Mustafizur Rahman and Jubair Hossian helped Bangladesh to bundle South Africa for 248 runs in the first innings of the first Test match in Chittagong. Rahman claimed three wickets in four balls in the second session alone, leaving the Proteas batting line-up in pressure.
After a convincing win in the ODI series, Bangladesh yet again proved on the first day of the first Test match against South Africa that they are no longer minnows in the cricket world. Rahman, who made his international Test debut on Tuesday for Bangladesh, ended with figures of four for 37 in 17.4 overs.
Hossain too added to the miseries of the Proteas as he also claimed three wickets by giving away just 53 runs in his 14 overs. None of the South African batsmen could withstand the Bangladeshi bowling attack for long. Temba Bavuma top-scored with 53 runs, followed by Faf du Plessis (48) and Dean Elgar (47).
Rahman made his international ODI debut against India last month and ended being the highest wicket-taker in the ODI series. He bowled at good areas and troubled almost all the Proteas batsmen.
Rahman picked up three wickets from four balls in an over to dismiss JP Duminy, Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock. His fourth wicket came in the form of Bavuma, who showed some character in a wicket that was difficult to bat on.
It will be interesting to see how the Proteas quicks bowl at the Bangladeshi batsmen in Chittagong on Wednesday.