Bangladesh v NZ, 2nd Test, Mirpur, 5th day October 25, 2013

Bangladesh impress but rain forces draw

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Bangladesh 282 (Tamim 95, Wagner 5-64) and 269 for 3 (Mominul 126*, Tamim 70) drew with New Zealand 437 (Anderson 116, Watling 70*, Shakib 5-103)
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Overnight rain and a persistent light drizzle through the day ruined the last day's play in the second Test, in Mirpur. That meant Bangladesh had registered their second successive drawn series after finishing 1-1 against Zimbabwe in April this year. The 0-0 result against New Zealand, a team ranked higher than them in the Test rankings, is a fine result for the home side. They have now drawn three Tests against New Zealand in eleven matches.

The covers came on and off twice in Mirpur in the morning session, but they remained on since 11.00am. The rain never progressed into a downpour, but it was enough to bring everything to a standstill.

Mominul Haque, with his 376 runs in four innings, and Sohag Gazi, with eight wickets, take the top positions in the batting and bowling charts for the series. For New Zealand, Kane Williamson is the top run-scorer with 250 runs, while Neil Wagner's seven-wicket tally ranks the best among his team's bowlers.

Mominul, however, missed a chance to topple Habibul Bashar's record for aggregate runs in a series by a Bangladesh batsman. Bashar had made 379 runs against Pakistan in a three-match series in 2003. Mominul's tally is second on the list.

After the match, Tamim Iqbal was fined 50% of his match fees for nudging Brendon McCullum with his shoulder during New Zealand's innings, while moving past the batsman to his fielding position at mid-on. Tamim pleaded guilty to the charge, and was penalised under Article 2.2.4 of the ICC code of conduct, which deals with "inappropriate and deliberate contact between players during the course of play".

The two teams now play a three-match ODI series, starting on October 29. New Zealand depart from Bangladesh on November 7, a day after the one-off Twenty20.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here

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  • shane-oh on October 25, 2013, 9:06 GMT

    Frustrating as a NZ fan that we always seem to play our matches in the subcontinent during rainy parts of the year. Hats off to Bangladesh who really competed well in this series, as I knew they would - anyone who thinks the Bangladeshis will just roll over these days (especially at home) is deluding themselves. We are starting to see the benefits of gaining test status - this will inevitably start with more short form success, as it has, and then eventually flow on to more test success. Glad to see good form from our batsmen and a few off our bowlers in this series, it was good from that perspective, annoying though that the rain played such a role but hey, that's cricket I guess.

  • on October 28, 2013, 9:51 GMT

    @r0ketman - `ive got no idea how my comment can be construed as meaning NZ would have won if not for rain. re read my posts`. What i said was that a DRAW was always the highest likelihood and i was responding to the overly confident comments of many BD fans that a BD win was the next most likely scenario.

    from my last post "there are plenty of what ifs in competition and the far more likely one in this game would still have been a draw. I really didnt see a declaration from BD that would have given NZ any chance to win even if it was 250 in 50 overs".

    earlier still i mentioned if i was to judge the "next most likely scenario" after a draw it would have been a NZ win. and when i say next most likely i mean MUCH less likely than a draw and reasonably more likely than a BD win.

    so yeah a bit baffled how my comments could be interpreted that way.

  • r0ketman on October 27, 2013, 4:19 GMT

    Alex hose: I agree with you that there is no reason to disrespect NZ. As a Bangladeshi, NZ has always been one of my favorite teams. They do show good spirit and are great ambassadors of the game. That being said, you are criticizing BD fans for predicting a 3-0 whitewash (a bold prediction, I agree. This is not the NZ of 2010), yet in the next post you are claiming if there was no rain, NZ would have won the 2nd test! Was this really a flat wicket? The pitch where SL scored 900+ is a flat wicket. There were two five wicket hauls on the match. I saw NZ bowling on both BD innings, they strayed with their lines. They did not have many wicket taking deliveries. In these same flat wicket WI quicks were able to bowl out BD last year. NZ did not bowl good enough, BD did even worse. They way NZ bowled, I can't fathom how you are predicting NZ would have won without rain. I do think the I ODI series will be contested, BD did win against WI last year as well.

