Day three started with skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib-Al-Hassan at the crease. After hitting a number of boundaries, Mushfiqur gave his wicket away to Dale Steyn contributing 28 off 61 deliveries. From there on it was Litton Das who ended up scoring 50, which is the highest on day three. Shakib reached 47 but was unlucky to miss out on his fifty as Duminy took a comfortable catch at the mid-wicket region, giving Harmer an opportunity to have a wicket. Litton took 102 balls to reach the half-ton mark but failed to progress further. It was Mohammad who stood out amongst the tail enders. Shahid scored a handsome 25 from just 28 deliveries with for fours and the lone six of the day. Afterwards, Bangladesh wickets kept tumbling. They ended their innings at 326 leading with 78 runs over South Africa. It is Bangladesh’s highest test score against South Africa till date.
Day three proved successful for Dale steyn as he picked up three wickets including that of skipper Mushfiqur maintaining an economy of 3.51. Harmer equalled him with the number of wickets with economy of 3.00.
South Africa innings was in progress but had to be stopped mid-way due to bad lights.
South African openers Zyl and Elgar remained unbeaten at the end of day three with 61 runs on board. South Africa is trailing by 17 runs with 10 wickets in hand.
After day three:
South Africa 61-0
S van Zyl* 33(71)
D Elgar* 28(56)