Fatullah: The lone Test match between India and Bangladesh at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali stadium, is likely to end with no result as the fourth day of the match was also ruined by the rains. A result can be forced only if the Bangladeshi batting collapses dramatically on the fifth and the last day of the match.
The fourth day of the game has started with India declaring their overnight score of 462/6. It has to be noted that a meager 103.3 overs was bowled in the first three days of the game. In return the Bangladesh batsmen have scored 111 for the lose of three wickets, in 30.1 overs.
Bangladesh batsman Imrul Kayes left unbeaten with 59, as the umpires called up the game due to rain interruption. Earlier in the start of the Bangladesh innings, Indian spinners have done an excellent job of keeping the Bangladesh batsmen on check. Ashwin got the two wickets in quick succession to send Iqbal and Rahim back to the pavilion. Veteran spinner Harbhajan scalped the wicket of Haque(30).
Bangladesh batsmen Tamim Iqbal became the leading scorer of the Bangladesh by surpassing the total runs of former captain Habibul Bashar’s 3,026 runs in 50 matches. Tamim (9), was stumped by Wriddhiman Saha off a delivery from R Ashwin.
Haque(30) missed a chance to equal the world record when he was caught in the deep mid-wicket off Harbhajan Singh. Haque missed a chance to equal the feat of South African Batsmen AB de villiers to score 12 consecutive half-centuries in as many Test matches, just falling twenty runs short of a half-century, the NDTV sports reports.
The Test match will be followed by the three ODI matches in Dhaka on 18, 21 and 24 of June.