• SA lose points after drawn series

    August 3, 2015

    South Africa will lose five points on the ICC Test rankings after rain in the middle of the monsoon in Bangladesh prevented an outcome in both Tests between the two teams.

    The second Test ended in a draw on Monday, which would have been day five, after it was determined the outfield was too wet to play cricket on despite conditions clearing up.

    It means the series ends in a 0-0 draw since only one days play was possible in this Test. A drawn series means the Proteas will lose five log ranking points, dropping from 130 points to 125, but they will maintain their lead as the number one team in the world irrespective of what happens in the Ashes.

    Bangladesh ended the only days play on 246-8 after winning the toss, but this Test will always be remembered as the game in which Dale Steyn claimed his 400th Test wicket.

    It caps off a generally miserable tour for the South Africans. They managed to win the T20I series 2-0, but lost the ODI’s 2-1 after winning the first game. They also looked suspect in the first Test in Chittagong before rain prevented a potential winner from being crowned.

    South Africa will now return home to start preparing for the tour of New Zealand, which starts on 14 August with a T20 international.

    View the fixtures for that tour here.



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