Saturday, 29 January, 2022
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Rain delays day two start of Bangladesh v Pakistan Test

Play of day two of the Dhaka Test between Bangladesh and Pakistan delayed by the rain on Sunday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

At 11:25 am on Sunday, the match referee declared an early lunch break in Mirpur.

According to the Bangladesh Metrological Department, the weather got bad due to deep depression over the Bay of Bengal.

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Saturday predicted rain or thundershowers in many parts of the country in the next 24 hours.

There was no play after the tea break of day one as well. When play stopped, Pakistan were batting at 161 for two with Azhar Ali and Babar Azam were unbeaten for 36 and 60 respectively.

Bangladesh left-arm spinner Taijul Islam bagged two wickets in the first session of the match.

Earlier, in the first Test in Chattogram, Bangladesh lost by eight wickets.

This is Bangladesh’s first series in the new cycle of the ICC World Test Championship. In the previous cycle, Bangladesh played seven matches and lost six of them with only a draw.