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Dale Steyn became the 13th bowler in Test history to claim 400 wickets, during the opening day of the Mirpur Test on Thursday. Playing in his 80th Test, the South African speedster now has 402 wickets

If one goes by history, South Africa will be the favourites going into the Mirpur Test. They have never lost Test to Bangladesh till date, and have dominated them each and every time

Bangladesh had a highly impressive one-day series against South Africa, but they will still not favourites going into the Tests

South Africa have scored 61 without loss after dismissing their opponent for 326 on the day 3 of the first Test match against Bangladesh at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong.

Bangladesh have made their way to 179 for four against South Africa on day 2 of the first Test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong

Like India and Pakistan, South Africa were also shocked by Bangladesh in the one-day series. The frequency with which Bangladesh have been defeating Test sides at home, the time has come to stop using the term shocked when Bangladesh beat an opponent in one-dayers or T20s.

South Africa’s batting collapsed on day 1 of the first Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong. At the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, the visitors won the toss and elected to bat first but their batting shuttered for 248 only.

Bangladesh restricted South Africa to a modest total of 168 runs in a rain affected game of 40 over. On the way, both Shakib-al-Hasan and Masrafe Mortaza picked up their 200th ODI wickets

Having beaten India and Pakistan at home, Bangladesh were keen to get the better of South Africa as well. Things did not begin well for them in the series, as they were thrashed in the opening match