Elgar slams ton as SA 198/1 at Tea

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Elgar slams ton as SA 198/1 at Tea

Poriborton Correspondent 7:58 pm, September 28, 2017

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Elgar slams ton as SA 198/1 at Tea

South paw opener Dean Elgar score his fourth Test century as South Africa takes full control of proceeding to finish on 198/1 at tea on the first day of the first Test match against Bangladesh on Thursday at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom.

Elgar hits Mehedi for 2 runs to complete his ton. He remained out for 101 off 176 deliveries, hitting seven fours and two sixes with Hashem Amla yet to open his account as players take-off for tea.

Just before his century, a terrible mixed up between the South African duo saw as Elgar pushes a delivery to the off side. Markram too eager to take the run was not even looking. Mominul threw the ball to Mehedi Hasan and he dislodged the bails with Markram not even bothering to return back to his crease.

Poor AK Markram making his debut was run out for run out 97 (152b 13x4 0x6), fully deserved to record his century on debut.

Earlier Elgar looked more in command as he latched on to record his ninth Test fifty and the youngster Markram playing second fiddle with a comfortable 43 as Proteas reached 99 for no loss at lunch in a smooth first session at Senwes Park, as Bangladesh's bowling attack struggled to make inroads.

Elgar was unbeaten on 56 off 93 balls at the interval, with five fours, while Aiden Markram never in spot of bother on his Test debut, reaching 43 not out off 69 balls, with six boundaries. 

/MR/

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