India ‘Almost’ Clinch Miraculous Win but Bangladesh Draw One-Off Test

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Sunday, June 14th, 2015 | 0


A vigorous fight with the ball was not adequate for India on the final day of the one-off Test against Bangladesh, as the hosts succeeded in pushing the rain-marred match to a draw in Fatullah on Sunday.

Earlier, India’s new skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first. The touring team rode on a record 283-run partnership between openers Shikhar Dhawan (173) and Murali Vijay (150) to amass 462-6 before declaration. By the time, the game was already at the end of Day 2.

Bangladesh sought immense help from rain in their first essay. The hosts kept losing wickets after regular intervals, and appeared oblivious in encounter the off-break from Ravichandran Ashwin (5-87) and even Harbhajan Singh (3-64) to some extent, eventually being bundled out for 256 runs.

With just 30 overs of play left in the match on the fifth and final day, Kohli decided to impose follow-on as India eyed an unusual triumph.

But, the opening duo of Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes ensured that Bangladesh goes wicket-less until the 15th over, before both the captains agreed upon a draw here.

The action between the two teams now moves on to the 3-match ODI series that begins from June 18.




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