South Africa’s Aiden Markram and Dean Elgar have both been dismissed and that means Hashim Amla and Temba Bavuma are not out now for the Proteas after Bangladesh were bowled out for 320.
The Proteas clearly have the upper hand at the end of the day 3 of the first Test against Bangladesh as they made quick work of the Bangladesh tail but lost their two openers without too much on the board.
Ending the Day 3 play, the Proteas have scored 54 runs losing two wickets early after 15.5 overs at Senwes Park on Saturday.
The host South Africa kept up the pressure against Bangladesh when the visitors clawed back some of the deficit to go to lunch on 218-4 and 278 runs behind South Africa on the Day 3 of the first test in Potchefstroom.
Left-handed Mominul smashed 12 fours in a solid response after South Africa declared on 496-3 on Day 2 scoring 77 off 150 balls.
Tamim Iqbal was dismissed for 39 by a diving hitting six boundaries and one six against the South Africa team.
Earlier Bangladesh scored 127 runs losing three wickets in 34 overs at stumps ending play of the Day 2 third session against South Africa in Potchefstroom on Friday.
Two Bangladesh openers -- Liton Das (25) and Imrul Kayes (7) – had fallen after South Africa declared their innings after Tea. Captain Mushfiqur Rahim scored 44 runs off 57 balls hitting seven boundaries with one six.
Host South Africa took command of the proceedings, scoring 496/3 at the second session of the Day 2 of the first Test against Bangladesh at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom.
Comfortable centuries from Hashim Amla and Dean Elgar helped take the score to 496 for 3 at tea on the day 2.
In their innings, Bavuma and du Plessis put on a good stand to add to Bangladesh's frustration at Senwes Park and Dean Elgar's 199 off 388 balls was the highlight of South Africa's innings.
Dean Elgar and debutant Aiden Markram gave them a big opening stand which was only broken when the latter was run-out for 97.
Elgar and Amla scored their centuries while Elgar and Markram shared a 196-run opening stand for South Africa.
Earlier, Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim decided to bowl first against South Africa in the first Test.
1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Imrul Kayes, 3 Mominul Haque, 4 Mahmudullah, 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), 6 Liton Das (wk), 7 Sabbir Rahman, 8 Mehidy Hasan, 9 Taskin Ahmed, 10 Shafiul Islam, 11 Mustafizur Rahman.
South Africa Team
1 Dean Elgar, 2 Aiden Markram, 3 Hashim Amla, 4 Temba Bavuma, 5 Faf du Plessis (capt), 6 Quinton de Kock (wk), 7 Andile Phehlukwayo, 8 Keshav Maharaj, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Morne Morkel, 11 Duanne Olivier