• Tigers two down at lunch

    South Africa managed to take two wickets in the first session on day two of the first Test to keep themselves in the contest against Bangladesh.

    Bangladesh are 80-2 at lunch after adding 73 runs to their overnight score of seven. Tamim Iqbal (30) and Mahmudullah (12) are still at the crease.

    South Africa failed to strike with the new ball as the Bangladeshi batsmen did well to see out the likes of Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander.

    The first wicket came from an unlikely source in Stiaan van Zyl, who got a bowl before specialist spinner Simon Harmer. The move by Hashim Amla worked when Quinton de Kock, who has been under pressure with the bat, managed to get a good stumping to remove Imrul Kayes for 26 when he missed one going down the leg side.

    Harmer took the second wicket when he bowled Mominul Haque for six. On the balance of play the first session was pretty even, but considering that South Africa only made 248 they maybe would have liked to have a third wicket going into the second session.

    Temba Bavuma talked on Tuesday about preventing Bangladesh from scoring quickly, and the bowlers managed to do that, restricting the Tigers to 2.61 runs an over.

    JP Duminy is bound to get a bowl after lunch and between him and Harmer they are likely to do most of the bowling as the ball gets older.

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