Friday 25 October 2013 

Second Test, Series Drawn Thanks To Rain

Bangladesh players
Bangladesh were denied the chance to push for victory on the final day
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Bangladesh 282 & 269-3 drew with
New Zealand 437 (Anderson 116)
Second Test, Dhaka

Rain prevented any play on the final day of the second and final Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand in Dhaka meaning both the match and the series was drawn.

Bangladesh had gone into the day with a lead of 114 but were unable to build on their advantage or put New Zealand under any pressure.

After morning inspections, lunch was taken early, but when the rain returned again, there was no possibility of getting the game underway.

Bangladesh had fought back strongly after New Zealand replied to their first innings of 282 with 437, Corey Anderson scoring his maiden Test century.

The home side, thanks to Mominul Haque's 126 not out and Tamim Iqbals' 70, had reached 269 for three at stumps on day four.

The opening Test in Chittagong was also a rain-affected draw, although on that occasion the game did reach its fourth innings when time ran out.

In other news relating to the second Test, Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim has been fined 50 percent of his match fee for a Level 2 Code of Conduct breach.

He was charged after deliberately nudging Brendon McCullum during New Zealand's first innings, admitting his guilt at a post-match hearing.

© Cricket World 2013

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