Published: Sat, October 07, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Tamim ruled out of second Test

Tamim ruled out of second Test

Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander, and Morne Morkel may all be back at some stage but they are injured rate means South Africa need to start looking at other options and this series is the start of that search.

Amla and Elgar are not the only South African batsmen to gain in the latest rankings, which also take into account the first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi, which Sri Lanka won by 21 runs on Monday to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.

The Proteas claimed a 333-run victory after Bangladesh lost seven wickets for 41 runs in shy of an hour-and-a-half, with the victors bowling them out for 90 after the visitors were set 424 to win. In South African conditions, the Cricket match for the team South Africa remains widened.

Cobras' coach Ashwell Prince said the track was so flat both teams felt they could "bat for another week", and that was not a good thing.

"We want another dominant performance".

South Africa's players remain opposed to Cricket South Africa's (CSA) initiative to herald the first four-day Test format against Zimbabwe on Boxing Day.

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The four-day Test against Zimbabwe, the first of its kind, was proposed by then CSA chief Haroon Lorgat to fill the void created by India.

Herath, who achieved the milestone of 400 Test wickets with his 11-wicket match haul in Abu Dhabi, has gained 37 points to reach within six points of third-placed Ravichandran Ashwin of India.

For Duanne Olivier, who plays his first-class cricket in Bloemfontein for Knights, the news can not be better.

Brief scores: South Africa 126/0 (Dean Elgar 72, Aiden Markram 54) vs Bangladesh. Instead, it will up to a young crop - Olivier, who is not sure whether he will be given the new ball, Kagiso Rabada and two of Andile Phehlukwayo, Wayne Parnell or Dane Paterson - to step up.

Squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rhaman, Nasir Hossain, Mehidi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, and Saifuddin.

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