Day 3, Ind vs Ban: India put up a big total before rain stops play in Fatullah

Play was called off due to rain

Fatullah: Persistent rain played spoilsport as play was called off on day three of the one-off Test between India and Bangladesh in Fatullah on Friday.

India were 462-6 in their first innings at tea after a rain-shortened session and eventually the third day's play.

Resuming at the lunch score of 398-3, India added 64 runs in the 10.3 overs bowled after lunch before rain returned to the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali stadium.

Shakib Al Hasan trapped Murali Vijay leg-before for 150 and also bowled Ajinkya Rahane for 98 after the pair had put on 114 runs for the fourth wicket.

Vijay, who had earlier shared an opening partnership of 283 with Shikhar Dhawan (173), hit 12 boundaries and a six.

Rahane missed his fourth Test century by two runs when he was bowled by Shakib after smashing the previous two deliveries for boundaries.

Earlier, play started on time under sunny skies after heavy rain had allowed just 56 of the stipulated 90 overs on the opening day, while the entire second day's play was washed out.

Shakib Al Hasan grabbed two wickets in successive overs to briefly halt India's relentless hunt for runs after the tourists resumed their first innings at Wednesday's total of 239 for no loss.

The left-arm spinner broke the double-century opening stand when Dhawan mistimed an on-drive and lobbed an easy return catch to the bowler.

Dhawan, who started the day on 150, took his score to 173, which included 23 hits to the fence.

In his next over, Shakib bowled Rohit Sharma for six as India slid from 283-0 to 291-2.

It soon became 310-3 when leg-spinner Jubair Hossain forced skipper Virat Kohli to drag a ball on to his stumps after the batsman had made 14.

Rain has been forecast on all days of the match.

( Source : AFP )
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