The Bangladeshi side was unable to make use of the first innings lead of 78 runs provided by their batsman as South Africa reached 61 runs for no loss with both the opening batsman batting at 28 not out and 33 not out as they stiched a opening stand of 61 runs.
However the bad news from the center was that the play was called of before the official time because of rain and making it the second successive day that play has been reduced for more than 20 overs because of bad light or rain.
Earlier in the day Bangladesh was all out for 326 in 116.1 overs. Mahmudullah being the top score with 67 runs while both Middle order batsman Litton Das and Opner Tamim Iqbal made useful contibution and reached there half centuries.
Bangladesh’s most experienced player and NO.1 All Rounder in all he three formats of the game Shakib Al Hasan missed out his half century while making a useful contribution of 47 runs before he was caught by Duminy of Harpers Delivery.
Experienced players Mushfiquir rahim and Imrul Kayes got starts but was unable to convert them into big scores as they both was out on 28 and 26 runs respectively.
From the bowling point of south africa they did well to restrict Bangladesh to a total of 326 with the likes of Steyn and Harmer with Philander wraped up the tail quickly after decent contibutions from Bangladeshi middle and top order batsman.
South African bowling restricted Bangladesh to take a big first innings lead. Both Styen and Harmer got three wickets each while Vernor Philander got two wickets, part time bowlers Van Zyl and Elgar got 1 wicket each.
Later in the day bangladesh after taking a first innigs lead of 78 runs didnt took any adwantage as both the openers stiched an opening partnership of 61 runs where Van Zyl and Elgar batting on 33 and 28 respectively.
Brief scores:- South africa 248 and 61/0 in 20.1 overs
RSA trailing by 17 runs
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