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Bangladesh vs South Africa 2nd Test Preview, Pitch Report, Weather & Stats

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Bangladesh vs South Africa 2nd Test Preview

Bangladesh vs South Africa 2nd Test 2015 will start on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10am in Mirpur Stadium, Dhaka. This will be the 2nd & final Test match between Bangladesh & South Africa. Though the weather forecast for the upcoming days are not promising for full day Test Cricket, both teams are well prepared for the battle of pride.

South Africa have not lost an away Test series since 2006, and they have always won in Bangladesh. The home side, however, will hope to build on the advantage they wrested during the Chittagong draw to end the recent string of successful results at home with another unprecedented outcome.

The history between these two sides has been overwhelmingly one-sided in South Africa’s favour, but the Chittagong Test – though marred by rain – was different. Having picked four bowlers instead of the usual three, Mushfiqur Rahim’s side dismissed South Africa for only the second time in their bilateral contests. It was the first drawn Test after eight massive defeats for Bangladesh.

Mohammad Shahid, Jubair Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman bowled impressively before Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Liton Das and Shakib Al Hasan batted well enough to take a first-innings lead. Rain washed out the last two days of play but Bangladesh had done just enough to claim dominance.

That there were a number of performers apart from the usual ones was an encouragement for Bangladesh. For example, Shahid’s string of 50 dot balls had a huge impact on slowing South Africa down after they cruised the first session of the Test. Liton too impressed by batting solidly on the third day.

South Africa’s concerns will be their batsmen not staying long enough and also Quinton de Kock’s form. The SG ball softening up quicker has worried Morne Morkel but their group is perhaps the best bowling attack in the world and is expected to bounce back. The weather is also a problem. Plenty of rain is forecast, but unlike in Chittagong, entire days are unlikely to be lost in Mirpur. There will be plenty of interruptions, though, which will be frustrating for the players.

 

Bangladesh & South Africa Form guide for last 5 Test matches

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  • South Africa DWDWW

 

BAN vs SA 2nd Test – Players to watch

Tamim Iqbal batted for nearly four hours to make 57 off 129 balls and then got out to part-time spinner Dean Elgar. His innings was of immense value to Bangladesh and he said he would like to bat longer next time.

Dale Steyn was made to wait for wickets in the first Test but now he is one away from 400. It will be a momentous occasion for the best fast bowler of his generation.

 

Bangladesh vs South Africa 2nd Test Team news

Soumya Sarkar’s exclusion from the first Test was a surprise but after Bangladesh’s impressive performance in Chittagong, it will be hard to include him in Mirpur. Nasir Hossain and Rubel Hossain could also find themselves on the bench if there are no last-minute injuries.

Bangladesh Players List (final): 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Imrul Kayes, 3 Mominul Haque, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), 5 Shakib Al Hasan , 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Litton Das (wk), 8 Taijul Islam, 9 Jubair Hossain, 10 Mohammad Shahid, 11 Mustafizur Rahman

Of the three South Africa batsmen to play all six games on tour, Quinton de Kock averages the lowest, but South Africa captain Hashim Amla indicated changes were unlikely. Dane Vilas is in the squad should they have a change of mind.

South Africa Players List (final): 1 Stiaan van Zyl, 2 Dean Elgar, 3 Faf du Plessis, 4 Hashim Amla (capt), 5 JP Duminy, 6 Temba Bavuma, 7 Quinton de Kock (wk), 8 Vernon Philander, 9 Simon Harmer, 10 Dale Steyn, 11 Morne Morkel

 

Bangladesh vs South Africa 2nd Test 2015 – Mirpur, Dhaka – Pitch and Weather conditions

The Mirpur stadium pitch will offer more bounce and a bit more pace than the one in Chittagong stadium. The fact that it has been mostly under covers in the week leading up to the second Test will also play a role in how it behaves. The forecast is for more of the same: rain and more rain.

  • BAN vs SA 2nd Test Day 1 Weather – July 30Heavy thunderstorms; cooler, Hi 30° , Lo 25°

  • BAN vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Weather – July 31Heavy rain and a thunderstorm, Hi 30°, Lo 25°

  • BAN vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Weather – August 1Showers and a heavier t-storm, Hi 30°, Lo 26°

  • BAN vs SA 2nd Test Day 4 Weather – August 2Cloudy, a thunderstorm; breezy, Hi 32°, Lo 26°

  • BAN vs SA 2nd Test Day 5 Weather – August 3A thunderstorm in the afternoon, Hi 32°, Lo 26°

 

BAN vs SAF Stats and trivia

  • Steyn is one wicket away from becoming the second South African – and the 13th overall – to take 400 Test wickets.
  • Shakib Al Hasan is three wickets away from becoming the 17th player to take 150 wickets and score more than 2500 runs in Tests.

