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Mominul Haque selected to make first use of the floor with three seamers at his disposal

Lunch South Africa 95 for 0 (Elgar 60*, Erwee 32*) vs Bangladesh

Dean Elgar and Sarel Erwee placed on 95 runs within the morning session after the cricket lastly bought underway at Kingsmead, following a 35-minute delay.

Malfunctioning sight screens, which couldn’t be correctly switched off to take away the sponsor’s title, needed to be coated with white fabric, and it took groundstaff over half-an-hour after the scheduled 10am begin to full the job. The results of that delay may be seen later within the day, as early sunsets on South Africa’s east coast usually end in curtailed days.

South Africa’s openers made certain they made the more often than not they’d within the center and scored at a charge of three.5 to depart Mominul Haque questioning if his resolution to bowl first was the proper one. On an unusually brown-green floor, the likes of which has not been seen right here earlier than, his Bangladesh three-seam assault discovered little to use, with no additional bounce, or seam motion.

Elgar began the innings by clipping a knee-high full-toss from Taksin Ahmed in entrance of sq. for 4 and went on to seek out the boundary six instances within the first ten overs. Of these, one was off the surface edge, however the remaining had been well-timed and well-placed pictures off over-pitched or extensive deliveries, which had been in plentiful provide. South Africa’s fifty got here up within the twelfth over when Elgar took three boundaries off Ebadot Hossain and started to play the ball late, to recommend he was set.

Bangladesh threatened 3 times within the morning session, as soon as when Elgar was crushed as he flashed at a Khaled Ahmed supply, then in Taskin’s second spell, when he squared Erwee up and the ball simply missed the surface edge, and two overs later, when Erwee shouldered arms to a ball that moved away. Erwee had left effectively to that time and continued to take action afterwards, content material to play a supporting act to Elgar’s aggression.

The South African captain introduced up fifty off 60 balls, as spin was launched and quietened issues down a contact. Mehidy Hasan Miraz might have given Bangladesh some pleasure on the stroke of lunch when Erwee tried to slash a brief ball by means of the off aspect, top-edged and was put down by Litton Das.

Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo’s South Africa correspondent

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