• Bangladesh break SA momentum

    Two wickets in the space of three balls helped Bangladesh to reel in South Africa as they got the better of the second session on day one of the first Test on Tuesday.

    South Africa were 165-3 at tea after they only managed to add 61 runs in the second session. The Proteas went to lunch on 104-1, but the scoring slowed down as Bangladesh claimed two important wickets for just 61 runs in the 29 overs between lunch and tea.

    Dean Elgar played a poor shot to get caught behind for 47 after he tried to guide the ball down to third man. Faf du Plessis (48), who had settled in nicely and looked poised for a big knock followed two deliveries later when Shakib Al Hasan was successful with a lbw shout which proved to be plumb.

    It ended their 78-run partnership and suddenly South Africa had two new batsmen at the crease in Hashim Amla (9 not out) and Temba Bavuma (20 not out). All the momentum had been lost.

    Bavuma looked quite comfortable in the middle and the partnership between him and Amla will be important if South Africa are to post a big total.

    Earlier Stiaan van Zyl (34) and Elgar got off to a good, solid start, but so far none of the batsmen has managed to kick on and get a big score.

    The aim for Amla and Bavuma will be to play a bit more positively while batting for as long as possible and build a big partnership.