Rain washes Day 1 of Wellington Test

The first day of second Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh has been called off at Basin Reserve, Wellington due to rain and wet outfield.

Rain delayed the start of second Test. ©Getty Images


The toss did not take place on day one. Meanwhile, the players had to sit out for the whole of morning session. This was no different in the afternoon session as well.

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The match officials finally decided to call off the day’s play. This means the toss will be held on day two. Moreover, the second day will start half an hour earlier than usual time, at 10:30 am local time (3:30 am Bangladesh Standard Time).

Both teams are yet to finalise their playing XIs. Mushfiqur Rahim has recovered from injury but will not be able to make it for this Test. While there are doubts for Tamim Iqbal too as he will be needed to assess a fitness test before the game. Mustafizur Rahman’s return to the XI is confirmed.

New Zealand are leading the three-match Test series by 1-0. The hosts won the first Test by an innings and 51 runs inside four days at Seddon Park, Hamilton. Tamim scored 126 for Bangladesh in the first innings while Soumya Sarkar and skipper Mahmudullah Riyad made 149 and 146 respectively. Blackcaps captain Kane Williamson made an unbeaten 200.

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