Rain again thwarts play in Dhaka

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New Zealand reached stumps on day two of the second Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka on 107 for three, losing their wickets to Shakib-al-Hasan and trailing by 175 runs as rain ended the day a session early.

New Zealand reached stumps on day two of the second Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka on 107 for three, losing their wickets to Shakib-al-Hasan and trailing by 175 runs as rain ended the day a session early.

Earlier in the day, Neil Wagner had recorded his first Test five-fer and the Tigers were all out for 282. Shakib then struck twice before lunch, and then removed Brendon McCullum too before the heavens opened.

Bangladesh started the day on 225 for five, after Wagner did much of the damage on day one, with the Tigers saving face with a Tamim Iqbal 95 before rain arrived. Day two, while gloomy, started on time, and Wagner continued his assault.

The former South African paceman ended with five for 64, removing Mushfiqur Rahim, Sohag Gazi and Rubel Hossain within 28 runs of each other. Leg spinner Ish Sodhi took the other two wickets required, giving him three in total.

The Black Caps' batting effort got off to a dire start, as both Peter Fulton and Hamish Rutherford fell to premier all-rounder Shakib before lunch. Neither batsman was able to get out of the teens, leaving Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor fresh at the crease at the break.

Williamson's innings was cut temporarily short as he was struck on the grill by a bouncer from Rubel Hossain when his score was on 27. He was cut on the face and had to retire hurt, but was brought back on when McCullum was dismissed for 11.

Taylor and Williamson batted until just before tea, when the covers had to be brought on, with Taylor on37 and Williamson on 28. There wasn't any chance of further play as visibility was practically zero thanks to the deluge.

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