46.5 grabbed on the rebound.. Elgar has nicked off. Slides on outside off, non-turning ball but bounces extra. Elgar targets the gap at point but ends up feathering it behind. Litton misses it on the first attempt, juggles, swivels back, dives and takes it on the second over his left shoulder. Taijul has broken through. Reward for Bangladesh after stringing together a volley of maidens 136/2
    13.4 Stiaan has been snaffled down the leg side and Chittagong finds its voice again. Innocuous ball, sliding down leg at 92ks. Arm-ball. Stiaan seeks to glance it away fine. Instead, the ball brushes the face and Litton takes it, moving to his right. And that's drinks 58/1
    47.1 Shakib comes back and traps Faf in front. Two wickets in three balls. No fifty for Faf either. Arm-ball, skids on, keeps low and strikes Faf on the front pad, well below the knee-roll in front of off. It would have crashed into off. Bangladesh hit back and the crowd roarrrrrs 136/3
    59.1 Maiden Test wicket for Mustafizur, Amla now edges behind. This was full and slides away with the angle outside off. Amla pushes away from the body and do so with firm hands and Litton has his third dismissal. Big, big wicket for the hosts 173/4
    83.4 Mustafizur wraps South Africa up for 248. Mustafizur bags 4 for 37 on debut. Short and outside off, Bavuma has to fetch the pull from there. He finds Jubair at deep midwicket. Dolly catch 248/10
    59.2 an appeal for lbw, not given by umpire Wilson. Mushfiqur wants a review. Mustafizur's footing is fine. Full and cuts back in to ping Duminy on the front pad after beating the inside edge. Hit below the knee-roll in front of middle. It would have crashed into middle and leg. Two wickets in two balls for Mustafizur. Duminy shaped for a flick and fell over. He has to go; the on-field call has been overturned... 173/5
    59.4 Make that three in four balls for Mustafizur. South Africa slide to 173 for 6. The off stump has been sent cartwheeling. Very full and keeps low. Perhaps, QdK was late onto the defensive push. Mustafizur razes the off stump. Mustafizur is mobbed by his team-mates 173/6
    70.5 Edged to slip, no mistake from Shakib. Flighted and spins away, leaving Philander prodding from the crease. Shakib pouches the nick. Jubair is pumped. The drop does not prove costly, Ferdous and the drink will taste doubly sweet for Bangladesh 208/7
    79.2 half-tracker from Jubair, sits up on its knees to be punished. Harmer loads up for a pull as Mominul at short leg is forced to take evasive action. But somehow the ball gets stuck between his arm and stomach. Lucky break for Bangladesh 237/8
    79.4 holes out to mid-off, who is rather deeper than normal. Flatter legbreak outside off, Steyn wants to golf- swing it over the leg side. He does not get hold of it as he skewers it to Tamim. Two wickets in three balls for Jubair.. 239/9
    not out
    14 (b 8, lb 5, nb 1)
    248 all out (83.4 Overs, RR: 2.96)
    Fall of wickets: 1-58 (Stiaan van Zyl, 13.4 ov), 2-136 (Dean Elgar, 46.5 ov), 3-136 (Faf du Plessis, 47.1 ov), 4-173 (Hashim Amla, 59.1 ov), 5-173 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 59.2 ov), 6-173 (Quinton de Kock, 59.4 ov), 7-208 (Vernon Philander, 70.5 ov), 8-237 (Simon Harmer, 79.2 ov), 9-239 (Dale Steyn, 79.4 ov), 10-248 (Temba Bavuma, 83.4 ov)
    Mohammad Shahid1793402.0000
    Mustafizur Rahman17.463742.0900
    Shakib Al Hasan1424513.2100
    Taijul Islam1835713.1600
    Jubair Hossain1415333.7801
    53.3 Elgar gets rid of Tamim. Chittagong has been hushed into silence. The bowler, though, roars Nice, loopy ball, full-toss. Tamim goes low for a sweep and does not connect. The ball dips late and hits the leg stump. The 89-run stand has been broken. 144/3
    18.2 Kayes nearly falls over and loses his balance. Has he been stumped down the leg side? They go to the third umpire. The bowler's footing is fine. Swinging down the leg side, Kayes seeks to flick it away but only connects with thin air. QdK does the result. Van Zyl breaks the opening stand. Kayes can't drag his back foot back in time. It was in the air by the time Qdk whipped the bails off. Kayes throws his head back as he walks off. Mahmudullah did it for the hosts, Van Zyl provides the breakthrough for South Africa 46/1
    21.5 Harmer strikes, timberrrr. The off stump is knocked out. Darted flat and quick, slides on. A bit too close to cut. Mominul goes deep in the crease but misses the stroke. Harmer nails off 55/2
    66.1 an appeal for lbw, umpire Wilson raises his finger. Mahmudullah chats with Mushfiq and does not go for a review. Fuller length and skiddy on middle and leg, jags back in. Mahmudullah seeks to flick it away but loses his balance and falls over as he is rapped around the knee-roll of the front pad. It would have clipped leg. I guess that umpire's call would have prevailed even if Bangladesh had reviewed it 178/4
    72.5 an appeal for lbw, umpire Wilson shakes his head. Amla wants a review. On a length and curls in, Mushfiq is smacked on the back thigh. No signs of an inside edge. The noise came from the bat jamming the pad. The projections show that it would have hit middle and the decision has been overturned. Mushfiq has to depart. Steyn finally strikes, has his hands aloft and is mobbed by his team-mates. His headband is all messed up... 195/5
    101.6 Harmer has his man now. Slides on flat and quick, Shakib aims for a pull and ends up skying it again off a top edge. Duminy takes a comfortable overhead catch at short midwicket. No fifty for Shakib 277/6
    109.6 Harmer takes high-fives from QdK. Is Liton out caught behind? Umpire Kettleborough nips the celebration in the bud. They go to the TV umpire. Sharp offbreak, turns in with extra bounce ans surprised Liton. He is crease bound and gets an inside edge onto the thigh, Qdk bends forward and takes it cleanly with his right hand in front of the off stump. Impressive reflexes from QdK 319/8
    107.3 And he comes into play right away. Back of a length, Shahid backs away and slogs it away in the air over midwicket. Stiaan flings himself forward and takes it. Meanwhile, the batsman have crossed over 311/7
    114.3 Steyn strikes, again. Taken by Elgar. Short and rises outside off, at 140.6ks, Tajul aims to dab it between slip and gully. No dice. Elgar dives across to his right and completes a smart catch 325/9
    116.1 Bangladesh have been bowled out for 326, with a lead of 78. Steyn has his 399th Test wicket.. Banged in short and follows Mustafizur, who had made room, ramping it in the air. Duminy runs back from backward point and pulls off another smart catch 326/10
    not out
    8 (lb 7, nb 1)
    326 all out (116.1 Overs, RR: 2.8)
    Fall of wickets: 1-46 (Imrul Kayes, 18.2 ov), 2-55 (Mominul Haque, 21.5 ov), 3-144 (Tamim Iqbal, 53.3 ov), 4-178 (Mahmudullah, 66.1 ov), 5-195 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 72.5 ov), 6-277 (Shakib Al Hasan, 101.6 ov), 7-311 (Mohammad Shahid, 107.3 ov), 8-319 (Liton Das, 109.6 ov), 9-325 (Taijul Islam, 114.3 ov), 10-326 (Mustafizur Rahman, 116.1 ov)
    DW Steyn22.157833.5100
    VD Philander2024022.0001
    M Morkel1925202.7300
    SR Harmer35810533.0000
    S van Zyl1342311.7600
    D Elgar30612.0000
    JP Duminy401503.7500

