The fans who turned out in big numbers to watch the second day’s play between India and Bangladesh were left disappointed as not even a single ball was bowled on Day 2 as a result of persistent rain.
While the ground staff did an excellent work on Day 1 where play was resumed after quite some time, the heavy rain today made sure that the Indian batsmen couldn’t continue with their run fest.
At stumps on Day 1, India were 239/0 after Murali Vijay (89*) and Shikhar Dhawan (150*) stitched a huge opening stand.
It was forgettable day for the hosts where Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay sent them on a leather hunt without any trouble. Bangladesh’s plan to play three spinners and two pacers totally backfired as the duo made full use of the lack of pace on offer and scored boundaries at will.
India were 107/0 before heavy rain interrupted play on the opening day. At one point of time, the dark clouds hovering over the stadium made it look like there would be no more play. But as a result of some excellent work done by the ground staff, the play resumed and Indian openers continue to pummel the lacklustre bowling attack to all parts of the ground.
Dhawan, who was not supposed to play the Test had Lokesh Rahul been fit, made the best opportunity which came his way and in case if he manages to hit a double hit, it would be very tough for the selectors to drop him.
Vijay, on the other hand, continued his good run in Tests and showed why is he being rated so highly in the longest format of the game.