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Oct 21, 2013 at 04:19pm IST

As it happened: Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 2nd Test

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As it happened: Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 2nd Test

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Commentary (Bangladesh 2nd Innings)

That is it from us then! We now move to the ODIs next on October 29th. See you all then. It's goodbye and take care from us!

Mominul Haque for his brilliant performance with the bat is adjudged Man of the Match as well as the Series.

A special mention to Ish Sodhi who got some wickets in this game. A very good series for most of the youngsters but as a cricket fan, one would have hoped for a result.

The second Test saw Neil Wagner bag a five-for as he rattled the Bangladesh batting with plenty of fire. Tamim Iqbal got fifties in both innings and Mominul Haque got back to back hundreds. Corey Anderson too got his maiden hundred for NZ as most batsmen made merry on another placid deck. With rain dominating most of the game, it was indeed a tame end to the series.

Both teams had sterling performances in terms of bat and ball. In the first Test, we had three maiden centuries with BJ Watling scoring a crucial hundred for NZ with his side in trouble. Then it was the turn of Mominul Haque and Sohag Gazi to get their hundreds. Gazi also shone with the ball as he got a hat-trick to go with a five-wicket haul.

Right then! Unfortunately, the umpires have reached a decision that no further play will be possible today and they have decided to call it off. A sad end to what could have been an exciting day of Test cricket. It's a pity that the series has come to an end without a conclusive winner as both the matches ended in a draw.

1355 local time - Blackcaps tweets - Hate to be bearer of bad news, but rain has not stopped here in Dhaka. Prospect of play 'grim' at this stage, umpire's inspection at 2pm.

1313 local time - It is raining at the ground with the covers still on and possibility of any play looks fairly bleak.

The rain forced the players to take an early lunch but the rain has returned. Play does not look likely to start anytime soon. Stay tuned for further updates.

1020 local time - Uh oh! Here it comes again! Just when it looked like play would start, the rain has decided to intervene again. This is really bad news as the covers are back on and we will have more delay before we get any sort of action today. Stay tuned for further updates.

1015 local time - Some good news coming from the ground! Play will start at 1030 local time and if all goes well, the sessions will be played in the following order - First session - 1030 to 1200, Second session - 1240 to 1440 and Final session - 1500 to 1700 local time.

BlackCaps tweets, "Umpires have inspected the ground, start currently set for 1030 local, 1730 NZ time."

Unfortunately, there has been some overnight rain and wet outfield has delayed the start of today's action. Stay tuned for further updates!

Hello and welcome to the coverage of the fifth and final day of the 2nd Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand in Dhaka. A spectacular century from Mominul Haque and a crucial 70 from Tamim Iqbal helped Bangladesh put up a brave fight after they were reduced to 55/2 with a trail of 155 runs. They now lead by 114 runs with seven wickets in hand with Mominul still at the crease. The work is only half done yet and Bangladesh would look to get to safety with a healthy lead and then, if possible, try to go for a win. The Kiwis, on the other hand, would aim to wrap up the Bangladesh innings as soon as possible in pursuit of their first Test win in 2013. A cracking day awaits us!

That's it from us for today. Do join us for the coverage of day 5 tomorrow, which starts at 0900 local time. Until then, good bye and take care.

A brilliant day for Bangladesh and they have been pulled out of a precarious situation thanks to Tamim Iqbal and Mominul Haque. The New Zealand bowlers looked a bit listless but not to take the credit away from the Bangladesh batsmen. The lead is now 114 and the work is only half done yet. The hosts would look to pile on a big score and reach the safety level. The partnership between Mominul and Shakib is key and they would look to continue the same momentum tomorrow.

88.6 T Boult to Hasan, Length delivery on off, Shakib stays back and defends. That's stumps on day 4! 269/3

88.5 T Boult to Hasan, Full outside off, shaping away. Shakib leaves it alone. 269/3

88.4 T Boult to Hasan, Length delivery on off, Shakib defends it to the leg side. 269/3

88.3 T Boult to Hasan, FOUR! Hammered! Short outside off, Shakib slashes it over point for a boundary. 269/3

88.2 T Boult to Hasan, Good length delivery outside off, nips back in. Shakib leaves it alone. 265/3

88.1 T Boult to Hasan, Stays in his crease and turns it to mid-wicket. 265/3

87.6 Bracewell to Haque, Yorker length delivery outside off, Haque digs it to the off side. 265/3

87.5 D Bracewell to M Haque, FOUR! Edged and Taylor should have caught it! Full outside off, Haque looks to drive but gets an outside edge which flies between the first and second slip, Taylor reacts very late and by then, the ball runs away past him to the fence. 265/3

87.4 D Bracewell to Haque, Back of a length delivery on off, Haque turns it to the leg side. 261/3

87.3 D Bracewell to Hasan, Stays back and pulls it to deep square leg for a single. 261/3

87.2 D Bracewell to Hasan, Appeal for a caught behind! Not out! Short of a length delivery down the leg side, Shakib goes for a pull but seems to miss it. The keeper pouches it and they appeal confidently but the umpire says no. 260/3

87.1 D Bracewell to Al Hasan, FOUR! Cracking drive! Overpitched outside off, Shakib comes forward and drives it through covers for a spanking boundary. 260/3

86.6 T Boult to Haque, FOUR! Lovely wrist work! Full on middle, Haque flicks it through square leg and it races away to the fence. 256/3

86.5 T Boult to Hasan, Drifts onto his pads, Shakib tucks it to fine leg for one. 252/3

86.4 T Boult to Hasan, Short of a good length delivery outside off, Shakib lets it go through to the keeper. 251/3

86.3 T Boult to Hasan, Stays back and defends a good length delivery outside off to point. 251/3

86.2 T Boult to Hasan, Back of a length delivery on off, some extra bounce. Hasan does well to take a hand off the bat and defend. 251/3

86.1 T Boult to Hasan, A tad full on off, Shakib turns it to mid-wicket. 251/3

85.6 D Bracewell to Haque, Short of a length delivery on off, Haque ducks under it. 251/3

Mominul Haque is struggling with cramps and is being attended to by the physio.

