Bangladesh bowl; Markram, Phehlukwayo debut for SA

Moonda: Batting selection dilemma for SA (1:27)

Firdose Moonda previews South Africa’s first Test against Bangladesh at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom (1:27)

Toss Bangladesh chose to bowl v South Africa
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Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim decided to bowl against South Africa in the first Test at Senwes Park. The decision surprised home captain Faf du Plessis, who felt the pitch was dry like a “one-day” pitch.

Aiden Markram and Andile Phehlukwayo, who replaced Heino Kuhn and Theunis de Bruyn, were making their Test debuts. They were also the only two changes to the South African XI that last played in England.

This was the first Test in three years that Bangladesh were without Shakib Al Hasan, who was allowed to rest during the two Tests in South Africa. Mahmudullah returned in his place while Liton Das replaced the injured Soumya Sarkar. Imrul Kayes was back as opener, with Tamim Iqbal.

This match was the first Test being played in Potchefstroom in 15 years.

South Africa 1 Dean Elgar, 2 Aiden Markram, 3 Hashim Amla, 4 Temba Bavuma, 5 Faf du Plessis (capt), 6 Quinton de Kock (wk), 7 Andile Phehlukwayo, 8 Keshav Maharaj, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Morne Morkel, 11 Duanne Olivier

Bangladesh 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Imrul Kayes, 3 Mominul Haque, 4 Mahmudullah, 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), 6 Liton Das (wk), 7 Sabbir Rahman, 8 Mehidy Hasan, 9 Taskin Ahmed, 10 Shafiul Islam, 11 Mustafizur Rahman.

Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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