Lizaad Williams has picked up the only wicket on the day, that of Taskin Ahmed
Lunch Bangladesh 183 for 5 (Mahmudul 80*, Litton 41*) trail South Africa 367 by 184 runs
Williams enjoyed the only success of the morning when he removed nightwatchman Taskin Ahmed, in the third over of the day. Taskin punched a short-of-a-length delivery to gully, where Wiaan Mulder juggled the chance but held on to give Williams his first Test wicket. While Williams bowled at good pace – a shave under 140kph – Olivier’s innocuous presence in this match continued. He was neither quick nor threatening and defaulted back to shorter lengths which Litton was only too happy to receive. He brought out the cut and the pull before offering a chance. Litton was on 16 when Williams found his outside edge and Dean Elgar was offered a regulation catch at first slip. Elgar got both hands to it but the ball bobbled out.
That was the first of four missed opportunities for South Africa, three of which denied Harmer the wicket that would have given him a five-for. Mahmudul, on 64, was dropped at short-leg by Sarel Erwee and Litton was given out caught behind on 29, reviewed immediately, and Ultra Edge showed a flat line.
Mahmudul was particularly severe on Harmer, who bowled quicker and fuller than yesterday. Mahmudul’s fifty came up off 170 balls, when he drove Harmer straight down the ground, and he went on to dance down the track and launch him over wide long-on. Litton was also positive in his approach to Harmer and it nearly cost him when he appeared to inside-edge a Harmer delivery to Erwee at short-leg and South Africa celebrated only to see an unmoved Marais Erasmus. They reviewed, unsuccessfully, to lose their second review of the innings.
Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo’s South Africa correspondent