Bangladesh missed out on a good opportunity to make the much-needed breakthrough when wicketkeeper Liton Das dropped Erwee’s top edge two balls before lunch.
SA started the match with two spinners in the form of Keshav Maharaj and Simon Harmer and debutants in top order batter Ryan Rickelton and fast bowler Lizaad Williams.
Harmer, who is playing for the Proteas for the first time since 2015, and Williams are playing in this match largely because front-line bowlers Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and Marco Jansen are playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Other players missing for this new-look SA due to the IPL are top order batters Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram.
Meanwhile, Cricket SA (CSA) may be in serious trouble with the International Cricket Council (ICC) because the start of this match was delayed by about 30 minutes due to issues with the sight screen.
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