Mumbai: The entire first session on the opening day of the second Test between India and New Zealand was lost on Friday in drying up the wet patches on the bowler’s run-up area, and play will now start at 12 noon.
After two inspections — one at 9.30 am and another at 10.30 — the match officials decided that toss will be held at 11.30 am and play will start at 12 noon.
The officials also decided that the afternoon session will be from 12 noon till 2.40 pm. Tea will be from 2.40 to 3pm, while the evening session will be from 3pm to 5.30pm.
The officials have decided to take early lunch.