Fatullah, Bangladesh (BBN)-Rain played spoilsport yet again as the second day of the one-off cricket Test between India and Bangladesh was called off without a single delivery being bowled, on Thursday.
Heavy downpour delayed the beginning of the second day’s play in the one-off Test between Bangladesh and India in Fatullah of Bangladesh.
The Test match was scheduled to begin at 10:00 in the morning at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatulluah of Narayanganj.
But, local sources said that the field became waterlogged in the morning incessant deluge forcing the authorities to postpone the play.
It was raining incessantly since Thursday morning and met office forecast rains for all five days of the match.
Cricket powerhouse India eye a high tally as they scored 239 at stumps on Day 1 on Wednesday.
The guests attain the score without any loss putting India on top in the first day.
Opener Shikhar Dhawan’s personal 150 and Murali Vijay 89 flying score make it praiseworthy.
The Indian openers started the onslaught from the very beginning of the play.
In the middle of the play, sudden rain halted yesterday’s play when India scored 107 in 23.3 overs.
India have come Bangladesh with five bowlers, including three pacers in Ishant Sharma, Varun Aaron and Umesh Yadav along with Ravichandran Ashwin and veteran Harbhajan Singh making a comeback after two years.
Among the batsmen, who last played in Sydney Test match, opener KL Rahul makes way for Shikhar Dhawan’s comeback in the playing XI.
For Bangladesh, young Litton Das makes his Test debut as wicketkeeper while Mushfiqur Rahim will play as pure batsman.
Earlier in the morning, India won the toss and decided to bat first.
The two-time ICC World Cup champions reached Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, on June 8 to play a Test and three ODIs.
The three ODIs will be played at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur of Dhaka on June 18, 21 and 24 respectively.
A reserve day has been marked for each one-dayer in case of rain.
The last time India visited Bangladesh was back in June last year.
Bangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Imrul Kayes, 3 Mominul Haque, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (capt.), 5 Litton Das (wk), 6 Shakib Al Hasan, 7 Soumya Sarkar, 8 Shuvagata Hom, 9 Jubair Hossain, 10 Taijul Islam, 11 Mohammad Shahid
India: 1 M Vijay, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Rohit Sharma, 4 Virat Kohli (capt.), 5 Ajinkya Rahane, 6 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 7 R Ashwin, 8 Harbhajan Singh, 10 Ishant Sharma, 10 Varun Aaron, 11 Umesh Yadav