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One-off Test: Fatullah stays damp with Bangladesh 351 behind India on Day 4

One-off Test: Fatullah stays damp with Bangladesh 351 behind India on Day 4

India declared at overnight 462/6 but despite three wickets by offies Ashwin and Harbhajan, rain once again had the last laugh leaving draw the only result possible.

India's overnight declaration couldn't do much in terms of moving the Fatullah Test towards a win/loss result as rain once again had the last laugh despite three quick strikes by Indian offspinners R Ashwin and Harbhajan Singh that left Bangladesh 111 for 3, 351 behind the visitors.

A declaration was the best possible way for India to force a win, and the visitors chose not to put their pads on for the fourth day in a row with Virat Kohli declaring at the overnight score of 462 for 6.

But the rain gods had other plans, allowing just 30.1 overs in Bangladesh's first innings - marring Harbhajan's comeback efforts. The offspinner could bowl only seven overs in the day, though he did strike in those 42 balls by removing Mominul Haque for 30. India's other offspinner R Ashwin, though, was the most successful bowler claiming 2 for 30.

For Bangladesh, opener Tamim Iqbal entered history books despite scoring just 19. At the score of 7, he crossed former captain Habibul Bashar's record to become country's highest Test scorer. He now has 2039 runs to his name.

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When the day's second interruption - which didn't allow any more play - forced an early lunch, opener Imrul Kayes was 59* with veteran allrounder Shakib Al Hasan (0*) at the other end.

Earlier, Bangladesh lost their first wicket at the score of 27 when Ashwin had Tamim caught behind. Mominul and Kayes then added 81 for the second wicket before Harbhajan had the former caught by Umesh Yadav for 30.

Ashwin struck just two runs later to remove home skipper Mushfiqur Rahim (2) lbw, after which rain got heavier and umpires called for the covers.

More rain is forecast on the fifth and final day.