiqur Rahim 30(53) | The 50-run stand is u between Mushifqur Rahim and Mahmudullah. Rahim brings it up with a couple of boundaries. Bangladesh have again got a start here, both these need to bat longer and make this count.

Live cricket score Bangladesh 118/3 | Overs 43 | Batting: Mahmudullah 18(31), Mushfiqur Rahim 13(32) | Both Rahim and Mahmudullah are playing well so far. They are ensuring they see off a reverse swinging spell from Steyn. They have picked the right balls to play so far. But just as we say that, Steyn traps Mahmdullah in front who reviews it rightaway. And the decision is over turned and rightly so.

Live cricket score Bangladesh 99/3 | Overs 38 | Batting: Mahmudullah 9(21), Mushfiqur Rahim 4(14) | Both Rahim and Mahmudullah are content on playing through to not let the South Africans get on top of them. There is a lid on the scoring right now.

Live cricket score Bangladesh 86/3 | Overs 34 | Batting: Mahmudullah 4(6), Mushfiqur Rahim 0(5) | What a blow, what a move from Amla. Duminy now traps Kayes in front of the stumps who falls over trying to clip one through the on side. The trend continues for the hosts who are again throwing away starts. OUT! Imrul Kayes lbw Duminy 30(39)

Live cricket score Bangladesh 81/2 | Overs 32 | Batting: Mahmudullah 0(2), Imrul Kayes 29(90) | Wicket for South Africa, Dane Vilas takes his first catch as Mominul goes back to punch one but is caught behind, another start thrown by him. Mahmudullah is the new man in for Bangladesh. OUT! Mominul Haque c Vilas b Duminy 40(87)

Live cricket score Bangladesh 80/1 | Overs 31 | Batting: Mominul Haque 40(85), Imrul Kayes 28(88) |Play underway post lunch for the 2nd Test. JP Duminy bowls a good first over. Vernon Philander almost strikes with his first ball post lunch as Mominul edges one wide of first slip for a boundary.

1140 am IST: Not good news, there is some rain in the air and the covers are in place. We’re for a delayed start post the first session of play. The word is that play will start at around 1150 am IST as the covers are being taken off the field.

LUNCH! Session Bangladesh – South Africa are on the defensive with the field spread. The pair of Kayes and Mominul has seen Bangladesh through to Lunch on Day One of the second Test. There is rain forecast but let’s hope it stays away and we get more play in.

Live cricket score Bangladesh 75/1 | Overs 29 | Batting: Mominul Haque 35(76), Imrul Kayes 28(85) | Dale Steyn returns for a spell but has not found any success. The deck seems to be again on the drier and slower side and the visitors will need to find more ways to get batsmen out. Dean Elgar comes on to bowl the final over before lunch and Mominul helps himself to a boundary to cover fence.

Live cricket score Bangladesh 62/1 | Overs 21 | Batting: Mominul Haque 26(62), Imrul Kayes 24(51) | The 50-run stand is up between Kayes and Mominul. South Africa have attacked the hosts and the hosts have not shied away from putting the bad balls away with some disdain. Runs are just beginning to flow for Bangladesh as we near lunch. Stiaan van Zyl has been brought onto bowl as well.


Live cricket score Bangladesh 45/1 | Overs 15 | Batting: Mominul Haque 13(38), Imrul Kayes 20(39) | Spin time! Simon Harmer comes onto bowl already and starts with a nice maiden. Mominul then guides Morkel nicely down to third man for a boundary. Kayes hits one over cover to find fence off the bowling of Morkel but then gets an edge to third man fence.

Live cricket score Bangladesh 30/1 | Overs 11 | Batting: Mominul Haque 6(28), Imrul Kayes 12(25) | The bowling from South Africa is top notch! Both Mominul and Imrul are playing steadily. Morne Morkel comes in and hits Mominul Haque on his helmet. The rain seems to be around and the groundstaff are getting ready in case of any shower coming in. Mominul replies in fine fashion, pulling one over backward square for a boundary.

Live cricket score Bangladesh 12/1 | Overs 5 | Batting: Mominul Haque 0(3), Imrul Kayes 6(12) | Vernon Philander comes on from the other end. Kayes gets off the mark with a fine drive through the mid on region for a boundary. Tamim then plays a lovely pull shot through square leg for a boundary. DROPPED! Steyn gets an edge from Tamim but the fielder at second slip, Dean Elgar drops a regulation catch. That would have been Steyn’s 400th Test wicket, surely he will be hurting from this but he strikes in the very next over. Tempts Tamim with one more outside off, Tamim flashes and gets an outside edge straight to Hashim Amla at first slip. 400 Test wickets for him, second bowler from South Africa, fastest in terms of balls bowled.

OUT! Tamim Iqbal c Amla b Steyn 6(15)

Live cricket score Bangladesh 1/0 | Overs 1 | Batting: Tamim Iqbal 1(3), Imrul Kayes 0(3) | Here we go then, Dale Steyn, one shy of his 400th Test wicket runs in to Tamim Iqbal who is on strike, as Imrul Kayes wait at the other end. The players observe a minute silence for the passing away of former South African Clive Rice. Tamim gets off the mark with a drop and run to covers.

Toss- Bangladesh have won the toss and elected to bat first! Well the skies are clear and we will most likely start on time! Someone is excited for the game and why not! Here are the two teams for the game! Dane Vilas makes his debut in place of Quinton de Kock while Nasir Hossain comes in place of Taijul Islam for Bangladesh.

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.


Bangladesh will host South Africa for the second and final Test at Mirpur, Dhaka. They started the season with a win over Pakistan, India in one-dayers and backed it up with a win over South Africans. But it is the whites that have not seen the best of them. They drew against both Pakistan and India and will be eager for some success. Read: Bangladesh vs South Africa 2015, 2nd Test at Dhaka: Preview

South Africa will want to prepare for the series against India well. They have a lot of youngsters in their team and will want them to come good soon for them. Read: Bangladesh vs South Africa 2015 2nd Test: Vernon Philander’s contribution vital for Proteas


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

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

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