Player of the Match
Player of the Match
47dThe Report by Mohammad Isam

Rabada, Maharaj fire SA to thumping win

Bangladesh lasted only 83 minutes on the final day, losing seven wickets for 41 runs to crash to a 333-run defeat

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

D Elgar
199(388) 15x4 - 3x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 54 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
16 11 17 11 50 42 10 42
HM Amla
137(200) 17x4 - 1x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 48 runs
  • 7x4 - 0x6
9 10 4 20 48 13 11 22

Best performances - Bowlers

KA Maharaj
O10.4
M1
R25
W4
Eco2.34
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W1W
Mominul Haque
O6.0
M0
R27
W3
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorecard Summary

SOUTH AFRICA 496/3d(146 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

BANGLADESH 320(89.1 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

SOUTH AFRICA 247/6d(56 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

BANGLADESH 90(32.4 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

11.45am Morne Morkel has been ruled out of the Bloemfontein Test because of a side strain. SA have eased to a 333-run win to open their home summer. Can Bangladesh tighten up in the second Test? The second match starts from October 6. Hope you enjoyed the coverage as much as we did bringing to you. This is Deivarayan Muthu signing off on the behalf of Akshay Gopalakrishnan and Ranjith

Ruffin: "This shows how inexperienced Bangladesh are in these conditions. BCB need to arrange more A team and HP tours in SA, Aus, NZ and Eng. The national players should also get involved. Bangladesh made a total mess at the toss. Still wondering why did they elect to bowl!"

Werner: "@Stanton, Steyn will still be good, that guy is class through and through. Imagine this bowling attack with Steyn in place of Olivier and Philander in place of Phehlukwayo. No rest for the batsmen."

11.30am Well, that escalated quickly. Bangladesh lost 7 for 41 on the fifth morning to careen to 90 all out - their joint fifth-lowest total in Test cricket. Rabada ran in hard, hit the pitch harder, and set the collapse in motion by striking three times in four overs. Maharaj then took care of the tail and wound up with a match haul of seven wickets. The less said about Bangladesh's batting in the fourth innings, the better. They had endured a collapse in their first innings, too, losing 5 for 28. While SA bowled out Bangladesh twice, the tourists had managed all of nine wickets across two innings. And 'nuff said about Mushfiqur's bowl-first decision on a flat track.

Mushfiqur: Probably (would you have batted first in hindsight?). I did not know the wicket would be this flat. I thought the batsmen did not go big in the first innings that cost us. I can't remember the last time we were bowled out under 100. It was really disappointing. Probably, we will come up with good plans in the next Test match. Mominul and Mahmudullah were the positives. Mominul and Mustafiz also bowled well in the second innings. We need to be mentally tough and that is an area we need to improve.

Du Plessis: Very happy. Over the four-five days, we have executed the skills-sets very well. The bowlers were very impressive on a flat surface. From the conditions point of view, we are not happy with what we received. The only way we could get wickets on this pitch was through spin or reverse. We are not complaining it's an easy finish. Morne's loss is the most disappointing. Happy with the debutants. Aiden might think Test cricket is pretty easy for the moment. Andile picked up a wicket when he had an opportunity. Expecting more bounce and carry in Bloemfontein

Elgar, Man of the Match: I made quite a good contribution on a flattish wicket. Nonetheless, I am happy with the performance (Was 199 bittersweet?). It is great to be out there with Aiden. I tried to ease his nerves as best as I could. I got a lot of positive advice from friends and coaches on this wicket: 'Fill your boots'. It has taken me a long time to stabilise my opening spot. It is nice to play with that monkey off the back.

32.4
W
Maharaj to Mustafizur Rahman, OUT, Mustafiz chips a return catch. Maharaj sews up SA's 333-run victory. Lobbed up outside off and breaks back in from the rough, Mustafiz drives weakly and scoops it to the right of the bowler. Good overhead grab from Maharaj. Soft, soft dismissal. Soft, soft innings from Bangladesh

Mustafizur Rahman c & b Maharaj 1 (18m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 9.09

32.3
0
Maharaj to Mustafizur Rahman, no run, length ball, spins back in from outside off, Mustafiz nearly plays on
32.2
0
Maharaj to Mustafizur Rahman, no run, pushed through on off, defended from the crease to silly point
32.1
0
Maharaj to Mustafizur Rahman, no run, Maharaj throws this up on off, defended

END OF OVER:
32 | (maiden) | BDESH: 90/9

  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz15 (32b)
  • Mustafizur Rahman1 (7b)
  • D Olivier5.4-1-12-0
  • KA Maharaj10-1-25-3

stanton: "Dont see Rabada as an understudy, especailly since That series win in Aus, he is definitely a strike / main bowler, and lets be very honest, i dont see Steyn coming back with the same menace."

31.6
0
Olivier to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, no run, back of a length on off, keeps low, Mehidy stoops low and blocks to the leg side

Irfaan Kahan: "Mustafizur Rahman averaged 1.4 before this test. He's more than doubled his average"

31.5
0
Olivier to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, no run, dug in short on off, fended to silly point

Tushar: "Maharaj has been an awesome find for South Africa.. a spinner who can actually spin!! "

Big defeat

2

No. of times Bangladesh have lost by bigger margin of runs than the 333 runs in this match. Their biggest defeat of 465 runs came v SL in Chittagong in 2009.

Tough task

217

Highest target successfully chased by Bangladesh in Tests, against West Indies in St George's in 2009. They are set 424 to win in this match.

Fightback

252

Previous highest total by Bangladesh in Tests in South Africa, which came in East London in 2002. Their average total in 8 innings in SA was only 180.

One to improve

16.60

Tamim's average v SA in Tests, before this match - his worst against any opposition. In 10 innings he had hit only 166 runs with a solitary fifty.

The 199 club

10

No. of batsmen to get out on 199 in Tests. Dean Elgar is the 10th to join the club and first for South Africa.

Amla equals Smith

27

No. of centuries for Amla in Tests, as many as Graeme Smith. For South Africa only Kallis has more hundreds (45).

Elgar's best

140

Dean Elgar's previous highest score in Tests. He has scored his maiden 150+ score.

Missed narrowly

3

No. of players to get run out in 90s on their Test debut, including Aiden Markram in this match. Abdul Kadir (in 1964) and Gordon Greenidge (in 1974) were the first two.