Match Over - South Africa won by innings and 254 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Bangladesh, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
  • Referee: RS Madugalle
  • When: 06 Oct 2017, 10:00 SAST
  • Winner: South Africa
  • Man of the Match: K Rabada


  • Umpire1: HDPK Dharmasena
  • Umpire2: BNJ Oxenford
  • Third Umpire: CB Gaffaney



Overs: 120.0 / 0.0

South Africa



Overs: 42.5 / 0.0


2:36pm Looks like we won't be getting pictures of the presentation. But Firdose Moonda has told me from the ground that Mushfiqur Rahim said he was tested and declared okay by the doctor. Thank goodness. That's all from us in this Test. Have a good evening!

Dean Elgar is the Man of the Series.

Kagiso Rabada is the Man of the Match.

hsd: "42.5 overs in the 1st innings, 42.4 in the second. Talk about consistency."

Pradeep G: "Rabada deserves both MOM and MOS as well. 15 wickets in 4 innings. Yes Elgar got 2 hundreds and one of them is 199 but still these are flat pitches and such bowling performance in these pitches needs appreciation."

2:15pm Rabada pockets yet another ball. Has the first-innings souvenir too. Ten wickets for him. Brought up 50 for the year, brought up 100 in his career and brought genuine terror to anyone who faced him today. A top class Test bowling effort.
It came after the thumping the batsmen delivered in the first innings - 573 in 120 overs. Four centuries, two double-century partnerships. Complete domination. There is nothing, save Liton Das' half-century in the first innings, for Bangladesh to take from this. They're visibly defeated as the teams line up to shake hands. Mushfiqur is in that line. Back from hospital. Have we seen a crushing end to his time as Test captain? This is South Africa's biggest win against Bangladesh. An innings and 254 runs.
We'll be back shortly with the presentation.

42.4AL Phehlukwayo to Mustafizur Rahman, OUT, No run, bowled. Goes full and straight, Mustafizur looks to swiped it over midwicket and misses. Leg stump thumped comprehensively.
42.3AL Phehlukwayo to Mustafizur Rahman, No run, offcutter, back of a length at leg stump, backs away, defended off the back foot.
42.2AL Phehlukwayo to Mustafizur Rahman, No run, dropped. Short and wide outside off, backs away and tries to cut through the covers. Drags it back at the bowler off the toe of the bat, and puts it down.
42.2AL Phehlukwayo to Mustafizur Rahman, NO BALL, 1 run, full toss wide outside off, looks to slap it through the covers, inside edge into his back toe.
42.1AL Phehlukwayo to Mustafizur Rahman, No run, short at off stump, steps out and looks to slap it through midwicket. Toe-ends it into the turf and towards mid-on.
End of over 42. 8 runs this over. 171/9 after 252 balls.
Subashis Roy 12 (10b 3x4 0x6 ) D Olivier 11-1-39-1
Mustafizur Rahman 7 (10b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 41. 6 runs this over. 163/9 after 246 balls.
Mustafizur Rahman 7 (10b 0x4 1x6 ) AL Phehlukwayo 9-2-35-2
Subashis Roy 4 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more

stanton: "Can you imagine what a bowling line up the Proteas' actually have? Steyn, Vernon, Morne, Kagiso, Maharaj, and Andile as the 6th option, and Olivier as the reserve bowler? Add a batting order of Elgar, Markram, Amla, De Villiers, Faf, De Kock. What a team!!"

Sanjesh: "If given the opportunity of all being fit, would South Africa play Steyn, Morkel, Philander, Rabada and Maharaj in the same test match? " --- Oh yeah.

End of over 40. 1 runs this over. 157/9 after 240 balls.
Mustafizur Rahman 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 11-1-30-5
Subashis Roy 4 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more

AB de Villiers is batting for the Titans in their second innings.

