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Rain washes out second consecutive day in Dhaka

With play called off on third day, only 88.1 overs have been possible so far

Rain washes out second consecutive day in Dhaka - Cricket News
Bangladesh is at 246 for 8 from the 88.1 overs of play possible so far.
Heavy rain triggered by cyclone Komen washed out the third day's play in the second and final Test between Bangladesh and South Africa at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka on Saturday (August 1).
 
Match officials called off play at 3.05 pm local time, as rain, which had forced the abandonment of the second day’s play as well without a ball bowled, was relentless.
 
Bangladesh is at 246 for 8 from the 88.1 overs of play possible so far.
 
The day had started with a downpour, but the covers came off when it seemed to relent a bit. The groundstaff got to work and there was even some mild sunshine, as the players stepped out for some drills.
 
The umpires scheduled an inspection for 1.30 pm and were sufficiently pleased with the conditions to announce a start time of 2.15 pm, with a potential 45 overs scheduled for the day. However, almost on cue, the skies opened up and the ground was under covers again. Play was soon called off.
 
The highlight of the second Test so far has been Dale Steyn's 3 for 30, which helped him become just the 13th cricketer in history to claim 400-plus Test wickets. He is also the joint second fastest to the mark, equalling Richard Hadlee’s record.
 
Steyn and JP Duminy shared six wickets on the first day.
 
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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