Bangladesh vs New Zealand 2nd Test at Dhaka: Rain washes out final session on Day 2

Bangladesh have a 175-run first innings lead over the Kiwis © Getty Images (File photo)

Oct 22, 2013

Persistent rains meant no play was possible in the final session on Day Two of the second and final Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand, at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Tuesday.

After the umpires decided to take an early tea following rain interruption, the play did not resume as heavy rain ensured that players stay off the field.

New Zealand were 107 for three at tea before the umpires called for an early tea after yet another rain intervention in the match.

Shakib Al Hasan claimed all three wickets that fell on the second day, including the prized scalp of New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum in the second session’s play. m.

New Zealand trail by a further 175 runs in their first innings.

Kane Williamson was unbeaten on 28, accompanied by Ross Taylor on 37.

Brief scores:

Bangladesh 282 (Tamim Iqbal 95, Marshall Ayub 41, Mominul Haque 47; Neil Wagner 5 for 64, Ish Sodhi 3 for 59) lead New Zealand 107 for 3 (Kane Williamson 28*, Ross Taylor 27*; Shakib Al Hasan 3 for 25) by 175 runs.

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