There is hardly any worse feeling on the cricket ground than watching a batsman taking a long walk back to the pavilion after getting dismissed on the 199-run mark. On Friday, South African opener - Dean Elgar registered his name in the unfortunate 199-run club of Test cricket when he ekes a thick top-edge off Mustafizur's bowling in the 131st over of the first innings against Bangladesh at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom.
Dean Elgar became the first South Africa batsman and 10th overall to get out on 199 in Test cricket. The entire South African dressing was ready to cheer the left-hander on his double ton, but all of them find themselves motionless on seeing Elgar walk with distraught after missing out the double hundred mark by just one run.
Last year, Indian opener - KL Rahul also missed out on his first double century in Chepauk when he got out on 199. The 199 club of Test cricket includes names like - Mudassar Nazar, Mohammad Azharuddin, M Elliott, Sanath Jayasuriya, Steve Waugh, Younis Khan, Ian Bell, Steve Smith, KL Rahul and Dean Elgar.
Starting the second day on 298/1, the hosts continued to pile on the runs against Bangladesh on the second day of the first test on Friday.
The Proteas reached 411/1 at lunch on the second day with an unbroken 215-run stand between Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla.
Elgar moved to 172 not out and Amla was 137 not out for his 27th test century.
The pair put on 113 runs in the day's first session at a run rate of over four an over, and South Africa was already looking at the timing of its declaration.
Bangladesh's bowlers still had no success on a placid Potchefstroom pitch, underlining the tourists' error when they chose to bowl first after winning the toss.
South Africa took advantage in a big way after being given first use of the pitch. Elgar and Aiden Markram (97) put on 196 for the first wicket on day one and Elgar and Amla continued the Proteas' dominance.
The only wicket to fall was a run out when Markram and Elgar got into a mix-up on the first day and Markram missed out on a century on his test debut.
On Friday, Elgar went past his career-best score of 140 and Amla's century took him level with Graeme Smith for the second most hundreds in test cricket for South Africa. Jacques Kallis is still some way ahead with 45 centuries.