 

Quotes on Bangladesh vs South Africa 2nd Test

​”Our challenge will be to stop their pace attack. We did well in the last game, which gives us confidence. We will try to cross the pace hurdle.”
Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim

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Bangladesh vs South Africa Statistics for T20, ODI & Test Cricket Record

Bangladesh vs South Africa Statistics for T20, ODI & Test

South Africa’s tour of Bangladesh 2015 includes 2 T20s, 3 ODI & 2 Test matches. Before the tour kicks off on July 5, let’s take a look at the past Bangladesh vs South Africa statistics, results & summary. Since 2002, Bangladesh have played 8 Test matches against South Africa and also all of them. In ODIs, total 14 matches played among which only a single win for Bangladesh and lost rest of the 13 ODI matches. Only 2 T20s have been played between Bangladesh & South Africa, and the results are same, as the Proteas won all of them.

Bangladesh is playing better cricket last few years and shown improved performances in 2015, as Bangladesh won both the series against Pakistan & India. South Africa may face tougher resistance from Bangladesh in this tour as the spirit is high for the Bangla Team.

 

Bangladesh vs South Africa Test Statistics

Series/Tournament Season Winner Margin
Bangladesh in South Africa Test Series 2002/03 South Africa 2-0 (2)
South Africa in Bangladesh Test Series 2003 South Africa 2-0 (2)
South Africa in Bangladesh Test Series 2007/08 South Africa 2-0 (2)
Bangladesh in South Africa Test Series 2008/09 South Africa 2-0 (2)

 

Bangladesh vs South Africa Test Stats Summary

Team Span Mat Won Lost Tied Draw W/L %W %L %D
Bangladesh 2002-2008 8 0 8 0 0 0.00 0.00 100.00 0.00
South Africa 2002-2008 8 8 0 0 0 100.00 0.00 0.00

 

Bangladesh vs South Africa Test Match results

Team 1 Team 2 Winner Margin Ground Match Date
South Africa Bangladesh South Africa inns & 107 runs East London Oct 18-21, 2002
South Africa Bangladesh South Africa inns & 160 runs Potchefstroom Oct 25-27, 2002
Bangladesh South Africa South Africa inns & 60 runs Chittagong Apr 24-27, 2003
Bangladesh South Africa South Africa inns & 18 runs Dhaka May 1-4, 2003
Bangladesh South Africa South Africa 5 wickets Dhaka Feb 22-25, 2008
Bangladesh South Africa South Africa inns & 205 runs Chittagong Feb 29-Mar 3, 2008
South Africa Bangladesh South Africa inns & 129 runs Bloemfontein Nov 19-22, 2008
South Africa Bangladesh South Africa inns & 48 runs Centurion Nov 26-28, 2008

 

Bangladesh vs South Africa ODI Statistics

Team Span Mat Won Lost Tied NR %
Bangladesh 2002-2011 14 1 13 0 0 7.14
South Africa 2002-2011 14 13 1 0 0 92.85

 

Bangladesh vs South Africa ODI Match Results

Team 1 Team 2 Winner Margin Ground Match Date
South Africa Bangladesh South Africa 168 runs Potchefstroom Oct 3, 2002
South Africa Bangladesh South Africa 10 wickets Benoni Oct 6, 2002
South Africa Bangladesh South Africa 7 wickets Kimberley Oct 9, 2002
South Africa Bangladesh South Africa 10 wickets Bloemfontein Feb 22, 2003
Bangladesh South Africa South Africa 83 runs Dhaka Apr 14, 2003
Bangladesh South Africa South Africa 93 runs Dhaka Apr 17, 2003
Bangladesh South Africa South Africa 9 wickets Birmingham Sep 12, 2004
Bangladesh South Africa Bangladesh 67 runs Providence Apr 7, 2007
Bangladesh South Africa South Africa 9 wickets Chittagong Mar 9, 2008
Bangladesh South Africa South Africa 7 wickets Dhaka Mar 12, 2008
Bangladesh South Africa South Africa 7 wickets Dhaka Mar 14, 2008
South Africa Bangladesh South Africa 61 runs Potchefstroom Nov 7, 2008
South Africa Bangladesh South Africa 128 runs Benoni Nov 9, 2008
South Africa Bangladesh abandoned East London Nov 12, 2008
Bangladesh South Africa South Africa 206 runs Dhaka Mar 19, 2011

 

Bangladesh vs South Africa T20 Statistics

Team Mat Won Lost Tied Tie+W Tie+L NR %
Bangladesh 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.00
South Africa 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 100.00

 

Bangladesh vs South Africa T20 Match Results

Team 1 Team 2 Winner Margin Ground Match Date
South Africa Bangladesh South Africa 7 wickets Cape Town Sep 15, 2007
South Africa Bangladesh South Africa 12 runs Johannesburg Nov 5, 2008

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