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Dean Elgar falls for 199 as South Africa dominate 1st Test vs Bangladesh

Dean Elgar agonisingly missed a double century as South Africa take charge of the opening Test vs Bangladesh in Potchefstroom

cricket Updated: Sep 29, 2017 18:20 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
South Africa vs Bangladesh,Dean Elgar,Hashim Amla
South African batsman Dean Elgar acknowledges the applause of the crowd walks back to the pavilion after his dismissal on 199 runs during the second day of the first Test cricket match against Bangladesh in Potchefstroom on Friday.(AFP)

Dean Elgar came agonisingly close to his maiden double century, but fell just one run short as he was dismissed for 199 in South Africa’s opening Test against Bangladesh in Potchefsroom on Friday.

Elgar partnered with Hashim Amla, who scored his 27th century, as South Africa dominated proceedings on the second day of the opening Test.

With a batting track in place, Elgar and Amla went all guns blazing at the Bangladesh bowlers, with Amla matching former Proteas captain Graeme Smith’s tally of 27 Test tons, second only to Jacques Kallis as the country’s most prolific test centurion.

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Elgar, meanwhile, became the first South African batsman, and 12th overall, to be dismissed for a score of 199.

Elgar eventually was dismissed by a Mustafizur Rahman delivery, with Mominul Haque taking a catch at midwicket.

The Proteas opener faced 388 balls in his 199-run innings.

No chances were offered to the tiring Bangladesh bowlers on a flat track perfect for batting although South Africa will be tempted to increase the run rate in the afternoon session with the possibility of rain later in the day.

(With inputs from AFP)

First Published: Sep 29, 2017 18:15 IST