Weather scuppers Dhaka day once again


Day three of the second Test between Bangladesh and South Africa went the same as the second day, with not a ball being bowled as the weather continued to mock the people who organise the tour calendar.

There was a brief period of respite, just after lunch, when the covers came off and there umpires came on to inspect the ground, but with 20 minutes to go before play would begin, the rain arrived again, and stayed.

As it's monsoon season in Bangladesh, the timing of this tour was always questioned, made worse by the first Test losing nearly three days of action as well, and ending in a dull draw. The forecast for the next two days is not much better.

As it stands, Bangladesh are on 246 for eight in their first innings, with Dale Steyn and JP Duminy taking three wickets each on a slow and crumbly deck.

The only positive the Proteas will walk away with, it seems, is the fact that Steyn has taken his 400th Test wicket in this match, joining an exclusive club of two South Africans to do so.