Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Rain completes hat-trick of washouts as match officials are forced to call off the Day 4 play of the second Test between Bangladesh and South Africa without a ball being bowled in Mirpur on Sunday.
Today’s play was scheduled to begin at 9:30am (BST). But morning shower forced it to delay.
“Covers are off. Let’s hope for the best,” BCB twitted around 11:30am describing the field situation.
Then the umpires fixed 1:00pm (BST) to go for field inspection at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
But, minutes before the inspection, it again started raining and the match officials called off the Day 4 play for third consecutive day.
The frequent shower triggered by cyclone Komen played spoilsport and the play was abandoned for fifth time in this series.
Rain also washed out the entire play of Day 2 and Day 3 play on Friday and Saturday respectively at the same venue.
The hosts Bangladesh and the guests South Africa players had not even arrived at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.
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