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Rain halts day 1 game between Bangladesh vs South Africa

 Rain halts day 1 game between Bangladesh vs South Africa

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A sudden rain halted the proceedings of the day one game of the second Test between Bangladesh and South Africa at Port Elizabeth today.
 
The rain arrived shortly after the lunch session as South Africa remained steady by reaching 156-2 in 39 overs. Keegan Petersen was batting on 52 with Temba Bavuma on 9.
 
Skipper Dean Elgar was dismissed after the lunch session for 70. It was the third straight half-century for the South African captain in this series, having scored 67 and 64 in the first Test. Opener Sarel Ewree was out on 24. 
 
Bangladesh fast bowler Syed Khaled Ahmed broke through with the wicket of Erwee. He, however, could have got Erwee on 4 during the third over of the day when he beat his front foot defence. The umpire turned down his appeal but Bangladesh didn't take any review. Later, the HawkEye showed the ball could have crashed the stump.
 
South Africa went to the lunch with 107-1. After the lunch session left-arm spinner Taijul Islam got rewarded for his tight line and length with the prized scalp of Deal Elgar who nicked one behind the wicket.
 
Bangladesh opened the bowling with Mehidy Hasan Miraz alongside Syed Khaled Ahmed and in doing so, became the first team in Port Elizabeth's Gqeberha ground to open with spin since 1889. 
 
But Miraz who took six wickets in the first Test, couldn't give any torrid time to the batters.