0.4 bowled him! Morkel strikes first over the chase and it's the big wicket of Tamim Iqbal. This is tremendous stuff from Morkel. Comes from really wide of the crease and angles it into Tamim. Tamim keeps his bat well inside expecting it to go with the arm outside off but the ball cuts in to shatter off-stump 0/1
    15.3 that's a lovely delivery. Superb bowling from Maharaj. Finds the outside edge of Imrul with a length ball outside off. Imrul pokes and makes a late decision to keep the bat inside. The decision has come too late as the ball spins in slightly to find the outside edge 49/3
    0.6 another shout for leg before, this time it looks closer and is given. The angle is into him again but Mominul does not bother reviewing. I think that's the right call because it would have been umpire's call if not for hitting leg stump on the full. Movement in the air, comes in sharply and Mominul is not entirely sure of this one and plays all across that one. Bangladesh two down without a run. Does this seem too familiar? 0/2
    17.3 Mushfiq has been bounced out. Amla completes a sharp catch over his head at first slip. A lot of love between Faf and Amla in the cordon. Back of a length and bursts off the deck outside off, Mushfiq spars at it away from the body. The ball grazes the outside edge near the higher part of the bat and flies through to Amla. Great grab from him 55/4
    21.5 Rabada strikes for the second time in three overs. Mahmudullah chops on for the second time in two innings. His middle stump is tiled back. Back of a length and speared outside off, Mahmudullah is caught in two minds: whether to punch it through cover or leave it. He eventually hangs his bat out and drags it back onto the stumps. Bangladesh five down for 62 62/5
    23.3 Liton pads up to an inswinger, and he has been given out lbw. He calls for a review but this looks quite adjacent. Full and curves back in sharply to ping into the front pad as Liton offers no shot. It would have carried onto hit the leg stump. The tracker returns three reds. Liton has to go. Rabada has struck for the third time in four overs 67/6
    24.2 Maharaj wins an lbw verdict from umpire Chris Gaffaney. That's plumb. Pushed through full and straight, Sabbir does not connect with a sweep and is hit on the back thigh in line with off and middle 67/7
    not out
    26.5 slightly back of a length, stays back and tries to flick it. Plays all across the line as it pitches outside off and spins in sharply to hit him in front of middle and leg. Seems highly unlikely that it would miss the stumps but Taskin opts for a review.Replays confirm it would have hit leg stump on the full 71/8
    27.6 length ball, angling in on off, punches it straight back and the bowler fails to gather it cleanly. Oh, and there's a run out. A needless one at that. The fielder runs back from mid-off and flicks it back. And the batsmen in the meantime decide they want to come back for a third. The throw is fired at the keeper's end and the bails are off before the batsman can be anywhere close to the stumps 75/9
    32.4 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 90/10
    3 (b 1, nb 2)
    90 all out (32.4 Overs, RR: 2.75)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Tamim Iqbal, 0.4 ov), 2-0 (Mominul Haque, 0.6 ov), 3-49 (Imrul Kayes, 15.3 ov), 4-55 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 17.3 ov), 5-62 (Mahmudullah, 21.5 ov), 6-67 (Liton Das, 23.3 ov), 7-67 (Sabbir Rahman, 24.2 ov), 8-71 (Taskin Ahmed, 26.5 ov), 9-75 (Shafiul Islam, 27.6 ov), 10-90 (Mustafizur Rahman, 32.4 ov)
    M Morkel5.221923.5601
    K Rabada10.033333.3001
    D Olivier5.411202.1100
    KA Maharaj10.412542.3400
    AL Phehlukwayo1.01000.0000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 28 Sep - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 298/1 (D Elgar 128*, HM Amla 68*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 29 Sep - day 2 - Bangladesh 1st innings 127/3 (Mominul Haque 28*, Tamim Iqbal 22*, 34 ov)
  • Sat, 30 Sep - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 54/2 (HM Amla 17*, T Bavuma 3*, 15.5 ov)
  • Sun, 1 Oct - day 4 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 49/3 (Mushfiqur Rahim 16*, 15.3 ov)
  • Mon, 2 Oct - day 5 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 90 (32.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Big defeat


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


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.



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


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


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


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

Elgar's best


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

Missed narrowly


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.