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 because of cyclone Komen taking the total number of washouts to four.
With the forecast improving, prospects for play appear brighter on the remaining two days of the second Test, though that may not be enough to force any result other than a draw.
Things could have been different had there been some action on the third day. The rain abated for a brief period in the afternoon and the ground staff was able to dry the surface. Play was due to start at 2:15 pm local time with 45 overs to be bowled, but the rain returned half-an-hour before the resumption.
The amount of time lost in the series made the chance of any result other than a draw unlikely. In that case South Africa, who are currently at the top of the Test rankings on 130 points, will lose five points, while Bangladesh, who sit at No.9, will gain six points.