Heavy rain has washed out the entire first day’s play in Wellington. The umpires referred to as off play at three:09 pm – roughly half an hour earlier than the scheduled tea break. Not one of the gamers from both facet turned up on the floor, although a couple of members of the backroom employees together with the Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes did. Play will start half an hour early on day two, at 10.30 am.
The forecast, nonetheless, stays grim, with rain predicted at the least till mid-day on Saturday, after which the possibilities of showers abate barely. The remainder of the Take a look at match, which carries on till Tuesday, can be more likely to be hampered by rain breaks.
One bit of fine information is the drainage scenario on the Basin Reserve. Though there was heavy rain, the water appeared to seep out of the outfield fairly simply, with solely a slight residue of rainwater left on the floor.
New Zealand are sitting on a 1-Zero lead within the collection, having blown Bangladesh away by an innings and 52 runs in Hamilton. The guests had some good performances with the bat, however their rookie tempo assault was outclassed by New Zealand’s skilled trio of Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Neil Wagner.
Bangladesh misplaced their final Take a look at in Wellington two years in the past regardless of posting a first-innings whole of 595, with Shakib Al Hasan scoring 217 and Mushfiqur Rahim 159.