Blackcaps vs Bangladesh: Rain delays start to second test in Wellington

Persistent rain in Wellington has delayed the start of the second cricket test between New Zealand and Bangladesh.

Several millimetres of rain fell on the capital on Friday, continuing through the scheduled start of play at 11am.

By mid-afternoon, ground officials had called off play for the day, with an early 10:30am for Saturday.

Weather forecasts suggest heavy rain will continue through Saturday and Sunday.

The first test in Hamilton ended a day early, with the Blackcaps prevailing by an innings and 52 runs.

New Zealand compiled a massive 715/6 in their first inning, with skipper Kane Williamson recording a double-century, and Jeet Raval and Tom Latham also reaching triple figures.

Bangladesh put up spirited resistance in their second turn at bat, reaching 429, before falling to Trent Boult's five-wicket bag and BJ Watling's record for wicketkeeping dismissals.