Day 5

831dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

Wet outfield forces early end to match

The final day of the Dhaka Test was called off before the scheduled start of play, and despite clear skies, because the outfield was deemed too waterlogged to play on

831dFirdose Moonda

'Us losing points seems strange' - Amla

Hashim Amla has said that it was "a difficult one to understand" why South Africa lost points in the ICC rankings after most of their Test series against Bangladesh was washed out

Day 4

831dFirdose Moonda

Vilas' damp debut opens door for keeper's spot

The Mirpur rain has denied Dane Vilas an opportunity to make his case in the Test side, and he will now be in direct competition with Quinton de Kock in the A team to fight for the gloves

Day 3

831dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

Second successive day lost to rain

There has now been as much play in this Test series as there has been waiting for clearer skies; the second successive abandoned day in Mirpur taking the total number of washouts to four

831dMohammad Isam in Mirpur

Hosts use rain delays to keep 'minds fresh'

Shakib Al Hasan spoke of the Bangladesh's frustration on having a second consecutive day washed out due to rain, but said the players were doing other things to stay focused

Day 2

831dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

Heavy rain washes out second day

An entire day's play was lost for the third time in this series as heavy rain, caused by a cyclone, forced the umpires to abandon the second day of the Mirpur Test at 12.10 pm

Day 1

831dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

South Africa edge ahead after Steyn's 400th

Led by Dale Steyn, who became the second-quickest bowler to 400 Test wickets, South Africa chipped away at Bangladesh's line-up reducing the hosts to 246 for 8 at the end of the first day

831dESPNcricinfo staff

'The best in the business'

A round-up of the reactions on Twitter to Dale Steyn reaching the milestone of 400 wickets

831dShiva Jayaraman

16634 balls, 400 wickets

Stats highlights from the second Test between Bangladesh and South Africa, where Dale Steyn joined the 400-wickets club

831dFirdose Moonda

Steyn lauds 'fantastic bowling effort'

After watching Mustafizur Rahman make clever use of the cutter in Chittagong, Dale Steyn saw what he needed to do to get the most out of conditions in the second Test

831dFirdose Moonda

Mirpur rekindles Dale Steyn's fire

On the day he collected his 400th Test wicket, Dale Steyn admitted that he had needed some time and space to sort himself out following South Africa's heartbreaking loss in the World Cup semi-final

831dFirdose Moonda

Four hundred reasons to celebrate Steyn

Skill, speed, swing and a famously spicy attitude have put Dale Steyn among the top sportsmen of his generation. And he plans to stay there for as long as he can


831dFirdose Moonda

De Kock's woes complicate SA's transition

Quinton de Kock has just not been the same since suffering a freak injury in December last year, and as difficult as it may be, he needs to toughen up to win his spot in the team back

831dMohammad Isam in Mirpur

'South Africa in a bit of a transition phase' - Amla

Hashim Amla said South Africa are team in transition since several high-profile retirements, and that the Bangladesh tour has been the first time the world got to see the next generation

831dMohammad Isam

Mushfiqur scents 'opportunity' to beat SA

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim is confident that his team can beat South Africa in Mirpur following their impressive performance in the Chittagong Test

Top-order starts


No. of times Bangladesh have had at least 4 of their top 5 scoring 30+, including this inns. Five of the instances have come since 2014.

Quick Steyn


No. of Tests it has taken Dale Steyn to take 400 wickets - the joint-fastest among pacers and the second fastest bowler overall.