Bavuma, du Plessis set Bangladesh 324

South Africa 496 for 3 dec and 247 for 6 dec (Du Plessis 81, Bavuma 71, Mominul 3-27) lead Bangladesh 320 by 423 runs
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Fifties from Faf du Plessis and Temba Bavuma set up South Africa’s declaration, leaving Bangladesh needing 424 to win the series opener with a day and a half to spare.

Du Plessis was part of a fourth-wicket partnership of 142 runs with Bavuma, which came at a run-rate of nearly five. Bavuma, who was dropped on 8 by Imrul Kayes at backward point, used the sweep for one four through midwicket but was otherwise largely focused on the off side. Most of du Plessis’ runs, meanwhile, came on the leg-side, as he began attacking the bowlers early in his innings.

Apart from Mustafizur Rahman’s first spell, which accounted for Hashim Amla, and Bavuma’s dropped chance off Shafiul Islam’s bowling, the Bangladesh bowlers did not have much impact in the morning session. In all, South Africa ran up 149 in 29.1 overs in the first session.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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