[caption id="attachment_811963" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-811963" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Wellington.jpg" alt="Basin Reserve cricket ground" width="628" height="355" /> The pitch remained under the covers throughout the day (AFP Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The opening day's play of the second Test between <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/new-zealand/">New Zealand</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/bangladesh/">Bangladesh</a> was washed out without toss due to continuous rain. <p></p> <p></p>Heavy rains in the morning had delayed the start with pools of water forming on the outfield rendering the ground unsuitable for play. <p></p> <p></p>The umpire went for an inspection at 3:00 pm (local time) and after 10 minutes, play was called off for the day. The conditions are expected to remain the same till Saturday afternoon. <p></p> <p></p>However, should the weather gods permit, the play on Day 2 is scheduled to start half an hour early to make up for the lost time. <p></p> <p></p>New Zealand currently lead the three-match series 1-0 having won the opening Test by an innings and 52 runs in Hamilton.