24.com – Port Elizabeth – Aiden Markram hit his second century in three Test matches and Morne Morkel produced a devastating spell of new ball bowling as South Africa took command on the first day of a four-day, day/night Test against Zimbabwe at St George’s Park on Tuesday.

Summary

  • Port Elizabeth – Aiden Markram hit his second century in three Test matches and Morne Morkel produced a devastating spell of new ball bowling as South Africa took command on the first day of a four-day, day/night Test against Zimbabwe at St George’s Park on Tuesday.
  • Markram’s innings of 125 was the mainstay of South Africa’s 309 for nine declared before Morkel, bowling at high pace under lights in South Africa’s first home floodlit Test, took the first three wickets to leave Zimbabwe reeling at 30 for four at the close.
  • Morkel trapped Hamilton Masakadza leg before wicket with the first ball of Zimbabwe’s innings, dismissed Chamu Chibhabha for six with the help of a blinding catch by Temba Bavuma at fourth slip and had Brendan Taylor caught behind for the second duck of the innings.
  • Markram made a watchful start on Tuesday against some testing bowling from Zimbabwe new ball pair Kyle Jarvis and new cap Blessing Muzarabani.
  • There will be tougher challenges for Markram than Bangladesh and Zimbabwe but Tuesday’s innings took his total to 380 runs in his first four Test innings at an average of 95.00.


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