  • on October 27, 2013, 2:16 GMT

    someone has to be the worst team, its not a slight or insult its just the current state of things. BD are ranked 10 out of 10 and thats all there is to it and there ranking reflects there results

  • on October 27, 2013, 2:13 GMT

    @abcdef_12345 - yes i read cricketskills comment obviosly.....tell me how its incorrect in anyway and how "for now they are showing a lot of strides and that's what was important to see" is in anyway negative.....you BD fans are talking down NZ and complaining about negative comments at the same time yet when someone says something truthful and positive you don't like that either. I think BD fans should offer some respect before they can hope to earn some themselves.

  • Captainman on October 26, 2013, 9:56 GMT

    ha ha New Zealand struggling against Bangladesh. 4-0 and now 2 drawn matches ha ha ha Bangladesh even have less less test experience compared to New Zealand with highest cap player Rahim only 36 test caps but Taylor and McCullum 50 and almost 80 caps ha ha and still couldn't win ha ha

  • tauhid_aks on October 26, 2013, 9:46 GMT

    Well, a Bangla wash this time wont be easy. Though we have improved in ODI's, yet we have to be at the top of our game to do well against New Zealand. It is crucial that we get a good start to the series by winning, the team should look to win match by match instead of 3-0.

  • British_North_America on October 26, 2013, 6:46 GMT

    Alex Hose Before commenting about my comment, read what CricketSkills actually wrote.he wrote, " Yes Bangladesh are still the worst test team and have a long rocky road in that form but for now they are showing a lot of strides and that's what was important to see."

    How beautiful it looks to see the phrase-worst team?

  • on October 25, 2013, 22:57 GMT

    ~@i_golam i havent seen any posts about NZ fans complaining about not winning and your 'scenario' is a pretty far out one. there are plenty of what ifs in competition and the far more likely one in this game would still have been a draw. I really didnt see a declaration from BD that would have given NZ any chance to win even if it was 250 in 50 overs. As is evident after the match and from the BD supporters a draw was the desired result, i just cant see that BD would have risked defeat. there improving but dont think for a second that they wont still collapse or bowl badly at crucial times in matches. Improving means reducing the likelyhood of that happening and\or recovering from bad sessions.

    @ABCDEF_12345 - are you kidding BD complain and complain about negative comments and now your running someone down for a positive comment!!!

    as ive said before i think BD should give the opposition more credit because i see more neg NZ comments from BD fans than anything

  • on October 25, 2013, 22:34 GMT

    in my opinion a rain affected draw on a purposely prepared flat pitch is nothing much to crow about. Not to say there isnt anything to praise about BD performance. They batted very well but i think to be able to say there is real improvement they have to play on and produce sporting wickets. What annoys me though is the negative comments and over confidence from BD fans toward NZ. All BD fans are predicting a 3-0 whitewash to BD. ok they played well in the tests but i think if circumstances were a little different and there was a bit more life in the pitch and no rain NZ would have won...not by alot but they would have won. As for the ODI's BD always go back to 2010...that's ancient history. Recently NZ have won ODI series in SA and ENG and just like BD are a much better ODI side than test side. Where does this overconfidence\Arrogance come from in the BD supporters. if you deny your weaknesses and underestimate your opponents your going to look silly and get nowhere.

  • shane-oh on October 25, 2013, 9:06 GMT

    Frustrating as a NZ fan that we always seem to play our matches in the subcontinent during rainy parts of the year. Hats off to Bangladesh who really competed well in this series, as I knew they would - anyone who thinks the Bangladeshis will just roll over these days (especially at home) is deluding themselves. We are starting to see the benefits of gaining test status - this will inevitably start with more short form success, as it has, and then eventually flow on to more test success. Glad to see good form from our batsmen and a few off our bowlers in this series, it was good from that perspective, annoying though that the rain played such a role but hey, that's cricket I guess.

  • on October 28, 2013, 9:51 GMT

    @r0ketman - `ive got no idea how my comment can be construed as meaning NZ would have won if not for rain. re read my posts`. What i said was that a DRAW was always the highest likelihood and i was responding to the overly confident comments of many BD fans that a BD win was the next most likely scenario.

    from my last post "there are plenty of what ifs in competition and the far more likely one in this game would still have been a draw. I really didnt see a declaration from BD that would have given NZ any chance to win even if it was 250 in 50 overs".

    earlier still i mentioned if i was to judge the "next most likely scenario" after a draw it would have been a NZ win. and when i say next most likely i mean MUCH less likely than a draw and reasonably more likely than a BD win.

    so yeah a bit baffled how my comments could be interpreted that way.

