Morkel strikes after SA set Bangladesh 424

Tea Bangladesh 320 and 49 for 3 (Mushfiqur 16*, Morkel 2-19) need another 375 runs to beat South Africa 496 for 3 dec and 247 for 6 dec (Du Plessis 81, Bavuma 71, Mominul 3-27, Mustafizur 2-30)
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Morne Morkel produced a searing opening burst to carve up Bangladesh’s top order and severely dent their chances of saving the first Test in Potchefstroom. At tea on the fourth day, Bangladesh were 49 for 3, leaving them still requiring an improbable 375 runs to get with four sessions left in the Test. They may not have to bat out all that time, with the light severely dropping and rain forcing the covers to come on shortly after the break.

Morkel, however, walked off the field towards the end of the session, and it was later confirmed that he had suffered a side strain which could leave him unlikely to bowl further in the innings. He will be sent for scans on Monday morning.

But it wasn’t before he turned the heat on Bangladesh, getting the new ball to prodigiously swing around.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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