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10:00 AM, July 31, 2015 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:13 PM, July 31, 2015

Bangladesh v South Africa, 2nd Test, Mirpur, 2nd day

Day 2 washed out

Continual rain from early morning compelled match officials to call off play for day 2 of the 2nd Test between Bangladesh and South Africa at Mirpur stadium today.

Earlier, heavy overnight and morning showers delayed the start of the second day's play.

After an absorbing day of cricket on the first day, Bangladesh are at 246 for 8 in 88.1 overs with Nasir Hossain unbeaten on 13 at the wicket.

Several Bangladeshi batters got out after good starts, while Mushfiqur Rahim became the first skipper for his side to score a fifty against South Africa in Test matches.

Dale Steyn became the 13th bowler to take 400 Test wickets but South Africa's part-time spinners enjoyed most of the success on an gripping day of grind on both sides.

South Africa's bowlers showed more intent and aggression than in the first Test but were made to toil on a slow, dry surface that had been run ragged as early as day one.

There were signs of substantial turn, which will suit Bangladesh later on, and it placed added importance on the hosts making the most of what will likely be the best batting conditions of the game.

However, the inclement weather is likely to have the last laugh as far as the game is concerned, with incessant rain at Dhaka from early morning today.

Rain is the order of the day according to and the chances of play on 2nd day look terribly bleak indeed.

Bangladesh Team

Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (Captain, Wicketkeeper), Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Liton Das, Mohammad Shahid, Mustafizur Rahman and Jubair Hossain

South Africa Team

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

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