Rain ruins play for the second successive day in Bangladesh-West Indies Test

Groundsmen try to dry the field prior to the third day of the first Test match between Bangladesh and the West Indies AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Chittagong: Oct 23, 2011

Play was called off due to rain for a second successive day without a ball being bowled in the opening Test between Bangladesh and the West Indies in Chittagong on Sunday.

Bangladesh were 255-4 in their first innings at stumps on the opening day on Friday after winning the toss, with skipper Mushfiqur Rahim unbeaten on 68 and Naeem Islam on eight not out.

The hosts were 255-4 in their first innings at stumps on Friday after winning the toss, with skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Naeem Islam still batting.

Wicket-keeper Rahim scored an unbeaten 68 in his first Test as captain and left-handed opener Tamim made 52 as Bangladesh batted steadily to consolidate their position after winning the toss on a good pitch.

Rahim added 79 runs for the fourth wicket with former captain Shakib Al Hasan (40) to prop up the innings after Tamim and Raqibul Hasan (41) fell in the afternoon session.

The Bangladeshi skipper has so far hit five fours in his 144-ball knock for his seventh Test half-century.

The second and final Test starts in Dhaka on October 29.

Brief Scores: Bangladesh 255 for 4 (Mushfiqur Rahim 68*, Tamim Iqbal 52, Raqibul Hasan 41; Marlon Samuels 2 for 67) vs West Indies

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