Blackcaps vs Bangladesh: Basin Reserve still underwater for second test

Day two of the second test between New Zealand and Bangladesh in Wellington has ended the same as day one - without a ball being bowled.

Persistent light drizzle prevented any play for the second straight day although there is hope for cricket on Sunday with sunshine forecast.

After the opening day was abandonned on Friday afternoon, play was scheduled for a 10:30am start on Saturday, but that never looked likely, with the Blackcaps arriving at Basin Reserve late for any toss.

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.