  • r0ketman on October 27, 2013, 4:19 GMT

    Alex hose: I agree with you that there is no reason to disrespect NZ. As a Bangladeshi, NZ has always been one of my favorite teams. They do show good spirit and are great ambassadors of the game. That being said, you are criticizing BD fans for predicting a 3-0 whitewash (a bold prediction, I agree. This is not the NZ of 2010), yet in the next post you are claiming if there was no rain, NZ would have won the 2nd test! Was this really a flat wicket? The pitch where SL scored 900+ is a flat wicket. There were two five wicket hauls on the match. I saw NZ bowling on both BD innings, they strayed with their lines. They did not have many wicket taking deliveries. In these same flat wicket WI quicks were able to bowl out BD last year. NZ did not bowl good enough, BD did even worse. They way NZ bowled, I can't fathom how you are predicting NZ would have won without rain. I do think the I ODI series will be contested, BD did win against WI last year as well.

  • on October 27, 2013, 2:16 GMT

    someone has to be the worst team, its not a slight or insult its just the current state of things. BD are ranked 10 out of 10 and thats all there is to it and there ranking reflects there results

  • on October 27, 2013, 2:13 GMT

    @abcdef_12345 - yes i read cricketskills comment obviosly.....tell me how its incorrect in anyway and how "for now they are showing a lot of strides and that's what was important to see" is in anyway negative.....you BD fans are talking down NZ and complaining about negative comments at the same time yet when someone says something truthful and positive you don't like that either. I think BD fans should offer some respect before they can hope to earn some themselves.

  • Captainman on October 26, 2013, 9:56 GMT

    ha ha New Zealand struggling against Bangladesh. 4-0 and now 2 drawn matches ha ha ha Bangladesh even have less less test experience compared to New Zealand with highest cap player Rahim only 36 test caps but Taylor and McCullum 50 and almost 80 caps ha ha and still couldn't win ha ha

  • tauhid_aks on October 26, 2013, 9:46 GMT

    Well, a Bangla wash this time wont be easy. Though we have improved in ODI's, yet we have to be at the top of our game to do well against New Zealand. It is crucial that we get a good start to the series by winning, the team should look to win match by match instead of 3-0.

  • British_North_America on October 26, 2013, 6:46 GMT

    Alex Hose Before commenting about my comment, read what CricketSkills actually wrote.he wrote, " Yes Bangladesh are still the worst test team and have a long rocky road in that form but for now they are showing a lot of strides and that's what was important to see."

    How beautiful it looks to see the phrase-worst team?

  • on October 25, 2013, 22:57 GMT

    ~@i_golam i havent seen any posts about NZ fans complaining about not winning and your 'scenario' is a pretty far out one. there are plenty of what ifs in competition and the far more likely one in this game would still have been a draw. I really didnt see a declaration from BD that would have given NZ any chance to win even if it was 250 in 50 overs. As is evident after the match and from the BD supporters a draw was the desired result, i just cant see that BD would have risked defeat. there improving but dont think for a second that they wont still collapse or bowl badly at crucial times in matches. Improving means reducing the likelyhood of that happening and\or recovering from bad sessions.

    @ABCDEF_12345 - are you kidding BD complain and complain about negative comments and now your running someone down for a positive comment!!!

    as ive said before i think BD should give the opposition more credit because i see more neg NZ comments from BD fans than anything

  • on October 25, 2013, 22:34 GMT

    in my opinion a rain affected draw on a purposely prepared flat pitch is nothing much to crow about. Not to say there isnt anything to praise about BD performance. They batted very well but i think to be able to say there is real improvement they have to play on and produce sporting wickets. What annoys me though is the negative comments and over confidence from BD fans toward NZ. All BD fans are predicting a 3-0 whitewash to BD. ok they played well in the tests but i think if circumstances were a little different and there was a bit more life in the pitch and no rain NZ would have won...not by alot but they would have won. As for the ODI's BD always go back to 2010...that's ancient history. Recently NZ have won ODI series in SA and ENG and just like BD are a much better ODI side than test side. Where does this overconfidence\Arrogance come from in the BD supporters. if you deny your weaknesses and underestimate your opponents your going to look silly and get nowhere.

  • hasib9 on October 25, 2013, 20:18 GMT

    Completely agree with asiacricket1234. BCB acts as if everything should be handed over to them. You have to go out to get things for yourself.

