New Zealand-Bangladesh Test third day washed out

The umpires waited until the scheduled start of the post-tea session before calling play off for the day as the rain showed no sign of clearing up.

The third day's play was abandoned due to rain in Christchurch.   -  AFP

The third day of the second and final Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh was abandoned Sunday after persistent rain in Christchurch.

New Zealand was 260 for seven in its first innings, 29 runs behind Bangladesh's 289.

The umpires waited until the scheduled start of the post-tea session before calling play off for the day as the rain showed no sign of clearing up.

Fine weather is forecast for the remaining two days and play will start 30 minutes early on Monday.