End of over 39. 7 runs this over. 156/8 after 234 balls.
Rubel Hossain 7 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) AL Phehlukwayo 8-2-29-2
Subashis Roy 4 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 38. 4 runs this over. 149/8 after 228 balls.
Subashis Roy 4 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 10-1-29-4
Rubel Hossain 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Ntokozo Qwabe: "Might be early days in his Test career but Andile's ability to move the ball both ways with good accuracy bodes well for the post Philander era!"
Werner: "I would prefer to see Pretorius in the test mix, ahead of Parnell. SA say they want a batting all rounder...he fits that bill perfectly. "

End of over 37. 1 runs this over. 145/7 after 222 balls.
Sabbir Rahman 4 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) AL Phehlukwayo 7-2-22-2
Taijul Islam 2 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

stanton: "Really dont see any test future for Parnell, he has really wasted this golden opportunity to make a strong case as a test player. Phehlukwayo at least is showing that he is thinking and trying things while he bowls, and is a decent bat, maybe not as good as Parnell, but definitely a better, thinking bowler. With India up next, Imagine what carnage India would wreck on Parnell if he were to play against them. Besides, Steyn, Morkel and Vernon should be fit and ready and should be chosen instead"

End of over 36. 1 runs this over. 144/6 after 216 balls.
Sabbir Rahman 4 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 9-1-25-3
Taijul Islam 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Here's the list of the fastest bowlers to 100 Test wickets. Rabada has taken 22 Tests to reach the milestone.

End of over 35. 4 runs this over. 143/6 after 210 balls.
Sabbir Rahman 4 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) AL Phehlukwayo 6-2-21-1
Taijul Islam 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 34. 4 runs this over. 139/6 after 204 balls.
Mahmudullah 43 (59b 7x4 1x6 ) K Rabada 8-1-24-3
Sabbir Rahman 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 33.  A maiden over! 135/5 after 198 balls.
Sabbir Rahman 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) AL Phehlukwayo 5-2-17-1
Mahmudullah 39 (53b 6x4 1x6 ) more

Tom: "@Steven: I agree about Parnell, but Otis Gibson is his best hope of becoming the bowler so many people seem to believe he can be. I'm not surprised Gibson wanted to have a look for himself. And against BD, where it turns out any failures will not be too costly for SA."

End of over 32. 2 runs this over. 135/4 after 192 balls.
Mahmudullah 39 (53b 6x4 1x6 ) K Rabada 7-1-20-2
Liton Das 18 (20b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 31. 5 runs this over. 133/4 after 186 balls.
Liton Das 18 (20b 4x4 0x6 ) AL Phehlukwayo 4-1-17-0
Mahmudullah 37 (47b 6x4 1x6 ) more

Steven: "Wayne has never been a good bowler always playing averagely should rather have giver patterson a chance."

End of over 30. 9 runs this over. 128/4 after 180 balls.
Liton Das 18 (19b 4x4 0x6 ) WD Parnell 5-0-31-1
Mahmudullah 32 (42b 5x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 29.  A maiden over! 119/4 after 174 balls.
Liton Das 14 (16b 3x4 0x6 ) AL Phehlukwayo 3-1-12-0
Mahmudullah 27 (39b 4x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 28. 8 runs this over. 119/4 after 168 balls.
Mahmudullah 27 (39b 4x4 1x6 ) WD Parnell 4-0-22-1
Liton Das 14 (10b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 27. 8 runs this over. 111/4 after 162 balls.
Liton Das 14 (10b 3x4 0x6 ) AL Phehlukwayo 2-0-12-0
Mahmudullah 19 (33b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 26. 5 runs this over. 103/4 after 156 balls.
Mahmudullah 19 (33b 2x4 1x6 ) WD Parnell 3-0-14-1
Liton Das 6 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25. 4 runs this over. 98/4 after 150 balls.
Mahmudullah 19 (30b 2x4 1x6 ) AL Phehlukwayo 1-0-4-0
Liton Das 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 24. 2 runs this over. 94/4 after 144 balls.
Mahmudullah 15 (24b 1x4 1x6 ) WD Parnell 2-0-9-1
Liton Das 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

12:35pm And we're ready for play. Here's Parnell to Liton.

12:33pm We have information that Mushfiqur Rahim has been taken to hospital for further checks on his head injury following the bouncer from Duanne Olivier.

11.58pm Lunch of the third day and Bangladesh in all sorts of disarray. This one seems to be getting over in a hurry. South Africa have picked up four wickets in the morning session and Bangladesh have lost the core of their batting. The last loss, of their captain, has been their most telling yet. Bangladesh badly needed their most experienced batsman to hang around for the rest of today, but that was not to be. Rabada was outstanding again early in the morning, Olivier sent down a marathon spell and now Parnell has produced a peach to leave South Africa one step closer to wrapping this up early. Varun will be with you in about 40 minutes for the post-lunch session.

