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  • 8:44 AM IST

  • 8:39 AM IST

    If New Zealand declare their innings overnight, we might see this match turning into a cracker one. It had turned into one already if the Day Three play was possible today but since not even a single delivery was bowled, this turned out to be pretty boring. Let us expect something nice happening tomorrow. In the meanwhile, what you all can do is, tune into Australia vs Pakistan 4th ODI as that series is worth watching.

  • 8:36 AM IST

    Such a boring Sunday this has turned out to be.
    Stumps on Day Three: New Zealand 260 for 7 (Henry Nicholls 56*, Tim Southee 4*) trail Bangladesh by 29 runs with 3 wickets in hand

  • 8:31 AM IST

    That is it then, the Day Three play has been abandoned due to persistent rains

  • 7:30 AM IST

  • 7:14 AM IST

    The cut-off time for play is 4.30 but the play may be called up soon given the intensity of rainfall since morning!

  • 6:49 AM IST

    The ground staff seems to have decided to cover the rest of the area as well. Good move I’d say as this will prevent puddle formation on the field and might just make the groundsmen job a little easy later in the day or at least tomorrow!

  • 6:47 AM IST

    The wind is so strong that it isn’t letting the groundsmen cover the other part of the ground. Covers flying all over!

  • 6:46 AM IST

    There’s a lot of breeze along with the drizzle, which is causing issues for the groundsmen clearing the water of the pitch. I don’t think so there will be any play possible at all today!

  • 6:43 AM IST

    Chances of play resuming are diminishing with the amount of rain pouring in continuously.

  • 6:33 AM IST
  • 6:15 AM IST

    We are well past the lunch break, yet no sign of the rain God’s showing any mercy!

  • 5:33 AM IST

    The persistent rain has washed out the entire first session on Day Three and according to gthe weather forecast, the whole day is to get washed out without a single delivery being bowled. Not a good Sunday after all!

  • 5:31 AM IST

  • 5:11 AM IST

    Rain is still pouring down and we are 15 minutes away from the scheduled lunch break!

  • 4:32 AM IST

    Okay, the rain has started yet again, drizzling. It is less than what it was before. Meanwhile, the groundsmen are trying to remove as much as water they can from the covers just to make sure that they don’t take much time to do it once it stops raining completely!

  • 4:29 AM IST

    It seems like the rain has stopped and the sky is clear. The groundsmen are currently on the ground clearing the water and mopping the field. But I reckon this will take too much of time till the outfield is cleared of water!

  • 4:21 AM IST

  • 3:56 AM IST

  • 3:46 AM IST

    Doesn’t look good at all. No signs of rain stopping any soon. It is been said that there are rare chances of play commencing on Day Three here. If by chance the rain stops, cleaning the water of the park is going to take all the time I guess because there is just too much of water on the covers at the moment!

  • 3:32 AM IST

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  • 3:25 AM IST

    Ya right!

  • 3:24 AM IST

  • 3:23 AM IST

    The problem here in New Zealand is that they only cover the wicket and not the entire ground, something which we see in Sri Lanka. So suppose of the rain stops, it will take a lot of time to clear the outfield.

  • 3:22 AM IST

  • 3:22 AM IST

    It doesn’t look good at all. It is pouring here at Christchurch.

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Bangladesh had lost the first Test against England and then went on to win the second one, eventually levelling the series. For that matter, they should have won the first Test, like they should have emerged triumphant in the first match against New Zealand. The ongoing series, if truth be told, is a reminiscence of the England one. However, that was in their own den, and the current one is being played in New Zealand. Though the conditions are different, the performance is different. Anyhow, I am Rohan Sawant, and will be bringing live cricket updates, from 3 am IST (judge all you want), of Day Three of the second and Final Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand at Christ Church.

New Zealand were going great guns until they were 252 for 4. They needed another 37 runs to clear the deficit. With the likes of Mitchell Santner and BJ Watling, it seemed to be a cake walk for the New Zealand. But little did the hosts know that Shakib Al Hasan would come in and take the cake, spoiling the party. He dismissed Santner, Watling, and Colin de Grandhomme in quick succession, so much so that they were reduced to 260 for 7 at the end of Day Two. Though they trail by 29 runs with 3 wickets remaining, Bangladesh have a golden opportunity to wrap the Bangladesh innings before New Zealand take a lead.

Live Cricket Scorecard: Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 2nd Test Christchurch

The track, however, has so far assisted the pacers but still has something on offer for the batsmen. Bangladesh, if they gather enough will power to pull off yet another unlikely win, will have to bat out of their skin to post a competitive total and level yet another series against a heavyweight.