Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Rain washes out Day 3 in Dhaka. Heavy rains meant that the players from both sides didn't leave their hotels.
Heavy rains meant that the players from both sides didn't leave their hotels.
Rain once again played spoilsport in Dhaka, as Day 3 of the second Test between Bangladesh and Pakistan was washed out without a single ball being bowled. Only 63.2 overs have been bowled in this Test so far, with Babar Azam and Azhar Ali notching up unbeaten fifties to power Pakistan to 188 for 2.
Heavy rains also meant that the players from both sides didn't leave their hotels. Incidentally, the stadium boasts of a state-of-the-art drainage system – PVC pipes have been fitted, and it has been filled with rock chips followed by sand and grass. However, with incessant rain lashing Dhaka, it always seemed like the groundsmen were fighting a losing battle on Day 3. The rains are a result of cyclone ‘Jawad' which has moved in a north-northwesterly direction – as per the Bangladesh Meteorological Department.
The one silver lining is, as per the weather forecast, it is set to get brighter tomorrow, with Day 4 scheduled to start at 9.30 AM local. Pakistan lead the two-match Test series 1-0 after sealing an eight-wicket victory in the opening Test in Chattogram.
Brief Scores: Pakistan 188/2 (Babar Azam 71*, Azhar Ali 52*; Taijul Islam 2-49) vs Bangladesh.