At Fatullah, June 10-14, 2015. Drawn. Toss: India. Test debut: Liton Das.
There had never previously been a Test match in Bangladesh in June, and it soon became apparent why: heavy rain was rarely far away, with at least one session washed out every day, and all three on the second. Only 184.2 overs were bowled, little more than the equivalent of two full days. A draw was inevitable - only the second time in eight meetings that Bangladesh had escaped defeat by India, following a similarly soggy encounter at Chittagong in May 2007.
What play there was possible showed the gulf between the sides at this level. Kohli, India's new Test captain, had promised attacking cricket. It was a call enjoyed by Vijay and Dhawan, who put on 283 - India's fourth-highest opening stand, and their best for any wicket against Bangladesh. They scored at more than four an over, against an unbalanced attack containing four frontline spinners but only one regular seamer. Dhawan, who might not have played had Lokesh Rahul been available, scorched to 150 on the truncated first day, and was first out, for 173, on the second. Vijay was more sedate, lasting 401 minutes for 150, his sixth Test century. After three wickets fell for 27, Rahane hit an attractive 98, before attempting a third successive four off Shakib Al Hasan, and gifting him his fourth wicket. After another downpour ended the third day, Kohli declared.
Only one session was possible on the fourth, when Tamim Iqbal overtook Habibul Bashar (3,026) as Bangladesh's leading Test scorer. Mominul Haque, though, could not extend his run of Tests with at least one fifty to a record-equalling 12. Liton Das - making his debut as wicketkeeper to reduce the load on Mushfiqur Rahim, as he recovered from an injured finger - cracked 44 from 45 balls, but fell just when it seemed the follow-on might be averted. With Ashwin teasing and looping to his best figures outside India, and Harbhajan Singh grabbing three wickets in his first Test for more than two years, Bangladesh did have to bat again. But, with time for only 15 more overs, there was no danger of defeat.
Man of the Match: S. Dhawan.