Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh scored 246 runs losing eight wickets on Day 1 against South Africa in the second Test in Mirpur on Thursday.
The stumps was called when Bangladesh lost the wicket of Mohammad Shahid for only 1 run in 88.1 overs at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
On the Day 1, South Africa’s Dale Steyn and JP Duminy managed to make Bangladesh’s progress slow removing seven wickets.
Morkel only took Shakib’s wicket.
In the beginning of the day’s play, Dale Steyn became the second South African taking Tamim’s wicket to reach 400 wickets milestone in Test matches.
Before Steyn’s second thump, the partnership of Mushfiq and Riyad guided Bangladesh against South Africa.
After Steyn’s first strike, Duminy removed Imrul and Mominul when they were helping Tigers in their progress after the fall of Tamim.
Now, Shakib Al Hasan and Nasir Hossain are at the crease at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
Tamim was removed for six, Imrul for 30, Mominul for 40, Riyad for 35, Mushfiq for 65, Liton for 3.
Earlier, Bangladesh have won the toss and elected to bat first.
ESPN adds: South Africa’s new wicketkeeper Dane Vilas was called into action immediately in his debut Test after Mushfiqur Rahim decided Bangladesh would bat on what he said was a “pretty dry” pitch in Mirpur.
The Bangladesh captain wanted to put runs on the board in the hope his spinners would be able to take advantage of conditions later on provided the rain, which remained in the air but off the park, stayed away.
Bangladesh added an extra offspinner, allrounder Nasir Hossain, in place of left-arm spinner Taijul Islam but otherwise named an unchanged XI.
Liton Das would keep wicket again to free up Mushfiqur to lead the side and concentrate on his batting.
Dale Steyn began the match with 399 Test wickets and would take the new ball in search of a milestone scalp. South Africa made no changes to their pace pack and left Kagiso Rabada on the bench.
Bangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Imrul Kayes, 3 Mominul Haque, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), 5 Shakib Al Hasan , 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Liton Das (wk), 8 Nasir Hossain, 9 Jubair Hossain, 10 Mohammad Shahid, 11 Mustafizur Rahman
South Africa: 1 Dean Elgar, 2 Stiaan van Zyl, 3 Faf du Plessis, 4 Hashim Amla (capt), 5 Temba Bavuma, 6 JP Duminy, 7 Dane Vilas (wk), 8 Vernon Philander, 9 Dale Steyn, 10 Morne Morkel, 11 Simon Harmer