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285dThe Report by Mohammad Isam

Rain stops play after Tamim misses ton

Tamim Iqbal was dismissed within five runs of breaking a century drought that has lasted more than three years, after which continuous rain forced an early end to the day's play

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Match Details


Bangladesh , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

2-match series drawn 0-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

9.30am start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30

Match days

21,22,23,24,25 October 2013 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

89 | 4 Runs | BDESH: 269/3

  • Shakib Al Hasan32 (53b)
  • Mominul Haque126 (225b)
  • Trent Boult16-2-62-0
  • Doug Bracewell14-2-47-0

2:06pm: The umpires had briefly come out and had gone back. The match has been called off and it is a draw. Mominul Haque is the Man-of-the-Match and the Man-of-the-Series. Thanks for tuning in, do join us for the ODI's, until then bye from all of us here.

1:45pm: It is sill drizzling and the covers are still on. Play might be called off at 2:30pm.

Sabbir: "Here i am, sitting at the stadium, hoping that we will have at least two hours of play where it is still drizzling in the ground :("

12:40pm: Rain in the air and the covers are still on. We can't have any play till it stops raining and the umpires inspect.

Aunik: "Rain Rain go away, Come again another day! little Mominul wants to play :("

Jumma khan: "ufff...feeling bored....couldn't see the Mominul action.....very disappointing...."

Arif: "Im going to sleep and enjoy the rain."

Elwarko: "Draw draw draw draw, draw draw draw draw, draw draw draw draw, da da da da, DA DA DRAW!" Yes it is the most likely result.

Debasish: "Good news then bad news..It's like you show toffee to kid and then take back."

12:10am: Empty ground, the covers are still on, as it is raining. Adittya: "Why doesn't the rain stop???" Good question.

11:35am: The rain is back and we have all the covers back on, so more waiting.

11:25am: Early lunch has been taken at 11:00am. The covers are on as a precaution, we can expect play after lunch at 11:40am.

11:15am: Well ... there's some good news. The covers are being removed and the umpires are out for an inspection. We still don't know when play would start

It's still raining at the ground. We will be able to update you about the inspection time once the rain stops

Amongst the double centurions in Bangladesh, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Ijaz Ahmed are the odd men out. Can you guess why?

A lot of you want the play to resume so that Mominul Haque can go and get to his double century. If he does that, he will break his own record for the highest score by a Bangladesh batsman at home and be the first Bangladesh batsman to reach double century in Bangladesh

Najim: "waiting waitng & book infront of me & mobile is in my hand...I can't read just always checking the cricinfo for next update....can u tell me when game will start??" Simple, when rain stops

Tahmidul, who insists on calling himself Simon says, "@Samin, that's impressive from us, no doubt, but we didn't have to play South Africa! That too at their home in one series."

Maysun: "I stay at Mirpur, 2kms away from the stadium. It's been overcast but not drizzling that hard for the game to be delayed again." Maybe the clouds have converged on the ground

Shelly: "Can any one put an umbrella over the stadium! Can't wait to watch Sakib-Mominul in action!" Better still, to shift the game to this ground

Samin: "Notice the difference between Bangladesh and Pakistan in 2013: *This year, we made two 500+ scores but Pak none. *Our biggest score is 638 and Pak's only 442 *our lowest score is 134 but Pak's is 49 *Pak's total run this year is 2938 but our's is 3123 even we played a test match shorter than them." Pakistan have won one test more than Bangladesh, but have also lost two more games than Bangladesh. New Zealand are yet to win a test in 2013

Arshad: "What will be ICC ranking for both teams after this draw series? any improvement for BD?" No, they will continue to remain at the tenth position

Babu: "I dnt understand how it 'd be possible to start play in 10.30am? its 10.20am local time in dhaka n still drizzling here. " We did say at 10:18 that it started to drizzle

Not just us, but Tamim himself was surprised with the knock he played yesterday

The records he has set by these back-to-back performances are numerous. A Bangladeshi batsman has hit two centuries in a series only once before, when Tamim had been in top form in England more than three years ago. Mominul also beat Tillakaratne Dilshan's tally of 366 to become the highest run-scorer in a series in Bangladesh and is four short of becoming the highest run-getter in a Test series by a Bangladeshi. Isam, in this piece talks about the recors in the vicinity for Mominul Haque and more

Tauhid: "This match had a better pitch, but unfortunately the pitch did not crack as much as the spinners would not have liked to because of the rain. Otherwise it would have been an ideal test pitch, good for batsmen, bowlers and spinners."

10:18: As we were all readying ourselves for some intriguing fifth day's play, rain decides to play spoilsport again and in come the covers

10:10: If there are no more delays, these will be the timings of the sessions First Session- 10:30 to 12:00, Second Session- 12:40 to 2:40, Final Session- 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

10:00: We have some good news, play will start at 10:30am.

9:40am The next inspection is at 10:00am. If all goes well, play will start at 10:30am with a minimum of 68 overs for the day and extra 15 overs if all goes well. This is an official announcement from BCB media manager. Both the teams are out and warming up.

9:30am: There is no rain, but it is cloudy. The umpires are out having an inspection.

The covers are coming off says Isam, "the curator has been given time to prepare the ground...after that umpires will take a call." stay tuned for more updates.

Day 5: Hello and welcome to the coverage on day 5. There was heavy rain overnight.The pitch is covered at the moment, we won't be starting on time.

Stumps are called on day 4 which was undoubtedly the home side's day as Tamim made one of his most restrained half-centuries whilst Mominul cashed in with another hundred after New Zealand had been quickly bowled out in the morning. A result can be set up either by a declaration or a batting collapse - the home side will be hoping the former and the visitors the latter. Do join us tomorrow at 9.00am local time to see how play unfolds on the final day. I will be joining you from the second session onwards, but until then this is Avi Singh bidding adieu!

Boult to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, gets behind a good length ball on middle and defends to off
Boult to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, wide of off and left alone as it moves further away
Boult to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defends to leg
Boult to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR runs, short outside off and cut over the infield to the third man boundary as boundaries gush forth from Bangladeshi bats
Boult to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, left outside off even as it shapes back in a touch
Boult to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, angling into leg and played down adjacent to the pitch
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Bangladesh 3rd innings Partnerships

1st39Tamim IqbalAnamul Haque
2nd16Tamim IqbalMarshall Ayub
3rd157Tamim IqbalMominul Haque
4th57Shakib Al HasanMominul Haque