New Zealand v Bangladesh first day abandoned after no play

Rain wreaked havoc on day one of the second Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh in Wellington.

Day one of the second Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh was washed out   -  Getty Images

Not a single ball was bowled as rain washed out day one of the second Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh at the Basin Reserve.

Heavy rain lashed a dark and gloomy Wellington, where the coin toss was delayed with players kept away from the soggy field on Friday.

Umpires finally abandoned play at 15:00 local time, with the Test scheduled to start 30 minutes earlier on Saturday.

Bangladesh is looking to level the three-Test series after losing the opener by an innings and 52 runs in Hamilton.

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