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Day 2: Stumps

Bangladesh 127/3 ( Mushfiqur 44, Haque 28*; Rabada 1-16) trail South Africa 496/3 dec (Elgar 199, Amla 137) by runs in the 1st innings

South Africa declared at the tea break, leaving Bangladesh to tackle the final session of play under cloudy skies. Dean Elgar's 199 was the highlight of South Africa's innings though missing out on a maiden double-century was heart-breaking for the opener.

Hashim Amla had also brought up a fluent hundred - his 27th in Test cricket - before giving a simple catch to backward point off seamer Shafiul Islam. Elgar then holed out, top-edging a half-hearted pull to Mominul Haque at mid-on. These were the only two wickets to fall in the first two sessions as Bangladesh's bowlers were forced to toil hard again. The hosts declared with their captain Faf du Plessis on 26 and Temba Bavuma on 31.

Bangladesh lost openers early Litton Das(25) & Imrul Kayes(7) early in the final session. Captain Mushfiqur Rahim led Bangladesh's fightback briefly with an aggressive knock. He was dropped twice by Elgar off the bowling of Keshav Maharaj but the King had the last laugh when he had the wicket-keeper batsman caught at short leg with 8 overs to go for the close of play. Tamim Iqbal(22*) and Mominul Haque, who batted steadily saw out the day for Bangladesh. Tamim in his irrepressible style smashed the last ball of the day for a six.

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