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Rain ensures series is shared

Bangladesh, who are bottom of the Test rankings, earned their second straight drawn series as rain prevented play on the final day with New Zealand at Mirpur.

The Tigers, whose previous rubber was a 1-1 stalemate against Zimbabwe, shared this two-game series 0-0.

Despite the rain, a draw was likely after Mominul Haque’s second ton in as many Tests, an unbeaten 126, put the hosts 114 ahead with seven wickets left.

Following heavy overnight downpours, the covers did come off briefly in the morning and there was some hope of play after an early lunch was taken at 11am local time, but the rain returned and the umpires called off the match at 2:06pm.

Bangladesh and New Zealand will now play three one-day internationals, starting on Tuesday, followed by a Twenty20 international.

Meanwhile, Tamim Iqbal has been fined half his match fee for shoulder-barging Brendon McCullum in the Black Caps' innings.

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