Bangladesh left-arm spin bowler Taijul Islam took three wickets and prevented South Africa from dominating the primary day of the second Test at St George’s Park in Gqeberha on Friday. Dean Elgar (70), Keegan Petersen (64) and Temba Bavuma (67) made half-centuries as South Africa made 278 for 5 after profitable the toss. Taijul took three for 77 in 32 overs. He bowled unchanged from earlier than lunch till after tea in a primary spell of two for 63 in 24 overs.
Following controversy over umpiring throughout South Africa’s 220-run win within the first Test in Durban, two of Taijul’s wickets got here after profitable evaluations.
Petersen was initially given not out by umpire Allahudien Paleker when he was struck on the pads after taking two strides out of his batting crease.
Bangladesh reviewed the choice, the ball was proven to be on the right track and tv umpire Adrian Holdstock determined Petersen had not superior the 2 metres essential to get the advantage of the on-field umpire’s name.
The second profitable overview got here when the left-handed Ryan Rickelton tried a reverse sweep and the ball lobbed to Yasir Ali at slip. Umpire Marais Erasmus turned down the enchantment for a catch however replays confirmed the ball deflected off the glove protecting his wrist.
Bangladesh may have had a wicket within the third over of the day when an enchantment for leg earlier than wicket by Khaled Ahmed in opposition to Sarel Erwee was turned down however not reviewed, though replays confirmed the ball would have hit the highest of leg stump.
Erwee was finally caught behind off Khaled for twenty-four after a gap partnership of 52 with Elgar. Khaled took a second wicket when he had Bavuma caught low down at first slip by Najmul Hossain within the third over with the second new ball.
It was Bavuma’s nineteenth Test half-century and he was once more unable so as to add to his lone century made in 2016.
South African captain Elgar made his third successive half-century, putting the ball crisply in an 89-ball innings which included ten fours.
He mentioned after profitable the toss that he needed his batsmen to attain centuries and appeared heading in the right direction to steer by instance till he was undone by some good bowling by Taijul. He edged a ball to wicketkeeper Liton Das which hurried by way of straight after the earlier supply had turned sharply in the direction of the left-hander.
Taijul, who didn’t play in Bangladesh’s 220-run defeat within the first Test, performed rather than injured quick bowler Taskin Ahmed and offered the management that eluded Bangladesh’s different three bowlers within the early a part of the day.
South Africa had been scoring at 4 runs an over earlier than a 27-minute rain interruption in mid-afternoon. But they might solely add one other 43 runs for one wicket in 19 overs after the break and one other 79 runs for 2 wickets in 32 overs after tea.
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