End of over 23. 8 runs this over. 92/3 after 138 balls.
Mahmudullah 14 (23b 1x4 1x6 ) KA Maharaj 6-1-30-0
Mushfiqur Rahim 26 (41b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 7 runs this over. 84/3 after 132 balls.
Mahmudullah 7 (20b 1x4 0x6 ) WD Parnell 1-0-7-0
Mushfiqur Rahim 25 (38b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 2 runs this over. 77/3 after 126 balls.
Mushfiqur Rahim 25 (38b 3x4 0x6 ) KA Maharaj 5-1-22-0
Mahmudullah 0 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Top over, that. Maharaj kept inviting the batsman and Mahmudullah kept blocking. Good, testing over.

End of over 20. 3 runs this over. 75/3 after 120 balls.
Mahmudullah 0 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) D Olivier 10-1-31-1
Mushfiqur Rahim 23 (32b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 19.  A maiden over! 72/3 after 114 balls.
Mahmudullah 0 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) KA Maharaj 4-1-20-0
Mushfiqur Rahim 20 (30b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 1 runs this over. 72/3 after 108 balls.
Mushfiqur Rahim 20 (30b 3x4 0x6 ) D Olivier 9-1-28-1
Mahmudullah 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 8 runs this over. 71/3 after 102 balls.
Mushfiqur Rahim 20 (25b 3x4 0x6 ) KA Maharaj 3-0-20-0
Mahmudullah 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 1 runs this over. 63/3 after 96 balls.
Mahmudullah 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) D Olivier 8-0-28-1
Mushfiqur Rahim 12 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 10 runs this over. 62/2 after 90 balls.
Imrul Kayes 32 (51b 5x4 1x6 ) KA Maharaj 2-0-12-0
Mushfiqur Rahim 11 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 1 runs this over. 52/2 after 84 balls.
Mushfiqur Rahim 11 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) D Olivier 7-0-27-0
Imrul Kayes 22 (45b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 2 runs this over. 51/2 after 78 balls.
Mushfiqur Rahim 11 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) KA Maharaj 1-0-2-0
Imrul Kayes 21 (44b 4x4 0x6 ) more

They've taken drinks. And I'll take a break now. Akshay will call the action.

End of over 12. 4 runs this over. 49/2 after 72 balls.
Imrul Kayes 21 (44b 4x4 0x6 ) D Olivier 6-0-26-0
Mushfiqur Rahim 9 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Nicolaas: "SA's arsenal of fast arms looking ready for another early day at the office, with the main gun Rabada locked an loaded. It is the best opportunity Parnell has had for some Test scalps, so he better take his chance, if not with wickets, at least with some consistency."

End of over 11. 5 runs this over. 45/2 after 66 balls.
Mushfiqur Rahim 9 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 6-1-18-2
Imrul Kayes 17 (38b 3x4 0x6 ) more

hajima: "STOP HITTING THE BALL IN THE AIR. STOP PLAYING THE BALL AWAY FROM THE BODY. Its one thing to play aggressively, its another thing to forget the basics of cricket." ---- It's all caps lock if you're a Bangladesh fan today.

End of over 10. 11 runs this over. 40/2 after 60 balls.
Imrul Kayes 16 (37b 3x4 0x6 ) D Olivier 5-0-22-0
Mushfiqur Rahim 5 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Sam: "In days of old, South African captains would have some antics to entertain the home crowd; declaring early, play aggressively. Faf could bowl himself on later in the day when Bangladesh might be 5, 6 down" --- Firdose tells me the crowd is at the festival nearby - "today is the final day of the festival and the big highlight is a football match between the local team Bloem Celtic and one of the Soweto Giants Kaizer Chiefs, so everyone will be there later, not here."

