Bangladesh, SA Test rained out

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Bangladesh, SA Test rained out
A general view shows Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong covered in overcast conditions.

Chittagong - South Africa captain Hashim Amla said he was disappointed over the loss of playing hours.

By AFP

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Published: Sun 26 Jul 2015, 5:02 PM

The first cricket Test between Bangladesh and South Africa ended in a draw on Saturday after rain washed out the fifth day's play in Chittagong.
With no chance of a result in the weather-battered match, officials called off play at noon (0600 GMT, 10am UAE time).
South Africa captain Hashim Amla said he was disappointed over the loss of playing hours.
"It goes without saying that when you come all the way from South Africa you really want to play Test cricket," Amla said at the post-match press conference.
"But these things you can't really control. So there's no use getting frustrated about it," he said.
"The game was poised in our favour I feel, but there's nothing you can do about it."
This was the first draw for Bangladesh against South Africa after defeats in previous eight Tests, seven by an innings margin.
Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim said he was expecting a better result, especially after taking the first innings lead.
"Yes, it's frustrating. It was really positive for us to take the lead against the world's top-ranked Test side," Rahim said after the match.
"If there had been a complete match, the result could have been different. We can only take positives from the match.
"Bowling them out cheaply and then scoring over 300 runs against them first time, taking the lead, the batting of top and late order are positives for us."
Rain had washed out the entire fourth day's play and some 50 overs were lost on the second and third days at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.- AFP



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