85.5 D Bracewell to Haque, FOUR! Crashed away! Short of a good length delivery outside off, Haque hops back and cuts it through gully for a boundary. 250 up for Bangladesh. 251/3

85.4 D Bracewell to Haque, A tad full outside off, Haque dabs it to gully. 247/3

85.3 D Bracewell to Haque, Short of a length delivery on off, Haque ducks under it. 247/3

85.2 D Bracewell to Haque, Yorker outside off, Haque looks to dig but misses. 247/3

85.1 D Bracewell to Haque, Length delivery outside off from round the wicket. Haque leaves it alone. 247/3

84.6 T Boult to Haque, Very full outside off, Haque pushes it through point for one. 247/3

84.5 T Boult to Hasan, Good length delivery outside off, Shakib punches it to deep point for a single. 246/3

84.4 T Boult to Hasan, Play and a miss! A tad full outside off, Shakib again looks to slash but misses. 245/3

84.3 T Boult to Al Hasan, FOUR! Another authoritative shot! Overpitched outside off, Shakib lunges forward and drives it through cover-point for another boundary. 245/3

84.2 T Boult to Hasan, FOUR! Nicely timed! Full outside off, Shakib comes forward and drives it through point for a boundary. 241/3

84.1 T Boult to Hasan, Play and a miss! Length delivery outside off, shaping away. Shakib flays at it and misses. He is not happy with himself! 237/3

83.6 D Bracewell to Haque, Length delivery outside off, Haque chops it to gully. 237/3

83.5 D Bracewell to Haque, A touch full on off, Haque drives it straight to mid on. 237/3

83.4 D Bracewell to Haque, Fullish outside off, Haque pushes it towards mid off. 237/3

83.3 D Bracewell to Haque, Nice probing delivery outside off, Haque lets it go through to the keeper. 237/3

83.2 D Bracewell to Haque, Short of a length delivery on off, Haque ducks under it. 237/3

83.1 D Bracewell to Haque, Fullish outside off, Haque goes for a booming drive but misses. 237/3

82.6 T Boult to Hasan, FOUR! Edgy! Good length delivery outside off, shapes away. Shakib stays back and looks to defend but gets an outside edge between the slip cordon and gully for a boundary. 237/3

82.5 T Boult to Hasan, Big appeal for an LBW! Not out! Full on middle and leg, angling in. Shakib goes for a drive but misses, the umpire turns down a loud LBW appeal. Might be missing leg! 233/3

82.4 T Boult to Hasan, Length delivery down the leg side, Shakib again misses his clip. 233/3

82.3 T Boult to Hasan, Drifts down the leg side, Shakib misses his clip. 233/3

82.2 T Boult to Hasan, Full on off, Shakib clips it to mid-wicket. 233/3

82.1 T Boult to Haque, Stays back and steers it to third man for a single. 233/3

81.6 D Bracewell to Hasan, Stays back and pats it to gully. 232/3

81.5 D Bracewell to Hasan, Full on off, Shakib drives it straight back. 232/3

81.4 D Bracewell to Hasan, Fullish outside off, Shakib squeezes it through point for a couple. Good effort from McCullum restricts them to just two. 232/3

81.3 D Bracewell to Hasan, Comes forward and defends it into the ground. 230/3

81.2 D Bracewell to Hasan, Good length delivery on off, Shakib stays back and defends. 230/3

81.1 D Bracewell to Hasan,Full length delivery on off, pushed towards mid off. 230/3

80.6 T Boult to Haque, Very full on the pads, spearing away dangerously, tucked fine on the leg side but it's hit the pads. 230/3

The ball is doing a lot and it should be Doug Bracewell to share it. With the shape-in towards the left-hander, always chances of getting wickets...

80.5 T Boult to Haque, Full and wide outside off, left alone. 230/3

80.4 T Boult to Haque, Pitched up and nipping away outside off, near the guidelines and the keeper dives well to take it near first slip. 230/3

80.3 T Boult to Haque, Good length outside off, pushed towards cover. 230/3

80.2 T Boult to Haque, Full and wide, swinging away, Haque covers the line but the ball swung away a mile. 230/3

80.1 T Boult to Haque, Good length and swinging away well, left alone. 230/3

The second new ball has been taken immediately. Trent Boult to swing it in.

79.6 Ish Sodhi to Haque, Flighted ball, driven through mid on for one. 230/3

79.5 Ish Sodhi to Haque, Flatter delivery, defended down. 229/3

79.4 Ish Sodhi to Haque, Haque has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 229/3

79.3 Ish Sodhi to Haque, Short of a length and turning away, cut behind point for a couple of runs. 229/3

79.2 Ish Sodhi to Haque, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. 227/3

79.1 Sodhi to Haque, HUGE SHOUT FOR LBW! Flighted up on off, Haque looks to work it away but is hit on the pads. Appeal for LBW but it's turned down. Maybe turning down the leg side. 227/3

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