Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Rain forced the match officials to call off the Day 3 play of the second Test between Bangladesh and South Africa without a ball being bowled in Mirpur on Saturday.

The frequent shower triggered by cyclone Komen forces the match authorities to delay play and finally it was abandoned around 3:15pm (BST).

The play was scheduled to begin at 9:30am (BST) at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

In the morning, the match was delayed due to rain.

Around 10:30am, BCB twitted mentioning the situation of the stadium, “Good news, rain has stopped but water on covers.”

In this situation, match officials went to field inspection around 1:30pm (BST) and decided to resume it at 2:15pm.

But, the rain returned again forcing the umpires to call off the play.

With today, the entire day’s play was lost for the fourth time in this series due to heavy rain.

On Day 2, more rain was forecast for the Day 3.

Earlier on Friday, rain created havoc and the entire play of the Day 2 was washed.

Umpires called off the play at 12:00pm (BST) without being a ball bowled.

The hosts Bangladesh and the guests South Africa players had not even arrived at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, and will now contest what is effectively a four-day Test.

Earlier, Bangladesh ended the first day disappointingly as Tigers could only score 246 runs losing eight wickets in 88.1 overs.
Bangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Imrul Kayes, 3 Mominul Haque, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), 5 Shakib Al Hasan , 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Liton Das (wk), 8 Nasir Hossain, 9 Jubair Hossain, 10 Mohammad Shahid, 11 Mustafizur Rahman
South Africa: 1 Dean Elgar, 2 Stiaan van Zyl, 3 Faf du Plessis, 4 Hashim Amla (capt), 5 Temba Bavuma, 6 JP Duminy, 7 Dane Vilas (wk), 8 Vernon Philander, 9 Dale Steyn, 10 Morne Morkel, 11 Simon Harmer