Rain washes away second straight day of Wellington Test
Ground staff remove water from the grounds during a rain delay on day two of the second Test. (AFP Image)

Rain washed out a second straight day of the second Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh at Wellington. After the opening day was flushed out, Day 2 followed a similar pattern, with incessant rain resulting in no play. (READ: Rain washes away opening day’s play in Wellington)

The effect of rain has been such that even the toss is yet to take place in Wellington. Overnight rain, coupled with frequent spell on Day 2 wasted most of the day and even though it stopped raining during the last 90-odd minutes, following an inspection, the umpires called off play. As the groundsmen occupied themselves with the task of removing water on the ground, the players were involved in a light session of football.

A similar tale had unfolded on the opening day as well. Heavy rains in the morning had delayed the start with pools of water forming on the outfield rendering the ground unsuitable for play. 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.

Conditions in Wellington are expected to stay more or less similar on Sunday (March 10).