  • Fogu on October 25, 2013, 16:59 GMT

    Congratulations to both NZ and BD for a hard fought match. NZ has really impressed me with their young talent. It is difficult for non-sub-continent teams to play here especially such a young team but they played admirably. If they continue to grow, NZ will be formidable soon. Same goes for BD. They did not fold like most fans were dreading on day 4. It was great to see the fight back. Strengthening the middle order was crucial and it seems that we have found a couple of good youngsters who can carry us forward. Need better bowlers though. Go Tigers!

  • Bang_La on October 25, 2013, 15:59 GMT

    @CrICkeeet: those days are long gone to make BD lose every time against ANY team ! If ICC was fair and had allowed BD to play more tests, home and abroad,, there could be history revised. Thank you.

  • Bang_La on October 25, 2013, 15:56 GMT

    @shane-oh, thank you for your good words on Bangladesh performance. Re: NZ playing abroad at an untimely season is unfortunate. But, truth be told, NZ, ZIM and BD are treated by ICC as if the above don't exist.

  • dhola8191 on October 25, 2013, 15:04 GMT

    If we analyze last two series against Zimbabwe and New Zealand we will see a common picture for Bangladesh. That is patient of BD batsmen. In both the series Bangladesh has came back when batsmen understood that they have to play like typical test batting, "hanging on and waiting for loose ball". Bowlers bowled excellent in both the series but I am upset about Rabiul Islam this time. So, the medicine is that BD batsmen have to make a mind set up that if they can do test batting Bangladesh can win against any side. Let's wait for next test series .Before that don't forget upcoming ODI's . Last time Bangladesh white washed NZ!!

  • Rafelgibt on October 25, 2013, 14:28 GMT

    YES, we have done it.Congrats to all the citizen of Bangladesh all around the globe.Now, its clear that under the captaincy of Mushfiq and finding few talents like Mominul,Nasir,al Amin we can definitely fightback hard with all the oppositions in TEST arena, specially in HOME Condition which is very rare in the 5 years back.So, i would urge to BCB that if ICC cant help you out then arrange TEST cricket by your own as NZ,WI,ZIM,SL are not jam packed with heavy tours.If they cant be managed then why not play 5 match ODI series against IRE and AFG as critics think that those two countries are far better than us in ODI and T20 formats.Lets prove them WRONG while providing INTERNATIONAL match practice for our national players.Roar TIGERS as well as BCB Roar.....

  • Captainman on October 25, 2013, 14:21 GMT

    It would be great if other countries could at least play a 1 off test match with Bangladesh that is not currently on ftp and slot it in somewhere. If not then A tour will be great.

  • Jadejafan on October 25, 2013, 14:18 GMT

    Well done Bangladesh! your team is improving and gaining confidence. I agree that teams like Zimbabwe and Bangladesh need to be playing more Test Cricket otherwise they will just fall behind. I don't understand why Bangladesh and Zimbabwe do not try to play 3/4 test match series. The last series was 1-1 and shame there was no decider.

  • adelsayed on October 25, 2013, 13:41 GMT

    from the test, it is clear to us that BD is improving in test cricket. BD need to fructify the improvement .BD also need the help of ICC to getting chance of playing more & more test. I think ICC will consider this .

  • SamRoy on October 25, 2013, 12:32 GMT

    Great performance from BD. They certainly have a better batting lineup than Pakistan and Zimbabwe currently. There batting has seriously improved with Mominul and Nasir being added in the last one year. Also Gazi and Shakib form a decent spin combination. But bad spin selection from NZ. Ish Sodhi and Bruce Martin not up to test standard as spinners.

  • asiacricket1234 on October 25, 2013, 12:07 GMT

    Lots of people here blaming ICC for us not playing enough test but did any of you consider BCB's role in this? Test series can be arranged by two cricket board so why don't BCB try to get some more test? Teams like Zimbabwe, NZ, WI are not playing many test so why dont we try to arrange test series against them? That canbe said about ODI too. Last year we played only 9 ODI. What a Joke. This year we are only gonna play 9 ODI too. BCB can host some ODI's easily but they don't. So I dont think its all ICC's fault. BCB needs to step up here

  • i_golam on October 25, 2013, 11:26 GMT

    NZ fans are complaining about winning ? ... what about the scenario if BD had taken the lead of 250 and given NZ in fifty overs challenge ?? Fifthday pitch with Shakib/Gazi & Razzak !! Thank God for the rain you NJ's and do not complain !