End of over 9. 6 runs this over. 29/2 after 54 balls.
Mushfiqur Rahim 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 5-1-13-2
Imrul Kayes 11 (32b 2x4 0x6 ) more

eddie: "WHAT WAS HE TRYING TO DO? I'm so frustrated watching this outfit play here, none of them are committed to saving the game at all. No Shakib, no Tamim, "guess we've already lost," that's what I picture them thinking since the start of this tour. My word."

rabeth khan: "Wish somebody would tell the Bangladeshi batsmen that the sole goal should be to stay in the pitch as long as possible and runs should be scored on bad balls..extending the match to 4th day will be a good improvement"

End of over 8. 1 runs this over. 23/1 after 48 balls.
Imrul Kayes 11 (32b 2x4 0x6 ) D Olivier 4-0-12-0
Mominul Haque 9 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7.  A maiden over! 22/1 after 42 balls.
Imrul Kayes 11 (28b 2x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 4-1-11-1
Mominul Haque 8 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 5 runs this over. 22/1 after 36 balls.
Mominul Haque 8 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) D Olivier 3-0-11-0
Imrul Kayes 11 (22b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 4 runs this over. 17/1 after 30 balls.
Mominul Haque 4 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 3-0-11-1
Imrul Kayes 10 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) more

That's 50 wickets for Rabada in 2017.

End of over 4. 1 runs this over. 13/0 after 24 balls.
Imrul Kayes 10 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) D Olivier 2-0-6-0
Soumya Sarkar 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 1 runs this over. 12/0 after 18 balls.
Imrul Kayes 10 (15b 2x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 2-0-7-0
Soumya Sarkar 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

walrus: "What's the pitch report today? Apparently there's almost no green on it whatsoever, this is ideally the best time to bat for. Apparently. " --- The only green I see is on Bangladesh's helmets

End of over 2. 5 runs this over. 11/0 after 12 balls.
Imrul Kayes 10 (11b 2x4 0x6 ) D Olivier 1-0-5-0
Soumya Sarkar 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Delwar Hossain: "wow!! That's a rare beauty. I will take a two days leave from work if BD can go anywhere near that Eden Gardens test."

Rumon Mahmood: "One thing is clear after watching last few series, BD just got a group of promising cricketer as one off. They don't have any more talented cricketer in their stock or pipeline to replace one while not in form. "

Delwar Hossain: "Is there any record in Test Cricket history of coming back hard from a situation that Bangladesh is in this test?? Just wondering!!" ---- There was that India v Australia game in Eden Gardens.

9:40am, Day 3 Good morning and welcome back. 419 behind. Not a great feeling at the start of a day. How are Bangladesh going to approach this? Will they stick to their guns and be positive on a pitch that still shows a lot of support for batsmen? Or will they use the time they have to try and grind it out against an attack that doesn't allow that sort of thing? It's not a long batting line-up that they have, and most of the top order is out of form.

6.26pm The light isn't good enough to continue. That is that on the second day. Rabada - who claimed his sixth five-wicket haul in his 22nd Test - leads the hosts off the field.

Here is the man of the moment Rabada: "Just happy that we bowled them (Bangladesh) out. Chuffed that I got a five-wicket haul after a long time. The new ball tends to zip a bit on this wicket. As the game goes on and the ball becomes old, some reverse kicks in. Kesh (Keshav Maharaj) can operate from the foot holes. I haven't really thought I have led the attack. I just want to try and do well for the team and the country. I actually did not know that (you are the highest wicket-taker in 2017?) Nice, little stat. I like it. We just have to do what we have been doing. There will be a partnership here and there, and then everything will come our way. It won't be easy, though."

Bangladesh will have to pull off something special tomorrow if they are to avoid being blown away for the second time in this Test. Do come back for the third day - possibly the last day of this Test series. Until then, goodbye and good night

Srinivas.Kompal: "How often we see 11 consecutive balls bowled by same bowler... today Rabada did that.."

End of over 1. 6 runs this over. 6/0 after 6 balls.
Imrul Kayes 6 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 1-0-6-0
Soumya Sarkar 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"The lights are new here and are working well," says Firdose from the ground

Imrul KayesC Q de Kock B D Olivier3287535160.38
Soumya SarkarC F du Plessis B K Rabada32080037.5
Mominul HaqueC KA Maharaj B K Rabada1123131084.62
Mushfiqur RahimLBW WD Parnell2678453057.78
MahmudullahC D Elgar B K Rabada4388597172.88
Liton DasB AL Phehlukwayo1844254072
Sabbir RahmanC F du Plessis B AL Phehlukwayo420121033.33
Taijul IslamB K Rabada21790022.22
Rubel HossainB K Rabada71281087.5
Subashis Roynot out 12251030120
Mustafizur RahmanB AL Phehlukwayo719150146.67
Total 147/10
K Rabada11.013052.73
D Olivier11.013913.55
KA Maharaj6.013005
WD Parnell5.003116.2
AL Phehlukwayo9.423633.72