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Cricket Mushfiqur Rahim eager to learn from South Africa wash-out

Bangladesh remain confident lessons are to be learned, despite seeing the second Test with South Africa almost completely washed out.

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Mushfiqur Rahim hopes Bangladesh can take minimal lessons from their ruined Test series against South Africa and apply them when Australia visit later this year.

Bangladesh will play host to Australia in two Tests in October " the first series between the sides in the longest format in nine years.

Having made enormous strides in the one-day game recently, Bangladesh also showed glimpses of Test improvement against the Proteas, bowling the tourists out for 248 in the first Test, before it meandered to a rain-hit draw.

Having seen the second Test limited to a single day's action due to the weather, Mushfiqur is keen not to let the experience go to waste.

"There are a couple of areas we need to work on," Mushfiqur explained. "Lot of positives as well, playing against the best team in the world, the boys will take lot of confidence out of that.

"It is a learning curve for us still in Test cricket, hopefully we can take some positives against the Australians."

Mushfiqur's opposite number Hashim Amla was left frustrated by the wash-out, but pointed to Dale Steyn reaching 400 Test wickets as a moment to savour.

He said: "Four days rained out in a Test match, it is an unusual thing. Cricket has been good, but we have hardly played much cricket here.

"The highlight of the series was probably Steyn's 400th wicket.

"The ground staff did a great job. We are grateful to play a bit of cricket here, but it was not enough. Now, it's time to go back home and gear up for New Zealand."

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