South Africa vs Bangladesh First Test Day 1 Report: Proteas On Top... Just

South Africa vs Bangladesh First Test Day 1 Report: Proteas On Top... Just

  • South Africa finished day one of the first Test against Bangladesh at Kingsmead in Durban slightly ahead
  • The match had an inauspicious start as it was delayed by half-an-hour because of faulty sight screen
  • Captain Dean Elgar top-scored with 67 runs, while Temba Bavuma headed into the shed unbeaten on 53 with the score on 233/4 at stumps

South Africa will be the happier of the two teams between them and Bangladesh at the end of the first day of the first Test at Kingsmead in Durban.

The Proteas reached 233/4 at stumps, with Dean Elgar's 67 and Temba Bavuma's unbeaten 53 anchoring the Proteas' innings. Sarel Erwee (41), Kyle Verreyne (27*), Ryan Rickleton (21) and Keagan Petersen (19) also all got starts, something that has been very difficult for the home team in recent years on the Test scene.

south africa, proteas, bangladesh, tema bavuma
Temba Bavuma in action during day 1 of the 1st Test match between South Africa and Bangladesh at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium.
Source: Getty Images

The Bangladesh bowlers toiled hard in the Autumn KwaZulu-Natal sun. Khaled Ahmed (1-49), Mehidy Miraz (1-57) and Ebadot Hossain (1-58) all claimed a wicket apiece. Miraz also brilliantly ran out Petersen.

Read also

Women's Cricket World Cup: Proteas wilt in semifinal as ruthless England advances to final

The start of the match was delayed by 30 minutes because of a faulty sight screen. This will raise a few more questions about Kingsmead's suitability to host Test matches in future after previous incidents.

Women's Cricket World Cup: Proteas wilt in semifinal as ruthless England advances to final

The South African women's national cricket team will disappointingly be on a plane home from New Zealand in the coming days.

As reported on Sports Brief, the Proteas were ruthlessly swatted aside in a 137-run loss by the defending champions in the semifinal of the 2022 Women's Cricket World Cup in Christchurch.

The English will now face off against their arch-rivals Australia in the final, a repeat of the 2017 tournament's decider.

Source: Sports Brief News