Rain washes day two away in Dhaka

Day two of the second Test between Bangladesh and South Africa never stood a chance of seeing the light of play, as heavy rains overnight continued into the morning and made they ground unplayable.

The day was called off just after the scheduled lunch break, with ground staff deeming the venue unmoppable even if it did stop raining later on. The teams had never even left their hotels.

As such, the Tigers go into day three, assuming they weather clears, on 246 for eight. Dale Steyn and JP Duminy will compete for the five-fer as they both have three wickets, Steyn claiming the first of those to reach his 400th in Tests.

Incidentally, lost in all the Steyn praise, Duminy's three wickets made him the first number seven batsman to bag three scalps on day one of a Test since 1910.

The series is level at nil all after the first Test was drawn due to heavy rain.