Close of Play

  • Tue, 21 Jul - day 1 - Bangladesh 1st innings 7/0 (Tamim Iqbal 1*, Imrul Kayes 5*, 2 ov)
  • Wed, 22 Jul - day 2 - Bangladesh 1st innings 179/4 (Mushfiqur Rahim 16*, Shakib Al Hasan 1*, 67 ov)
  • Thu, 23 Jul - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 61/0 (S van Zyl 33*, D Elgar 28*, 21.1 ov)
  • Fri, 24 Jul - day 4 - no play
  • Sat, 25 Jul - day 5 - no play

Match Notes

  • We were ahead of the game - Mushfiqur

    Mushfiqur Rahim said South Africa could have crumbled under the pressure of scoring quickly if play had been possible on the last two days of the Chittagong Test

  • '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

  • Mushfiqur applauds bowlers' toil

    Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim said he was surprised by the discipline of seamer Mohammad Shahid, and praised Mustafizur Rahman's ability to learn quickly

  • Spirited Bangladesh take giant strides

    Rain was a regular occurrence in Chittagong, but Bangladesh still had plenty of positives to take away, none more so than proving to be more than a match for South Africa

  • 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

A first Fifth day


Number of times that a Test match between Bangladesh and South Africa has gone into the fifth day

Is their best good enough?


Bangladesh’s lead in the 1st innings, their biggest 1st-innings lead against any team when batting second in a Test

B'DESH will look to build


Number of previous instances of Bangladesh taking a first innings lead against South Africa after batting second

A First for BAN against SA


Number of times that 3 BAN batsmen - Tamim, Mahmudullah & Litton - have made 50+ scores against SA

Collective Success


Number of Bangladesh's top-5 batsmen who made 25+ scores this innings, the first time for them against South Africa

Eyeing a 3rd fifty


Previous instances of 2 BAN players making 50+ scores versus SA. There is no instance of 3 BAN players doing this

A venue for partnerships


Five out of Bangladesh top-ten partnerships against South Africa for any wicket have come at Chittagong

Slow off the blocks


Bangladesh's biggest opening stand against South Africa (Potchefstroom, 2002). That was their only 50+ stand in 16 Test innings

Looking at a rare second


Number of times BAN have taken a 1st innings lead in 8 previous Tests against SA. They lost that Test by 5 wickets.

Bavuma avoids the blushes


Instances of zero South African batsmen making a 50+ score in a Test innings against Bangladesh

Not pushing on


Number of previous instances (v WI, 2010) of each of SA's top-3 batsmen making 30+ scores without any of them getting to 50