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Rain forces draw in Dhaka

Two-Test rubber ends 0-0 after no play is possible on day five

Rain forces draw in Dhaka - Cricket News
The rain covers are pictured on the pitch at the Sher-e Bangla National Stadium.
The second and final Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand also ended in a draw after overnight rain and persistent drizzle forced umpires to call off play on the fifth day without a ball being bowled. The match was officially called off shortly after the scheduled tea interval.

Bangladesh was on its overnight score of 269 for 3 in the second innings, leading New Zealand by 114 runs. Mominul Haque, the middle-order batsman, remained unbeaten on 126, while Shakib Al Hasan was 32 not out.

New Zealand, who built a first-innings lead of 155 on the back of Corey Anderson's century, sniffed an opportunity to force a result by reducing Bangladesh to 55 for 2 in the second innings. But a resilient display of batting from Tamim Iqbal, who made 70, and Mominul thwarted New Zealand. The two added 157 runs for the third wicket to defy a tiring attack. 

Mominul, who also made 181 runs in the first innings of the first Test and aggregated 376 runs in three innings, was named Player of the Series. The two teams will square off in the first of three One-Day Internationals on October 29 at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, before a one-off Twenty20 International rounds off the tour.

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