Cricket

Bangladesh-NZ Test drawn

2013-10-25 10:47
Mushfiqur Rahim (Gallo)

Dhaka - The second Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand ended in a draw after rain washed out the fifth and final day's play at the Dhaka's Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Friday.

The result ensured the two teams shared the honour in the series after the first Test in Chittagong also ended in a draw.

Match officials called off play at 10:08 after overnight showers and continuous drizzle made the ground unplayable.

Bangladesh were 269-3 overnight in the second innings, leading New Zealand by 114 runs.

Left-handed middle-order batsman Mominul Haque remained unbeaten on 126 alongside former captain Shakib Al Hasan on 32 not out.

Several hundred fans left the stadium dejected as they had been hoping to see Mominul complete a double century.

Bangladesh were under pressure on the fourth day, trailing New Zealand by 155 runs in the first innings before Mominul and Tamim Iqbal wiped out the deficit and put Bangladesh in front adding 157 runs for the third wicket stand.

Mominul, who also made 181 runs in the first innings of the first Test and aggregated 376 runs in the series, was awarded both man of the match and of the series.

The two teams will now play three one-day internationals and a Twenty20 International.

The first ODI will be held the Sher-e-Bangla on October 29.


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