Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Azhar Ali compiles fifty on a rain-marred day. Only 6.2 overs were bowled on the day.
Only 6.2 overs were bowled on the day.
Persistent rain and wet outfield ensured only 6.2 overs were bowled during the course of Day 2 of the second Test between Pakistan and Bangladesh in Dhaka. In the revised second session, the visitors had progressed to 188 for 2 – Babar Azam (71*) and Azhar Ali (52*) stitched an unbeaten 118-run stand – before the heavens once again opened up.
In the brief period of play that was possible, Azhar cracked a couple of pulls off Ebadot Hossain and reached his fifty with the second of those two shots. Babar too essayed a neatly played glance off Khaled Ahmed. Just when the pair looked set to compile a massive partnership, the rain played spoilsport. At about 15.00 local time, the umpires called off the day's play. By the time the umpires made the decision that there was no chance of resuming play for the day, there were puddles on the ground and the light too wasn't great.
Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan sliding on the rain-water soaked covers was easily the highlight of the day. December is generally the start of the dry season with January turning out to be the driest in Dhaka. Unfortunately, the second Test has already been affected by inclement weather with only 63.2 overs being bowled so far. Tomorrow's weather forecast isn't great either.
Brief Scores: Pakistan 188/2 (Babar Azam 71*, Azhar Ali 52*; Taijul Islam 2-49) vs Bangladesh