Wet outfield, poor drainage and rain led to washout of Napier ODI
New Zealand v Australia
Second One-Day International in Napier
Match Abandoned due to rain
A combination of rain, wet outfield and poor drainage led to the abandonment of the second One-Day International between New Zealand and Australia in Napier without a ball being bowled.
The result means that New Zealand continue to maintain the 1-0 lead in the Chappell-Hadlee series following their six-run win in the first game in Auckland.
This is also second consecutive washout at McLean Park after rain played spoilsport in the ODI between New Zealand and Pakistan played in January last year as well.
Earlier, rain delayed the start of the game but the groundsmen were left with an uphill task out clearing the water on the square and outfield and with not much help from the overcast skies around, the umpires decided to call-off the game by 6:45pm local time.
The third and final game of the series is scheduled to be played in Hamilton on 5th February with the Black Caps having an unassailable lead of 1-0.
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