Bangladesh vs New Zealand 2nd Test ends in draw as play called off on Day 5 due to rain

There was no play possible on the fifth day of the second Test © AFP

Oct 25, 2013

The second and final Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand was called off due to persistent downpour. The series has ended in a 0-0 draw.

The play had been expected to start at 10:30 am (04:30 GMT), an hour after the scheduled time, due to an overnight shower.

However fresh drizzle forced the match officials to keep the pitch under cover, delaying the start further. Bangladesh were 269-3 overnight in the second innings, leading New Zealand by 114 runs.

The hosts had posted 282 in their first innings at the back of a century by opener Tamim Iqbal. In reply New Zealand did wobble a bit until Corey Anderson and Kane Williamson stitched a valuable 140-run stand and the lower order too pitched in with handy contributions.

Bangladesh replied back strongly through Mominul Haque’s impressive ton. The two teams now shift to the three-match ODI series starting October 29.

Brief scores:

Bangladesh 282 and 269 for 3 (Tamil Iqbal 70, Mominul Haque 126*, Shakib-Al-Hasan 32*; Neil Wagner 2 for 52)  lead New Zealand 439 (Kane Williamson 62, Corey Anderson 116, BJ Watling 70*; Shakib Al Hasan 5 for 103) by 114 runs.

Man of the Match: Mominul Haque

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