Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Fazmy: "Strange.. 1st six in the 117th over in a high scoring match.. "

Taijul Islam to du Plessis, FOUR runs, tossed on off, Faf steps away outside leg and cracks it inside out over extra cover. SA pillage 21 off the over
Taijul Islam to de Kock, SIX runs, De Kock sees the flight outside off, he stretches out and slog-sweeps it powerfully over the midwicket boundary again
Taijul Islam to de Kock, FOUR runs, floated up outside off, de Kock forays down the track, meets a half-volley and hoists it over mid-off, who is inside the circle

Ebrahim Jahangi: "Bat till day 3 session 3. Break Lara's record. Knock over Bangladesh twice in 4 sessions. Easy."

Taijul Islam to de Kock, SIX runs, Look at that bat-swing from de Kock. Smooth, clean, effective. Tossed up outside off, he goes low and crunnnnnnches a slog-sweep over midwicket. Bam!
Taijul Islam to de Kock, no run, length ball, breaks back in sharply on middle, and cramps the batsman for room. De Kock hastily chops the ball onto the ground
Taijul Islam to de Kock, FOUR runs, dangled up full and wide outside off, de Kock stretches out and sweeps it from there to the square-leg boundary. There's no protection there

De Kock arrives

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

  • 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