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Dhaka Test declared drawn

Sun Online Desk     3rd August, 2015 09:55:26 printer

Dhaka Test declared drawn

The 2nd and final Test match between Bangladesh and South Africa in Mirpur has been declared drawn after three successive washed-out days, despite relatively clear weather this Monday morning.


The outfield has taken too much water and has been rendered unfit for play. So both the Tests have been rained out and the series is drawn 0-0.


Earlier, the second, third and fourth days’ play at the Shere Bangla National Stadium had been called off due to rain caused by cyclonic storm Komen.


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.

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.

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