AB de Villiers said he was ‘disappointed’ with his Man-of-the Match innings of 49 in the first T20 against Bangladesh.
Although Bangladesh have been poor, South Africa were ruthless in the second Test, writes GARY LEMKE. Cricket is a game of statistics, and those statistics based on Bangladesh’s previous trips to South Africa, suggested the second Test in Bloemfontein would be all over on the third day, with the visitors being bowled out for 180. They managed 172. Bangladesh have… Read more →
An opening stand of 243 in 54 overs by Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram set the tone for the Proteas on day one against Bangladesh.
Aiden Markram, cruelly denied a hundred on debut by a run-out last time out, passed the magic milestone in Bloemfontein as the Proteas went to tea on 256-1.
As they did in the first Test, Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram stamped their authority on the match in Bloemfontein, going into lunch on 126-0.
The wicket and the pace bowlers are the key focuses in the second Test in Bloemfontein against Bangladesh, starting Friday.
Duanne Olivier, now one the Proteas’ senior strike bowlers in the absence of Morne Morkel, is relishing the prospect of a pacy wicket in the second Test in Bloemfontein.
The Bloemfontein franchise taking part in the inaugural T20 Global League will officially be known as the Bloem City Blazers.