Player of the Match
Player of the Match

6.13pm SA have enforced the follow on. Faf hugs Rabada; SA's players warm-up on the ground. Quick changeover for Bangladesh

AB de Villiers tweets: "Well bowled @KagisoRabada25 !!! What a player!!!!" --- 'Nuff said

Tawhid: "Rubel has faced 30+ balls and it's more than Soumyo, Mominul, Mushfiq , Mahmudullah and Sabbir. That's in a way sums up Bangladesh batting"

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

Rabada to Rubel Hossain, no run, Rubel keeps backing away outside leg, Rabada keeps following him. The batsman clears his front leg and swipes it to the right of mid-on
Rabada to Rubel Hossain, no run, Rubel jumps outside leg, Rabada chases him with a short ball, spliced to the off side

Colin: "How's the light? " --- It's getting dark

Rabada to Rubel Hossain, no run, Rubel backs away outside leg, Rabada follows him and pings him on the glove. Rubel is in pain. He needs medical attention
Rabada to Rubel Hossain, no run, bouncer on middle, Rubel backs away and lets it pass

42 | (maiden) | BDESH: 147/9

  • Subashis Roy2 (9b)
  • Rubel Hossain10 (28b)
  • Keshav Maharaj5-2-7-1
  • Kagiso Rabada13-4-33-4
Maharaj to Subashis Roy, no run, flatter and slides in with the arm on middle, defended
Maharaj to Subashis Roy, no run, slow, round-arm full ball, prodded off the front foot to the left of Elgar. Too quick for him to close his hands around the ball
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    Bangladesh's overseas struggles, South Africa's biggest Test win ever, and other stats highlights from South Africa's resounding performance in Bloemfontein

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  • Rabada's ten-for wraps up crushing win

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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

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.

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.

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

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.