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Heavy rain washes out day two

Bangladesh and South Africa stay indoors as Cyclone Komen hits country, with home side at 246 for 8

Heavy rain washes out day two - Cricket News
With the weather showing no signs of improvement, the umpires abandoned play after the scheduled lunch break at 12.10 local time.
Heavy rain due to Cyclone Komen ensured that there was no play possible on day two of the second Test between Bangladesh and South Africa in Dhaka on Friday (July 31).
 
Such was the force of the downpour that both teams decided to stay indoors at their hotels on the second morning. The rain was persistent, and though it lulled every now and then, it always returned heavier.
 
With the weather showing no signs of improvement, the covers never came off at the Sher-e-Bangla pitch, and the umpires soon abandoned play after the scheduled lunch break at 12.10 local time.
 
More rain has been forecast for the remaining three days of the match. Play is scheduled to start at 9.30am local time on day three, weather permitting.
 
On the first day, Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat, but had to face an on-song Dale Steyn. The paceman claimed his 400th Test scalp by dismissing Tamim Iqbal early in the day, and went on to share six wickets with JP Duminy.
 
Mushfiqur Rahim scored the lone half-century for Bangladesh and was involved in a 94-run partnership with Mahmudullah for the fourth wicket, but with Steyn claiming 3 for 30 and Duminy taking 3 for 27, Bangladesh was restricted to 246 for 8 at stumps.

Rain has been a problem previously in this series, with the third ODI truncated due to a downpour and the first Test in Chittagong ending in a draw after the last two days were washed out.

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