Rain continued to play havoc with the Wellington Check with two full days now washed out. The decision-off got here at four.30 pm, after umpires Ruchira Palliyaguruge and Paul Reiffel carried out three inspections.
It in all probability did not assist that there was no wind all day – which is ironic since that is the windy metropolis – guaranteeing darkish clouds saved hovering over the Basin Reserve.
Not like the primary day nevertheless, each Bangladesh and New Zealand gamers turned up on the floor at round four pm and there was chance of play for at the very least an hour within the night session. However simply after the groundstaff had accomplished most of their work, one other spell of rain got here by and ruined every thing. There’s extra forecast on the third day too.
Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes mentioned it was a irritating time for his staff however in all probability finest that neither facet needed to bat for such a brief interval within the third session.
The final time there was no play over the primary two days of a Check in New Zealand was in 2001 – the Hamilton sport between these identical two groups.