India reduce Bangladesh to 219/7 as Test heads for draw

Fatullah (Bangladesh), June 14 (IANS) Following the washout of the morning session due to showers, the rain gods allowed a full session of play post-lunch as India reduced Bangladesh to 219/7 at tea on the fifth and final day of the lone cricket Test at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium here on Sunday.

Bangladesh resumed at their overnight score of 111/3 and added 108 more runs in 27.1 overs but at the same time lost four wickets as the Test most likely heads for a draw with only one session left to play and two innings remaining.

All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan (9) did not last too long at the crease as the afternoon began as he walked back to the pavilion after just 2.3 overs of play as ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had him stumped.

Overnight batsman Imrul Kayes and Soumya Sarkar (37) then struck a 51-run fifth-wicket partnership before other offie, the veteran Harbhajan Singh clinched his second wicket when Kayes was stumped. Kayes top-scored with 72, hitting 12 boundaries.

Sarkar lasted just five balls more before being bowled by Varun Aaron, who became the first non-spinner to claim a wicket in this rain-marred Test.

Thereon debutant Litton Das (38 not out) and Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury (9) struck a 43-run stand for the seventh-wicket before Ashwin claimed his fourth scalp when Chowdhury was caught by Rohit Sharma, leading the umpires to call tea.

 

 

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