Day Two in Chittagong is done and dusted and South Africa continue to find this Test cricket stuff hard graft. ANTOINETTE MULLER looks at five talking points from day two of the first Test between Bangladesh and South Africa.
On the three-year anniversary of South Africa scoring 637-2 declared at The Oval against England, South Africa’s cricketing fortunes look a little duller than that time when Hashim Amla scored an unbeaten 300.
Back in reality, on an unfamiliar track in Chittagong, South Africa were put under the kosh by Bangladesh. Having been dismissed for 248 in the first innings, South Africa’s bowlers sweated on day two as Bangladesh poked and prodded their way to 179-4 before play was interrupted and ended by rain. Half centuries from Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah Riyad boosted Bangladesh’s charge and they trail by just 69 runs after day two.
Here are five talking points.
Even the smallest of leads will spell trouble for South Africa
Every sign is there that when this pitch starts to fall apart it’s going to happen fast. Bangladesh’s bowling attack is packed with spinners and with South Africa not yet in Test match mode, the struggle for scoring is only…