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  • Mushy not happy too

    Nobody could be happy with the way the second and final Test and with it the the two-match series ended yesterday and Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim was no exception. When many had raised question for choosing this rainy season for the series, the home side's skipper however believed that Cyclone Komen worsened the situation.

  • I'm not the one who loves to watch: Mustafiz

    Mustafizur Rahman is a man of few words, or that is what everyone thought courtesy of the bowler's one-line replies during the press conferences. That myth though was torn into shreds yesterday. From talking excitedly about the way his 'cutters' evolved to the

  • 'A bizarre series'

    The inevitable took place at Mirpur yesterday. The second Test between Bangladesh and South Africa has been called off and the match ended as a draw.

  • Super Performer Of The Series

    Rain might have played havoc in the two-Test series between Bangladesh and South Africa, but it failed to stop a determined Proteas pace demon Dale Steyn

  • Tigers impress in rain-affected SA Test series

    The spirited performance from Bangladesh bowlers sends the right signals in an otherwise disappointing Test series against the top-ranked team in the world.

  • Lost chance, says Riyad

    Top-order batsman Mahmudullah Riyad has described the Test series against South Africa as an 'opportunity lost' for the Bangladesh players to test themselves against the best team in the world.

  • No let-up in rain

    The fourth day of the second Test between Bangladesh and South Africa was washed out yesterday. While there was some hope for play to resume in the morning after the skies had cleared, another bout of shower in the afternoon though cancelled out those plans.

  • Mixed bag for Vilas

    Day One of the second Test between Bangladesh and South Africa was an extremely proud one for wicketkeeper-batsman Dane Vilas. It was the 30-year-old's first Test match and it took him nine years to reach this mark.

  • Mahmudullah laments lost opportunity against No. 1 side

    Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah has ruled the five washed-out days during the series against South Africa, saying that playing against the No. 1 Test side would have been valuable experience for a growing team

  • 'We need to score 100s'

    Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan expressed his frustration both over the inclement weather as well as the batsmen's failure to convert their good start into a big knocks.

  • Rain game continues

    Just as a full day's play on Thursday provided an ounce of hope for the usual settings of a Test match to ensue in this series, cyclone Komen, it seemed had other ideas. For the third time in this series, a day had to be called off due to incessant rainfall. After waiting for roughly three hours, play was called off at 12:10 PM yesterday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.

  • 'Still a great chance for a result'

    Despite the second day of the second Test getting rained off yesterday, South Africa middle order batsman JP Duminy believes that a result could well be possible at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.

  • 'I used to be a right-handed batsman'

    There have been some changes in my life since I started playing for the Bangladesh national team. People show more interest towards me, they want to talk to me. I feel that more when I'm in my hometown. Some people even come at five in the morning just to meet me. So far, I'm enjoying it, but meeting people at dawn is really difficult.

  • 'Our decisions were wrong'

    Top-order batsman Mominul Haque lamented the 'wrong decisions' taken by Bangladesh's batsmen on the first day of the second Test in Mirpur yesterday. While the hosts began well and managed to put up two partnerships, they lost their wickets while attempting to play shots that weren't required.

  • 'It's cool to have 400 wickets'

    There isn't much of a difference between a Dale Steyn press conference and his performance on the field. He shoots those answers straight, accurate

  • Super Performer Of The Day

    That he scalped his 400th wicket yesterday wasn't enough for Dale Steyn. Despite crossing the mark he kept banging in those deliveries on the line

  • 'Tests ain't for faint-hearted'

    Consider this for a scenario. The world's top Test side, after dramatically going down in the ODI series and then being bowled out for a paltry 248 in the first Test, now have just one more opportunity to prove their dominance over a side that are miles away from them in terms of rankings.

  • 'But I enjoy keeping more than batting'

    Mushfiqur Rahim didn't keep wickets in the last Test in Chittagong last week and he informed in a press conference yesterday that he wouldn't be donning the gloves in the second Test either.

  • Will pace rule?

    One would have probably expected a lot more carnage from South Africa's pacers in the first Test in Chittagong. The perception is very much valid as long as the likes of Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander and Morne Morkel -- all of who are among the world's top ten bowlers -- are in one side.

  • Time to answer

    What waits for wonder boy Mustafizur Rahman when the second and final Test between Bangladesh and South Africa begins at the Sher-e-Bangla National

  • Shakib Al Hasan

    Shakib must stand up as a bowler again

    History beckons Shakib Al Hasan on his 42nd match when Tigers will lock horns with Proteas for the 2nd and final Test of the series on July 30 at Mirpur stadium.

  • 'Time to show why we're number one'

    South Africa pacer Morne Morkel sent a warning to the Bangladesh dressing room yesterday and indicated that the Proteas were ready with a different plan for the second Test, which begins Thursday.

  • Mushy's time to step up

    It's been a while since Mushfiqur Rahim last scored a half-century in Tests. To be more precise, he hasn't scored a 50-plus knock in his last 10 innings. The last and only other time that happened was in 2008, barely a year and a half after his debut.

  • 'We need to bat longer'

    The weather was brilliant yesterday as the sun shined all over. And when Bangladesh vice-captain Tamim Iqbal came to meet the press ahead of the second and final Test against South Africa before training at Mirpur, he added even more shine while talking about his side's chances in the last game of South Africa's tour.

  • Opportunity is there for Jubair to prove

    In the fifth ball of his very first over, Jubair Hossain tossed up a delivery around middle and off that turned a bit and forced opener Dean Elgar to play down the wrong line. To the naked eye, that seemed like a goner and it wasn't a surprise to see the excited 19-year-old scream his guts out.

  • 'The newcomers are hungry to do well'

    The Tigers turned up at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday to kick off their preparations for the second and final Test, starting from Thursday, against South Africa.

  • 'That was a lucky wicket'

    As a part-time left-arm spinner Dean Elgar would have been the last South African bowler expected to get a settled Tamim Iqbal out in the first Test. His full length delivery down the leg-side though,

  • Greater freedom has helped batsmen: Kayes

    Bangladesh opener Imrul Kayes has said the greater freedom given by coach Chandika Hathurusingha has helped the Bangladesh batsmen perform better.

  • 'Mustafiz can be as successful in Tests'

    Three wickets in an over, a player-of-the-match award on debut -- the first person to get the award on both Test and ODI debut -- and the best bowling figures by a Bangladesh pacer in the last two years; there were quite a few feats that Mustafizur Rahman achieved in his first Test.

  • Teams return for final leg

    After an exciting couple of weeks in Chittagong, both the Bangladesh and South Africa contingents returned to Dhaka for the final leg of the tour, which will end with a Test match at Mirpur.