Player of the Match
Player of the Match
618dThe Bulletin by Anand Vasu

India consolidate in brief passage of play

After hours of waiting around, in which more than 70 overs, and almost five hours of play was lost, the game finally got under way at half past four in the afternoon on the second day

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Tendulkar
SR Tendulkar
101(169) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %97%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 41 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 12 19 12 21 9 11 16
SC Ganguly
100(165) 13x4 - 2x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 22 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
10 8 18 7 13 15 11 18

Best performances - Bowlers

Mashrafe Mortaza
Mashrafe Mortaza
O24.5
M5
R97
W4
Eco3.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mohammad Rafique
O8
M0
R27
W3
Eco3.37
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

India , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

2-match series level 0-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.30

Match days

18,19,20,21,22 May 2007 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorecard Summary

INDIA 387/8d(98.5 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

BANGLADESH 238(68.2 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

INDIA 100/6d(24 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

BANGLADESH 104/2(28 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

END OF OVER:
28 | 1 Run | BDESH: 104/2

  • Javed Omar52 (82b)
  • Rajin Saleh7 (29b)
  • Sachin Tendulkar3-0-7-0
  • Ramesh Powar7-2-16-1

5.20pm And that's the end of the game. Bangladesh needed another 146 runs off 15 overs and India needed eight wickets. It was a no-win situaton for either team and the captains have agreed to call it off.

Credit to Bangladsh. They came out today and took quick wickets as India pushed for runs. They they batted solidly, chasing 250 in 43 overs for victory, and finished on 104 for 2 in 28 overs. The Indians bowled poorly and never looked like troubling the batsmen at any stage.

The Man of the Match is Mashrafe Mortaza and deservedly so. He took four wickets in the first innings and it was his rearguard 79 that helped Bangladesh avoid the follow on and save this Test.

That's it from us at Cricinfo for the moment. Do join us on Friday for the second Test at Dhaka. Meanwhile do check out the third ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi which starts in a short while. Until then, this is George Binoy signing off. Cheers!

5.18pm If both captains agree the match can be called off now as we are about to start the final 15 overs that are mandatory.

27.6
0
Tendulkar to Javed Omar, no run, left alone outside the off stump
27.5
1
Tendulkar to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, driven to the man on the sweeper fence
27.4
0
Tendulkar to Rajin Saleh, no run, tossed up on middle and leg stump, Saleh thrusts his pad forward and plays it towards square leg
27.3
0
Tendulkar to Rajin Saleh, no run, pushed towards the leg side on the back foot
27.2
0
Tendulkar to Rajin Saleh, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side
27.1
0
Tendulkar to Rajin Saleh, no run, full ball outside the off stump, Saleh lets it go
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  • When more is less

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  • Bad cricket, best forgotten

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  • Mortaza stars as Test heads for draw

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  • Drifting away

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Bangladesh 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st12Javed OmarShahriar Nafees
2nd70Javed OmarHabibul Bashar
3rd22Javed OmarRajin Saleh