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Fourth day's play called off in Mirpur Test

Sun Online Desk     2nd August, 2015 02:13:08 printer

Fourth day's play called off in Mirpur Test

Groundstaff cover the field as rain falls during the fourth day of the second cricket Test match between Bangladesh and South Africa at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on August 2, 2015. Rain has washed out the play for third successive day in the second and final Test between Bangladesh and South Africa at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka. AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz ZAMAN

Heavy rain forced the fourth day's play to be abandoned without a ball being bowled in the second Test between Bangladesh and South Africa at Mirpur on Sunday.

 

This is the third successive day in this Test has been consumed by rain.


Earlier, the second and third days’ play at the Shere Bangla National Stadium have also been called off due to rain with the influence of cyclone Komen, which turned into land depression on Friday.

 

Fifth day’s play would resume tomorrow at 9:30 am if the weather would fine and then at least one innings could be completed on the final day, says ESPNcricinfo.

Bangladesh scored 246 runs losing eight wickets at stumps on Day-1 of the first inning after tiger captain Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and elected to bat first in the match.

Mushfiq 65, Mominul 40, Mahmudullah 35, Shakib 35 helped Tigers to make the score in 88.1 overs as Steyn and Duminy bagged three wickets each.

Nasir Hossain will start batting with 13 runs if play resumes.

Steyn became the second South African to get to the landmark, after Shaun Pollock.

Joint second-fastest in terms of Test matches, alongside New Zealand’s Richard Hadlee and behind Muttiah Muralitharan from Sri Lanka, to the mark, and fastest in terms of balls.

The first Test ended in a draw in Chittagong last week after bad weather washed out play on the last two days.

Bangladesh Team

Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim*†, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Liton Das, Mohammad Shahid, Mustafizur Rahman, Jubair Hossain

South Africa Team

D Elgar, S van Zyl, F du Plessis, HM Amla*, T Bavuma, JP Duminy, DJ Vilas†, VD Philander, DW Steyn, SR Harmer, M Morkel


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