The first day of the Test match between Bangladesh and South Africa at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Tuesday belonged to the home team as the Proteas were bundled out for 248 runs.
Debutant Mustafizur Rahman was the hero of the first day, finishing with impressive figures of four wickets for 37 runs.
South Africa had started the day on a decent note with Deal Elgar and Stiaan van Zyl scoring 58 runs for the first wicket. Coming into bat at No. 3, Faf du Plessis also looked comfortable as well along with Elgar and the two scored 47 and 48 runs respectively.
But after their dismissal, Bangladesh gained the upper hand while South Africa failed to cope with the pressure. South Africa began to lose wickets at regular intervals and never got back into the game. The middle order and the lower order failed to rise to the occasion, barring Temba Bavuma, who top scored for South Africa with 54 runs and was the last batsman to be dismissed.
From 136 for the loss of one wicket, the visitors were all out for 248 in no time. Apart from debutant Rahman, Jubair Hossain was equally impressive with the ball as he managed to take three South Arfican wickets.
JP Duminy and Quinton de Cock were the two biggest disappointments in the middle order for South Africa as they were dismissed without even troubling the scorers. Mustafizur Rahman scalped both their wickets for zero.
South Africa, embarrassingly, lost their last nine wickets for 112 runs only.
With the end of the South African innings, Proteas had a crack at the Bangladeshi openers Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes, but these batsmen survived an over each from Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander.
Expect these two premier South African bowlers, along with Morne Morkel, to go hard at Bangladesh, who will not want to lose any early wicket. Hence, the opening hour of the second day will be crucial for both the teams.
Dale Steyn will also be eager to achieve the landmark of 400 Test wickets as he is short by just four wickets. Will he achieve during the second day of the first Test on Wednesday?
Where to Watch Live
South African bowlers need to make early inroads on the second day of the first Test match, which starts at 9:30am local time (9am IST, 4:30am BST, 11:30pm ET) with live TV coverage in India on Star Sports 1/HD and live streaming on starsports.com.
Viewers in South Africa can watch the action live on Super Sport2/HD and Bangladesh viewers can tune on to Gazi Tv.
Willow TV will offer live coverage of the second day of the first Test with live streaming option on Willow Tv Online.