• Bangladesh take the lead

    July 23, 2015

    Bangladesh have taken control of the first Test against South Africa and will start building their first innings lead after lunch on day three.

    The home side will continue after lunch on 252-5 – a lead of four runs.

    The South African bowlers toiled hard in the morning session and it wasn’t long before Dale Steyn finally took his first wicket of the match.

    Mushfiqur Rahim (28) missed a straight one but the umpire said it was not out. Hashim Amla reviewed the lbw decision and it turned out to be a good one as the decision was reversed.

    The Tigers were 195-5 at this stage and kicking on from their overnight score of 179-4.

    Litton Das (29 not out) joined Shakib Al Hasan (32 not out) in the middle and together they reached and surpassed South Africa’s total of 248.

    The Proteas took the new ball at the start of the 82nd over, but again failed to take wickets with it. However, the new ball is still just 12 overs old but the likes of Vernon Philander and Morne Morkel will have to be more affective up front.

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    Picture: AFP



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