Rain played spoilsport on the fourth day of the first Test match at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong, which was expected to be a game changing day as the match was equally poised when the two teams headed to the pavilion on the third day after bad light stopped play.
The Test match had reached an interesting stage, with South Africa trailing by 17 runs with 10 wickets in hand, but not a single ball was bowled on the fourth day. With no play on fourth day, the game seems be inching towards a draw.
This is not the first time that a game in the series had been affected by rain, as the recently concluded ODI series between the two teams also witnessed similar disruption. There were so much of rain that the fourth day's play was called off hours before the scheduled end to put an end to a disappointing day where fans were eagerly waiting for action.
One should not be surprised if there are not many fans on the final day of the Test match on Saturday as it is heading for a dull draw.
Provided there is no rain around on the fifth day at Chittagong, the Test match will witness South African openers Dean Elgar and van Zyl walk in to bat. They were involved in a partnership of 58 runs in the first innings and are currently at the batting crease with 61 runs on the board.
South Africa are expected to bat throughout the day as a draw is on the cards for both the teams.The game can be made interesting if South Africa treat the game as an ODI match and set a target for Bangaldesh to chase. But such a scenario seems highly improbable.
However, there are chances of some major landmark being reached on the final day of the Test match if South Africa score about 250 odd runs and ask Bangladesh to bat for at least 10 overs. It will give Dale Steyn a chance to reach the milestone of taking 400 wickets in Test cricket, as he is still on 399 after taking three wickets in the first innings.
Where to Watch Live
After no play on the fourth day of the Test match between Bangladesh vs South Africa, the focus shifts to fifth day, which starts at 9:30am local time (9am IST, 4:30am BST, 11:30pm ET) with live TV coverage in India on Star Sports 1/HD and live streaming on starsports.com.
South African viewers can watch the action live on Super Sport2/HD and Bangladesh viewers can tune on to Gazi Tv.
The US viewers can catch the fifth day action live on Willow TV with live streaming option on Willow Tv Online.