Heavy rain predicted during the second Test match at Chittagong
The Test match will be played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium from Monday.
Published - Sep 3, 2017 5:20 pm | Updated - Sep 3, 2017 5:20 pm
Heavy rain has been predicted during the second and final Test match between Australia and Bangladesh at Chittagong. The match is set to start on Monday, 4th September 2017 and the forecast is not at all good for the next five days. Both the teams reached the venue amidst incessant depleting weather.
Untimely monsoon in Bangladesh has threatened the match as Australia look to square the two match Test series. It will be played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. The visitors might lose their first ever series against Bangladesh the history if the heavens open up during the course of the match.
While the pitch is expected to be a rank turner as it was in the first match, the overcast conditions would certainly help the Aussie pacers. The visitors have cleared the air by retaining Matthew Wade and have put all the rumours of dropping him to rest. Though, this might be the last chance for the left-hander as he was very poor behind the wickets in the first Test conceding 30 byes across both the innings. On the other hand, Bangladesh have named an unchanged squad and the environment in the camp is good.
Bangladesh lead the series 1-0
Bangladesh registered their first ever victory over the team from down under last week in a nail-biting thriller by 20 runs. Shakib Al Hasan was the wrecker in chief for Australia as he snaffled a 10 wicket haul in the match. He was well supported by Tamim Iqbal who scored half-centuries in both the innings.
Australia were well placed in the fourth innings thanks to the brilliant century from David Warner but collapsed after his wicket. They lost their last 8 wickets for mere 86 runs as the home team turned the game on its head with their spinners. The final Test has to be an exciting contest as Australia look to square the series and the Tigers look to whitewash them.