SA vs Ban 2nd Test: Elgar, Markram's tons help South Africa stack up 428 for 3 at stumps on Day 1

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 07 October 2017, 11:09 AM

South Africa's opening batsmen Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram continued their rich run of form from the opening Test by hitting centuries as the Proteas dominated proceedings against Bangladesh at stumps on Day 1 of the second and final Test at Mangaung Oval on Friday.

Elgar made 113 and Markram hit 143 as South Africa staked up 428 for three at the close in Bloemfontein. Prolific run scorer Hashim Amla was unbeaten on 89 and in touching distance of his second century of the series, while South African captain Faf du Plessis was on 62 not out.

Markram's maiden century came in his second Test, eight days after he was run out for 97 in his debut innings during the first Test in Potchefstroom. It was almost an action replay of the first day of the first Test.

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and sent South Africa in, only for his bowlers to be put to the sword in a massive opening partnership of 243-runs. The only major difference was that Bangladesh reshuffled their bowling attack, retaining only Mustafizur Rahman of their front-line bowlers.

First Published: Saturday, October 07, 2017 10:57 AM
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