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Day 5

803dFirdose Moonda

Morkel sidelined for four-six weeks

Side strain rules the South Africa quick out of the second Test against Bangladesh and in all probability the initial phase of the T20 Global League that starts on November 3

803dBharath Seervi

Bangladesh's third-largest defeat

Stats highlights from the fifth day in Potchefstroom, where South Africa wrapped up a 333-run victory over Bangladesh

Day 4

803dFirdose Moonda in Potchefstroom

Liton proves himself a keeper

While Bangladesh have a long way to go to save the Test, the attitude and skill of wicketkeeper Liton Das has given them something to rally around

Day 3

804dFirdose Moonda

Potchefstroom offers something for everyone

The first Test has not produced great drama over its first three days, but it has given both South Africa and Bangladesh reasons to feel good about themselves

Day 2

805dFirdose Moonda in Potchefstroom

Mixed feelings for Elgar after 'anticlimactic' day

An "amateur moment" with the bat and "blunders" at slip left the South Africa opener less than satisfied on a day when his 199 helped his side take control of the Potchefstroom Test

Day 1


Big defeat


No. of times Bangladesh have lost by bigger margin of runs than the 333 runs in this match. Their biggest defeat of 465 runs came v SL in Chittagong in 2009.

Tough task


Highest target successfully chased by Bangladesh in Tests, against West Indies in St George's in 2009. They are set 424 to win in this match.



Previous highest total by Bangladesh in Tests in South Africa, which came in East London in 2002. Their average total in 8 innings in SA was only 180.

One to improve


Tamim's average v SA in Tests, before this match - his worst against any opposition. In 10 innings he had hit only 166 runs with a solitary fifty.

The 199 club


No. of batsmen to get out on 199 in Tests. Dean Elgar is the 10th to join the club and first for South Africa.

Amla equals Smith


No. of centuries for Amla in Tests, as many as Graeme Smith. For South Africa only Kallis has more hundreds (45).

Elgar's best


Dean Elgar's previous highest score in Tests. He has scored his maiden 150+ score.

Missed narrowly


No. of players to get run out in 90s on their Test debut, including Aiden Markram in this match. Abdul Kadir (in 1964) and Gordon Greenidge (in 1974) were the first two.