Rain plays spoilsport in India Bangladesh Test
The lone test between India and Bangladesh ended in a tame draw after the rain gods intervened in the game for 5 consecutive days. Off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was the only bright spot on another wet and rain-curtailed day as he completed his 10th five-wicket haul in tests. Harbhajan Singh too had a good comeback picking up 3 scalps in the first innings. The turbanator was returning to the Indian test sqaud after a long hiatus and complimented Ashwin as the duo combined for 8 wickets in the first innings. He also went past Wasim Akram’s tally of 414 wickets in test matches.
Bangladesh forced to follow on
Bangladesh were bundled out for 256 in their first innings and with 30 overs left in the final session, Tamim Iqbal (16) and Imrul Kayes (seven) batted out 15 overs to reach 23-0 before the teams shook hands for a draw.
Team India slips to fourth spot in the ICC Test cricket rankings
India have dropped two points and one place to be at fourth position in the ICC Test team rankings after the drawn match against Bangladesh in Fatullah on Sunday. It is now a three-way tie for fourth spot with India, England and Pakistan on 97 points apiece.
Shikhar Dhawan was adjudged the man of the match for his sparkling century on day 1.
The teams will now play a three-match one-day international series, with the first match in Dhaka on Thursday.