  • CrICkeeet on October 25, 2013, 11:25 GMT

    Newzealand truely disappoint me... Pitch cant b any xcuse against Bangladesh in test, a good team should win a test against ban in any kind of wicket...

  • BanglaCricket.com on October 25, 2013, 11:19 GMT

    A very creditable performance for Bangladesh. It is a wonder that Bangladesh does not regress given they are only given Tests few and far between. Those who actually pay attention to Bangladesh's performances would note the steady improvements over the past several years. From one or two start performers, we see more a number of who stand up and be counted during match. The days of consecutive innings defeats are of the past. And as the batsmen develop more steel, the third innings collapses would be few and fare between and they will strat to draw more matches. And once they find one or two strike bowlers - the missing ingredient in their Test composition - they will even start to win and start climb up the ranking ladder. It is tough being a Bangladesh cricket fan but it is worth it.

  • on October 25, 2013, 11:13 GMT

    Big brothers should not look down upon juniors . Give them enough scope to face you otherways how the youners would improve? ICC must compell the big brothers to play with Bangladesh n Zimbabwe frequently.

  • shane-oh on October 25, 2013, 11:10 GMT

    @xtrafalgarx - I think the point here is that this series was almost destined to be drawn, partly because of the roads prepared in Bangladesh, and partly because of weather intervening. Plenty of positives for NZ, I think they got as much out of it as they could have hoped given the circumstances. They are tracking fine for a team that was at such a low ebb 2-3 years ago.

  • on October 25, 2013, 10:55 GMT

    Its high time that ICC realizes the need for giving more tests to Bangladesh. This team is surely improving, it is up to ICC to propel it even further.

  • Albert_cambell on October 25, 2013, 10:46 GMT

    A rare Achievement from BD. But that is the maximum they can achieve anyways. It will be too much to ask this team to defeat a major test playing nation. I hope they can do it soon.

  • xtrafalgarx on October 25, 2013, 10:43 GMT

    Not good enough from NZ. They get a big wrap from everyone but they can never kill off a series even when they are favorites. Don't get over confident NZ, you're still a way off from messing with the big boys, remember that.

  • asiacricket1234 on October 25, 2013, 10:22 GMT

    Was expecting a thrilling 5th day but damn rain ruined it all :(. Anyway it has been a good test series. Both teams fought hard and we got to see some awesome personal performances :). Good Luck Bangladesh for the ODI series :D

  • Live.Suman on October 25, 2013, 10:16 GMT

    well played Team Bangladesh thoug could have been better like a good chance of win has just missed. Tamim, Mominul, gazi, Shakib, mushfiq Nasir, marshall and others players of team played really well. Go ahead Bangladesh. And finally i would like to request ICC to give more chance to play test match. If they played more test they will become more sharp and good team.

  • HatersAreOrdinary on October 25, 2013, 10:14 GMT

    a very big congratulations to Bangladesh Cricket Team :D you played really well. feeling sad for the loss of final day's play. really wanted to see the batting of our wonder kid Mominul. Best wishes for you to carry on like this and make us proud. Tamim this is really disappointing to see our best batsman is not been able to score a 100 in more than 3 years now. it was ok if you were getting out on 40s or something but when you play innings like 95 and 70 and then get out with silly shot thats what really heart breaking man. its very disappointing to see such great innings coming to an end like this. please concentrate on that.

  • on October 25, 2013, 10:00 GMT

    Well done!!! Last day when local journalists asked tamim iqbal why he could not make his fifty to hundred, i was shocked. They should congratulate tamim for his best ever innings which helped to upright the innings!!! Well done tamim for ur prompt answer to the journalists. Inshallah ODI series will go in favour of bangladesh!!!!

  • Mervo on October 25, 2013, 9:56 GMT

    These series are all about saving face. Two words: dead wickets.

  • on October 25, 2013, 9:50 GMT

    Congrets BD team and Mominul Haque for his outstanding performance.

  • on October 25, 2013, 9:37 GMT

    @ Omar Nizam - NZ is far from full strength. Southee, Vettorri, Ryder - 3 class players missing.

  • Philippe on October 25, 2013, 9:32 GMT

    bad luck NZ! may be next time you can come & beat them in BD

  • CricketingStargazer on October 25, 2013, 9:30 GMT

    It was always likely to end in a draw after yesterday's fightback anyway. However, if I am not mistaken, this is the first time that Bangladesh have avoided defeat in a series against a "Big Eight" side so, it is very much a landmark result for the team.

