Tamim ruled out of second Test

Posted October 07, 2017

247 - Runs Mehidy Hasan Miraz has conceded in the previous game without taking wicket are the 3rd most runs conceded by any player in a Test match without any success.

In a good omen for the home side, they've won all of their four previous Tests in the City of Roses and it certainly doesn't look like that trend will change to be honest.

Morkel left the field after bowling 5.2 overs on Sunday's fourth day of play, during which he took the first two of three Bangladesh wickets which fell before the close. Armed with four changes to their line-up from the first Test - only one of them injury-forced - Bangladesh's hopes of taking control early on faded away rather briskly as the South African opening pair piled on runs easily, thoroughly dominating the new ball.

Morkel has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a side strain sustained in the first-Test victory at Potchefstroom.

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On the positives, it seems South Africa's dominant performance leaves them with little to worry about going into the second Test. And you need the big names to attract people.

Meanwhile, opening batsman Elgar echoed similar sentiments and said that there should be no experimentation with the longest format of the game even though there is concern around the world about the support for Test cricket. De Villiers gave up the one-day captaincy after the Champions Trophy in England earlier this year, enabling Faf du Plessis to be captain in all three global formats. Bowlers have to bowl a lot more and batters have to construct much bigger innings.

"It's been proved over and over again that day five is needed, but I guess four-day Tests might lead to more creative, aggressive captaincy".

"In four-day cricket or first-class cricket, it does feel easier because there are only four days", he added.