South Africa extended their lead to 230 from 176 runs in the 2nd innings against Bangladesh before the 3rd day’s play of the first Test got interrupted by rain at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Saturday, according to UNB.
Opening the 2nd innings in the 3rd session, South Africa scored 54/2 in 15.5 overs, at stumps, where Hashim Amla 17* and Temba Bavuma 3* were at the crease in the 3rd pair when the bails were drawn for the day.
Shafiul Islam made the 1st breakthrough for Bangladesh trapping opening batsman lbw Dean Elgar who hit 199 runs in the first innings for the side. Elgar was out for 18 off 25 balls, including two boundaries, leaving the team collection at 30/1 in 7.3 overs.
Mustafizur Rahman showed the way out to Aiden Markram (15 off 26b; 2x4), was caught behind by Liton Kumar Das, at 38/2 in 11 overs.
Mustafizur Rahman and Shafiul Islam captured one wicket each for 7 and 18 runs respectively.
Earlier, Bangladesh collected 12 off 19 balls for 2 in the 3rd session on day three to finish the 1st innings giving a 176-run lead advantage to South Africa 496/3-d.
The scrambling Tigers resumed the 1st innings on the day with an overnight score of 127/3 in 34 overs and raised their tally to 320/10 in 89.1 overs spurred with two half-centuries by Mominul Haque (77) and Mahmudullah Riyad ( 66).
Mahmudullah faced 124 balls to fire 11 boundaries and one six to complete his 14th Test half-century, before being bowled out by Duanne Olivier at 304/7 in 83.4 overs.
Mahmudullah shared a partnership of 65 off 17.4 overs with Sabbir Rahman (30 off 46b; 4x4; 1x6) in the 6th stand to carry the team collection to 292/6 in 80.1 overs starting from 227/5 in 63.3 overs after Mominul Haque’s dismissal.
Mominul who scored 77 runs -- the highest Test score by a Bangladesh batsman in South Africa -- facing fiery spells from Kagiso Rabada and Morne Morkel in the first session, was departed from the crease soon after the lunch, leaving the team total at 227/5 in 63.3 overs.
For his 12th half century in the longest format, overnight batsman Mominul faced 150 balls to fire 12 boundaries and shared a partnership innings of 55 in 20.4 overs with Tamim Iqbal in the 4th stand that started from 103/3 in 25.1 overs after the departure of skipper Mushfiqur Rahim on day 2.
Tamim who batted at the number-five position for the first time in his Test career survived twice from review those called by South Africa in 37.2 and 39.1 overs before he was caught by an incredible one-handed catch of keeper Quinton de Kock off Andile Phehlukwayo at 158/4 in 45.3 overs. He departed from overnight 4th stand scoring 39 off 67 balls, including six boundaries and one six.
Tamim started the day on a positive note with a beautifully timed drive through point off Kagiso Rabada. Morne Morkel, though, found an extra bounce and kept him quiet.
Rabada then hit rhythm and Tamim`s pads twice in two overs with HawkEye siding with the on-field umpire`s not-out call on both occasions.
Keshav Maharaj captured three wickets for 92 runs while Morne Morkel and Kagiso Rabada bagged two wickets each for 51 and 84 runs respectively. Andile Phehlukwayo and Duanne Olivier took one wicket apiece conceding 18 and 52 runs.
South Africa 1st innings: 496/3-d in 146 overs (overnight 298/1 in 90 overs); Dean Elgar 199, Hashim Amla 137, Aiden Markram 97, Temba Bavuma 31*, Faf du Plessis 26*, Shafiul Islam 1/74, Mustafizur Rahman 1/98.
South Africa 2nd innings: 54/2 in 15.5 overs, at stumps; Hashim Amla 17*, Temba Bavuma 3*, Dean Elgar 18, Aiden Markram15, Mustafizur Rahman 1/7, Shafiul Islam 1/18.
Bangladesh 1st innings: 320/10 in 89.1 overs (overnight 127/3 in 34 overs); Mominul Haque 77, Mahmudullah Riyad 66, Mushfiqur Rahim 44, Tamim Iqbal 39, Sabbir Rahman 30, Liton Kumar Das 25, Mustafizur Rahman 10*, Mehedi Hasan Miraz 8, Keshav Maharaj 3/92, Morne Morkel 2/51, Kagiso Rabada 2/84, Andile Phehlukwayo 1/18, Duanne Olivier 1/52.
Results: South Africa lead by 230 runs