  • on October 25, 2013, 9:17 GMT

    Great achievement for Bangladesh teams . I think this is the first time they payed such a good series against high ranked nations .

  • British_North_America on October 25, 2013, 9:07 GMT

    CricketSkills Don't pretend to be a BD fan.You are one of the worst critics of BD cricket.

  • The_Ashes on October 25, 2013, 9:04 GMT

    For some weird reason whenever Bangladesh does well we get less Cricket. New Zealand after this series immediately go to Sri Lanka and then home series with West Indies and India. What has Bangladesh got? no wonder we're ranked in the bottom if teams like New Zealand which has nowhere the interest in Cricket as we have yet play more than 3 times as much Cricket compared to Bangladesh. Anyway, good to see Bangladesh at least get some good ranking points and no more single digits.

  • on October 25, 2013, 8:57 GMT

    very disappointing finish only can blame rain. got up early to watch mominuls batting but rain ruined it all. this little guy surprised me day by day. he showed real character from 1st test and even more in last innings. nz played well they did all they can but tamim and mominul ruined their plan and main villain rain ruined a evenly balanced game. well done guys giving us a good competitive test series hope one-day series will give us some nail-biting experience.

  • ExtremeSpeed on October 25, 2013, 8:55 GMT

    No worries about rained-off final day. The result clearly looked like a draw after day 4 anyway and I think it was a fair result for both teams. I just hope the one-day series and sole T20 game isn't affected by rain which will be shame. Do not understand why Bangladesh host matches in cooler rainy season and has to be addressed. Bangladesh played awesome Cricket in the the test series and such a young talented team. Bowling needs work though. Bangladesh need more Test Cricket at least at home because they have shown a lot of improvement.

  • Nuria_Rahim15 on October 25, 2013, 8:45 GMT

    BD definitely showed a lot of character in this test series as well as the ones before!! Well after this BD did prove a very big point that they have the potential to go further....I LOVE YOU BD!!!!

  • Captainman on October 25, 2013, 8:44 GMT

    Another draw is a victory for Bangladesh anyway so well done for the drawn series. Yes Bangladesh are still the worst test team and have a long rocky road in that form but for now they are showing a lot of strides and that's what was important to see. They haven't lost any test by an innings for 2 years now and already this year played 6 test matches - won 1, drawn 3, and lost 2 - very impressive considering how awful Bangladesh were at tests in the past. Not only that but they have shown massive improvement in ODIs as well and see them for now winning many more matches in that form. With the recent Bangladesh under 19 side also winning the 7 match ODI series in the Caribbean, there's no doubt that Bangladesh are producing really exciting talented youngsters and future of Bangladesh Cricket looks fantastic inevitably whether we like it or not. I don't think this "top 8" will last for much long in my opinion which is good for the sport anyhow. Well done Bangladesh!!!

  • on October 25, 2013, 8:43 GMT

    Itz very frustrating that no play was possible today due to rain.We were very excited to some expectacular batting performance from little Mominul & Shakib . BTW it was a good test series for Bangladesh .It proves that Bangladesh is in the track well to be a good & very competitive test nation.Now it's BCB's responsibility to arrange more test matches for Bangladesh at Home &Abroad

  • on October 25, 2013, 8:42 GMT

    This is a good milestone for Bangladesh in Test cricket - to draw a Test series against a full-strength higher ranked cricketing nation. Very well done!

  • on October 25, 2013, 8:41 GMT

    Well played Mominul:) Hope he will perform with this consistency and even better. This cud have been a great match with result unless rain.250 target was going to be a nice challenge. Anyway best of luck for ODI's. I think ICC should also consider each and evry country's seasonal weather forecast during tour fixture. BD hardly get chances to play test in a year and imagine if it is affected by rain will disappoint. This series BD players got achievement over kiwi players. Carry on Tigers. Thanks

  • SaroarIslam on October 25, 2013, 8:40 GMT

    I was hoping for a exciting day of test cricket. .but it is ended in a boaring draw for rain. .btw BD has played a lot of good cricket in that series. .they show thier progress in test cricket. .Mominul's performance in this series is exceptional. .hope he will continue like this in future. .i am realy excited by seeing the name like shakib,tamim,nasir,gazi,mominul,mahmudullah,mash and the captain musfiq. .good future ahead for our team. .and the hatters will hate doesn't matter this for us. .they will shut thier mouth when we will perform in field

  • Nuria_Rahim15 on October 25, 2013, 8:40 GMT

    Shabash BD!!! This is just the beginning!!! BEST OF LUCK FOR THE ODI's!!!

