India vs Bangladesh : Heavy rains wash out 2nd day’s play, India 239/0



Bangladesh's ground staff pull covers on the field following a spell of rain
Bangladesh’s ground staff pull covers on the field

Heavy showers washed out the second day’s play of the lone Test between India and Bangladesh, at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, in Fatullah. The match was supposed to start half an hour earlier than scheduled, as rain washed away 34 overs of play, on the first day . But heavy rains continued, leading the umpires to call off the day’s play without a ball being bowled. The weather ahead, too looks gloomy for  the game to resume, as rain has been forecasted for all five days of the test match.

Only 56 overs were bowled on Day 1, in which India scored 239 runs without losing a single wicket. Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay were unbeaten on a brilliantly aggressive 150 and a careful and solid 89, respectively.

India captain Virat Kohli, had won the toss and opted to bat. Left-hander Dhawan was in rollicking form as he notched up his third Test century in only 101 balls, his first since February 2014. Vijay was a little slow off the blocks, but gradually found his rhythm to end the day at a solid 89 not out, his 11th half-century.


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