Day four: Rain washes out Bangladesh, South Africa Test

South Africa, who made 248 in the first innings, bowled out Bangladesh for 326 and reached 61-0 in their second knock


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Cricket officials walk across the playing surface as the rain delayed play on the fourth day of the first cricket Test match between Bangladesh and South Africa. PHOTO: AFP

CHITTAGONG: Rain washed out the fourth day's play in the first Test between Bangladesh and South Africa on Friday.

Match officials at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong called off play at 1:25pm.

South Africa, who made 248 in the first innings, bowled out Bangladesh for 326 and reached 61-0 in their second knock when bad light forced an early stumps with 24.5 overs left to be bowled on the third day.

Openers Stiaan van Zyl and Dean Elgar were on 33 and 28 runs respectively, whittling down Bangladesh's first innings lead to 17.

The second and final Test of two-match series will be held in Dhaka from July 30 to August 3.

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