  • on October 25, 2013, 8:34 GMT

    So Sad. It could have been a fascinating day of 5th day test match :(

  • on October 25, 2013, 8:34 GMT

    So Sad. It could have been a fascinating day of 5th day test match :(

  • Nuria_Rahim15 on October 25, 2013, 8:40 GMT

    Shabash BD!!! This is just the beginning!!! BEST OF LUCK FOR THE ODI's!!!

  • SaroarIslam on October 25, 2013, 8:40 GMT

    I was hoping for a exciting day of test cricket. .but it is ended in a boaring draw for rain. .btw BD has played a lot of good cricket in that series. .they show thier progress in test cricket. .Mominul's performance in this series is exceptional. .hope he will continue like this in future. .i am realy excited by seeing the name like shakib,tamim,nasir,gazi,mominul,mahmudullah,mash and the captain musfiq. .good future ahead for our team. .and the hatters will hate doesn't matter this for us. .they will shut thier mouth when we will perform in field

  • on October 25, 2013, 8:41 GMT

    Well played Mominul:) Hope he will perform with this consistency and even better. This cud have been a great match with result unless rain.250 target was going to be a nice challenge. Anyway best of luck for ODI's. I think ICC should also consider each and evry country's seasonal weather forecast during tour fixture. BD hardly get chances to play test in a year and imagine if it is affected by rain will disappoint. This series BD players got achievement over kiwi players. Carry on Tigers. Thanks

  • on October 25, 2013, 8:42 GMT

    This is a good milestone for Bangladesh in Test cricket - to draw a Test series against a full-strength higher ranked cricketing nation. Very well done!

  • on October 25, 2013, 8:43 GMT

    Itz very frustrating that no play was possible today due to rain.We were very excited to some expectacular batting performance from little Mominul & Shakib . BTW it was a good test series for Bangladesh .It proves that Bangladesh is in the track well to be a good & very competitive test nation.Now it's BCB's responsibility to arrange more test matches for Bangladesh at Home &Abroad

  • Captainman on October 25, 2013, 8:44 GMT

    Another draw is a victory for Bangladesh anyway so well done for the drawn series. Yes Bangladesh are still the worst test team and have a long rocky road in that form but for now they are showing a lot of strides and that's what was important to see. They haven't lost any test by an innings for 2 years now and already this year played 6 test matches - won 1, drawn 3, and lost 2 - very impressive considering how awful Bangladesh were at tests in the past. Not only that but they have shown massive improvement in ODIs as well and see them for now winning many more matches in that form. With the recent Bangladesh under 19 side also winning the 7 match ODI series in the Caribbean, there's no doubt that Bangladesh are producing really exciting talented youngsters and future of Bangladesh Cricket looks fantastic inevitably whether we like it or not. I don't think this "top 8" will last for much long in my opinion which is good for the sport anyhow. Well done Bangladesh!!!

  • Nuria_Rahim15 on October 25, 2013, 8:45 GMT

    BD definitely showed a lot of character in this test series as well as the ones before!! Well after this BD did prove a very big point that they have the potential to go further....I LOVE YOU BD!!!!

  • ExtremeSpeed on October 25, 2013, 8:55 GMT

    No worries about rained-off final day. The result clearly looked like a draw after day 4 anyway and I think it was a fair result for both teams. I just hope the one-day series and sole T20 game isn't affected by rain which will be shame. Do not understand why Bangladesh host matches in cooler rainy season and has to be addressed. Bangladesh played awesome Cricket in the the test series and such a young talented team. Bowling needs work though. Bangladesh need more Test Cricket at least at home because they have shown a lot of improvement.

  • on October 25, 2013, 8:57 GMT

    very disappointing finish only can blame rain. got up early to watch mominuls batting but rain ruined it all. this little guy surprised me day by day. he showed real character from 1st test and even more in last innings. nz played well they did all they can but tamim and mominul ruined their plan and main villain rain ruined a evenly balanced game. well done guys giving us a good competitive test series hope one-day series will give us some nail-biting experience.