When rain stopped play, Bangladesh were in a commanding position © AFP
When rain stopped play, Bangladesh were in a commanding position © AFP

The third One-Day International (ODI) between Bangladesh and South Africa has been reduced to a 40-over per side encounter after a almost three overs of rain break. Rain stopped play in the third one-day international between Bangladesh and South Africa at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong at 16.36 local time on Wednesday. South Africa, opting to bat first, were struggling at Four for 78 in 23 overs before rain intervened. David Miller (23) and JP Duminy (8) were at the crease when play was suspended by rain.  Live Updates: Bangladesh vs South Africa, 3rd ODI at Chittagong

The two teams are currently locked at 1-1 in the three-match series. South Africa won the first game by eight wickets before Bangladesh bounced back to square the series with a seven-wicket win in the second match. Earlier, Shakib al Hasan became the second Bangladeshi bowler to take 200th One-Day International (ODI) wicket on Wednesday. South African captain Hashim Amla became his 200th victim during the 3rd ODI at Chittagong. Amla tired to drive a tossed up ball outside off but the ball turned and took the outside edge of the bat. Behind stumps, it was a easy take for Mushfiqur Rahim Live Scorecard: Bangladesh vs South Africa, 3rd ODI at Chittagong.