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South Africa overcome double setback to push for victory against Bangladesh

South Africa overcame the duel handicaps of losing their bowling spearhead, Morne Morkel, with a side strain and a substantial amount of time to bad weather to push strongly for victory over Bangladesh on the fourth day of the first Sunfoil Test match at Senwes Park on Sunday.

Being well aware of the inclement weather in the vicinity Faf du Plessis and Temba Bavuma led a determined to drive to lift the scoring rate in the South African second innings after the early loss of Hashim Amla’s wicket. 

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Proteas await day four assessment against Bangladesh

The Proteas will ‘assess’  the state of the conditions before making a call on a possible target to set Bangladesh in the first Sunfoil Test match at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom. Bad light brought an early end to the third day, with the Proteas holding a 230-run lead with eight second innings wickets in hand.

The loss of time, the uncertainty around the conditions and Bangladesh’s fighting first innings score of 320 – which is their highest score in South Africa – are all factors Faf du Plessis and the management will be considering as they plot the way to victory.  

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Bangladesh make Proteas toil for First Innings Advantage

Bangladesh put up a defiant performance on day three of the first Sunfoil Test match at Senwes Park on Saturday to keep the Standard Bank Proteas first innings lead in check and then prevent them from increasing it too rapidly.

When bad light brought play to a slightly early finish the Proteas still held a strong position, having turned their first innings lead of 176 into an overall advantage of 230 runs with 8 wickets still in hand. 

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Amla and Elgar strengthen Proteas grip on First Test

Dean Elgar fell agonizingly one run short of a maiden Test double century and Hashim Amla scored his 27th three-figure score at this level as the Proteas tightened their grip on the first Sunfoil Test match against Bangladesh at Senwes Park on Friday.

Elgar (199 off 388 balls, 15 fours and 3 sixes) and Amla (137 off 200 balls, 17 fours and a six) shared a second wicket stand of 215 that followed the 196 that Elgar and Aiden Markram had posted for the first wicket. Their endeavours enabled Faf du Plessis to declare during the tea interval on day two at 496/3 and then capture three Bangladesh wickets including the key one of their captain, Mushfiqur Rahim before the close. 

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New changes to MCC’s Laws of Cricket come into effect

The new changes to the Laws of Cricket, issued by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) will come into full effect around the world this coming Sunday 1st October 2017, with the changes covering all levels of the game.

The new Code of Laws is being introduced into the game for the first time since 2000, making it the biggest change for almost two decades. The 2017 Code is the sixth of its kind written by MCC since 1788, when it first drew up the MCC Code of Laws, with the others being published in 1835, 1947, 1980 and 2000.

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