Bangladesh v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Mirpur, 2nd day October 26, 2008

Rain washes out day two

Cricinfo staff

Bangladesh v New Zealand Day two washed out

It continued to rain in Dhaka on the second day of the Test © AFP

Incessant rain in Dhaka washed out a second successive day of the second Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand. An inspection scheduled for 11.00 am was called off because it had not stopped raining. Play is scheduled to start early on day three if the weather clears up.

But the possibility of making up lost time is unlikely as well with heavy showers forecast till Monday. The Mirpur game will decide the two-Test series after New Zealand won the first match in Chittagong by chasing 317. They were given a scare when Bangladesh bowled them out for 171 in the first innings, with Shakib Al Hasan taking career-best figures of 7 for 36. But Daniel Vettori scored half-centuries in both innings and picked up nine wickets to guide his team to a three-wicket win. New Zealand won the preceding ODI series 2-1.

New Zealand: (likely) 1 Aaron Redmond, 2 Jamie How, 3 Jesse Ryder, 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Brendon McCullum (wk), 6 Daniel Flynn, 7 Grant Elliott, 8 Daniel Vettori (capt), 9 Kyle Mills, 10 Iain O'Brien, 11 Jeetan Patel.

Bangladesh: (likely) 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Junaid Siddique, 3 Rajin Saleh, 4 Mohammad Ashraful (capt), 5 Naeem Islam, 6 Mehrab Hossain jnr, 7 Shakib Al Hasan, 8 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 9 Mashrafe Moratza, 10 Abdur Razzak, 11 Shahadat Hossain.