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The Bulletin by Anand Vasu
May 20, 2007
Day 3 abandoned India 384 for 6 (Tendulkar 101, Ganguly 100) v Bangladesh
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details
When play was called off without a single ball being bowled on the third day India were sitting pretty at 384 for 6 after Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly had posted centuries. As the second day drew to a close India had begun the hunt for quick runs with Mahendra Singh Dhoni leading the charge, batting on 36 from only 35 balls with six boundaries. On the second day itself 288 minutes of play were lost to rain, reducing the chances of getting a meaningful result from this match.
With the whole of the third day washed out, and the forecast not looking especially good for the two days to come, it seems like this Test is destined for a draw. One team will have to play out of its skin, and the other miserably, for there to be any chance of a decisive result. Even the most optimistic of fans may have to reconcile themselves to the fact that this match as a contest is, for all practical purposes, finished. What's left is to relish some good individual performances, provided the rain gods permit.
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