All-round South Africa A ease to innings win
South Africa A 676 for 9 decl (Kuhn 191, Tsolekile 140, Peterson 116) beat Bangladesh A 346 (Shamsur 84, van Zyl 4-37) and 326 (Nazimuddin 82, Elgar 3-68)
The Bangladesh A batsmen failed to measure up to a determined South Africa A, who thrashed the hosts by an innings and four runs in the first unofficial Test in Mirpur.
Bangladesh began at 148 for 3, and it appeared Nazimuddin and Faisal Hossain, the two overnight batsmen, were in a position to lead a stronger resistance. The pair, who came together with the score on 94, added 115 for the fourth wicket before Thandi Tshabalala ended the partnership. Faisal fell for 51, but Nazimuddin went on to add a further 42 with wicketkeeper Saghir Hossain, who struck six fours in his 44. But that proved the last obstacle in South Africa's way and once Naziumuddin felt for 82, South Africa were in a good position to wrap up the game.
Allrounder Dean Elgar grabbed three wickets and was supported by Tshabalala and Vernon Philander, who bagged two wickets each. Bangladesh captain Junaid Siddique was absent hurt, and the innings folded for 326.