Nafees leads reply to huge SA total

Bangladesh’s Shahriar Nafees hit an unbeaten fifty to lead the home side to 169 for four at lunch on the third day of the second Test against South Africa on Sunday.

Bangladesh are replying to South Africa’s record-studded score of 583 for seven declared. Nafees (61) and Aftab Ahmed (21) were unbeaten at the interval.

Resuming on their overnight score of 60 for three, opener Nafees and nightwatchman Abdur Razzak added 58 runs before Razzak was caught by Ashwell Prince at point off Robin Peterson for 33.

Nafees hit 10 boundaries but South Africa remained in a strong position to complete a 2-0 victory in the series.

Captain Graeme Smith (232) and Neil McKenzie (226) shared a world record Test opening stand of 415 in the touring side’s innings. – Reuters

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