Rahim: We’ll take the positives forward


Bangladesh Test captain Mushfiqur Rahim was generally pleased with the Test series against South Africa, despite the huge amounts of rain, as they achieved a first by securing a drawn series against the Proteas.

Both Tests were heavily affected by rain, with the second game in Dhaka seeing only one day of play, but the record books will show a drawn series, with the Tigers never drawing even a match against the Proteas before this.

Rahim, who made 65 in the match, was pleased with the team's efforts in the series, especially in the first Test when they had the Proteas on the ropes at one point, and hoped to take the positive elements forward.

Rahim said after the match was called off: "There are a couple of areas we need to work on. We need to improve each and every game. The boys were very confident, they did well, playing against the best team in the world.

"Hopefully, we can take some positives from our experience in this series and take it forward."

Bangladesh's next assignment is against Australia in early October, and they will have a long break to recharge their batteries. Rahim hopes that the weather will have improved by then, and that the 'sacrifices' they've made recently will pay off.

He said: "The weather hopefully will be fine when we take on Australia.

"There are lot of sacrifices, Eid time we did not go to our homes, we will go to our families now and hopefully come back fresh again."