Match Details


South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

2-match series level 0-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

9.30am start, Lunch 11.30-12.10pm, Tea 2.10-2.30pm, Close 4.30pm

Match days

21,22,23,24,25 July 2015 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Tue, 21 Jul - day 1 - Bangladesh 1st innings 7/0 (Tamim Iqbal 1*, Imrul Kayes 5*, 2 ov)
  • Wed, 22 Jul - day 2 - Bangladesh 1st innings 179/4 (Mushfiqur Rahim 16*, Shakib Al Hasan 1*, 67 ov)
  • Thu, 23 Jul - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 61/0 (S van Zyl 33*, D Elgar 28*, 21.1 ov)
  • Fri, 24 Jul - day 4 - no play
  • Sat, 25 Jul - day 5 - no play

Match Notes

  • We were ahead of the game - Mushfiqur

    Mushfiqur Rahim said South Africa could have crumbled under the pressure of scoring quickly if play had been possible on the last two days of the Chittagong Test

  • 'Game was poised in our favour' - Amla

    Bangladesh may receive most of the plaudits for their plucky performance for most of the three days of the drawn first Test but Hashim Amla believes that South Africa were in pole position when the weather intervened

  • Mushfiqur applauds bowlers' toil

    Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim said he was surprised by the discipline of seamer Mohammad Shahid, and praised Mustafizur Rahman's ability to learn quickly

  • Spirited Bangladesh take giant strides

    Rain was a regular occurrence in Chittagong, but Bangladesh still had plenty of positives to take away, none more so than proving to be more than a match for South Africa

  • Rain-hit Test ends in tame draw

    The first Test between Bangladesh and South Africa ended in a tame draw after rain washed out the last two days without a ball being bowled

Not pushing on


Number of previous instances (v WI, 2010) of each of SA's top-3 batsmen making 30+ scores without any of them getting to 50

Bavuma avoids the blushes


Instances of zero South African batsmen making a 50+ score in a Test innings against Bangladesh

Looking at a rare second


Number of times BAN have taken a 1st innings lead in 8 previous Tests against SA. They lost that Test by 5 wickets.

Slow off the blocks


Bangladesh's biggest opening stand against South Africa (Potchefstroom, 2002). That was their only 50+ stand in 16 Test innings

A venue for partnerships


Five out of Bangladesh top-ten partnerships against South Africa for any wicket have come at Chittagong

Eyeing a 3rd fifty


Previous instances of 2 BAN players making 50+ scores versus SA. There is no instance of 3 BAN players doing this

Collective Success


Number of Bangladesh's top-5 batsmen who made 25+ scores this innings, the first time for them against South Africa

A First for BAN against SA


Number of times that 3 BAN batsmen - Tamim, Mahmudullah & Litton - have made 50+ scores against SA

B'DESH will look to build


Number of previous instances of Bangladesh taking a first innings lead against South Africa after batting second

Is their best good enough?


Bangladesh’s lead in the 1st innings, their biggest 1st-innings lead against any team when batting second in a Test

A first Fifth day


Number of times that a Test match between Bangladesh and South Africa has gone into the fifth day