Ashwin takes 5 as rain-hit compare ends in draw | Reuters

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DHAKA Bangladesh’s openers batted out a remaining overs in their second innings after being done to follow-on by India as a rain-hit one-off exam finished in a pull on Sunday.

Ravichandran Ashwin was a usually splendid mark on another soppy and rain-curtailed day as a off-spinner finished his 10th five-wicket transport in tests.

Bangladesh were bundled out for 256 in their initial innings and with 30 overs left in a final session, Tamim Iqbal (16) and Imrul Kayes (seven) batted out 15 overs to strech 23-0 before a teams shook hands for a draw.

A solid drizzle cleared out a morning event as Bangladesh, resuming on 111-3, continued to bat definitely with small time left in a exam match.

Ashwin, who had picked adult dual wickets on Saturday, discharged Shakib Al Hasan (nine) in a second over of a day when a maladroit batsman got a thick tip corner to wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha while attempting a cut shot.

Opener Imrul Kayes (72) was beaten by a moody and rebound from gifted Harbhajan Singh who got a left-hander stumped for his second wicket in his initial compare in over dual years for India. The 34-year-old finished with 3-64 with a wicket of Mohammad Shahid towards a end.

Kayes and Soumya Sarkar (37), who chopped on Varun Aaron to give a usually wicket to a paceman in a innings, combined 51 runs for a fifth wicket.

Shuvagata Hom (nine) became Ashwin’s fourth plant and fell in a final smoothness before a tea break, removing held during brief leg.

Debutant wicketkeeper Litton Das played a quickfire hit of 44 from 45 balls before giving Ashwin his fifth wicket for his initial five-wicket transport in an innings outward India.

The teams will now play a three-match one-day general series, with a initial compare in Dhaka on Thursday.

(Writing by Sudipto Ganguly in Mumbai; modifying by Julian Linden and Pritha Sarkar)

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