• Rain forces draw in first Test

    The first Test between South Africa and Bangladesh ended in a draw after rain washed out the final two days in Chittagong. 

    The Proteas were set to resume on 61-0 on Friday, with Stiaan van Zyl (33) and Dean Elgar (28) still at the crease. The visitors were still 17 runs behind Bangladesh’s first innings total of 326, which is their highest ever Test score against South Africa.

    It means Dale Steyn will have to wait for the second Test in Mirpur to claim his 400th Test wicket.

    The fast bowler took three wickets in this game to take his total to 399 in 79 Tests. Had Steyn been able to claim that elusive fourth wicket, he would have become the second fastest bowler to reach the milestone behind Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka.

    Steyn will have to wait until next week Thursday, when the second Test starts, to get there, which means he will then be the joint-second fastest to 400 Test wickets along with Richard Hadlee from New Zealand, who did it in 80 Tests.

    Of the two teams, South Africa will probably be slightly more relieved about the rain than the home side, who were in control of the Test since day one.

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