Bangladesh will come out to bat on the second day of the second Test at the Sher-e-Bangla International Stadium in Mirpur in Dhaka with just two wickets in hand. South African bowlers will look to clean up the tail as early as possible.
Dale Steyn was the star of the Day 1 as he reached the milestone of 400 wickets. His 400th victim was Tamim Iqbal, who while trying to hit it through the cover region, edged the ball to Hashim Amla who was at the slip cordon. Bangladesh lost the wicket of Iqbal early.
After the first wicket there was a good partnership between Mominul Haque and Imrul Kayes and they added 70 runs together. All-rounder JP Duminy did the job for Amla when he was asked to bowl. He picked up the wickets of Haque and Kayes in two consecutive overs.
There was another solid partnership between the Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah. They added 94 runs until the latter was dismissed by Steyn. Shakib al-Hasan came out to the crease after that, but he could not stay there for long as well. He could only make 35 runs before getting dismissed by Morne Morkel.
The Proteas bowlers were right on the money on day 1 of the second Test match. Apart from Mushfiqur Rahim (65) no other Bangladeshi batsmen could go past the 50-run mark. Steyn and Duminy picked up three wickets each. Dean Elgar and Morkel picked up one each as well. Bangladesh were left struggling at 246 for the loss of eight wickets. Steyn picked up a wicket from the last ball of the day's play and then the umpire decided to pull the stumps off.
Nasir Hossain is still at the crease and he will come out to begin the procedings on Friday. They would look to score as many runs as they can and put in South Africa to bat. Unlike the first Test, the Proteas batting order will be wary of Mustafizur Rahman and his cutters. They will have to play a patient and sensible game against the host's bowling attack.
Bangladesh: 246 for 8 (Mushfiqur 65, Steyn 3-30, Duminy 3-27).
Where to Watch Live
Day 2 of the second Test match between Bangladesh vs South Africa starts at 9:30am local time (9am IST, 4:30am BST, 11:30pm ET) with live TV coverage in India on Star Sports 4/HD and live streaming on Starsports.com.
Viewers in South Africa can watch the action live on Super Sport and Bangladesh viewers can tune on to BTV Gazi Tv.
Willow TV will offer live coverage of the second Test with live streaming option on Willow Tv Online.