Pakistan vs Bangladesh: rain delays start of Dhaka test
DHAKA: The game could not continue on day 3 as it continued to rain in Dhaka and both teams were instructed to stay at the hotel.
According to a statement by the Pakistani team spokesman on Monday, the match officials will review the ground situation and decide on the start of the game after the teams leave for the stadium.
The second day was also canceled prematurely due to continuous rain, as only 38 balls could be played.
On Sunday, Pakistan added 27 runs to their overnight score against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, to hit 188 for two.
After there was no game in the first session on day two, the game resumed after an early lunch and Pakistan started confidently and convincingly before the rain stopped the game after 6.2 overs.
Just before the rain ended Matchday 2's game, Azhar Ali hit the limits in a row ahead of Ebadot Hossain, finishing his 34th 50 in his 91st Test. When the game of the day was finally abandoned, Azhar hit at 52 after starting the day at 36.
Babar Azam, who was overnight 60 in Pakistan's 161 for two, had started impressively with a limit from the first ball of the day and was still on goal at 71 with eight fours and a six.
The two batters have so far added 118 runs for the unfinished third wicket partnership.
Grades in brief (2nd test, day 2 of 5):
Pakistan 188-2, 63.2 overs (Babar Azam 71 not out, Azhar Ali 52 not out, Abid Ali 39, Abdullah Shafique 25, Taijul Islam 2-49) - Bangladesh