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, 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
Olivier to Subashis Roy, FOUR runs, bouncer at off stump, backs away, tries to...cut? Hook? Not sure. It flies over slip anyway
Olivier to Subashis Roy, FOUR runs, short and wide outside off, backs away, slaps it through backward point

Olivier...and every one else is around the bat

Phehlukwayo to Mustafizur Rahman, SIX runs, wow! Steps down the track, meets this at the pitch outside off and sends it rocketing over the long-off boundary!

AB de Villiers is batting for the Titans in their second innings.

Rabada to Mustafizur Rahman, 1 run, short outside off, backs away, lifts it over the slips and manages to make this land between two catching third man fielders
Rabada to Rubel Hossain, OUT, yorker at middle stump and eventually one would sneak through. Smashes the stumps as he looks to slice it. That's ten wickets in the match for Rabada

Rubel Hossain b Rabada 7 (12m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

Phehlukwayo to Rubel Hossain, FOUR runs, good length at off stump, swings away from off stump, takes the outside edge as he looks to defend

Ntokozo Qwabe: "Might be early days in his Test career but Andile's ability to move the ball both ways with good accuracy bodes well for the post Philander era!"
Werner: "I would prefer to see Pretorius in the test mix, ahead of Parnell. SA say they want a batting all rounder...he fits that bill perfectly. "

Rabada to Subashis Roy, FOUR runs, he'll remember this day for it is the day he managed to get a boundary off Rabada's bowling. Backs away as Rabada is about to release and gets followed with a yorker. Plonks the bat down and inside edges to the fine leg boundary
Rabada to Subashis Roy, no run, outside edge lands short of gully. Backs away in fear, stabs at this full ball outside off and gets an edge
Rabada to Taijul Islam, OUT, leg stump out of the floor and out for a spin! Back of a length outside off stump, stabs at it away from the body, half looking to get out of the line. Big inside edge onto leg stump

Taijul Islam b Rabada 2 (17m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

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  • 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