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New Zealand-Bangladesh Test: Third day’s play washed out at Christchurch

New Zealand-Bangladesh second Test’s third day washed out with the match evenly poised. Play to begin half an hour early on the remaining two days which are expected to remain clear

cricket Updated: Jan 22, 2017 15:32 IST
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Groundstaff pushes water off the covers in Christchurch during the New Zealand-Bangladesh second Test’s third day which was washed out.(AFP)

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

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New Zealand are 260 for seven in their 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 at 10.30am (local time) on Monday.

First Published: Jan 22, 2017 14:18 IST