Rain delays second day in Bangladesh, NZ Test

Members of ground staff cover the pitch as rain delays the second day play of the second Test cricket match between Bangladesh and New Zealand at the Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on 7 December, 2023AFP

Rain delayed the start of Thursday's second day's play in the second Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.

Fifteen wickets fell in the first day with the tourists trailing by 117 after being held to 55-5 at stumps.

Bangladesh opted to bat first and were all out for 172 runs in their first innings.

The hosts lead the two-match series 1-0 after a 150-run win in the opening Test in Sylhet.