Proteas

'Bizarre' series leaves Amla frustrated

2015-08-03 09:32
Hashim Amla (Carl Fourie, Gallo Images)

Dhaka - The second and final Test between South Africa and Bangladesh ended in a draw in Dhaka on Monday after heavy rain meant no play was possible on the last four days.

The final day's play at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium was called off Monday morning due to a wet outfield despite the sun shining on the Bangladesh capital.

Play was possible only on the first day when Bangladesh, who won the toss and elected to bat, scored 246 for eight.

The lone bright spot in the match was fast bowler Dale Steyn becoming only the second South African after Shaun Pollock to claim 400 Test wickets.

With the first Test in Chittagong also drawn after rain washed out the last two days, the two-match series ended 0-0.

South African captain Hashim Amla said he was frustrated being part of what he said was a "bizarre" series.

"If this Test was in South Africa, it would have been called off yesterday itself," said Amla. "The outfield was totally unplayable. It was damp and had an element of risk.

"This is one of the most bizarre Test series I have been involved in. I don't think I have played a series where out of 10 days, six days have been rained off."

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim, who was named man-of-the-match for scoring 65 in the only innings played in the Test, regretted the lost opportunity of learning from the world's top-ranked side.

"Win or lose is immaterial," he said. "The biggest thing is that there were a lot of things to be learnt from the number one team in the world."

Bangladesh had won the preceding one-day series 2-1.

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