Player of the Match
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Rabada to Rubel Hossain, OUT, Rabada claims a five-wicket haul - his sixth in 22 Tests - and wraps up Bangladesh for 147. Rubel backs away outside leg. This is an inch-perfect middle-stump yorker from Rabada. Bam! No shame in missing that. Even a genuine batsman would have cleaned up

Rubel Hossain b Rabada 10 (54m 33b 2x4 0x6) SR: 30.30

Maharaj to Mustafizur Rahman, OUT, A big appeal for a catch in front of the wicket. Not given by umpire Dharmasena. De Kock is keen on a review. Elgar was keen as well. Faf goes for it. Pushed through quicker, starts outside off and breaks back in. Mustafiz prods at it and offers up a bat-pad catch to Markram forward short leg. There's a deflection, and Mustafiz has to go. Maharaj enters the wickets column

Mustafizur Rahman c Markram b Maharaj 0 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Rabada to Liton Das, OUT, Rabada returns and nabs Liton. Hip-high short ball on off stump, Liton aims to pull it over square leg. Instead, he skies a top edge. Faf settles under it at second slip

Liton Das c du Plessis b Rabada 70 (118m 77b 13x4 0x6) SR: 90.90

Olivier to Taijul Islam, OUT, Nip-backer from Olivier. He bursts through the gate of Taijul. Back of a length, angling in, curving in sharply from around the wicket. Taijul dares to drive with a big bat-pad gap. Olivier clatters through it and knocks out the off stump. Bangladesh seven down

Taijul Islam b Olivier 12 (57m 38b 0x4 0x6) SR: 31.57

Rabada to Sabbir Rahman, OUT, chips it straight to extra cover. Full ball, tempts him outside off stump. Might have been slight shape away too. He goes after it with a drive and bunts it off the bottom of the bat, straight to Parnell

Sabbir Rahman c Parnell b Rabada 0 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Rabada to Imrul Kayes, OUT, outside edge, taken by de Kock. Low to his left as this dips on him. Good catch. And you don't have to take a guess at how the ball got there. Back of a length ball, wide outside off stump and it's a slashing bat at it, away from his body.

Imrul Kayes c †de Kock b Rabada 26 (82m 46b 4x4 0x6) SR: 56.52

Parnell to Mahmudullah, OUT, he's gone next ball! Oh they keep chasing away from the body. Nicks through to de Kock. Back of a length, wide outside off stump. It's not a cut, and certainly isn't a drive off the back foot. Feels for it and it's easy for the keeper. Says no to the review as he walks past Kayes

Mahmudullah c †de Kock b Parnell 4 (14m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Olivier to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, he's taken it! Bavuma has actually pulled this off at gully! I don't think he can believe it either. Back of a length outside off stump, stabs away from the body again and this time it flies off the face of the bat to Bavuma's right. He picks this up slightly late and therefore has to go with one hand. It's behind him when he pouches it and then tumbles to adjust for the momentum and hold on. He stares at the ball, then at the cordon, then at the ball - all this in no time. Stunning.

Mushfiqur Rahim c Bavuma b Olivier 7 (12m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

Olivier to Mominul Haque, OUT, is that a glove? Yes! Gets this to climb at his ribs, at a leg stump line. He fends at it, unlike the couple of leaves so far down leg side. It's too quick for him, and his jump isn't enough to help him. Tickled to de Kock

Mominul Haque c †de Kock b Olivier 4 (13m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

Rabada to Soumya Sarkar, OUT, Sarkar has been bowled around the legs. Sarkar has been pushed back by a volley of short balls. He sits back, then shuffles across, to this good length ball. He plays all around it, and watches it hit the leg stump

Soumya Sarkar b Rabada 9 (28m 24b 2x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

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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