POTCHEFSTROOM – Mominul Haque led a preventing Bangladesh efficiency on the third day of the primary Take a look at towards South Africa at Senwes Park on Saturday however mentioned errors had price the vacationers the possibility to be extra aggressive.
Mominul and Mahmudullah hit half-centuries to allow Bangladesh to keep away from the follow-on however their complete of 320 was nonetheless 176 in need of South Africa’s first innings complete of 496 for 3 declared.
South Africa stretched their result in 230 by making 54 for 2 earlier than unhealthy mild stopped play.
“Loads of batsmen obtained in however then made little errors so they’d get out when set,” mentioned Mominul. “We need to make certain we do not do this subsequent time. On this sort of batting monitor, making 300 mustn’t make us pleased, we must be getting 400 or 500.”
Mominul’s 77 was the best rating by a Bangladesh batsman in Checks towards South Africa.
His innings, Mahmudullah’s 66 and 4 successive half-century partnerships enabled Bangladesh to high 300 for the primary time in 9 Take a look at innings in South Africa, the place they’ve misplaced all 4 earlier matches by an innings.
The vacationers batted with constructive intent on a sluggish pitch, though a lot of the great work was undone after they misplaced their final 5 wickets for 28 runs, 4 of them after the second new ball had been taken.
It was onerous work for the bowlers. South African left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj, who took three for 92, mentioned: “The pitch hasn’t deteriorated as a lot as folks anticipated.”
Maharaj mentioned that with no help from the pitch, South Africa had to return to fundamentals after taking just one wicket throughout a irritating morning. “We spoke at lunch about constructing a couple of dot balls and forcing the Bangladesh boys to make errors. It was a easy plan however it labored.”
Mominul mentioned Bangladesh hoped to play themselves again into the competition. “We need to get South Africa all out, not await them to set us a goal. The pitch is getting good, it is higher now than it was for the primary two days.”
The diminutive Mominul and fellow left-hander Tamim Iqbal noticed off some hostile bowling by Morne Morkel and Kagiso Rabada in the beginning of the day, with the primary 9 overs producing solely seven runs. Each batsmen survived shut leg earlier than wicket choices towards reverse-swinging deliveries from Rabada. However 17 runs got here off Rabada’s fifth over of the day, together with two successive boundaries by Mominul, and South Africa’s change bowlers have been unable to take care of the stress.
The one wicket of the morning fell to new cap Andile Phehlukwayo when Tamim, on 39, glanced an off-target supply down the leg aspect and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock flung himself to his proper to take a great catch.
Mominul was effectively caught at quick leg by Aiden Markram off Maharaj quickly after lunch after a 150-ball innings which included 12 fours. Mahmudullah, sturdy on the drive, discovered one other helpful ally in Sabbir Rahman (30) earlier than each batsmen have been dismissed in fast succession.
SOUTH AFRICA 1ST INNINGS: 496-Three DECL
BANGLADESH 1ST INNINGS:
Liton Das c Amla b Morkel 25
Imrul Kayes c Markram b Rabada 7
Mominul Haque c Markram b Maharaj 77
Mushfiqur Rahim c Markram b Maharaj 44
Tamim Iqbal c De Kock b Phehlukwayo 39
Mahmudullah b Morkel 66
Sabbir Rahman b Olivier 30
Mehidy Hasan c Elgar b Rabada Eight
Taskin Ahmed run out 1
Shafiul Islam c Amla b Maharaj 2
Mustafizur Rahman not out 10
EXTRAS: (b1, lb9, nb1) 11
TOTAL: (all out; 89.1 overs) 320
FOW: 1-16, 2-36, Three-103, Four-158, 5-227, 6-292, 7-304, Eight-305, 9-308
BOWLING: Morkel 19-7-51-2, Rabada 24-5-84-2 (1nb), Maharaj 27.1-Eight-92-Three, Olivier 11-1-52-1, Phehlukwayo 6-2-18-1, Markram 2-Zero-13-Zero
SOUTH AFRICA 2ND INNINGS:
A Markram c Liton Das b Mustafizur 15
D Elgar lbw b Shafiul 18
H Amla not out 17
T Bavuma not out Three
EXTRAS: (nb1) 1
TOTAL: (2 wkts, 15.5 overs) 54
FOW: 1-30, 2-38
BOWLING: Mehidy Hasan Four-1-15-Zero, Shafiul Islam 5-1-18-1, Mustafizur Rahman Four-1-7-1, Taskin Ahmed 2.5-Zero-14-Zero (1nb)
UMPIRES: Chris Gaffaney (NZL), Bruce Oxenford (AUS)
TV UMPIRE: Kumar Dharmasena (SRI)
MATCH REFEREE: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)