Firdose Moonda

ESPNcricinfo's South Africa correspondent

Clive Rice holds aloft the Natwest Trophy

Clive Rice 1949-2015

The indomitable spirit of Clive Rice

He wanted to play against the best and show that he was among the best, as his admirers testify

Dean Elgar works the ball through the on side

SA in Bangladesh 2015

South Africa turned off by the rain

South Africa had been frustrated by the wet weather in Dhaka, more so because their side is still in transition and they need more game time to figure out their best XI

Dean Elgar and Stiaan van Zyl shared an unbroken opening stand of 61 runs

Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st Test, Chittagong, 5th day

'Game was poised in our favour' - Amla

Bangladesh may receive most of the plaudits for their plucky performance for most of the three days of the drawn first Test but Hashim Amla believes that South Africa were in pole position when the weather intervened

Rain had the final say in Chittagong

Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st Test, 5th day, Chittagong

Rain-hit Test ends in tame draw

The first Test between Bangladesh and South Africa ended in a tame draw after rain washed out the last two days without a ball being bowled

Rain washed out the fourth day

Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st Test, 4th day, Chittagong

Rain washes out fourth day in Chittagong

Although rain interrupted parts of the one-day series and brought an early end to two of the three days in this Test, it had its first proper say of the tour when the fourth day's play was washed out without a ball being bowled

Dean Elgar works the ball through the on side

Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st Test, Chittagong, 3rd day

Weather eats away at time, bowlers' chances

Rain has eaten away at overs in this game but the greater impact, perhaps, may be felt on the Chittagong track, which seems to be easing out for batsmen

Liton Das looks to the skies after completing his maiden half-century

Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st Test, Chittagong, 3rd day

South Africa chip away at Bangladesh's lead

Liton Das shared an 82-run stand with Shakib Al Hasan to help Bangladesh build a 78-run lead, but South Africa's openers, Dean Elgar and Stiaan van Zyl, all but wiped that away

Vernon Philander appeals for a wicket

Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st Test, Chittagong, 2nd day

Dead pitch frustrates SA's pace pack

Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander and Morne Morkel toiled as hard as anyone on the pitch, but their hard work did not equate to smart work

Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah complete a run

Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st Test, Chittagong, 2nd day

Tamim, Mahmudullah lift Bangladesh on rain-hit day

Half-centuries from Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah, who shared in a third-wicket stand of 89, took Bangladesh to within 100 runs of South Africa's first-innings total before rain ruined their chances of pressing towards a lead

Temba Bavuma powers the ball through the leg side

Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st Test, Chittagong

SA suffer after batting slowdown

South Africa started well, but a slowdown in the second session gave Bangladesh the opening to fight back and the hosts took it