Elgar falls for 70
Published: 06:03 PM, 8 April 2022 Updated: 09:08 PM, 9 April 2022
South Africa`s captain Dean Elgar raised his bat after scoring fifty against Bangladesh in the 2nd Test; Photo: Collected
South Africa's captain Dean Elgar led the domination of the Bangladesh attack for most of the session as the home side reached 107 for one at lunch. After the launch break, Elgar was dismissed by Taijul Islam scoring 70, his third straight fifty in this series.The host lost their second wickets on133/2 in 32.5 overs. Elgar made 67 and 64 in the two innings of the first Test in which South Africa won by 220 runs.
Taijul Islam who is playing his first match in this series made the second breakthrough for Bangladesh taking the wicket of the South African skipper. But Keegan Petersen and Temba Bavuma are trying to rebuild for the host. Till this report, South Africa were 157/2 after 40 overs, Petersen 52 and Bavuma 10 were in the batting.
Earlier, in the first session, Sarel Erwee fell to Khaled Ahmed's away-going delivery in the 12th over. Erwee, who made 24, survived a close call in the third over of the morning when Khaled made a loud lbw appeal. The umpire turned it down, but Mominul Haque too was late at taking the review. Replays showed it was red on all three counts, and would have overturned the decision had Bangladesh been prompt at the review.
Bangladesh's bowling throughout the morning session was not up to the mark as they bowled too many boundary balls to make it easier for the South African batters.