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Bangladesh-New Zealand series drawn after rain washes out final day

October 25, 2013 15:19 IST

Mominul HaqueThe two-Test series between Bangladesh and New Zealand ended in a draw after the fifth day of play in the second and final match, in Mirpur, was abandoned due to rain on Friday.

Bangladesh ended the fourth day leading by 114 runs with seven second innings wickets remaining, and left-handers Mominul Haque (126), who scored his second century of the series on Thursday, and Shakib Al Hasan (32) at the crease.

However, incessant rain deprived the teams of any action on the final day, but Mominul did walk away with the honour of being named both man of the match and series.

The first match of the series in Chittagong was also drawn.

The teams next play a three-match One-Day International series, starting Tuesday, and a one-off Twenty20.

 Scorecard

 Bangladesh (1st innings): 282

 New Zealand (1st innings): 437

 Bangladesh (2nd innings): (overnight 269-3)

 Tamim Iqbal c Taylor b Williamson 70

 Anamul Haque c Fulton b Wagner 22

 Marshall Ayub c Taylor b Wagner 9

 Mominul Haque not out 126

 Shakib Al Hasan not out 32

 Extras: (b8, lb1, nb1) 10

 Total: (for three wickets; 89 overs) 269

 Fall of wickets: 1-39, 2-55, 3-212.

 Bowling: Boult 16-2-62-0, Bracewell 14-2-47-0, Wagner 18-4-52-2, Sodhi 14-2-37-0, Anderson 9-2-18-0, Williamson 18-4-44-1. 

 Image: Mominul Haque celebrates after getting to his hundred on Thursday.

Photograph: Bangladesh Cricket Board