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25-Jul-2015 06:45:00 GMT
Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st Test, Chittagong, 5th day

Rain Force to Drew Bangladesh - South Africa First Test

Chittagong: The first cricket Test between Bangladesh and South Africa ended in a draw 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).

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.

South Africa, who scored 248 in the first innings, bowled out Bangladesh for 326 before making 61-0 in their second knock.

Bangladesh's first innings total was their highest ever against the Proteas, the top-ranked Test team.

Dean Elgar and Stiaan van Zyl, both unbeaten at stumps on day three, had good outings with the bat in the first innings as well.

Elgar emerged with scores of 47 and 28 not out while van Zyl made an impressive 34 in the first essay before following up with an unbeaten 33.

The second and final Test will be played in Dhaka from Thursday.

Brief scores
South Africa -
248 (Bavuma 54, Rahman 4-37, Jubair 3-53) and 61/0 (van Zyl 33*, Elgar 28*)
Bangladesh - 326 (Mahmudullah 67, Tamim 57, Liton Das 50, Steyn 3-78)
Result - Drawn

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