Player of the Match
Player of the Match
113.6
W
Subashis Roy to Amla, OUT, Amla, standing on leg stump, shuffles across off. He misses a full, straight ball. Would you believe it? Roy pegs the middle stump back. Amla's average drops below 50

HM Amla b Subashis Roy 132 (254m 163b 17x4 0x6) SR: 80.98

61.2
W
Subashis Roy to Bavuma, OUT, Roy strikes again. He follows the full one with a back-of-a-length delivery wide outside off. He finds some extra bounce to graze the top edge. Bavuma slashes away from the body and snicks it behind to the keeper

T Bavuma c †Liton Das b Subashis Roy 7 (14m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 58.33

58.4
W
Rubel Hossain to Markram, OUT, After pushing Markram back with a volley of short balls, he floors the middle stump with a very full inswinger. The opener, however, walks back to a rousing reception. Rubel spears it in at 140.2ks and storms through the defences of a crease-bound Markram. Genuine wicket-taking delivery from Rubel. Bangladesh need more of these

AK Markram b Rubel Hossain 143 (253m 186b 22x4 0x6) SR: 76.88

53.4
W
Subashis Roy to Elgar, OUT, taken at fine leg. Elgar started to lose his concentration against the short one last over. And Markram showed how difficult it was to get the pull shot away just one ball ago. Still, he takes this short one on with a pul. It's a top-edge that dips on fine leg who does well to watch it closely and hold on

D Elgar c Mustafizur Rahman b Subashis Roy 113 (227m 152b 17x4 0x6) SR: 74.34

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Rare big opening stand

9

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

2

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

28

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

4.77

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

1

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