Player of the Match
Player of the Match

2:36pm Looks like we won't be getting pictures of the presentation. But Firdose Moonda has told me from the ground that Mushfiqur Rahim said he was tested and declared okay by the doctor. Thank goodness. That's all from us in this Test. Have a good evening!

Dean Elgar is the Man of the Series.

Kagiso Rabada is the Man of the Match.

hsd: "42.5 overs in the 1st innings, 42.4 in the second. Talk about consistency."

Pradeep G: "Rabada deserves both MOM and MOS as well. 15 wickets in 4 innings. Yes Elgar got 2 hundreds and one of them is 199 but still these are flat pitches and such bowling performance in these pitches needs appreciation."

2:15pm Rabada pockets yet another ball. Has the first-innings souvenir too. Ten wickets for him. Brought up 50 for the year, brought up 100 in his career and brought genuine terror to anyone who faced him today. A top class Test bowling effort.
It came after the thumping the batsmen delivered in the first innings - 573 in 120 overs. Four centuries, two double-century partnerships. Complete domination. There is nothing, save Liton Das' half-century in the first innings, for Bangladesh to take from this. They're visibly defeated as the teams line up to shake hands. Mushfiqur is in that line. Back from hospital. Have we seen a crushing end to his time as Test captain? This is South Africa's biggest win against Bangladesh. An innings and 254 runs.
We'll be back shortly with the presentation.

Phehlukwayo to Mustafizur Rahman, OUT, bowled. Goes full and straight, Mustafizur looks to swiped it over midwicket and misses. Leg stump thumped comprehensively

Mustafizur Rahman b Phehlukwayo 7 (19m 15b 0x4 1x6) SR: 46.66

Phehlukwayo to Mustafizur Rahman, no run, offcutter, back of a length at leg stump, backs away, defended off the back foot
Phehlukwayo to Mustafizur Rahman, no run, dropped. Short and wide outside off, backs away and tries to cut through the covers. Drags it back at the bowler off the toe of the bat, and puts it down
Phehlukwayo to Mustafizur Rahman, 1 no ball, full toss wide outside off, looks to slap it through the covers, inside edge into his back toe
Phehlukwayo to Mustafizur Rahman, no run, short at off stump, steps out and looks to slap it through midwicket. Toe-ends it into the turf and towards mid-on

42 | 8 Runs | BDESH: 171/9

  • Subashis Roy12 (10b)
  • Mustafizur Rahman7 (10b)
  • Duanne Olivier11-1-39-1
  • Andile Phehlukwayo9-2-35-2
Olivier to Subashis Roy, no run, full at off stump, pushed down the pitch
Olivier to Subashis Roy, no run, bouncer at middle stump, backs away, lets it go

Goes around the wicket

  • BCB 'concerned' by Mushfiqur Rahim's comments

    At the end of the first day in Bloemfontein, Mushfiqur said he wished he hadn't won the toss, alluding to how poorly his bowlers had performed after he chose to bowl

  • 'I'm a human being, I'm bound to make mistakes' - Mushfiqur Rahim

    Bangladesh's captain said he hasn't thought about stepping down because he doesn't believe it's his decision to make, adding that he should be given more opportunities precisely because he made mistakes

  • Rabada on the rise

    Bangladesh's overseas struggles, South Africa's biggest Test win ever, and other stats highlights from South Africa's resounding performance in Bloemfontein

  • Mushfiqur taken to hospital after blow to head

    The Bangladesh captain was struck by a bouncer on the third morning of the Bloemfontein Test

  • Rabada's ten-for wraps up crushing win

    Kagiso Rabada completed the third 10-wicket haul of his 22-Test career, became the fifth-youngest to 100 Test wickets and went past 50 wickets for the calendar year as South Africa completed an innings and 254-run demolition of Bangladesh

Rare big opening stand


No. of 200-run opening stands in Tests in South Africa before the one between Elgar and Markram. The previous one was between Graeme Smith and AB de Villiers v ZIM in 2005.

When toss doesn't matter


Number of higher opening stands in the 1st innings after losing the toss and being put in: 301 by Gibbs-Smith v WI, and 255 by Hayden-Langer, v SL

Amla past Graeme Smith


Centuries Hashim Amla has now made in Tests. He goes past Graeme Smith with only Jacques Kallis ahead of him among batsmen from SA.

Bloemfontein blitz


South Africa's scoring rate in their innings - tenth highest among 576 totals of 500+ in Test history and the second-highest in Tests in SA.

A huge win for SA


Where the win stands, in terms of margin of victory, for South Africa in Tests. Their previous best was an inns and 229, v SL in 2001